The effect of aging on tooth morphology: A study on impacted teeth

Dorrit W. Nitzan*, Yael Michaeli, Miron Weinreb, Badri Azaz

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Abstract

The effect of age on dental tissues was studied on histologic sections of totally impacted teeth obtained from patients between 11 and 76 years of age. Impacted teeth were used in order to obviate the influence of the environmental effects prevalent in the oral cavity. The presence of concentric denticles and diffuse calcifications was determined, and the width of secondary dentin, predentin, and cementum was measured. The width of predentin and cementum increased linearly with age, whereas the aging process of secondary dentin formation and diffuse calcifications followed a different pattern. The incidence of concentric denticles was identical for all age groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

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