SMARANDA BUDURU, ANCA MESAROS, CRISTIAN CULCITCHI, MARIOARA MOLDOVAN, DOINA PRODAN, CAMELIA SZUHANEK MULTIVARIATE ASSESSMENT OF MARGINAL FIT OF THREE TYPES OF DENTAL CROWNS USING THREE SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR CAD-CAM TECHNOLOGY - IN VITRO PILOT STUDY
The objective of this in-vitro study was to compare if there are any differences in the marginal fit of crowns fabricated by CAD/CAM technique. We used three different types of materials (two types of polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) provided by two different manufacturers and one type of hybrid ceramic) and three different types of impressions: intraoral scanning, model scanning and conventional impression scanning. The crowns were subsequently measured with an electronic microscope at 1000X. Our results showed better results for the hybrid ceramic. The differences between the PMMA were not significant. There were no statistic differences with the ANOVA analysis between the scanning methods. Best combination in terms of marginal fit was found with hybrid ceramic and intraoral scanning.
Keywords: marginal fit, intraoral scanner, model scanner, impression scanning, PMMA, hybrid ceramic, SEM