Micro- and Nanoscale Structures of Mesiodens Dentin: Combined Study of FTIR and SAXS/WAXS Techniques

Akgun O. M. , Bayari S. H. , İDE S. , Polat G. G. , Orujalipoor (Kalkhoran) I.

MICROSCOPY RESEARCH AND TECHNIQUE, cilt.78, sa.1, ss.52-58, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/jemt.22444
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.52-58


A mesiodens is the most common type of supernumerary tooth present in conjunction to normal dentition. A mesiodens may commonly occur in the central region of the upper or lower jaw. A mesiodens is different from normal teeth in terms of structure and shape. The aim of this study is to evaluate the micro- and nanoscale structural properties of mesiodens dentin by combined small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Five freshly extracted, noncarious mesiodens and five normal dentin disks prepared from human incisor teeth were compared. Using FTIR, the phosphate-to-amide I, carbonate-to-phosphate, and carbonate-to-amide I band area ratios and the crystallinity index were quantified. SAXS/WAXS were used to study the nanostructure of mesiodens. An increase in the mineral content in the mesiodens dentin with respect to the normal group was found. Crystallinity was also significantly increased and the protein content decreased in the mesiodens dentin compared with that of normal dentin. SAXS/WAXS results revealed that mesiodens dentin has a more calcified tissue. Further, SAXS analysis revealed a nonuniform distribution of dentin fibrils in mesiodens. Microsc. Res. Tech., 78:52-58, 2015. (c) 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.