Scanning electron microscopy of the substructure of smear layers in human dentine

David Henry Pashley, L. Tao, L. Boyd, G. E. King, J. A. Horner

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Abstract

Smear-layer debris was sonicated from dentine surfaces and trapped on microfilters for microscopy, which showed that the layers are composed, in part, of aggregates of globular subunits approx. 0.05-0.1 μm in diameter. Such globules were also seen in smear layers in situ and on fractured dentine surfaces. The composition of smear layers may reflect the substructure of dentine matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Cell Biology

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