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An automatic algorithm for repairing dental models based on contours
Author(s): Jiahong Qian; Yuan Gao; Yiwei Tang; Yubo Tao; Jun Lin; Hai Lin
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Paper Abstract

Dental model repair is a critical stage in the orthodontic treatment. The repaired teeth need to preserve the original morphological features, and the algorithm is required to be automatic for saving time and avoiding uncertainty caused by human handling. This paper presents an efficient and automatic algorithm to repair the tooth models' large holes. Our algorithm consists of three main steps: model's principal axis determination, model's contours processing (generation and repair), and hole surface reconstruction and fairing. We propose a novel LRBC (Linear Regression on Boundaries' Centers) algorithm to determine the model's principal axis. After generating contours based on the principal axis, we adopt point-normal cubic B-spline curve interpolation to repair each broken contour line. At last, we reconstruct holes' point-sets by constrained Delaunay triangulation, and smooth the patches with a modified Laplacian operator. Experiments on different dental models demonstrate that our algorithm can not only achieve a result with a high morphological similarity and a low error, but also satisfy the requirements of actual orthodontic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11069, Tenth International Conference on Graphics and Image Processing (ICGIP 2018), 1106911 (6 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2524405
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Jiahong Qian, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yuan Gao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yiwei Tang, Hangzhou Dianzi Univ. (China)
Yubo Tao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jun Lin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Hai Lin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11069:
Tenth International Conference on Graphics and Image Processing (ICGIP 2018)
Chunming Li; Hui Yu; Zhigeng Pan; Yifei Pu, Editor(s)

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