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Process of Dentin

1. Collagenous matrix of odontoblasts
2. Maturation through mineralization

2

Dentin formation

1. Continues as long as tooth is vital
2. Can be stimulated environmentally

*closest to pulp, layer by pulp

3

___% inorganic
___% organic
___% water

70%
20%
10%

4

Inorganic dentin is mineralized from...
Organic dentin is mostly made up of..

Hydroxyapatite
Collagen

5

Dentin function

"Shock absorber" for the tooth

6

Color of dentin

Yellow, darkens if pulp goes bad

7

DEJ is

Scalloped union with enamel, wavy lines, increased surface area which makes the union stronger

8

Origin of Dentin

Outer cells of dental papilla- embryonically