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Assessment of Tooth Preparations Submitted to Dental Laboratories for Fabrication of Monolithic Zirconia Crowns

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Department of Restorative Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
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Department of Prosthodontics, University at Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 77030, USA
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Department of General Dentistry, New York University Langone Dental Medicine, Nashville, TN 37011, USA
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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
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Academic Editor: Amirali Zandinejad
Dent. J. 2021, 9(10), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj9100112
Received: 26 August 2021 / Revised: 22 September 2021 / Accepted: 26 September 2021 / Published: 27 September 2021
Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess the quality of posterior teeth prepared for monolithic zirconia crowns. Materials and Methods: A total of 392 STL-files of posterior preparations for monolithic zirconia crowns were evaluated in this study. Three-dimensional (3D) images were evaluated using a software (3D Viewer; 3Shape A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark) for finish line design, finish line width, occluso-cervical dimension, total occlusal convergence (TOC), intercuspal angulation, finish line quality, line angle form, and presence or absence of undercut at the axial wall and unsupported lip of enamel. The assessment was performed by two calibrated evaluators. Then, data were descriptively analyzed. Data for occluso-cervical dimension and TOC were descriptively analyzed according to their location. Results: Thirty-nine percent of premolars, 77% of first molars, and 91% of second molars had an average occluso-cervical dimension of less than 3 mm (premolars) and 4 mm (molars), with most of the preparations having a TOC of more than 20 degrees. More than 50% of preparations had undercut, unsupported enamel and/or unacceptable finish line quality. Conclusions: The quality of tooth preparation including finish line quality, absence of unsupported enamel and undercut at the axial wall should be evaluated when preparing monolithic zirconia crowns. View Full-Text
Keywords: CAD-CAM; quality of tooth preparation; monolithic zirconia CAD-CAM; quality of tooth preparation; monolithic zirconia
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Sadid-Zadeh, R.; Sahraoui, H.; Lawson, B.; Cox, R. Assessment of Tooth Preparations Submitted to Dental Laboratories for Fabrication of Monolithic Zirconia Crowns. Dent. J. 2021, 9, 112. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj9100112

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Sadid-Zadeh R, Sahraoui H, Lawson B, Cox R. Assessment of Tooth Preparations Submitted to Dental Laboratories for Fabrication of Monolithic Zirconia Crowns. Dentistry Journal. 2021; 9(10):112. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj9100112

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Sadid-Zadeh, Ramtin, Hadjer Sahraoui, Brian Lawson, and Robert Cox. 2021. "Assessment of Tooth Preparations Submitted to Dental Laboratories for Fabrication of Monolithic Zirconia Crowns" Dentistry Journal 9, no. 10: 112. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj9100112

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