Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 18 (2016), No. 2 15. June 2016
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 18 (2016), No. 2 (15.06.2016)
Poster 991, Language: English
Accuracy of Full-Arch Implant Frameworks Obtained Through Digital Impression
Setti, Paolo / Menini, Maria / Pera, Francesco / Pesce, Paolo / Pera, Paolo
Aim: The purpose of this in vitro study is to assess the passive fit of prosthetic metal frameworks obtained through a novel digital impression system, for full-arch rehabilitations on multiple implants.
Materials and methods: Five master casts, reproducing edentulous jaws with 4 tilted implants, were poured (Groups: MC #1, MC #2, MC #3, MC #4, MC #5).
An intraoral scanner system [True Definition Scanner, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA] was used to perform five digital impressions (DI) of each master cast (n=25).
The implant position was detected with 4 special scan bodies [Toothless, Simbiosi srl, Empoli Firenze, Italy].
A single DI, presenting mean values compared to the others, was selected from each group in order to fabricate a metal framework with CAD-CAM technology (n=5).
Passive fit was assessed with the Sheffield Test, screwing each framework on the corresponding master cast.
A stereomicroscope [Wild M3Z, Wild Heerbrugg, Heerbrugg, Switzerland] (40x magnification) was used to record maximum gap values at the framework-implant analog interface.
Results: Sheffield test reported the following mean values of gap:
MC #1 = 0.024 ± 0.019 mm (range: 0.003-0.044 mm),
MC #2 = 0.022 ± 0.014 mm (range: 0.003-0.047 mm),
MC #3 = 0.027 ± 0.015 mm (range: 0.003-0.045 mm),
MC #4 = 0.021 ± 0.012 mm (range: 0.003-0.037 mm),
MC #5 = 0.021 ± 0.016 mm (range: 0.002-0.046 mm).
No statistically significant differences were found among the groups (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Within the limits of this study, digital impression represents a reliable method to fabricate full-arch implant frameworks provided with passive fit.
Keywords: intraoral scanner, digital impression, impression accuracy, implant, passive fit, prosthetic framework
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