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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The effect of processes like abrasion, attrition and erosion are to be considered as they wears the outermost layer of enamel rod ends, and exposes the underneath layer.
Micromorphology of the Er:YAG laser-treated enamel depicts a retentive pattern similar to acid etched enamel while anatomical features of enamel rods are preserved.10 (Fig1) Consequently, preparation by Er:YAG laser at suitable output energy showed the better marginal integrity of resin composite restorations compared to a rotary cutting instrument.
This is due to dissolution of enamel rods. In some regions, it look like etched enamel (Fig-2a,b,c).