The Supporting Structures of a Tooth
Nature has designed a wonderful supporting system for the tooth. The tooth is suspended in the jawbone by a very thin; fine but strong system of ligaments. The gingival (gum) tissue covers the bone.
In a healthy mouth, around the neck of each tooth, the gum attaches, to form a tight cuff and seal with a 2 to 3 mm deep crevice or sulcus surrounding the tooth. The seal is a fantastic barrier to the mouth bacteria and irritants.
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