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OBJECTIVE The objective was to conduct a clinical, radiographic, and histologic follow-up of alveolar socket healing in 8 human cases in which the extraction sockets of the involved teeth were treated with biodegradable root replicas before metallic implants were placed. STUDY DESIGN Chair side prepared solid and porous forms of root replicas made out of(More)
This investigation studies porcine tissue response in tooth extraction sockets treated with root replicas made out of Beta-tricalcium phosphate (Beta-TCP; Beta-Ca(3)(PO(4))(2)) granules, molded and held together by thermal fusion of a thin film of polyglycolic-polylactic acid copolymer. Six left mandibular third incisors (n (1)/4 6) of experimental pigs are(More)
The authors conducted research to determine the grinding precision and accuracy of fit of ceramic inlays generated with the completely redesigned CEREC 2 computer-assisted design/computer-integrated manufacturing, or CAD-CIM, unit. They found that the grinding precision of the CEREC 2 unit was 2.4 times greater than that of CEREC 1. With CEREC 2, the mean(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine in vitro the effects of 2 commercially available microabrasion compounds (Prema [Premiere Dental Products] and Opalustre [Ultradent]) on human enamel under standardized conditions after treatment periods of 10, 20, 30, and 40 seconds. Nonacidified pumice served as an abrasive control compound. METHOD AND MATERIALS Mean substance(More)
PURPOSE To determine the loss of enamel after a single 20-secondsapplication of a microabrasion slurry and to evaluate structural changes by means of laser fluorescence, and microscopic and optical measurements. METHODS Defined buccal areas with a diameter of 2 mm from 16 extracted human molars were demineralized for 12 weeks using a demineralization gel(More)
Two in vitro tests for the assessment of whitening agents were evaluated. A simple, reproducible and cost-effective model using coloured solutions was compared to a tooth model. The following bleaching agents were investigated: 1) Sodium perborate tetrahydrate/30% H2O2, 2) sodium perborate tetrahydrate/3% H2O2, 3) thermocatalytic procedure with 30% H2O2 and(More)
The grinding precision of one Cerec-1 (C1) and one Cerec-2 (C2) CAD/CIM unit each was evaluated using standardized inlay-like (mod) samples (n = 40) of Vita Cerec Mk II porcelain and Dicor MGC glass ceramic. Typical dimensions (B, E, F, H) of the sampleS were measured and the standard deviations (SD) analysed statistically using the F-test. SD of(More)
Alveolar bone resorption is frequently observed after tooth extraction. Atrophy of the alveolar ridge may cause esthetic and surgical problems in prosthetic dentistry. Augmentative measures may thus be required to guarantee optimal prosthetic replacement of the lost tissues. Augmentative bone treatment may result in extensive surgical interventions and(More)
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