Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 10 On The Lower Maxilla

Alveoli of the teeth

Besides these foramina in the outer surface of the jaw, you will find no others at all unless you are willing to count the alveoli and their little compartments [alveoli dentales], in which we shall soon explain the teeth are fixed like nails. That the lower maxilla is thicker because of these sockets and hollows is best established by the fact that in old people, those whose teeth have been extracted, and in whom the tooth sockets have filled in, the jaw becomes much thinner and narrower from the bottom up. 17



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 10 On The Lower Maxilla