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Comparative Mechanical Testing for Digitally Produced Provisional Fixed Partial Dentures vs the Conventional Method: An In Vitro Study

Int J Prosthodont. 2023 Dec 18;36(6):748-753. doi: 10.11607/ijp.6440.


PURPOSE: To examine and compare the fracture strength of implant-cemented fixed partial denture (FPD) prostheses fabricated with digital vs conventional chairside methods.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three groups of seven specimens each were produced: group A (3D printing); group B (milling); and group C (conventional chairside manufacturing), which served as a control. All groups were cemented to standard implant abutments placed in artificial bone blocks. Fracture strength testing was performed using a universal testing machine. Statistical analysis of the resultant maximum forces was performed using SPSS version 25 software (Mann- Whitney U test, P < .05).

RESULTS: The mean fracture load value of the group A FPDs was 260.14 N ± 28.88, for group B was 663.57 N ± 140.55, and for group C was 266.65 N ± 63.66.

CONCLUSIONS: Milled provisional FPDs showed a higher fracture resistance compared to 3D-printed and control groups. However, no such difference could be detected between the 3D-printed and control groups.

PMID:38109396 | DOI:10.11607/ijp.6440

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