Optical impression method to measure three-dimensional position and orientation of dental implants using an optical tracker

Shinji Ono, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Naoki Kusumoto, Tamaki Nakano, Taiji Sohmura, Hirofumi Yatani
  • Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2012, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2012.02519.x

Optical impression method to measure three-dimensional position and orientation of dental implants

What is it about?

The aim of this study was to devise an optical impression method that could make impressions of dental implants accurately and rapidly.

Why is it important?

Our proposed method and fabricated titanium markers enabled us to measure the positions and orientations of dental implants both accurately and rapidly. We then used the reproducible measurement results for the positions and orientations of the dental implants to fabricate CAD/CAM superstructure frameworks within an acceptable accuracy range.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Satoshi Yamaguchi