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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Mar 22, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the Alveolar Bone Crust!




For most of us we're utilizing dental radiographs to evaluate our approximate what that bone level looks like. So know that when we're looking at the shape of that bony crust, we're looking at several influential factors, things like what is the width of the interdental space? Do we have a close contact? Do we have a diastema or do we have a completely open contact?”


“Now, from a composition standpoint, the alveolar process itself really is a dense collagenous fiber and it's important for us to understand that. These collagen fibers provide that ground substance or that ground matrix and then we have inorganic salts of bone, primarily calcium and phosphate, that permit the remineralization or mineralization itself of the bone within the bone itself.”





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