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    1. Material Defects in Ceramic Crowns Identification by Optical Coherence Tomography and MicroCT

      Material Defects in Ceramic Crowns Identification by Optical Coherence Tomography and MicroCT

      Full ceramic crowns are considered revolutionary in developing the concept of aesthetic dentistry. Appreciate their aesthetic appearance particularly raise the cost prices, they do not ensure the risk of fractures and cracks which sometimes face the clinician after their insertion directly into the mouth. As a result of the fracture may occur between disputes team dentist-dental technician. The purpose of this study was to identify flaws of material included in the pottery table analyzing the full ceramic crowns using non-invasive technologies. As materials we use 25 full ceramic crowns (e. max, IVOCLAR) obtained through the technology of pressing were used ...

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    2. Zirconia enriched dental adhesive: A solution for OCT contrast enhancement. Demonstrative study by synchrotron radiation microtomography

      Zirconia enriched dental adhesive: A solution for OCT contrast enhancement. Demonstrative study by synchrotron radiation microtomography

      Objective The major aim of this study was to prove the capability of the optical coherence tomography (OCT) method in visualizing the integrity of the adhesive fillings and of the interfaces between the adhesive, tooth structures and composite resin. As zirconium dioxide was added to the composition of the adhesive layer in order to strengthen the backscattered light in the OCT investigation, for a better visualization of the interfaces, the determination of a proper zirconia concentration was another aim of our study. Method Several class II cavities were prepared in human premolars and were filled with dental adhesive containing different ...

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    3. Time domain optical coherence tomography investigation of bone matrix interface in rat femurs

      Time domain optical coherence tomography investigation of bone matrix interface in rat femurs

      The materials used to fabricate scaffolds for tissue engineering are derived from synthetic polymers, mainly from the polyester family, or from natural materials (e.g., collagen and chitosan). The mechanical properties and the structural properties of these materials can be tailored by adjusting the molecular weight, the crystalline state, and the ratio of monomers in the copolymers. Quality control and adjustment of the scaffold manufacturing process are essential to achieve high standard scaffolds. Most scaffolds are made from highly crystalline polymers, which inevitably result in their opaque appearance. Their 3-D opaque structure prevents the observation of internal uneven surface structures ...

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    4. Bone regeneration assessment by optical coherence tomography and MicroCT synchrotron radiation

      Bone regeneration assessment by optical coherence tomography and MicroCT synchrotron radiation

      Bone grafting is a commonly performed surgical procedure to augment bone regeneration in a variety of orthopaedic and maxillofacial procedures, with autologous bone being considered as the "gold standard" bone-grafting material, as it combines all properties required in a bone-graft material: osteoinduction (bone morphogenetic proteins – BMPs - and other growth factors), osteogenesis (osteoprogenitor cells) and osteoconduction (scaffold). The problematic elements of bone regenerative materials are represented by their quality control methods, the adjustment of the initial bone regenerative material, the monitoring (noninvasive, if possible) during their osteoconduction and osteointegration period and biomedical evaluation of the new regenerated bone. One of the ...

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    5. Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation of Polymeric Fixed Partial Prostheses

      Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation of Polymeric Fixed Partial Prostheses

      Polymeric fixed partial prosthesis represents an important part of the prosthetic treatment. Their presence in the oral cavity could lead to fracture them and to alter the final prosthetic treatment. Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography can be used as a noninvasive evaluation method and 3D reconstructions which could generate a real forecast on those prosthesis in the oral cavity environment.

