The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a soft connective tissue which exhibits an inhomogeneous, nonlinear, and anisotropic material properties. and the elastic modulus of different positions on each section are not the same, analysis of the material properties of PDL enables a better understanding of biomechanical features for tooth movement. The aim of this study was to study the elastic modulus of different section of PDL in nanoindentation. Experimental results indicate that the average elastic modulus elastic modulus in midroot are lower than cervical margin and apex, and there is large change in the circumferential regions.

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