Maria Jesus Suarez

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the survival rates and biologic and technical complications of three-unit metal-ceramic posterior fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) with those obtained with zirconia frameworks. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients in need of 40 three-unit posterior FDPs were included in this study. The FDPs were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence and associated risk factors for bacterial translocation in patients with cirrhosis, a mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of bacterial infections in experimental cirrhosis. METHODS Mesenteric lymph nodes were obtained for microbiological culture from 101 patients with cirrhosis and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of In-Ceram Zirconia posterior fixed partial dentures (FPD) after 3 years in service. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen In-Ceram Zirconia FPDs were fabricated in 16 patients. The FPDs were placed between January and April 1999. The CDA quality evaluation system was used for assessment(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Marginal discrepancies of zirconia posterior fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) fabricated using various systems have been assessed to determine the quality of the restorations and facilitate clinical use; however, studies are limited and results are ambiguous because of the sample sizes and measurement methods. PURPOSE The purpose of(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Although the favorable mechanical properties of zirconium oxide-based ceramics have increased the acceptance of fixed dental prostheses for use in the posterior regions of the mouth in recent years, there are few clinical studies documenting the longevity of these restorations. Furthermore, certain complications must be resolved before(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical performance of zirconia-based posterior four-unit fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) after 4 years of clinical observation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2006 and 2010, 10 patients (5 women, 5 men; mean age: 52.8 years) received 17 posterior four-unit FDPs. Two calibrated examiners(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare two measurement methods for the external marginal fit of zirconia posterior fixed partial dentures (FPDs) fabricated using computer-aided design/manufacturing technology and metal-ceramic posterior FPDs fabricated using the conventional lost-wax technique. The null hypothesis was that there would be no differences(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the marginal fit of posterior fixed partial dentures (FPDs) made with 2 computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture systems--Procera Bridge Zirconia (Nobel Biocare) and Lava AllCeramic System (3M ESPE)--and to analyze the differences between abutments and between buccal and lingual surfaces. Twenty(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Marginal fit is an important factor for the long-term success of ceramic restorations; however, it is difficult to compare results from studies on marginal accuracy of zirconium oxide-based restorations that used various computer-assisted systems, because different methods were used to obtain the data. PURPOSE The purpose of this(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the marginal fit of posterior fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) made of monolithic and veneered computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) zirconia ceramic with metal-ceramic posterior FDPs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty standardized steel dies were prepared to receive posterior(More)