3D Method for Occlusal Tooth Wear Assessment in Presence of Substantial Changes on Other Tooth Surfaces

Gkantidis, Nikolaos; Dritsas, Konstantinos; Katsaros, Christos; Halazonetis, Demetrios; Ren, Yijin (2020). 3D Method for Occlusal Tooth Wear Assessment in Presence of Substantial Changes on Other Tooth Surfaces. Journal of clinical medicine, 9(12) MDPI 10.3390/jcm9123937

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Early diagnosis and timely management of tooth or dental material wear is imperative to avoid extensive restorations. Previous studies suggested different methods for tooth wear assessment, but no study has developed a three‐dimensional (3D) superimposition technique applicable in cases where tooth surfaces, other than the occlusal, undergo extensive morphological
changes. Here, we manually grinded plaster incisors and canines to simulate occlusal tooth wear of varying severity in teeth that received a wire retainer bonded on their lingual surfaces, during the assessment period. The corresponding dental casts were scanned using a surface scanner. The
modified tooth crowns were best‐fit approximated to the original crowns using seven 3D superimposition techniques (two reference areas with varying settings) and the gold standard technique (GS: intact adjacent teeth and alveolar processes as superimposition reference), which provided the true value. Only a specific technique (complete crown with 20% estimated overlap of
meshes), which is applicable in actual clinical data, showed perfect agreement with the GS technique in all cases (median difference: −0.002, max absolute difference: 0.178 mm3). The outcomes of the suggested and the GS technique were highly reproducible (max difference < 0.040 mm3). The presented technique offers low cost, convenient, accurate, and risk‐free tooth wear assessment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Gkantidis, Nikolaos; Dritsas, Konstantinos and Katsaros, Christos

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2077-0383

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Renate Imhof-Etter

Date Deposited:

30 Dec 2020 16:31

Last Modified:

30 Dec 2020 16:31

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/jcm9123937

PubMed ID:

33291770

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/149364

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/149364

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