About the book
The unique tissues of human teeth, enamel and dentin, have been studied by the scientists to understand their structure, physical and chemical properties and the developmental machinery behind these extraordinary properties. During the developmental process, genetic, environmental factors or the interplay between these may cause defects on dental hard tissues, impairing their biology and function. These defects have long been studied to provide better dental care and to find novel treatment options. Understanding the mechanical, chemical and structural differences in developmental dental defects is also crucial for routine dental practice as many of these lesions do not have pathognomonic properties.
In this book, we will concentrate on the qualitative and quantitative properties of the sound enamel and dentin and as well as the affected human tooth structures. This publication aims to address clinicians, researchers and students to further their knowledge on the subject. We also hope to bring together preclinical and clinical work together for the translation of research ameliorating clinical care.