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Dentogingival Fibers
Tooth (Mandibular First Molar)

Dentogingival Fibers

Fibrae dendogingivales

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Quick Facts

The dentogingival fibers are gingival fibers that pass from the cement to the lamina propria of the gingiva.

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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 dentogingival group extend from the cervical cement into the lamina propria of the gingival (Rajendran and Selvam, 2015).


Dentogingival 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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