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Dens invaginatus is a dental malformation that may give rise to several complications. Caries of the invagination can severely weaken the whole tooth, making it susceptible to fracture. Subgingival fractures are major complications threatening tooth survival and usually require periodontal/orthodontic/prosthetic treatment if long-term viability is to be(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Zirconia cores are reported to be less translucent than glass, lithium disilicate, or alumina cores. This could affect the esthetic appearance and the clinical choices made when using zirconia-based restorations. PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the translucency of zirconia copings for single crowns(More)
Sculpting a wax ear cast for use when making a definitive prosthesis for a patient who has had auricle ablative surgery, is challenging. It requires a skilled anaplastologist along with complex instrumentation able to perform facial laser scans and reproduce anatomic details. The aim of this article is to present a technique to create a cast by laser(More)
We developed a model to test new bone constructs to replace spare skeletal segments originating from new generation scaffolds for bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Using computed tomography (CT) data, scaffolds were defined using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for rapid prototyping by three-dimensional (3D) printing.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the failure patterns of teeth restored with both cast metal and fiber posts after fatigue cycling. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five crownless human teeth subdivided into 5 groups were subjected to 2 x 106 100-N fatigue cycles at 8 Hz under 37 degrees C water. RESULTS No root fatigue fractures were recorded. High microleakage values(More)
This article describes a technique to make an implant-retained maxillofacial prosthesis using CAD/CAM technology and a rapid prototyping machine. The primary advantage of this technique is virtual 3-dimensional integration of the defective surface with the mirrored and digitalized normal ear. Making an impression of the defective side is not necessary,(More)
This study describes a protocol for the direct manufacturing of a customized titanium mesh using CAD-CAM procedures and rapid prototyping to augment maxillary bone and minimize surgery when severe atrophy or post-oncological deformities are present. Titanium mesh and particulate autogenous plus bovine demineralised bone were planned for patient(More)
Restoration of a nasal defect after ablative surgery for squamous cell carcinoma necessitates replacing the missing volume and anchoring a prosthesis to the patient's face. This report describes the failure of plastic reconstructive surgery after ablation of a squamous cell cancer of the nose and the esthetic and functional restoration of the patient with a(More)
AIM To design a surgical template to guide the insertion of craniofacial implants for nasal prosthesis retention. MATERIALS AND METHODS The planning of the implant position was obtained using software for virtual surgery; the positions were transferred to a free-form computer-aided design modeling software and used to design the surgical guides. A rapid(More)
PURPOSE This study describes the workflow in a procedure to create a provisional facial prosthesis for cancer patients using digital and rapid prototyping technologies without the need for supporting craniofacial implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS An integrated workflow procedure aimed at the construction of provisional silicone prosthesis was used to(More)