Two-stream regression network for dental implant position prediction

Xinquan Yang, Xuguang Li, Xuechen Li, Wenting Chen, Linlin Shen, Xin Li, Yongqiang Deng

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In implant prosthesis treatment, the design of the surgical guide heavily relies on the manual location of the implant position, which is subjective and prone to doctor's experiences. When deep learning based methods has started to be applied to address this problem, the space between teeth are various and some of them might present similar texture characteristic with the actual implant region. Both problems make a big challenge for the implant position prediction. In this paper, we develop a two-stream implant position regression framework (TSIPR), which consists of an implant region detector (IRD) and a multi-scale patch embedding regression network (MSPENet), to address this issue. For the training of IRD, we extend the original annotation to provide additional supervisory information, which contains much more rich characteristic and do not introduce extra labeling costs. A multi-scale patch embedding module is designed for the MSPENet to adaptively extract features from the images with various tooth spacing. The global–local feature interaction block is designed to build the encoder of MSPENet, which combines the transformer and convolution for enriched feature representation. During inference, the RoI mask extracted from the IRD is used to refine the prediction results of the MSPENet. Extensive experiments on a dental implant dataset through five-fold cross-validation demonstrated that the proposed TSIPR achieves superior performance than existing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121135
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep learning
  • Dental implant
  • Implant prosthesis
  • Vision transformer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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