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    6. Ceramic and polymeric dental onlays evaluated by photo-elasticity, optical coherence tomography, and micro-computed tomography

      Ceramic and polymeric dental onlays evaluated by photo-elasticity, optical coherence tomography, and micro-computed tomography
      Dental onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. The use of onlays requires less tooth reduction than does the use of metal fillings. This allows dentists to conserve more of a patient's natural tooth structure in the treatment process. The aims of this study are to evaluate the biomechanical comportment of the dental onlays, by using the 3D photo elasticity method and to investigate ...
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    7. Biomedical implications of dental-ceramic defects investigated by numerical simulation, radiographic, microcomputer tomography, and time-domain optical coherence tomography

      Biomedical implications of dental-ceramic defects investigated by numerical simulation, radiographic, microcomputer tomography, and time-domain optical coherence tomography

      Imagistic investigation of the metal-ceramic crowns and fixed partial prostheses represent a very important issue in nowadays dentistry. At this time, in dental office, it is difficult or even impossible to evaluate a metal ceramic crown or bridge before setting it in the oral cavity. The possibilities of ceramic fractures are due to small fracture lines or material defects inside the esthetic layers. Material and methods: In this study 25 metal ceramic crowns and fixed partial prostheses were investigated by radiographic method (Rx), micro computer tomography (MicroCT) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) working in Time Domain, at 1300 nm. The ...

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    8. OCT and RX validation of metal-ceramic crowns repaired with ceramic materials

      OCT and RX validation of metal-ceramic crowns repaired with ceramic materials

      Emanuela Petrescu, Cosmin Sinescu, and Meda Lavinia Negrutiu et al. Objective: Study's objectives are focused on non-invasive OCT and RX investigations, of interfaces obtained after repairing a metal-ceramic crown with ceramic materials. Material and method: In this study 40 metal-ceramic crowns were involved. Each crown is restoring the first central incisor 1.1. M ... [Proc. SPIE 8172, 817213 (2011)] published Thu Sep 22, 2011.

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    9. Optical investigations of various polymeric materials used in dental technology

      Optical investigations of various polymeric materials used in dental technology

      Dental prosthetic restorations have to satisfy high stress as well as aesthetic requirements. In order to avoid deficiencies of dental prostheses, several alternative systems and procedures were imagined, directly related to the material used and also to the manufacturing technology. Increasing the biomechanical comportment of polymeric materials implies fiber reinforcing. The different fibers reinforcing products made very difficult the evaluation of their performances and biomechanical properties analysis. There are several known methods which are used to assess the quality of dental prostheses, but most are invasive. These lead to the destruction of the samples and often no conclusion could be ...

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    10. SEM and microCT validation for en face OCT imagistic evaluation of endodontically treated human teeth

      SEM and microCT validation for en face OCT imagistic evaluation of endodontically treated human teeth

      Successful root canal treatment is based on diagnosis, treatment planning, knowledge of tooth anatomy, endodontic access cavity design, controlling the infection by thorough cleaning and shaping, methods and materials used in root canal obturation. An endodontic obturation must be a complete, three-dimensional filling of the root canal system, as close as possible to cemento-dentinal junction, without massive overfilling or underfilling. There are several known methods which are used to assess the quality of the endodontic sealing, but most are invasive. These lead to the destruction of the samples and often no conclusion could be drawn in respect to the existence ...

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    11. Radiographic, microcomputer tomography, and optical coherence tomography investigations of ceramic interfaces

      Radiographic, microcomputer tomography, and optical coherence tomography investigations of ceramic interfaces

      Imagistic investigation of the metal-ceramic crowns and fixed partial prostheses represent a very important issue in nowadays dentistry. At this time, in dental office, it is difficult or even impossible to evaluate a metal ceramic crown or bridge before setting it in the oral cavity. The possibilities of ceramic fractures are due to small fracture lines or material defects inside the esthetic layers. Material and methods: In this study 25 metal ceramic crowns and fixed partial prostheses were investigated by radiographic method (Rx), micro computer tomography (MicroCT) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) working in Time Domain, at 1300 nm. The ...

