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Micromorphological Features of Human Dental Enamel

  • Ralf J. Radlanski

Abstract

Dental enamel is the hardest tissue produced by the human body. For this reason teeth are usually well preserved in fossil and prehistoric material. Enamel consists of 95% inorganic substance (calcium and phosphate in the form of hydroxyapatite), only 1% organic substance and ca. 4% water, and is the product of secretory cells (ameloblasts). Its structure can only be understood when the developmental processes active during tooth development are described.

Keywords

Enamel Surface Human Enamel Ground Section Micromorphological Feature Bell Stage 
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