Figure 3: Morphology of mandibular molars at 8 weeks. Normal cuspal morphology, coronal crown contour, and supporting bone structure can be observed among wild-type mice maintained on hard chow (WTHC) or soft chow (WTSC). Flatten cusps and smaller occlusal table are consistent features of null mouse molars (NHC and NSC). Food impaction (arrow) between molars was often observed in the null mice and was associated with bony defects (arrowhead).