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Two-dimensional patterns of human enamel thickness

Mahoney, Patrick (2010) Two-dimensional patterns of human enamel thickness. Archives of Oral Biology, 55 (2). pp. 115-126. ISSN 0003-9969. (doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2009.11.014) (KAR id:28705)

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Abstract

Objective: To characterise patterns of enamel thickness on deciduous (dm1, dm2) and permanent first (M1) mandibular molars and evaluate these against functional and morphological interpretative models.

Results: The enamel cap area, dentine area, and average enamel thickness increased from the anterior to the posterior molars. The greatest proportional increase in linear enamel thickness occurred between the outside surface of the lingual cusps when dm1 was compared to dm2, and between the outside surface of the buccal cusps when dm2 was compared to M1. The enamel cap area increased from the mesial to the distal sections in M1. Dentine area decreased from the mesial to distal sections in dm1. Enamel cap and dentine areas did not change across dm2.

for this permanent molar. Some mesial–distal results are not easily explained from either a functional or a morphological perspective and suggest an underlying developmental constraint.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2009.11.014
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Patrick Mahoney
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 12:25 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28705 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mahoney, Patrick: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2715-3096
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