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Occlusal overload investigations by noninvasive technology: fluorescence microscopy and en-face optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this study is the early detection and monitoring of occlusal overload in bruxing patients. En-Face Optical coherence tomography (eF-OCT) and fluorescence microscopy (FM) were used for the imaging of several anterior teeth extracted from patients with light active bruxism. We found a characteristic pattern of enamel cracks, that reached the tooth surface. We concluded that the combination of the en-Face OCT and FM is a promising non-invasive alternative technique for reliable monitoring of occlusal overload.

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Date Published: 13 July 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7372, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV, 737227 (13 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831797
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Corina Marcauteanu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babeş, Timişoara (Romania)
Meda Negrutiu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babeş, Timişoara (Romania)
Cosmin Sinescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babeş, Timişoara (Romania)
Enikö Demjan, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babeş, Timişoara (Romania)
Michael Hughes, Univ. of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom)
Adrian Bradu, Univ. of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom)
George Dobre, Univ. of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7372:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV
Peter E. Andersen; Brett E. Bouma, Editor(s)

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