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Fibres reinforced dentures investigated with en-face optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

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. Their material and structure vary wildly, which makes the investigation difficult. In this study, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is evaluated as a possible non-invasive technique to assess the biomechanical behaviour of the reinforcing fibres. OCT images demonstrate structural defects between fibres and the acrylic material in all dentures bases investigated. We conclude that OCT can successfully be used as a noninvasive analysis method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6991, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care, 69911U (2 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780904
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Meda L. Negrutiu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Cosmin Sinescu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Michael Hughes, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Adrian Bradu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Luciana Goguta, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Mihai Rominu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Radu Negru, Politehnica Univ. Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6991:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care
Jürgen Popp; Wolfgang Drexler; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews, Editor(s)

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