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    12. Morphological characterization of dental prostheses interfaces using optical coherence tomography

      Morphological characterization of dental prostheses interfaces using optical coherence tomography
      Fixed partial prostheses as integral ceramic, polymers, metal-ceramic or metal-polymers bridges are mainly used in the frontal part of the dental arch (especially the integral bridges). They have to satisfy high stress as well as esthetic requirements. The masticatory stress may induce fractures of the bridges. These may be triggered by initial materials defects or by alterations of the technological process. The fractures of these bridges lead to functional, esthetic and phonetic disturbances which finally render the prosthetic treatment inefficient. Dental interfaces represent one of the most significant aspects in the strength of the dental prostheses under the masticatory load ...
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    13. Adhesive improvement in optical coherence tomography combined with confocal microscopy for class V cavities investigations

      Adhesive improvement in optical coherence tomography combined with confocal microscopy for class V cavities investigations
      The purpose of this study is to present a non invasive method for the marginal adaptation evaluation in class V composite restorations. Standardized class V cavities prepared in human extracted teeth were filled with composite resin (Premise, Kerr). The specimens were thermocycled. The interfaces were examined by Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) combined with confocal microscopy and fluorescence. The optical configuration uses two single mode directional couplers with a superluminiscent diode as the source at 1300 nm. The scanning procedure is similar to that used in any confocal microscope, where the fast scanning is en-face (line rate) and the depth scanning ...
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    14. Marginal adaptation of ceramic veneers investigated with en face optical coherence tomography

      The aim of this study was to analyze the quality of marginal adaptation and gap width of Empress veneers using en-face optical coherence tomography. The results prove the necessity of investigating the marginal adaptation after each veneer bonding process
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    15. Optical coherence tomography combined with confocal microscopy for investigation of interfaces in class V cavities

      Standardized class V cavities, prepared in human extracted teeth, were filled with Premise (Kerr) composite. The specimens were thermo cycled. The interfaces were examined using a system employing two simultaneous imaging channels, an en-face Optical Coherence Tomography channel and a confocal microscopy channel.
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    16. Optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy investigations of dental structures and restoration materials

      Nowadays, optical tomographic techniques are of particular importance in the medical imaging field, because these techniques can provide non-invasive diagnostic images. The present study evaluates the potential of en-face optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a possible non-invasive high resolution imaging method in supplying the necessary information on the quality of dental hard tissues and defects of dental restorative materials. Teeth after several treatment methods are imaged in order to asses the material defects and micro-leakage of tooth-filling interface as well as to evaluate the quality of dental hard tissue. C-scan and B-scan OCT images as well as confocal images are ...
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    17. Marginal adaptation analysis performed with en-face optical coherence tomography in fixed partial dentures

      Frameworks for fixed partial denture made out of dental alloys thought classic techniques currently involve many errors like marginal and internal gaps. The aim of this study is to present alternative technologies in making frameworks from dental alloys using selective laser sintering/ selective las ... [Proc. SPIE 7258, 72584H (2009)] published Fri Mar 13, 2009.

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    18. Fibres reinforced dentures investigated with en-face optical coherence tomography

      Meda L. Negrutiu, Cosmin Sinescu, Michael Hughes et al. The complete dentures are currently made using different technologies. In order to avoid deficiencies of the prostheses made using the classical technique, several alternative procedures have been devised. In order to enhance the mechanical strength, complete denture bases are reinforced with fibres ... [Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 6991, 69911U (2008)] published Fri May 2, 2008.
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    19. Implant bone interface investigated with a non-invasive method: optical coherence tomography

      Cosmin Sinescu, Michael Hughes, Adrian Bradu et al. Bone implants insertion implies the necessity of a important primary stability. The quality of the implant insertion could be investigated by implant bone interface analysis. In this study, we demonstrate that en-face optical coherence tomography can be used to evaluate these interfaces. We have col ... [Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 6991, 69911L (2008)] published Fri May 2, 2008.
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    20. An optical coherence tomography investigation of materials defects in ceramic fixed partial dental prostheses

      Cosmin Sinescu, Meda Negrutiu, Michael Hughes et al. Metal ceramic and integral ceramic fixed partial prostheses are mainly used in the frontal part of the dental arch because for esthetics reasons. The masticatory stress may induce fractures of the bridges. There are several factors that are associated with the stress state created in ceramic restora ... [Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 6991, 69910O (2008)] published Fri May 2, 2008.
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