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Dental Impression Technique Using Optoelectronic Devices

Sinescu, Cosmin and Barua, Souman and Topala, Florin Ionel and Negruţiu, Meda-Lavinia and Duma, Virgil-Florin and Gabor, Alin Gabriel and Zaharia, Cristian and Bradu, Adrian and Podoleanu, Adrian Gh. (2018) Dental Impression Technique Using Optoelectronic Devices. In: Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. and Bang, Ole, eds. 2nd Canterbury Conference on OCT with Emphasis on Broadband Optical Sources. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE. ISBN 978-1-5106-1674-5. E-ISBN 978-1-5106-1675-2. (doi:10.1117/12.2281775) (KAR id:66348)


The use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as a non-invasive and high precision quantitative information providing tool has been well established by researches within the last decade. The marginal discrepancy values can be scrutinized in optical biopsy made in three dimensional (3D) micro millimetre scale and reveal detailed qualitative and quantitative information of soft and hard tissues. OCT-based high resolution 3D images can provide a significant impact on finding recurrent caries, restorative failure, analysing the precision of crown preparation, and prosthetic elements marginal adaptation error with the gingiva and dental hard tissues. During the CAD/CAM process of prosthodontic restorations, the circumvent of any error is important for the practitioner and the technician to reduce waste of time and material. Additionally, OCT images help to achieve a new or semi-skilled practitioner to analyse their crown preparation works and help to develop their skills faster than in a conventional way. The aim of this study is to highlight the advantages of OCT in high precision prosthodontic restorations.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.2281775
Projects: AdaSmartRes
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical instruments
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Funders: Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior a Cercetarii Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (
Marie Curie (
European Research Council (
National Institute for Health Research (
Royal Society (
Depositing User: Adrian Bradu
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 09:41 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:41 UTC
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