Comparison of clinical effects of au-pt based and ni-cr based porcelain crowns.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term clinical effects of two kinds of crowns and bridges made of porcelain fused to Au-Pt alloy and Ni-Cr alloy. METHODS A total of 131 teeth (64 patients) were rehabilitated using porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, among which 59 were rehabilitated with Au-Pt alloy metal ceramic crown and 72 with Ni-Cr alloy metal ceramic crown.The porcelain fracture, shade, marginal adaptation, gingival discoloration, and gingival status after finishing restoration and 36 months of follow-up were evaluated. RESULTS After 36 months of restoration, porcelain fused to Au-Pt alloy crown showed better clinical effects than porcelain fused to Ni-Cr alloy crown in shade, marginal adaptation, gingival discoloration, as well as gingival status (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSION The Au-Pt alloy ceramic crown is superior to Ni-Cr alloy ceramic crown in long-term clinical effects.

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@article{LiChun2012ComparisonOC, title={Comparison of clinical effects of au-pt based and ni-cr based porcelain crowns.}, author={Wu Li-Chun and Shi Ye and Ma Teng}, journal={Chinese medical sciences journal = Chung-kuo i hsueh k'o hsueh tsa chih}, year={2012}, volume={27 3}, pages={167-70} }