Role of the odontoblast process

  • G. R. Holland


The odontoblast is a member of a family of secretory connective tissue cells. Unlike other members of the family, its cell body does not become embedded in the tissue it forms but retreats as new material is deposited, leaving a single narrow extension from which the components of the forming tissue are released. It is this cell process that makes the odontoblast and the tissue it forms, the dentine, anatomically unique.


Dental Pulp Matrix Vesicle Dentinal Tubule Human Tooth Cavity Preparation 
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