Clinical Evaluation and Laboratory Wear-Testing Methods

  • Zhong-Rong Zhou
  • Hai-Yang Yu
  • Jing Zheng
  • Lin-Mao Qian
  • Yu Yan


Being the hardest organ in body, human teeth have a very unique structure. To understand the wear behavior of human teeth, the properties of materials and structures need to be evaluated. There are several quantitative and qualitative methods to measure or assess these properties. This chapter reviews evaluation techniques to understand their unique properties for both mammal and human teeth.  Chapter 6 gives a more detailed discussion on artificial dental materials.


Wear Mechanism Occlusal Surface Dental Material Human Tooth Tooth Wear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong-Rong Zhou
    • 1
  • Hai-Yang Yu
    • 2
  • Jing Zheng
    • 1
  • Lin-Mao Qian
    • 1
  • Yu Yan
    • 3
  1. 1.Tribology Research InstituteSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.West China College of StomatologySichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Institute of Advanced Materials and TechnologyUniversity of Science and TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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