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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 7-8     4. June 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 7-8  (04.06.2010)

Page 585-590, PubMed:20614046

In vitro evaluation of marginal adaptation in five ceramic restoration fabricating techniques
Ural, Cagri / Burgaz, Yavuz / Sarac, Duygu
Objective: To compare in vitro the marginal adaptation of crowns manufactured using ceramic restoration fabricating techniques.
Method and Materials: Fifty standardized master steel dies simulating molars were produced and divided into five groups, each containing 10 specimens. Test specimens were fabricated with CAD/CAM, heat-press, glass-infiltration, and conventional lost-wax techniques according to manufacturer instructions. Marginal adaptation of the test specimens was measured vertically before and after cementation using SEM. Data were statistically analyzed by one-way ANOVA with Tukey HSD tests (α = .05).
Results: Marginal adaptation of ceramic crowns was affected by fabrication technique and cementation process (P < .001). The lowest marginal opening values were obtained with Cerec-3 crowns before and after cementation (P < .001). The highest marginal discrepancy values were obtained with PFM crowns before and after cementation.
Conclusion: Marginal adaptation values obtained in the compared systems were within clinically acceptable limits. Cementation causes a significant increase in the vertical marginal discrepancies of the test specimens.

Keywords: all-ceramic, CAD/CAM, marginal discrepancy, marginal fit