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Type: Thesis
Title: A new in vitro method for the study of micro-leakage of dental restorative materials
Author: Nguyen, Chin
Issue Date: 2007
School/Discipline: School of Dentistry
Abstract: Microleakage is an important topic in restorative dentistry. A large number of different techniques have been developed for the investigation of microleakage. However, these methodologies have been considered less reliable due to the nature of specimen preparation. The major objective of this investigation was to introduce a non-destructive technique for the study of microleakage. This objective has been partly met with the use of micro-computed tomography. By scanning the whole restoration with high spatial resolution, microleakage could be detected non-destructively and three dimensionally. In order to detect microleakage by micro-computed tomography, an X-ray contrast dye solution was developed to reveal microleakage at the tooth/restoration interface. In addition, a suitable model of tooth/cavity complex was designed in order to gain the best resolution from micro-computed tomography. Finally, with the application of advanced image analysis software, three-dimensional analysis of microleakage was achieved quantitatively and qualitatively.
Advisor: Abbott, John Russell
Kaidonis, John Aristidis
Ngo, Hien
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Sc.Dent.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Dentistry, 2007
Subject: Dentistry, Operative.
Dental materials.
Keywords: microleakage; new in vitro method; restorative materials
Provenance: Copyright material removed from digital thesis. See print copy in University of Adelaide Library for full text.
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