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cement

 [se-ment´]
1. a substance that produces a solid union between two surfaces.
dental cement any of various bonding substances that are placed in the mouth as a viscous liquid and set to a hard mass; used in restorative and orthodontic dental procedures as luting (cementing) agents, as protective, insulating, or sedative bases, and as restorative materials.

ce·ment

(sē-ment'), [TA]
1. A layer of bonelike, mineralized tissue covering the dentin of the root and neck of a tooth that anchors the fibers of the periodontal ligament. Synonym(s): cementum [TA]
2. In dentistry, a nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restorative purposes, made by mixing components into a plastic mass that sets, or as an adherent sealer in attaching various dental restorations in or on the tooth.
[L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut]

cement

/ce·ment/ (sĕ-ment´)
1. a substance that produces a solid union between two surfaces.
3. cementum.cemen´tal

dental cement  any of various bonding substances that are placed in the mouth as a viscous liquid and set to a hard mass; used in restorative and orthodontic dental procedures as luting (cementing) agents, as protective, insulating, or sedative bases, and as restorative materials.

cement

(sĭ-mĕnt′)
n.
1. Dentistry A substance used for filling cavities or anchoring crowns, inlays, or other restorations.
2. Variant of cementum.
v. ce·mented, ce·menting, ce·ments

ce·ment′er n.

cement

[siment′]
Etymology: L, caementum, rough stone
1 a sticky or mucilaginous substance that hardens into a firm mass and helps neighboring tissue cells stick together.
2 any of a variety of dental materials used to fill cavities or to hold bridgework or other dental prostheses in place.
3 a material used in the fixation of a prosthetic joint in adjacent bone, such as methyl methacrylate.

cement

Dentistry Any of a number of bonding materials used in cavities and restorations

ce·ment

(sĕ-ment') [TA]
1. To affix two surfaces.
2. Material to make a structure adhere to another.
3. dentistry A nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restoration, or as an adherent sealer in attaching various dental restorations in or on the tooth made by mixing components into a plastic mass that sets.
[L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut]

cement

the spongy bone-like substance surrounding the roots of mammalian teeth, which contains COLLAGEN-like fibres to absorb shock and which assists in holding the teeth in sockets. Part of the enamel of the crown of the teeth in some mammals, e.g. ungulates, is also covered by cement.

ce·ment

(sĕ-ment') [TA]
1. In dentistry, nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restorative purposes, made by mixing components into a plastic mass that sets, or as an adherent sealer in attaching various dental restorations in or on the tooth.
Synonym(s): cementum [TA] .
2. A layer of bonelike, mineralized tissue covering dentin of root and neck of a tooth that anchors fibers of the periodontal ligament.
[L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut]

cement

1. a substance that produces a solid union between two surfaces.
2. cementum.

bone cement
usually an acrylic compound used in fracture repair and positioning of bone pins.
dental cement
materials used to affix dental restorations and to fill cavities.
glass ionomer cement
a material used for restorative dentistry. In veterinary dentistry, these are used for treatment of neck lesions on feline teeth and filling access holes after endodontic procedures.
cement lines
basophilic lines in histological sections of bone that represent highly mineralized connective tissue that binds the elements of the bone together.