Age-related odontometric changes of human teeth

PE Murray, HR Stanley, John Matthews, Alastair Sloan, Anthony Smith

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OBJECTIVE: The number of older patients requiring restorative treatment are likely to increase due to improvements in oral health and increased longevity. However, aging odontometric data are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine possible changes in pulp cell density, pulp area, and dentinal thickness with age. STUDY DESIGN: Incisors (50), canines (39), premolars (51), and molars (7) extracted from 60 patients aged between 10 and 59 years, were analyzed histomorphometrically for cell density (odontoblasts, subodontoblasts, and pulp core fibroblasts) and dentinal thickness. RESULTS: With increasing patient age, in both crown and root aspects of teeth, dentinal thickness increased (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-482
Number of pages9
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2002


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