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International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 854539, 8 pages
Research Article

Deformation Behavior of Human Dentin under Uniaxial Compression

1Ural State University, Lenin Avenue 51, Ekaterinburg 620000, Russia
2Ural State Medical Academy, Repin Street 3, Ekaterinburg, 620219, Russia

Received 8 July 2011; Accepted 17 October 2011

Academic Editor: Sanjukta Deb

Copyright © 2012 Dmitry Zaytsev et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Deformation behavior of a human dentin under compression including size and rate effects is studied. No difference between mechanical properties of crown and root dentin is found. It is mechanically isotropic high elastic and strong hard tissue, which demonstrates considerable plasticity and ability to suppress a crack growth. Mechanical properties of dentin depend on a shape of samples and a deformation rate.