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Alveologingival Fibers
Tooth (Mandibular First Molar)

Alveologingival Fibers

Fibrae alveologingivales

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Quick Facts

The alveologingival fibers are gingival fibers that extend from the alveolar crest to the lamina propria.

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Structure and/or Key Feature(s)

Gingival connective tissue is comprised of 60% fibroblasts, 5% vessels and nerves, and 35% matrix. There are four types of gingival fibers:

—dentogingival group;

—alveologingival group;

—circular group;

—dentoperiosteal fibers (Rajendran and Selvam, 2015).

Anatomical Relations

The fibers of the alveologingival group extend from the alveolar crest into the lamina propria (Rajendran and Selvam, 2015).


Alveologingival fibers, as part of the gingival fiber group, anchor the marginal gingiva to the teeth and provide sufficient rigidity to the teeth to withstand the forces of mastication (Rajendran and Selvam, 2015).


Rajendran, M. and Selvam, U. A. (2015) 'Transseptal fibers - crosslinking convolutes: A review', Int J Contemp Dent Med Rev.

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