Unit 1. Cementum

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- Cementum: - It is: - Composition: - Function:

- part of periodontium that is calcified connective tissue that forms a thin layer over the root surface, covering root dentine - dynamic and constantly changing, smooth, softer than dentine, non vital and yellowish in colour - 50% inorganic, 26% organic and 24% water - attachment cementum to bone, adaptable for orthodox movement and protects dentine tubules





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