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Utilizing optical coherence tomography for CAD/CAM of indirect dental restorations
Author(s): Ravishankar Chityala; Carola Vidal; Robert Jones
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Paper Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has seen broad application in dentistry including early carious lesion detection and imaging defects in resin composite restorations. This study investigates expanding the clinical usefulness by investigating methods to use OCT for obtaining three-dimensional (3D) digital impressions, which can be integrated to CAD/CAM manufacturing of indirect restorations. 3D surface topography ‘before’ and ‘after’ a cavity preparation was acquired by an intraoral cross polarization swept source OCT (CP-OCT) system with a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) scanning mirror. Image registration and segmentation methods were used to digitally construct a replacement restoration that modeled the original surface morphology of a hydroxyapatite sample. After high resolution additive manufacturing (e.g. polymer 3D printing) of the replacement restoration, micro-CT imaging was performed to examine the marginal adaptation. This study establishes the protocol for further investigation of integrating OCT with CAD/CAM of indirect dental restorations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8566, Lasers in Dentistry XIX, 85660A (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004247
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Ravishankar Chityala, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Carola Vidal, Univ. of Minnesota School of Dentistry (United States)
Robert Jones, Univ. of Minnesota School of Dentistry (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8566:
Lasers in Dentistry XIX
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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