Techniques of processing and segmentation of 3d geometric models for detection of the occlusal area of dental arches

TitleTechniques of processing and segmentation of 3d geometric models for detection of the occlusal area of dental arches
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSkabek K, Tomaka A A
EditorPalla S., Kato T., Provaznik I., Baron S., Tkacz E
Conference NameNovel Methodology of Both Diagnosis and Therapy of Bruxism
PublisherInternational Centre of Biocybernetics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
AbstractIn the paper techniques for processing and segmentation of surface models in the form of triangular meshes were described. We focused on the analysis of models of dental arches. The methods of matching the surface models were used and search techniques for homographic geometric structures and automation of the process for determination of the occlusion area were applied. The difficulties in the automatic determination of the area of occlusion were pointed out and the method was compared to the traditional techniques using wax bite that reproduce natural occlusion setting. Another application of the developed techniques is the simulator of the jaw motion.