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Comparative Study
. 1985 Nov;64(11):1296-301.
doi: 10.1177/00220345850640110901.

Internal Morphology of Surface Zones From Acid-Etched Caries-Like Lesions: A Scanning Electron Microscopic Study

Comparative Study

Internal Morphology of Surface Zones From Acid-Etched Caries-Like Lesions: A Scanning Electron Microscopic Study

M J Hicks et al. J Dent Res. .

Abstract

Using scanning electron microscopic techniques, we compared the surface topography and internal surface morphology of acid-etched caries-like lesions of enamel with those of sound enamel and caries-like lesions of enamel. The results indicated that acid-etching of caries-like lesions of enamel yielded etching patterns similar to those previously described for sound enamel. The internal morphology of the acid-etched lesion indicated that porosities were created which may allow access to the subsurface demineralized area of the lesion and could prove beneficial in facilitating remineralization.

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