Materials are substances that have mass and occupy space. They can be classified into several categories according to different criteria such as origin, structure, type, properties or application. Natural materials such as stone and wood are found in nature, while synthetic materials such as polymers and composites are produced. Materials are applied to almost all branches of human activity. Therefore, they are the subject of interest of many professionals. Their application and importance to dental medicine is great. Apart from having some mechanical, general, technological properties, dental materials must be biocompatibile.
The textbook is intended for the use of students of the School of Dental Medicine so that they can incorporate the obtained knowledge into numerous courses during their studies, thus completing their knowledge. Also, it will be useful for doctors of dental medicine, residents and specialists of all branches of dental medicine as a source of new incoming information that is needed for running a successful dental practice.