epithelial attachment

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to epithelial attachment: epithelial attachment of Gottlieb

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

epithelial attachment

The link between the reflection of the junctional (gingival) epithelium and the enamel, cementum, or dentin of the tooth.
See also: attachment
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
This term was based on the work of Garguilo et al (1961) who measured dentogingival components in 287 individual teeth from 30 autopsy specimens and established that there is definite proportional relationship between alveolar crest, the connective tissue attachment, the epithelial attachment and the sulcus depth.
(10) This classification divides the root into coronal, crestal and apical portions: coronal being defined as 'coronal to the crestal bone and epithelial attachment'; crestal being defined as 'at the level of the epithelial attachment and crestal bone' and apical being defined as 'apical to the crestal bone and epithelial attachment'.
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.