The building of an accurate 3D physical model of the skull and maxillary dentition.

O'Neil, Michael (2010) The building of an accurate 3D physical model of the skull and maxillary dentition. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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3D rapid prototyping is a useful tool for the production of 3D models of the human skull taken from cone beam computed tomography scans. Although the accuracy of these models is acceptable the dentition is distorted. The aim of the study is to replace the inaccurately reproduced dental arch of a 3D printed skull model with accurate, correctly proportioned plaster teeth, obtained from a dental impression.

6 dried human skulls were scanned using a Faro laser arm scanner. Impressions of the dentition were taken using silicone impression material. Plaster dental casts were produced using dental stone. Following removal of the inaccurate dentition from the 3D printed skull model, the corresponding plaster dental cast was attached to the 3D printed skull model using a custom designed technique. The six modified 3D printed skull models with replaced dentition were laser scanned using a Faro arm. VRmesh software was used to superimpose the laser scanned skull images.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: 3D rapid prototyping,3D models,medical rapid prototyping,Orthognathic surgery planning,Digital images,
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Supervisor's Name: Ayoub, Professor A.
Date of Award: 2010
Depositing User: Mr MICHAEL O'NEIL
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-2249
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:53

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