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Early characterization of occlusal overloaded cervical dental hard tissues by en face optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

Early diagnosis of occlusal overload is an important issue in dental medicine. The high occlusal forces can cause irreversible damage to the dental hard tissues. Our study proposes the early microstructural characterization of occlusal overloaded bicuspids, with abnormal crown morphology, by en face optical coherence tomography (eFOCT). The dental samples were investigated using an eFOCT system operating at 1300 nm in B-scan and C-scan mode. The eFOCT images obtained from these teeth visualized cracks, which didn't reach the tooth surface. The μCT and histological images confirmed the microstructural defects identified on eFOCT images. In conclusion, eFOCT is a promising imaging method for the early diagnosis of occlusal overload on bicuspids with normal crown morphology and for the prophylaxis of dental wear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8091, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques V, 80911X (1 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889711
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Corina Marcauteanu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Meda Negrutiu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Cosmin Sinescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Eniko Tunde Stoica, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Ciprian Ionita, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo (United States)
Topala Florin, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Liliana Vasile, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Bradu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
George Dobre, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8091:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques V
Rainer A. Leitgeb; Brett E. Bouma, Editor(s)

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