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The Periotest is a new instrument for the diagnosis of periodontal diseases. The 'Periotest value' depends to some extent on tooth mobility, but mainly on the damping characteristics of the periodontium. The Periotest measures the reaction to a reproducible impact applied to the tooth crown. The Periotest value is a biophysical parameter.
This paper reports on Periotest, its technique's history, and its possible applications. Periotest is a new diagnostic method, developed by an interdisciplinary research group embracing dentists, physicists, mathematicians, and computer engineers. Periotest will--apart from periodontal questions--mainly assist oral implantology.
The Periotest is a new instrument for the diagnosis of periodontal diseases. The Periotest value depends to some extent on tooth mobility, but mainly on the damping characteristics of the periodontium. The Periotest measures the reaction to a reproducible impact applied to the tooth crown.
The Periotest measures the reaction of the periodontium to a defined percussive force. The percussion is applied to the tooth by an electronically controlled tapping head. Information on structural change is obtained by measurement of both the elastic and viscous characteristics of the periodontium. The latter prevent oscillations of the tooth in the… (More)
The aim of this work was to study the behavior of vertical and horizontal enlargement ratios in panoramic tomography in various implant regions of the maxilla and the mandible. A method is presented that admits determination of regional enlargement ratios as a function of the implant region. Clearly defined characteristics of the implant body (Frialit-2… (More)
In this paper, a sequential coupling of 2-dimensional optimal topology and shape design is proposed so that a coarsely discretized and optimized topology is the initial guess for the following shape optimization. In between, we approximate the optimized topology by piecewise Bézier shapes via least square fitting. For the topology optimization, we use the… (More)