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Low-intensity lasers, modern filling materials, and bonding systems influence on mineral metabolism of hard dental tissues
Author(s): Anatoly A. Kunin; I. E. Yesaulenko; M. Zoibelmann; Svetlana N. Pankova; Yu. A. Ippolitov; Olga I. Oleinik; T. A. Popova; I. V. Koretskaya; Bogdan R. Shumilovitch; Elana E. Podolskaya
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Paper Abstract

One of the main reasons of low quality filling is breaking Ca-P balance in hard tissues. Our research was done with the purpose of studying the influence of low intensity lasers, diodic radiation, the newest filling and bonding systems on the processes of mineral metabolism in hard dental tissues while filling a tooth. 250 patients having caries and its compli-cations were examined and treated. Our complex research included: visual and instrumental examination, finding out the level of oral cavity hygiene, acid enamel biopsy, scanning electronic microscopy and X-ray spectrum microanalysis. Filling processes may produce a negative effect on mineral metabolism of hard dental tissues the latter is less pronounced when applying fluoride-containing filling materials with bonding systems. It has also been found that bonding dentin and enamel systems are designed for both a better filling adhesion (i.e. mechanical adhesion) and migration of useful microelements present in them by their sinking into hard dental tissues (i.e. chemical adhesion). Our research showed a positive influence of low intensity laser and diodic beams accompanying the use of modern filling and bonding systems on mineral metabolism of hard dental tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4433, Laser-Tissue Interactions, Therapeutic Applications, and Photodynamic Therapy, (26 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446526
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoly A. Kunin, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
I. E. Yesaulenko, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
M. Zoibelmann, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Svetlana N. Pankova, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Yu. A. Ippolitov, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Olga I. Oleinik, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
T. A. Popova, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
I. V. Koretskaya, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Bogdan R. Shumilovitch, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Elana E. Podolskaya, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4433:
Laser-Tissue Interactions, Therapeutic Applications, and Photodynamic Therapy
Reginald Birngruber; Hubert van den Bergh, Editor(s)

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