epithelial attachment

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junc·tion·al ep·i·the·li·um

a wedge-shaped collar of epithelial cells attached to the tooth surface and to the gingival connective tissue; its coronal aspect forms the base of the gingival crevice.

epithelial attachment

The link between the reflection of the junctional (gingival) epithelium and the enamel, cementum, or dentin of the tooth.
See also: attachment

ep·i·the·li·al at·tach·ment

(epi-thēlē-ăl ă-tachmĕnt)
Junctional epithelial cells attaching the tooth to subepithelial tissues at base of gingival crevice.
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Glass ionomer offers conducive properties like ease of placement, does not require complete coverage by gingival flap, evidence of formation of long junctional epithelial attachment [14] and lower cost.
In most cases the epithelial attachment remains intact and only when this attachment is breached, a self-containing pocket forms along the length of the groove favouring microbial plaque retention leading to the destruction of sulcular epithelium and later deeper parts of the periodontium.
Measurements made from the dentogingival components of 287 individual teeth from 30 autopsy specimens established that there is a definite proportional relationship between the alveolar crest, the connective tissue attachment, the epithelial attachment, and the sulcus depth.