New Artificial Enamel is Harder and More Durable Than the Real Thing
Novel material mimics enamel’s complex structure with stronger components
Scientists have crafted a durable artificial enamel that may work in applications beyond tooth repair.
After years of effort, scientists have finally created a substance that proves as durable and flexible as human tooth enamel. Issues persist, such as finding a way to bond artificial enamel with natural tooth material. But researchers remain excited about the possibilities of applying artificial enamel in areas of tooth repair, electronics and infrastructure.
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Graycen Wheeler is a contributing writer to Science magazine. She is a master’s student in the science communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She completed a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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