Atzeni E, Iuliano L, Minetola P, Salmi A.
Proposal of an innovative benchmark for accuracy evaluation of dental crown manufacturing.
Computers in biology and medicine. 2012;42(5):548-55.
An innovative benchmark representing a dental arch with classic features corresponding to different kinds of prepared teeth is proposed. Dental anatomy and general rules for tooth preparation are taken into account. This benchmark includes tooth orientation and provides oblique surfaces similar to those of real prepared teeth. The benchmark is produced by additive manufacturing (AM) and subjected to digitization by a dental three-dimensional scanner. The evaluation procedure proves that the scan data can be used as reference model for crown restorations design. Therefore this benchmark is at the basis for comparative studies about different CAD/CAM and AM techniques for dental crowns.