Fractured teeth are difficult to treat effectively. Currently, such as root fractures are usually treated by full-coverage restoration, root amputation, or tooth extraction. If the fusion of tooth fracture by laser were possible, it could offer a different therapy to repair fracture teeth. We tried to use a developed DP-bioactive glass paste to fuse or bridge the tooth crack line by a medium energy continuous-wave CO, laser. The present report was focused on the phase transformation and rescrystallization of DP-bioactive paste during expose to the CO2 laser. The materials will examine by means of XRD, FTIR, DTA/TGA, and SEM. From the study, we could expect that the temperature increase due to laser irradiation must be over than 900°C and the DP-bioactive glass paste could be melted in a short period of time after irradiation. In the study, we successfully developed a DP-bioactive glass paste which could form a melting glass within minutes after exposed to a medium energy density continuous-wave CO2 laser. The paste will be used to bridge the enamel or dentine surface crack by the continuous-wave CO2 laser in the near future.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 May 29|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1999 36th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS) and 36th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium - Copper Mountain, CO, USA|
Duration: 1998 Apr 16 → 1998 Apr 18
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medical Laboratory Technology