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Title: Optical techniques to understand bio-functional adaptation in human dentine
Authors: Kishen, A. 
Asundi, A.
Keywords: Dentine
Digital photoelasticity
Electronic speckle pattern interferometry
Moiré interferometry
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Kishen, A., Asundi, A. (2004). Optical techniques to understand bio-functional adaptation in human dentine. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 5 (29) : 138-146. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Human tooth structure in the oral environment is subjected to mechanical forces and thermal fluctuations. Dentine, the major component of the tooth structure, is a bio-composite, mainly composed of a highly mineralized phase and a collagenous phase. When subjected to changes in load and/or temperature, dentine will experience stresses and strains distribution within their structure. Though such effects are found to cause deleterious effects on artificial dental restorations, biological structures such as dentine seem to posses an inherent ability to adapt to functional thermo-mechanical loads. Optical techniques enable visualization and quantification of deformation, strain and stress on dental structures and provide a better understanding on their thermo-mechanical response. In this study 2-dimenisonal and 3-dimemsonal digital photoelasticity, digital moiré interferometry and Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) are all shown to be quite promising in this application. This paper will highlight these techniques and the corresponding applications. These experiments will aid in designing and development of better dental restorations and implants in clinical practice.
Source Title: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN: 16057422
DOI: 10.1117/12.578378
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