Dental alveoli - Alveoli dentales

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Dental alveoli are sockets in the mandible in which the roots of teeth are held in the alveolar process of mandible 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 > Bones of cranium > Mandible > Body of mandible > Alveolar part > Dental alveoli

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