On the brittleness of enamel and selected dental materials.

  title={On the brittleness of enamel and selected dental materials.},
  author={S Park and J B Quinn and Elaine E Romberg and Dwayne D. Arola},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  volume={24 11},
UNLABELLED Although brittle material behavior is often considered undesirable, a quantitative measure of "brittleness" is currently not used in assessing the clinical merits of dental materials. OBJECTIVE To quantify and compare the brittleness of human enamel and common dental restorative materials used for crown replacement. METHODS Specimens of human enamel were prepared from the third molars of "young" (18< or =age< or =25) and "old" (50< or =age) patients. The hardness, elastic modulus… CONTINUE READING