A resin embedding method for transparent teeth with ink-infiltrated pulp cavities

Citation
T. Yamamoto et al., A resin embedding method for transparent teeth with ink-infiltrated pulp cavities, ANN ANATOMY, 183(5), 2001, pp. 481-483
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Experimental Biology
Journal title
ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
ISSN journal
0940-9602 → ACNP
Volume
183
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
481 - 483
Database
ISI
SICI code
0940-9602(200109)183:5<481:AREMFT>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
This study was designed to evaluate whether resin embedded transparent teet h are as convenient to use as classical transparent teeth. For this purpose demineralized human teeth were divided into coronal and radical portions, and pulp tissue was extracted from the pulp chamber and root canals, into w hich drawing ink was injected. After dehydration, the specimens were made t ransparent in methyl salicylate and immersed in polyester resin. The divide d portions were recombined at the polymerization. The resin embedded teeth maintained transparency and the black-stained pulp chamber and root canals showed morphological details. The resin embedded specimens could be handled manually and observed freely from any angle. Previously, transparent teeth have been observed in transparent media through a capped glass bottle. In this respect the resin embedding method is superior to the classical method . The new method will be helpful for investigating root canal morphology.