Dental alveoli - Alveoli dentales

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Dental alveoli are sockets in the jaws in which the roots of teeth are held in the alveolar process of maxilla with theperiodontal ligament. The lay term for dental alveoli is tooth sockets. A joint that connects the roots of the teeth and the alveolus is called gomphosis.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Maxilla > Alveolar process > Dental alveoli

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