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Three-dimensional finite element thermal analysis of dental tissues irradiated with Er,Cr:YSGG laser

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Autor(es):
Ana, Patricia Aparecida [1] ; Velloso, Jr., Walter F. [2] ; Zezell, Denise Maria [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, IPEN CNEN SP, Ctr Lasers & Aplicacoes, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Zootecnia & Engn Alimentos Pirassununga, BR-13635900 Pirassununga - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Review of Scientific Instruments; v. 79, n. 9 SEP 2008.
Citações Web of Science: 5
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In the present study, a finite element model of a half-sectioned molar tooth was developed in order to understand the thermal behavior of dental hard tissues (both enamel and dentin) under laser irradiation. The model was validated by comparing it with an in vitro experiment where a sound molar tooth was irradiated by an Er,Cr:YSGG pulsed laser. The numerical tooth model was conceived to simulate the in vitro experiment, reproducing the dimensions and physical conditions of the typical molar sound tooth, considering laser energy absorption and calculating the heat transfer through the dental tissues in three dimensions. The numerical assay considered the same three laser energy densities at the same wavelength (2.79 mu m) used in the experiment. A thermographic camera was used to perform the in vitro experiment, in which an Er, Cr: YSGG laser (2.79 mu m) was used to irradiate tooth samples and the infrared images obtained were stored and analyzed. The temperature increments in both the finite element model and the in vitro experiment were compared. The distribution of temperature inside the tooth versus time plotted for two critical points showed a relatively good agreement between the results of the experiment and model. The three dimensional model allows one to understand how the heat propagates through the dentin and enamel and to relate the amount of energy applied, width of the laser pulses, and temperature inside the tooth. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics. {[}DOI: 10.1063/1.2953526] (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 04/02229-6 - Estudo in vitro da resistência ácida e da incorporação de flúor em esmalte dental irradiado com laser de Er, Cr:YSGG
Beneficiário:Patricia Aparecida da Ana
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado Direto