Roberto Sorrentino

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OBJECTIVE The interest of dental research in metal-free restorations has been rising in the last 20 years following the introduction of innovative all-ceramic materials in the daily practice. In particular, high strength ceramics and related CAD/CAM techniques have widely increased the clinical indications of metal-free prostheses, showing more favourable(More)
AIM The present study aimed at providing 3D-FEA engineering tools for the understanding of the influence of tooth preparation design on the stress distribution and localization of critical sites in maxillary central incisors restored by means of alumina porcelain veneers under functional loading. METHODS A 3D-FEM model of a maxillary central incisor is(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study aimed at evaluating the marginal bone resorption and the peri-implant tissue conditions around Narrow-Neck ITI implants in the implant-prosthetic treatment of the agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients affected by monolateral or bilateral agenesis of the maxillary lateral incisors were(More)
This prospective clinical trial aimed at evaluating the clinical performance of three-unit posterior zirconia fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) after 5 years of clinical function. Thirty-seven patients received 48 three-unit zirconia-based FDPs. The restorations replaced either a premolar or a molar. Specific inclusion criteria were needed. Tooth preparation(More)
The biomechanical effect of mandibular functional flexure on stress build-up in implant-supported fixed restorations is discussed. The relative deformations and stress distributions in six different designs of implant-supported prosthetic systems (six or four implants, with or without distal cantilevers, cross-arch or midline-divided bar into two(More)
The study aimed at estimating the effect of insertion length of posts with composite restorations on stress and strain distributions in central incisors and surrounding bone. The typical, average geometries were generated in a FEA environment. Dentin was considered as an elastic orthotropic material, and periodontal ligament was coupled with nonlinear(More)
BACKGROUND With regard to implant-supported prostheses, to date no technique has been proven to guarantee a completely passive fit of prosthetic frameworks. Several clinical variables may affect the precision of impressions, particularly in the presence of implants. PURPOSE To compare the accuracy of implant impressions made with different materials,(More)
OBJECTIVES The present comparative analysis aimed at evaluating which combination of restorative materials resulted in the most homogeneous stress and strain distributions. METHODS A three-dimensional finite element analysis was performed. All the nodes on the external surface of the root were constrained in all directions. Eighteen experimental models(More)
The elastic modulus of the restorative material is important in restoring endodontically treated teeth. This study aimed to compare the fracture resistance and failure patterns of 90 mandibular molars restored using resin composites with or without fiber posts, with respect to the number of residual cavity walls. Five restoration types were performed(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed at evaluating different restoring configurations of a crownless maxillary central incisor, in order to compare the biomechanical behavior of the restored tooth with that of a sound tooth. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 3D FE model of a maxillary central incisor is presented. An arbitrary static force of 10 N was applied with an(More)