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Stawarczyk, B; Ender, A; Trottmann, A; Özcan, M; Fischer, J; Hämmerle, C H F (2012). Load-bearing capacity of CAD/CAM milled polymeric three-unit fixed dental prostheses: Effect of aging regimens. Clinical Oral Investigations, 16(6):1669-1677.

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This study tested the fracture load of milled and conventionally fabricated polymeric and glass-ceramic three-unit fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) after aging.
FDPs were fabricated (N = 1,050) from four computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) resins: (1) AT (artBlock Temp); (2) TC (Telio CAD); (3) ZP (ZENO PMMA); (4) CT (CAD-Temp); two conventionally fabricated resins, (5) IES (integral esthetic press), (6) CMK (CronMix K), and a glass-ceramic (control) (7) PG (IMAGINE PressX). Specimens of each group were tested immediately after fabrication (n = 15 per material). Seventy-five FDPs per material type were stored in artificial saliva (37°C) and 15 of them were randomly selected after aging (1, 7, 28, 90, and 180 days) for fracture load measurement. The remaining specimens (n = 60 per material) were subjected to chewing simulation (×120.000-1.200.000, 49 N, 5°C/50°C). The data were analyzed using two-way and one-way ANOVA followed by Scheffé test.
The interactions between FDP materials and aging time in both storage media showed a significant impact on the results (p < 0.001). Among saliva storage groups, TC and ZP showed the highest, and PG the lowest fracture load (p < 0.05). AT and CT were not affected from chewing simulation. TC, ZP, and AT presented the highest in ascending order (p < 0.05), PG and CMK showed the lowest fracture load after chewing simulation (p < 0.001).
Aging did not influence the fracture load of FDPs made of CAD/CAM resins. FDPs made of glass-ceramic showed significantly lower fracture load than those of all resin FDPs. Clinical relevance: Considering fracture load measurements, CAD/CAM resins tested could be alternative materials to glass-ceramic for FDP construction.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:22 Feb 2012 17:03
Last Modified:18 Dec 2013 02:38
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00784-011-0670-4
PubMed ID:22209963
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 12
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