enamel rod


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enamel rod

One of the minute calcium-rich rods or prisms laid down by ameloblasts and forming tooth enamel.
Synonym: enamel prism
See also: rod
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Each tooth print generated by the software was composed of series of lines representing arrangement of enamel rod ends on surface of tooth.
However, as the enamel rods on buccal surfaces are convergent, in class V tooth preparation, bevelling the margins is recommended to facilitate better marginal sealing and bonding.
7) Cervical enamel is inherently weaker, with poorer structure and greater pore volume, and with fewer areas of gnarled enamel (interwoven enamel rods that produce stronger enamel).