The effect of processes like abrasion, attrition and erosion are to be considered as they wears the outermost layer of enamel rod ends, and exposes the underneath layer.
Manjunath K, Sriram G, Saraswathi TR, Sivapathasundharam B; Enamel rod end patterns: a preliminary study using acetate peel technique and automated biometrics; J Forensic Odontol; 2008; 1(1):32-36.
Enamel rod end patt erns: A preliminary study using acetate peel technique and automated biometrics.
Table 1: Distribution of different enamel rod end patterns in total sample size Enamel rod end Patterns No.
This phenomenon was supported by structure analysis revealing that CEPs and enamel pearls have characteristics of enamel including enamel rods
, striae of Retzius, Hunter-Schreger bands, and areas of prism-free enamel.