Fluorescent properties of porcelain-restored teeth and their discrimination

Kazutoshi Tani, Fumio Watari, Motohiro Uo, Manabu Morita

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The differentiation of porcelain from tooh using fluorescence emission was investigated as a basic research for the visual detection of porcelain-restored teeth in mass dental health examinations. The fluorescence spectra were taken from the extracted human maxillary central incisors and five types of porcelain by excitation using the light 380-470 run. There was a clear difference in fluorescence intensity between tooth and porcelain using excitation longer than 400nm. Tooth and porcelain could be successfully distinguished on an image photographed by fluorescent light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1013
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluorescence
  • Porcelain
  • Tooth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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