Automatic Digital Design of the Occlusal Anatomy of Monolithic Zirconia Crowns Compared to Dental Technicians' Digital Waxing: A Controlled Clinical Trial.

Fiore, Adolfo Di; Monaco, Carlo; Brunello, Giulia; Granata, Stefano; Stellini, Edoardo; Yilmaz, Burak (2021). Automatic Digital Design of the Occlusal Anatomy of Monolithic Zirconia Crowns Compared to Dental Technicians' Digital Waxing: A Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of prosthodontics - implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry, 30(2), pp. 104-110. Blackwell 10.1111/jopr.13268

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PURPOSE

Reconstructing the occlusal morphology of posterior teeth in definitive dental prosthesis can be challenging. The use of the correlation technique enables replication of the information and occlusal anatomy of interim dental prostheses to the definitive ones. The purpose of this controlled clinical trial was to compare the static and dynamic contacts (SDC) of monolithic zirconia crowns designed with correlation and library techniques.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Twenty-four patients were included in the study for a total of 28 molars. For each abutment tooth, an interim crown was fabricated and two digital scans, with and without the interim crown in place were made. Two single crowns were designed using correlation and library techniques. Fifty-six monolithic zirconia crowns were milled. The interim and definitive crowns were evaluated intraorally for SDC by using a 24-μm-thick blue articulating foil. After removing the interim and definite crowns, extraoral photographs were taken to calculate the SDC area using software (ImageJ) and analyzed by the Kruskal-Wallis test.

RESULTS

The average and ± standard deviation (SD) of area of the occlusal marks on interim crowns was 32.27 ± 3.45 mm2 . Definitive crowns designed by using the correlation technique had an area of 31.01 ± 3.73 mm2 ; the area in the library technique was 36.85 ± 5.78 mm2 . No statistically significant difference was found (p = 0.091) between the occlusal mark areas of the interim and definitive crowns designed by using the correlation technique. Whereas, there were significant differences between the areas of occlusal marks of the interim and definitive crowns designed by using the library technique, and between the areas of occlusal marks of definitive crowns designed by using the correlation and library techniques (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION

The average area of the SDC of monolithic zirconia crowns designed by using the correlation technique was similar to that of interim crowns. The library technique was less effective when replicating the SDC compared to the correlation technique.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Yilmaz, Burak

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1059-941X

Publisher:

Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniela Zesiger

Date Deposited:

22 Dec 2020 13:58

Last Modified:

12 Feb 2021 01:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jopr.13268

PubMed ID:

33009865

Uncontrolled Keywords:

CAD/CAM Digital scan correlation technique interim crown monolithic zirconia

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.148758

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/148758

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