Excellent contrast resolution allows differentiation of cementum, enamel and dentin, the dental lamina dura, and the surrounding alveolar bone.
Furthermore, the infundibulae and pulp horns can be clearly delineated and evaluated for the presence of disease.
Appears as an undulating dense tissue that is present in the crown, reserve crown, and root that is denser than the alveolar bone lamina dura.
Primary, secondary, and tertiary dentin has a density on CT images that is intermediate to enamel and the soft tissues of the pulp chamber or the periodontal ligament.
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