Dental cingulum: Literature review

  • Sandra Moreno Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.
  • Freddy Moreno Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Abstract

In the anthropological context, dental cingulum
is recognized as a enamel structure
that surrounds of all teeth on the cervical
third, and which has the function of protecting
the periodontal tissues of the fragments
of food during mastication, dissipate
the vertical forces during occlusion and
provide a platform for the morphogenetic
development of some dental morphological
features. However, in the dental context,
these functions of dental cingulum are misunderstood,
primarily the development of
morphological structures such as the dental
tubercle, the interruption groove, the Carabelli
trait, the parastyle and the protostylid.
That is why this literature review aims to
contrast the anthropological and odontological
concepts, to the lack of understanding
of the dental cingulum by the vast majority
of oral health professionals.

Author Biographies

Sandra Moreno, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo, Magíster en Ciencias Biomédicas, Profesor Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud; Profesor Escuela de Odontología

Freddy Moreno, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo, Magíster en Ciencias Biomédicas, Profesor Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud; Profesor Escuela de Odontología

Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
MORENO, Sandra; MORENO, Freddy. Dental cingulum: Literature review. Revista Estomatología, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, sep. 2017. ISSN 2248-7220. Available at: <http://revistas.univalle.edu.co/index.php/revista_estomatologia/article/view/5801>. Date accessed: 21 june 2018.
Section
Narrative Review

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