- New epithelial or connective tissue attachment to the surface of a tooth that was surgically detached and not exposed to oral environment.
* * *re·at·tach·ment (re″ə-tachґmənt) 1. joining together parts that have been separated. 2. the recementing of a dental crown or other prosthesis. 3. embedding of new periodontal ligament fibers into new cementum and the attachment of gingival epithelium to tooth surface previously denuded by disease.
Medical dictionary. 2011.