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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM No studies have evaluated the internal adaptation of pressed and milled ceramic crowns made from digital impressions. PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the internal fit of pressed and milled ceramic crowns made from digital and conventional impressions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty polyvinyl siloxane (PVS)(More)
PURPOSE This in vitro study evaluated the 3D and 2D marginal fit of pressed and computer-aided-designed/computer-aided-manufactured (CAD/CAM) all-ceramic crowns made from digital and conventional impressions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A dentoform tooth (#30) was prepared for an all-ceramic crown (master die). Thirty type IV definitive casts were made from 30(More)
Osseointegrated implant support of dental restorations continues to be a popular option for the contemporary patient with missing natural dentition. This article focuses on the two most frequently used methods for attaching final prostheses to endosseous implants. The authors offer practical solutions for minimizing implant screw loosening and describe the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate microstructural and crystallographic phase changes after grinding 3Y-TZP dental ceramics. Ceramic blanks were sintered according to manufacturer's recommendations and divided into four groups: (A) as-sintered control, (B) diamond-ground manually under water, (C) ground and polished, and (D) ground and annealed at(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the prosthetic complications of patients with a maxillary complete removable dental prosthesis opposing a mandibular metal-resin implant fixed complete dental prosthesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study is a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective study. Dental records from 46 patients treated(More)
Our purpose was to investigate the effect of heat treatment on the reversibility of the tetragonal to monoclinic transformation in 3Y-TZP, and associated surface roughness. The goals were to determine the onset temperature of the reverse transformation, and characterize surface roughness after accelerated aging, and after aging followed by heat treatment.(More)
This article presents a design to convert a partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) from Kennedy class II to class III using a dental implant. Incorporating semiprecision attachments, this design provides desired esthetics, phonetics, and function.
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the relationship of specific prosthetic complications in patients with a maxillary complete removable dental prosthesis (CRDP) opposing a mandibular metal-resin implant-fixed complete dental prosthesis (MRIFCDP) with respect to anteroposterior (AP) spread and cantilever length. MATERIALS(More)
Recent advances in ceramic technology have revolutionized aesthetic dentistry. When treating a single anterior tooth in need of a full-coverage restoration, a multitude of options in restorative materials and techniques is available to the clinician. The learning objective of this article is to present and evaluate a selection of all-ceramic dental(More)