Junctional Epithelium - Highlights
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The reduced enamel epithelium is a thin membrane of cells wrapping the entire enamel surface of the tooth.
It is a layer of flat cuboidal cells and is formed by fusion of ameloblast layer and the outer enamel epithelium.
As the tooth starts to move upward and erupts through the oral mucosa, the reduced enamel epithelium fuses with the overlying oral epithelium to form the junctional epithelium or the attachment epithelium.
The junctional epithelium is attached to the tooth and forms a seal between the oral cavity and the underlying tissues.
The junctional epithelium is a stratified non-keratinized epithelium, usually 3-4 cell layers thick but could increase in thickness as it ages.
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