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Title: Optimal occlusion of teeth
Authors: Hiew, L.T. 
Ong, S.H. 
Foong, K.W.C. 
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Hiew, L.T.,Ong, S.H.,Foong, K.W.C. (2006). Optimal occlusion of teeth. 9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2006, ICARCV '06 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Occlusion or centric occlusion (CO) is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when an individual bites his teeth together and is affected by the alignment and spacing of the upper and lower teeth. Research has indicated that CO has certain implications on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and this usually leads to treatment such as complete denture reconstructions, TMJ therapy, orthodontics and facial pain treatment. In this paper, we attempt to develop a method of aligning the virtual dental cast models in CO so that one can study the CO intercuspal position (ICP). The method described here comprises two steps, First, we determine a good initial alignment using a plane detection strategy. Once the virtual dental models are in good initial alignment, we proceed to the second step of the alignment, which uses a collision detection strategy. The results obtained are within an error of 0.5mm which is acceptable for practical dental applications. © 2006 IEEE.
Source Title: 9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2006, ICARCV '06
ISBN: 1424403421
DOI: 10.1109/ICARCV.2006.345476
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