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Related to alveolar crest: alveolar process, Maxillary tuberosity, lamina dura, Alveolar bone, alveolar crest fibers
a projection, or projecting structure or ridge, especially one surmounting a bone or its border.
alveolar crest alveolar ridge.
ampullar crest (ampullary crest) the most prominent part of a localized thickening of the membrane that lines the ampullae of the semicircular ducts, covered with neuroepithelium containing endings of the vestibular nerve.
dental crest the maxillary ridge passing along the alveolar processes of the fetal maxillary bones.
iliac crest the thickened, expanded upper border of the ilium.
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1. the portion of the alveolar bone extending beyond the periphery of the socket, lying interproximally;
2. the top of the residual alveolar bone.
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The most coronal portion of the bone surrounding the tooth; the continuous upper ridge of bone of the alveolar process, which is usually the first bone lost as a result of periodontal disease.
See also: crest
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al·ve·o·lar crest(al-vēŏ-lăr krest)
1. Portion of alveolar bone (i.e., coronal portion) extending beyond periphery of socket, lying interproximally.
2. Top of residual alveolar bone.
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