A novel quantitative light-induced fluorescence device for monitoring molar-incisor hypomineralization


Durmus B., Durhan A., Gokkaya B., Kitiki B., Yantkoglu F. , Kargul B.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, cilt.20, sa.1, ss.71-76, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/1119-3077.178914
  • Dergi Adı: NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.71-76

Özet

Background: The FluoreCam system is based on an innovative approach to the quantification of enamel health termed fluorescence enamel imaging (FEI). Enamel is both highly mineralized and semi-translucent. Because of its mineral composition, enamel will fluoresce when exposed to certain light wavelengths. The semi-translucent nature of enamel results in different enamel densities emitting different levels of fluorescence. As a result, with FEI technology, one can measure the density of tooth enamel by measuring its fluorescence when subjected to specific light wavelengths.