Imaging Sci Dent.  2019 Jun;49(2):171-176. 10.5624/isd.2019.49.2.171.

In vivo optical coherence tomographic imaging to monitor gingival recovery and the adhesive interface in aesthetic oral rehabilitation: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Prosthodontics and Bucco-Facial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. claudio_rec@hotmail.com
  • 2Department of Dentistry, UNINASSAU, Caruaru, Brazil.
  • 3Department of Biomaterials and Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 4Department of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, Recife, Brazil.

Abstract

The available methods for veneer evaluation are limited to clinical and radiographic examinations, which may not allow the appropriate identification of failure. In this report, we demonstrate the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a noninvasive diagnostic and follow-up method to evaluate gingival recovery and the adhesive interface in aesthetic oral rehabilitation involving periodontal plastic surgery and ceramic laminate veneers. OCT was efficient for evaluating both soft and hard tissues, as well as the quality of the adhesive interface. In conclusion, OCT was found to be a promising approach for the professional evaluation of aesthetic oral rehabilitation, as it was capable of generating images that enabled the analysis of gingival recovery and the adhesive interface.

Keyword

Esthetics, Dental; Gingivectomy; Dental Veneers; Dental Bonding; Tomography, Optical Coherence

MeSH Terms

Adhesives*
Ceramics
Dental Bonding
Dental Veneers
Esthetics, Dental
Follow-Up Studies
Gingivectomy
Methods
Rehabilitation*
Surgery, Plastic
Tomography, Optical Coherence
Adhesives
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