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Replacement teeth

Image   •   Oct 17, 2016 16:00 BST

Replacement teeth (in gold) are sitting on a stack of resorption surfaces that like the plates in a cupboard, which evidences this tooth site has been replaced four times. In contrast, the other dentine units, the tooth-like odontodes (in red) and the gap-filling odontodes (in pink) that bury them, never experience basal resorption and won’t be shed.
License Creative Commons Attribution, no derivatives (?)
Photographer / Source Donglei Chen
Size 3.59 MB
Format .jpg
Image dimensions 3780 x 2618 pixels