The Structure and Types of Teeth – Notes
The Structure and Types of Teeth
Solid food is broken down in teeth to smaller, absorbable matter with the help of teeth.
There are four types of teeth – incisors, canines, premolars and molars.
Herbivores do not have canines, because of which there is a gap between the incisors, and the premolars.
Carnivores have all the four types of teeth.
The dentition in omnivores is well adjusted to manage with both plant and animal matter.
Every tooth is fixed to the gum and consists of three parts – the root, crown and neck.
Internally, a tooth is made up of three parts – the enamel, dentine and the pulp cavity.