Figure 45: Scanned thin-section of EIN-17 illustrating the effects of an extreme corrosive environment that has caused generalised destruction and complete loss of a large part of the roots. Despite this, the dentine directly beneath the enamel crown remains well-preserved, testifying to the resilience of enamel and the efficient protection it provides. A caries lesion can also be seen in the enamel. This has caused some staining and reaction in the dentine.
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