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There is no doubt today about the possibilities and potential of digital impression-taking with the aid of intraoral optical impression systems, and the past few years have seen a considerable increase in the range of optical intraoral scanners available on the market. On the strength of numerous innovations and a wider range of indications in orthodontics(More)
Surveying intraoral structures by optical means has reached the stage where it is being discussed as a serious clinical alternative to conventional impression taking. Ease of handling and, more importantly, accuracy are important criteria for the clinical suitability of these systems. This article presents a new intraoral camera for the Cerec procedure. It(More)
OBJECTIVES This study determined the two-body wear and toothbrushing wear parameters, including gloss and roughness measurements and additionally Martens hardness, of nine aesthetic CAD/CAM materials, one direct resin-based nanocomposite plus that of human enamel as a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two-body wear was investigated in a(More)
PURPOSE Adhesive cementation reduces the need for macroretentive preparation for crowns. This study investigated the survival and clinical rating of monolithic computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) ceramic crowns bonded to preparations with reduced macroretention, hypothesizing that adhesion would compensate for reduced retention geometry. (More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the effects of adhesive cements on marginal adaptation and fracture resistance of ceramic molar crowns. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-five extracted maxillary molars were selected. The occlusal morphology of 15 molars (control) was scanned and transferred to the crowns in the test groups by CAD/CAM. Sixty molars received(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Restorative dentistry searches for nonmetal reinforcement of esthetic fixed partial dentures (FPDs). PURPOSE This clinical study evaluated conservative fiber-reinforced composite FPDs bonded to inlay abutments. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty fiber-reinforced composite inlay FPDs were made for 15 patients. Restorations were manufactured(More)
96 Cerec CAD/CIM inlays (Vita Cerec Mk II, shades A2C and B3C) were seated into one reusable mod-cavity in a human molar. Light- (Brilliant Lux Incisal, Coltène) and dual- (Vita Duo Cement) curing composite resin respectively were used and the proximal areas were irradiated using a curing light (Coltolux II) with 4 different procedures: A) 210 s; B) 120 s(More)
The ability of two different toothbrush bristle ends to produce traumatic gingival abrasion was assessed in a double blind study of 15 male and 15 female young adults. Brushing was performed in a circular fashion using a modified Bass Technique. An apparatus allowing continuous visual feedback of the average brushing force permitted a degree of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW Early in 1980, the author anticipated the attraction of restoring posterior teeth with tooth-colored material. He conducted studies and developed the clinical concept of bonded ceramic inlays, at the same time raising the issue of the fast fabrication of the ceramic restorations. The author developed plans for in-office(More)