Journal: The Journal of prosthetic dentistry
The anteroposterior orientation of the maxillary occlusal plane has an important role in the creation, assessment, and perception of an esthetic smile. However, the effect of the angle at which this plane is visualized (the viewing angle) in a broad smile has not been quantified.
Stylohyoid complex ossification (SCO) can be associated with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). However, this subject is poorly investigated in epidemiological studies.
No consensus exists concerning the acceptable ranges of marginal fit for lithium disilicate crowns fabricated with either heat-pressing techniques or computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems.
Marginal adaptation is essential for the long-term success of dental restorations. Studies comparing the marginal gaps of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) restorations made from conventional and digital impressions are limited.
Excessive movement of the underlying tissue bed can lead to poor retention of an implant-retained silicone auricular prosthesis. This article describes a 2-step impression technique with a secondary functional pickup impression of the wax pattern. A wide range of tissue movements can be recorded while maintaining a stable relationship between the abutment analog assembly and retentive elements. The definitive cast is modified accordingly to provide an accurate reproduction of the patient’s tissues during function, thus, increasing the overall retention and stability of the definitive prosthesis.
For 20 years, the intraoral digital impression technique has been applied to the fabrication of computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). Clinical fit is one of the main determinants of the success of an FDP. Studies of the clinical fit of 3-unit ceramic FDPs made by means of a conventional impression versus a digital impression technology are limited.
According to evolving computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, ceramic materials such as zirconia can be used to create fixed dental prostheses for partial removable dental prostheses. Since 3D printing technology was introduced a few years ago, dental applications of this technique have gradually increased. This clinical report presents a complete-mouth rehabilitation using 3D printing and the CAD/CAM double-scanning method.
Presently, data for the survival of 1-piece complete arch fixed implant-supported zirconia prostheses are limited.
Clinical studies comparing the retention values of milled denture bases with those of conventionally processed denture bases are lacking.
Clinicians and dental technicians may underestimate what is deemed esthetic by laypersons and dental professionals.