The Full Wiki

More info on Gomphosis

Gomphosis: Wikis

Advertisements

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gomphosis
Gray1003.png
The permanent teeth, viewed from the right.
Latin syndesmosis dentoalveolaris
Gray's subject #70 284

Gomphosis is a joint that binds the teeth to bony sockets (dental alveoli) in the maxillary bone and mandible. The fibrous connection between a tooth and its socket is a periodontal ligament. Specifically, the connection is made between the maxillary or mandible to the cementum of the tooth.

The motion of a gomphosis is very minimal, though considerable movement can be achieved over time--the basis of using braces to realign teeth. The joint can be considered a synarthrosis[1] or an amphiarthrosis.[2 ]

The gomphosis is the only joint-type in which a bone does not join another bone, as teeth are not technically bone. In modern, more anatomical, joint classification, the gomphosis is simply considered a fibrous joint because the tissue linking the structures is ligamentous.

References

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message