HOT Research


Year:  2011

Two research centers: Hannover Center for Optical Technologies (HOT) and Medical School Hannover (MHH), took part on the project “Odonto”. The aim of the project was to minimize the healthy tooth-tissue that will be removed with the old dental material by refilling of tooth cavities. Now a day it is not possible to distinguish healthy tooth tissue from the modern dental filling materials visual. That’s why the modern optical methods of measurement were applied to measure cavities in teeth as accurately as possible.

During the project, it was found that the fringe projection measurement method is suitable to measure geometry of dental cavities. For the calculation of volumes of tooth cavities the corresponding algorithms have been developed.

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