Digital database for nasal prosthesis design with a 3D morphable face model approach

Rachael Jablonski, Taran Malhotra, Trevor Coward, Daniel Shaw, Chris Bojke, Sue Pavitt, Brian Natress, Andrew Keeling

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Designing nasal prostheses can be challenging due to the unpaired nature of the facial feature especially in cases with insufficient preoperative information. Various nose model databases have been suggested as a helpful starting point for computer-aided design of nasal prostheses however these do not appear to be readily accessible. Therefore, an open-access digital database of nose models has been generated based on a 3D Morphable Face Model approach. This manuscript describes the generation of the database, highlights steps for designing a nasal prosthesis, and signposts readers to the database for future clinical and research work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Apr 2023

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