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Are teeth considered bones?

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Teeth are not considered bones, according to LiveScience. Bones have collagen while teeth do not, allowing bones to withstand pressure. Bones are not as strong as teeth and need this collagen to allow them to support the body's weight.

Teeth are made from phosphorous, calcium and other minerals, explains LiveScience. While bones contain calcium, sodium, phosphorous and other minerals, their primary constituent is collagen.

Bones produce red and white blood cells through marrow, while teeth do not. Teeth contain dental pulp. It resembles marrow in appearance, but it contains nerves, arteries and veins.

Broken teeth are unable to heal themselves and require physical repair, root canal or extraction. Broken bones are capable of regeneration and repair.

Sources:

  1. livescience.com

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