Time-based characteristics of acoustic emission during dental composite restoration

Ja Uk Gu, Nak Sam Choi, Kazuo Arakawa

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Acoustic emission (AE) signals were detected and analyzed in real time during the polymerization shrinkage of composite resin restoration in an artificial dental ring with a class I cavity. Most AE hit events were observed in the initial curing period of the 1st region with high contraction rate. The range of the 2nd region for the stainless steel specimen was shorter than that for the PMMA specimen but longer than that for the human dentin specimen. AE hit events showed a blast-type signal having an amplitude in the range of 25-45 dB and a frequency band of 100-200 kHz or 240-300 kHz. These values of amplitude and frequency indicated the fracture of resin or of the adhesive layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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