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Fit of High-Translucency Zirconia Fixed Dental Prostheses Using Two Different Intraoral Scanners

Int J Prosthodont. 2023 Sep 12;36(4):498-500. doi: 10.11607/ijp.8317.


PURPOSE: To assess the marginal and internal fit of monolithic zirconia fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) comparing two different intraoral scanners (IOSs) and assessment methods.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A maxillary typodont with three prepared teeth allowed fabrication of five-unit high-translucency monolithic zirconia FDPs. The typodont was scanned with two IOSs: Cerec Omnicam and 3Shape TRIOS 3. In total, 30 FDPs were milled from presintered high-translucency zirconia blocks. Dual-scan and silicone replica assessments were used to determine marginal and internal gaps.

RESULTS: A statistical significance was observed for marginal gaps (3Shape [74.27 ± 10.4 μm] and Cerec [86.45 ± 14.3 μm]) and for internal gaps (3Shape [126.12 ± 12.7 μm] and Cerec [112.38 ± 17.2 μm]).

CONCLUSIONS: The outcomes of this study showed that the 3Shape TRIOS 3 produced a better overall marginal fit, while the Cerec Omnicam created a better internal fit. Additionally, a greater overall marginal and internal gap was noted with the silicone replica method over the dual-scan method.

PMID:37699191 | DOI:10.11607/ijp.8317

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