Bundle bone

Bundle bone is a histologic term for the portion of the bone of the alveolar process that surrounds teeth and into which the collagen fibers of the periodontal ligament are embedded.[1] It can also be referred to as alveolar bone proper.

Bundle bone is functionally dependent in that it resorbs following tooth extraction or loss.[1]


  1. Araujo, M; Lindhe, J: The Edentulous Alveolar Ridge. In Lindhe, J; Karring, T; Lang, NP; editors: Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, 5th Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard, 2003. page 53-63.

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