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OCT and RX validation of metal-ceramic crowns repaired with ceramic material
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Paper Abstract

Objective: Study's objectives are focused on non-invasive OCT and RX investigations, of interfaces obtained after repairing a metal-ceramic crown with ceramic materials. Material and method: In this study 40 metal-ceramic crowns were involved. Each crown is restoring the first central incisor 1.1. Metallic infrastructure was performed from nickel-chrome WIRON 99 BEGO alloy, and Kiss Ceramic. The defects of 3×3mm were created into ceramic material in the buccal-incisal area with a grinding instrument. The samples were divided into two groups and the defects were reconstructed with two different types of ceramic materials: Kiss and Vita Omega. The interfaces between crown and ceramic material used for reparation were Rx and OCT investigated which are both non-invasive, imagistic investigation techniques. For better investigation three-dimensional reconstructions were performed. Results: The interfaces showed defects for both systems used. Major defects such as gaps could be identified at the ceramic-ceramic interface. Also material defects could be observed at the areas of congruence between the two ceramic materials and smaller defects along the interfaces. The defects were present into the deep and superficial layers of interface. The OCT system used a length wave of 1300nm and worked in B-scan mode along the interfaces to be studied while the C-scan mode was only used at the defect areas. Rx investigation detected the macro defects. Conclusions: Time Domain OCT and RX systems were identifying the faulty areas after repairing artificially created defects, of metal-ceramic crowns with ceramic material, hereby enabling us to establish recommendations for the clinical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8172, Optical Complex Systems: OCS11, 817213 (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896770
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Emanuela Petrescu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Cosmin Sinescu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Meda Lavinia Negrutiu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Daniela Pop, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Roxana Rominu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Marius Enescu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Mihai Rominu M.D., Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Bradu, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
George Dobre, Victor Babes Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8172:
Optical Complex Systems: OCS11
Gérard Berginc, Editor(s)

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