Tribology and Dentistry: A Commentary
AbstractSince 1966 the term “tribology” has integrated different topics like friction, lubrication and wear. After a few years, interest in this type of phenomena rapidly spread out around the world of biology and medicine, determining a new research area defined as biotribology. This commentary is conceived within this framework with the aim of underlining the close link between tribology and dentistry regarding both physiological and restorative issues. The contact between teeth requires investigation into their tribological behavior focusing on the enamel wear process against natural teeth and/or artificial teeth, allowing us to obtain useful information on the tribological behavior of restorative materials. Thus, tested materials may be natural teeth, restorative materials (metal alloys, ceramics, composites) or both. This work aims to make a contribution to underlining the need for greater standardization of tribological experimental procedures as well as to obtaining more homogeneous and indicative results on the tested tribo systems. View Full-Text
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Lanza, A.; Ruggiero, A.; Sbordone, L. Tribology and Dentistry: A Commentary. Lubricants 2019, 7, 52.
Lanza A, Ruggiero A, Sbordone L. Tribology and Dentistry: A Commentary. Lubricants. 2019; 7(6):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lanza, Antonio; Ruggiero, Alessandro; Sbordone, Ludovico. 2019. "Tribology and Dentistry: A Commentary." Lubricants 7, no. 6: 52.
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