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The surface characteristics of an organ that needs restoration, for example, a tooth which has been prepared for an inlay insertion, are read by means of a noncontact scan-head. The three-dimensional shape parameters of the implant required to restore the tooth in function and appearance are computed on the basis of the recorded contour data. These parameters are then used in a program sequence which controls a milling, cutting or erosive process in order to manufacture the restorative inlay while the patient waits.

Title
Method and apparatus for the fabrication of custom-shaped implants
Application Number
334207
Publication Number
4575805
Application Date
August 23, 1984
Publication Date
March 11, 1986
Inventor
Marco Brandestini
Gartenstrasse 10, CH-8702 Zollikon
CH
Werner H Moermann
Hofstrasse 104, CH-8044 Zuerich
CH
Agent
Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis
IPC
G01B 11/24
G06F 15/46
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