Properties of materials—tensile properties
Figure 1.1 Applied forces and specimen deformations.
Figure 1.3 The stress–strain curve of a nonferrous metal.
Figure 1.4 Stress–strain curves for brittle, elastic, and ductile materials.
Figure 1.5 Elastic and plastic regions of a stress–strain curve.
Box 1.1 Desirable properties of dental materials
Absence of toxicity
Strength and durability
Ease of manipulation
Long shelf life
Simple laboratory processing
Long working time
Table 1.1 Typical mechanical properties of dental biomaterials
Dental biomaterials are used in laboratory procedures and for the restoration and replacement of teeth and bone. Material selection must consider function, properties, and associated risks, and all dental biomaterials must satisfy certain criteria (Box 1.1).
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