1. Application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to nondestructive inspection of dentures

    Application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to nondestructive inspection of dentures
    The porosity of denture base resins continues to be one of the undesirable characteristics of acrylic resins. It is commonly accepted that porosity of the denture not only often leads to denture fractures, but also may function as a reservoir of potential pathogens. The purpose of this study was to present the first OCT images of finished dentures using a new advanced-type OCT scanner we have developed, and to discuss the application of our new OCT system for nondestructive inspection of dentures. Ten newly fabricated full dentures of outpatient of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan were ...
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