Enamel subsurface damage due to tooth preparation with diamonds.

  title={Enamel subsurface damage due to tooth preparation with diamonds.},
  author={Hockin H K Xu and J. R. Kelly and Said Jahanmir and Van P. Thompson and Elizabeth Dianne Rekow},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={76 10},
In clinical tooth preparation with diamond burs, sharp diamond particles indent and scratch the enamel, causing material removal. Such operations may produce subsurface damage in enamel. However, little information is available on the mechanisms and the extent of subsurface damage in enamel produced during clinical tooth preparation. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate the mechanisms of subsurface damage produced in enamel during tooth preparation by means of diamond burs, and… CONTINUE READING


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