New Caries Diagnostic Methods

Neuhaus, Klaus W.; Lussi, Adrian (2016). New Caries Diagnostic Methods. In: Goldberg, Michel (ed.) Understanding Dental Caries (pp. 53-61). Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-30552-3_6

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Several noninvasive physicochemical methods have been developed during the last two decades to detect, measure, and monitor early caries lesions. Among these, the laser-induced fl uorescence method is probably the best-tested technology. Many methods that are presented in this chapter are based on simple physical facts of the caries process. Demineralized enamel is more porous than sound enamel. Transmitted light is scattered in this region, and measuring the differences between refl ected light of carious and sound enamel renders both qualitative and quantitative ways to detect lesions. Fluorescence is another phenomenon that can be measured for caries diagnostic purposes. For caries and caries-causing bacteria, characteristic fl uorescence can be caused by specifi c wavelengths. This chapter focuses on (laser-)light-induced caries detection methods.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Neuhaus, Klaus and Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISBN:

978-3-319-30552-3

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Klaus Neuhaus

Date Deposited:

05 Jun 2018 14:47

Last Modified:

05 Jun 2018 14:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-30552-3_6

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.114375

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/114375

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