Introduction to Teeth

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


Human teeth are not only an important masticatory organ but also closely associated with both the pronunciation and facial aesthetics of humans. Without a doubt, teeth play an extremely significant role in our daily life. The wear of teeth, either natural or artificial, is unavoidable. However, excessive wear may lead to a lack of perfect contact between opposite teeth, a disturbance in the efficiency of the masticatory system, and an obliteration of chewing surfaces. Teeth also play a very important role in animals’ lives. Historically, the wear of teeth has been considered an indicator of age for animals.


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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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