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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 6 (2004), No. 1     15. Mar. 2004
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 6 (2004), No. 1  (15.03.2004)

Poster 213, Language: English


The effects of high temperatures on human teeth and dentures. Conclusions regarding the degree on destruction and the influence of time
Rötzscher, Klaus/Grundmann, Claus/Benthaus, Sven
Single teeth, fragments of the jaws, of the skull and restorative elements used in modern dental practice are important for identification purposes of dead bodies. These individual specific structures are fire resistant and remain radiopaque. They shrink significantly and are likely to fall out of the cavities after being burned, and it may be possible to identify the white filling materials used to restore teeth by their radiopacity and morphology.

Keywords: carbonization, extreme temperature, forensic odontology, identification

Conference/Exhibition:
September, 27-28th, 2001
XIème Congrès de l'A.F.I.O., l'Amphithéâtre du Musée des Beaux Arts d'Orleans
Orleans/France