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Optical characterization of one dental composite resin using bovine enamel as reinforcing filler
Author(s): J. T. Tribioli; D. Jacomassi; A. N. S. Rastelli; S. Pratavieira; V. S. Bagnato; C. Kurachi
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Paper Abstract

The use of composite resins for restorative procedure in anterior and posterior cavities is highly common in Dentistry due to its mechanical and aesthetic properties that are compatible with the remaining dental structure. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the optical characterization of one dental composite resin using bovine enamel as reinforcing filler. The same organic matrix of the commercially available resins was used for this experimental resin. The reinforcing filler was obtained after the gridding of bovine enamel fragments and a superficial treatment was performed to allow the adhesion of the filler particles with the organic matrix. Different optical images as fluorescence and reflectance were performed to compare the experimental composite with the human teeth. The present experimental resin shows similar optical properties compared with human teeth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8208, Lasers in Dentistry XVIII, 82080R (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909195
Show Author Affiliations
J. T. Tribioli, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)
D. Jacomassi, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)
A. N. S. Rastelli, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)
Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
S. Pratavieira, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)
V. S. Bagnato, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)
C. Kurachi, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8208:
Lasers in Dentistry XVIII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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