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Microscopic anatomy of cementum


1. The definition. Cement is saline layer of connective tissue that covers the root of the tooth. Anatomically, cement is part of the tooth; however, it is also part of parodont.

A. functions of cement

1. Seals and covers open dentinal tubules acts and the protection of fundamental dentin (Fig. 2-19).

2. Gives periodontal fibers of the tooth.

3. Compensate for the depletion of teeth in their occlusive or enamel surfaces. Over time, teeth experience to carry on their occlusive or enamel surfaces. Cement is formed on the apical region roots, to compensate for the loss of tooth tissues due to the retreat...

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