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Marginal and internal fit of metal copings fabricated with rapid prototyping and conventional waxing.

(2017) Marginal and internal fit of metal copings fabricated with rapid prototyping and conventional waxing. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry.

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Given the limitations of conventional waxing, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technologies have been developed as alternative methods of making patterns. PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the marginal and internal fit of metal copings derived from wax patterns fabricated by rapid prototyping (RP) to those created by the conventional handmade technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four standardized brass dies were milled and divided into 2 groups (n=12) according to the wax pattern fabrication method. The CAD-RP group was assigned to the experimental group, and the conventional group to the control group. The cross-sectional technique was used to assess the marginal and internal discrepancies at 15 points on the master die by using a digital microscope. An independent t test was used for statistical analysis (α=.01). RESULTS The CAD-RP group had a total mean (±SD) for absolute marginal discrepancy of 117.1 (±11.5) μm and a mean marginal discrepancy of 89.8 (±8.3) μm. The conventional group had an absolute marginal discrepancy 88.1 (±10.7) μm and a mean marginal discrepancy of 69.5 (±15.6) μm. The overall mean (±SD) of the total internal discrepancy, separately calculated as the axial internal discrepancy and occlusal internal discrepancy, was 95.9 (±8.0) μm for the CAD-RP group and 76.9 (±10.2) μm for the conventional group. The independent t test results showed significant differences between the 2 groups. The CAD-RP group had larger discrepancies at all measured areas than the conventional group, which was statistically significant (P<.01). CONCLUSIONS Within the limitations of this in vitro study, the conventional method of wax pattern fabrication produced copings with better marginal and internal fit than the CAD-RP method. However, the marginal and internal fit for both groups were within clinically acceptable ranges.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Marginal and internal fit of metal copings fabricated with rapid prototyping and conventional waxing
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral Surgery > WU 500-530 Prosthodontics
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Dental > Department of prosthodontics
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4714

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