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Chapter-01 Properties of Tooth Structure
Dental Materials Science

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  1. Alla Rama Krishna
ISBN 9789350906712
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12018_1
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 5
Author Affiliations
  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Materials, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
Chapter Keywords crown, root, enamel, dentin, pulp, composition and properties of tooth
The science of dental materials deals with the science of materials used to replace diseased, damaged or lost part of the tooth structure. Any dental material performance in the oral cavity is directly depends on how closely the materials properties are similar to the tooth structure it is replacing. In this regard, it is important have background knowledge about the composition, structure, physical and mechanical properties of the natural tooth. This chapter emphasizes the details of oral structure and its environment, composition, physical and mechanical properties of the natural tooth.