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Abstract #3506

Dental Restorations Crowns, Bridges and Inlays Produced Using in Vivo Dental MRI

Olga Tymofiyeva1, Kurt Rottner2, Julian Boldt2, Ernst-Juergen Richter2, Peter Michael Jakob1

1Dept. of Experimental Physics 5, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany; 2Dept. of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany

The MRI-based contrast-enhanced method of tooth surface digitization was recently suggested as an alternative way of making dental impressions. The negative impression of the tooth surface can be directly used for production of dental restorations by means of CAD/CAM technology. For the first time dental restorations were produced using in vivo MRI-based tooth surface digitization. The resulting fit of the restorations demonstrates feasibility of the technique.