Design for functional occlusal surface of CAD/CAM crown using VR articulator

Tomoko Ikawa*, Takumi Ogawa, Yuko Shigeta, Shintaro Kasama, Rio Hirabayashi, Shunji Fukushima, Asaki Hattori, Naoki Suzuki

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this present study, we introduce an approach that utilizes the VR articulator to mimic lateral excursions and design a functional occlusal surface. We then take the resultant occlusal surface from this approach and compare it with a conventional method. As a result, we developed a novel CAD/CAM system which can render a functional occlusal surface, via a VR articulator. The marginal fit and occlusion in our CAD/CAM crown was sufficient to apply to the clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Virtual reality articulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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