Teeth

The teeth are the hardest structures in the body, but they are not part of the skeletal system, because they contain at least two types of proteins that are not also found in bone, and their structure is different. Teeth develop in sockets within the alveolar processes of the mandibular and maxillary bones. Teeth are unique structures in that two sets form during development (fig. 17.8). The mem-

Primary teeth Secondary teeth

Primary teeth Secondary teeth

Primary And Permanent Teeth Skull
This child's skull reveals the primary and secondary teeth developing in the maxilla and mandible.
Primary and Secondary Teeth

Primary Teeth (Deciduous)

Secondary Teeth (Permanent)

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Incisor

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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