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Synonyms for enamel

hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth

a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection

a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish

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any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

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In the present study, results showed that the tooth prints exhibited a pattern of lines that represents the endings of series of adjacent enamel rods and every tooth imprint is unique to a particular tooth, as well as particular to an individual.
12) Secondly, the enamel rods do not traverse the whole length of enamel in a straight path.
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.
However, as the enamel rods on buccal surfaces are convergent, in class V tooth preparation, bevelling the margins is recommended to facilitate better marginal sealing and bonding.
Another potential cause for higher failure in the buccal and palatal surfaces could be the enamel rods direction at those surfaces as in buccal or lingual surface cavity preparation; only the sides of the enamel rods are exposed.