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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between the thickness of the roof of the glenoid fossa (RGF) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMDs). METHODS Eighty-seven patients with symptoms and indications of TMD in one or both TMJs were referred for MRI. Cone-beam CT (3DX)… (More)
This study evaluates the bonding characteristics of a lithium disilicate-based ceramic material (IPS Empress 2). Two sizes of disk specimens of the material were made, and three groups of disk pairs were separately surface-prepared using three techniques; etching with phosphoric acid, etching with hydrofluoric acid, and air-abrasion with alumina. Each group… (More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Gold electroformed metal-ceramic restorations have been promoted as alternatives to conventional metal-ceramic restorations. However, little is known about the relationship between tooth preparation design and marginal adaptation for this type of crown. PURPOSE This study evaluated the influence of 3 different finish line designs on… (More)
This article presents a technique for quantitatively evaluating the color of teeth, as well as color change in restorations and tooth surfaces. Through use of a custom template made of a thermoplastic polymer and a dental colorimeter, tooth surface color can be recorded periodically at the same location intraorally.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of abutment materials on the color of IPS Empress 2 ceramic coping with different thicknesses. Ceramic coping specimens (12.0x12.0x0.8-2.0 mm) were fabricated from IPS Empress 2 material (Ingot-100, n=5/group). Abutment specimens were fabricated from a build-up composite, a gold alloy, or a… (More)
We find marginal-Fermi-liquid- (MFL) like behavior in the Hubbard model on a square lattice for a range of hole doping and on-site interaction parameter U. Thereby we use a self-consistent projection operator method. It enables us to compute the momentum and frequency dependence of the single-particle excitations with high resolution. The Fermi surface is… (More)
1. The state of inclination and the change under various conditions of the imaginary axis of the tooth crown of upper jaw anterior teeth can be determined by the image measuring system and method of this study. 2. The measurement error of this system was not more than 0.3 degree. This value was sufficient for the purpose of this study. 3. The imaginary axis… (More)