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New technologies in dentistry
Author(s): Fatima A. A. Zanin; Aldo Brugnera; Jesus Djalma Pecora
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Paper Abstract

The technology in dentistry has been developed significantly lately, increasing the technological level of new materials, methods and equipment have been developed. Undoubtedly the CO2 laser has contributed to this evolution particular to the treatment of the infected dentin. CO2 laser can sterilize and promote increase 6 to 8 times of dentin resistance, through the transformation the hydroxyapatite in calcium-phosphato-hydroxyapatite. We can reassure our patients about the use of pulsed CO2 laser due to better preservation of dental structure and its benefits permitting advanced esthetic treatments. The CEREC system, registers a tri-dimensional image of the preparation through a scan system, and sends it to the computer and the operator will edit the restorations so the equipment will finish porcelain restoration. The authors used a new laser 650 nm for caries detection and the other low lever laser (670 nm and 730 nm) considered an auxiliary method to prevent and treat the hypersensitivity in dentin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3593, Lasers in Dentistry V, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348339
Show Author Affiliations
Fatima A. A. Zanin, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)
Aldo Brugnera, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)
Jesus Djalma Pecora, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3593:
Lasers in Dentistry V
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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