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Raman spectroscopy on dentin/resin interface of lased and unlased dental samples
Author(s): Carlo Camerlingo; Giovanni Maria Gaeta; Maria Lepore; Roberto Riccio
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Paper Abstract

Cavities in human teeth were fabricated by means of Er:YAG laser and compared with samples processed by using conventional drill. The cavities of lased and unlased samples were cured with two different composite resins ( Bis-GMA vs PEX) to investigate differences in their adhesion properties. Morphological characterization of the sample surfaces by SEM analysis was performed. The same samples were then examined by micro-Raman spectroscopy by using He-Ne laser visible light excitation, in order to characterize the dentin/resin interfaces. The Raman spectra exhibited typical peaks of dentine. Resin contributions to the Raman spectra were also detected and have been used to monitor the interface properties of the boundary region. The dependence of the Raman spectrum on spatial position has been monitored. In both lased and unlased samples the PEX diffusion in dentine is limited in a region of order of 10 μm depth. A larger interdiffusion region is observed at the boundary of dentine and Bis-GMA resin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4950, Lasers in Dentistry IX, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476459
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Carlo Camerlingo, ICIB, CNR (Italy)
Giovanni Maria Gaeta, Seconda Univ. degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)
Maria Lepore, Seconda Univ. degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)
Roberto Riccio, Seconda Univ. degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4950:
Lasers in Dentistry IX
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried; Thomas Hennig, Editor(s)

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