Computer Aided Detection of Dental Implant Crown Defects

Bocekci V. G. , Demir Ö.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.134, no.1, pp.422-425, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.134.422
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A
  • Page Numbers: pp.422-425


A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Crown is the apparent part of the dental implant. Detection of crown defects is important for health of the patient before the surgery. In this study, a computer aided detection system developed to analyze tooth dental implant crown digital images to detect defects. The developed system detects various implant defects such as fractures, cracks, dents, spots and roughness. Micro fractures are detected using morphologic operations by the system. Dents and spots are also detected using this image processing techniques. Textural analysis can be performed on digital images to detect different roughness and porosity areas on dental implant. The developed system prevents waste of time and decreases costs. Using the system also will increase patients' satisfaction.