|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Viscoelastic Properties of Human Dental Pulp Tissue
||Burak Ozcan, Ece Bayrak, Cevat Erisken
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This study aims to characterize the linear viscoelastic material functions and compressive properties of dental pulp tissue obtained from human wisdom teeth using small-amplitude oscillatory shear and uniaxial compression. These properties were also compared with the properties of hydrogels (agarose, alginate, collagen), that are widely used as biomaterials in tissue regeneration. Comparisons revealed the gel-like behavior of the pulp tissue over a relatively large range of time-scales (over the frequency range of 0.1–100 rps). At the constant gelation agent concentration of 2%, the dynamic properties, i.e., storage and loss moduli and the tan delta, of the agarose- and alginate-based gels were similar to those of the human pulp tissue. Under uniaxial compression, the peak normal stresses and compressive moduli of the human pulp tissue exhibited significantly higher compressive properties than those of the hydrogels.
Findings provide valuable inputs for the selection of an appropriate biomaterial for dental pulp regeneration.
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