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Fibres reinforced dentures investigated with en-face optical coherence tomography

Negrutiu, Meda L. and Sinescu, Cosmin and Hughes, Michael and Bradu, Adrian and Goguta, Luciana and Rominu, Mihai and Negru, Radu and Podoleanu, Adrian Gh. (2008) Fibres reinforced dentures investigated with en-face optical coherence tomography. In: Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE. ISBN 978-0-8194-7189-5. (doi:10.1117/12.780904) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.780904
Uncontrolled keywords: Complete dentures; Fiber reinforcing; Manufacturing technology; Material defects; Optical coherence tomography
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical coherence tomography
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 13:24 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 11:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49722 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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