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Werner H Moermann, Marco Brandestini: Method and apparatus for the fabrication of custom-shaped implants. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, March 11, 1986: US04575805 (546 worldwide citation)

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 compute ...


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Marco Brandestini, Werner H Moermann: Method and apparatus for the three-dimensional registration and display of prepared teeth. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, June 6, 1989: US04837732 (319 worldwide citation)

The method provides a means for a dentist to record the shape in situ of teeth prepared for repair. During a search mode, a high resolution grey scale image is presented on a monitor. The scan head is positioned over the prepared cavity, using this visual feedback. A trigger initiates actual 3D data ...


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Werner H Moermann, Marco Brandestini: Blank from which a dental implant can be machined, and a method of making the blank. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, October 7, 1986: US04615678 (64 worldwide citation)

A blank adapted for use in custom fabrication of an implant for dental restoration includes first and second joined parts. The first part is made of the raw material of the ultimate implant, whereas the second part can be made of a different material. The second part is shaped to facilitate a positi ...


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Marco Brandestini, Werner H Moermann: Method and apparatus for the custom shaping of dental inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges and parts thereof. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, August 30, 1988: US04766704 (34 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for machining a custom-shaped dental restorative part from a blank of dental material yield the entire part in a single operation, and include a workpiece being mounted on a support member which facilitates rotation and axial movement of the workpiece. A separating disk is use ...