Originally Posted by Donzo
This is so interesting! My dentist has a machine that creates your filling, cap or bridge while you wait using 3D technology. These products have incredible potential. I am going to start following their development. Thanks for the links!
Theres been big advances in dimensional imaging that make that possible. With small cheap sensors similar to the ones in your cell phone it's easy to do structured light imaging of things... And that includes teeth. A grid of laser lines is projected on the thing you want to measure and by recording how it changes the grid shape you can derive an exact 3D model. That can then be used to create a CAD file for a crown and used as the input file for a 3D printer.
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