26 July 2011 Optical microtopographic inspection of the surface of tooth subjected to stripping reduction
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Proceedings Volume 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics; 80012X (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.891894
Event: International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 2011, Braga, Portugal
Abstract
In orthodontics, the decreasing of tooth-size by reducing interproximal enamel surfaces (stripping) of teeth is a common procedure which allows dental alignment with minimal changes in the facial profile and no arch expansion. In order to achieve smooth surfaces, clinicians have been testing various methods and progressively improved this therapeutic technique. In order to evaluate the surface roughness of teeth subject to interproximal reduction through the five most commonly used methods, teeth were inspected by scanning electron microscopy and microtopographically measured using the optical active triangulation based microtopographer MICROTOP.06.MFC. The metrological procedure will be presented as well as the comparative results concluding on the most suitable tooth interproximal reduction method.
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Manuel F. Costa, Manuel F. Costa, Pedro B. Pereira, Pedro B. Pereira, "Optical microtopographic inspection of the surface of tooth subjected to stripping reduction", Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80012X (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.891894; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.891894
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