Microhardness and chemical composition of human tooth

Hardness of human tooth, both in enamel and dentin, has been measured at different sites using a Vicker's diamond. In this work we show that these values are almost constant all along the enamel and dentin thicknesses. Indentations were done from outer enamel surface to inner dentin layer, goin...

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Main Authors: Maria del Pilar Gutiérrez-Salazar, Jorge Reyes-Gasga
Format: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Metalurgia e Materiais (ABM); Associação Brasileira de Cerâmica (ABC); Associação Brasileira de Polímeros (ABPol) 2003-06-01
Series:Materials Research
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-14392003000300011