Specific Acid-Etched Dental Enamel -The Relationship with Functional Units

Michel Goldberg

Department of Dental Medicine, Paris Descartes University, France

Dr. Michel Goldberg, Department of Dental Medicine, Paris Descartes University, France.

Keywords: Dental Enamel; Hunter-Schreger Band; Prismatic Enamel


The structure of dental enamel integrates different levels of functional units, displaying complexity. Rods, synonymous of prisms, and interred, synonymous of interprismatic substance, are the constituting elements of the assembly of calcium/phosphate monocristals elements in dental needle-like HAP [(Ca10(Po4)6(OH)2]. Dental enamel has an internal void volume of 0.2-5%.

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