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An In Vitro Study of Factors Influencing the Performance of Digital Intraoral Impressions Operating on Active Wavefront Sampling Technology with Multiple Implants in the Edentulous Maxilla


Gimenez-Gonzalez, Beatriz; Hassan, Bassam; Özcan, Mutlu; Pradíes, Guillermo (2017). An In Vitro Study of Factors Influencing the Performance of Digital Intraoral Impressions Operating on Active Wavefront Sampling Technology with Multiple Implants in the Edentulous Maxilla. Journal of Prosthodontics, 26(8):650-655.

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PURPOSE To evaluate the performance (accuracy and repeatability) and the factors affecting the clinical performance of a recently released intraoral scanner based on active wavefront sampling technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single resin model of an edentulous maxilla fitted with six implants inserted at various depths and angulations was measured with a coordinated measuring machine (CMM) at 3 to 5 μm, and this acted as the "true," or reference, values of the study. Six corresponding cylindrical PEEK scanbodies were then mounted onto the implants, and four calibrated observers independently repeated the digital intraoral scan five times with a True Definition (TrueDef) scanner. Using implant position #15 as a reference, five linear and angular measurements were compared with the reference values (CMM), and the data were analyzed via one-way ANOVA and two-sample t-test. RESULTS Mean linear and angular deviations for the TrueDef from CMM measurements were from 5.38 ± 12.61 μm to -26.97 ± 50.56 μm and from 0.16º ± 0.04º to -0.43º ± 0.1º, respectively. Experienced observers performed significantly better than inexperienced ones (p = 0.006), and scan distance (quadrant) significantly affected scanning accuracy (p = 0.003). Visible length of the scanbody affected measurement accuracy (p = 0.0001), while implant angulation did not (p = 0.757). CONCLUSIONS The TrueDef scanner provides measurements within clinically accepted limits. Yet scanbody visibility, observer experience, and scan length remain relevant factors affecting accuracy.

Abstract

PURPOSE To evaluate the performance (accuracy and repeatability) and the factors affecting the clinical performance of a recently released intraoral scanner based on active wavefront sampling technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single resin model of an edentulous maxilla fitted with six implants inserted at various depths and angulations was measured with a coordinated measuring machine (CMM) at 3 to 5 μm, and this acted as the "true," or reference, values of the study. Six corresponding cylindrical PEEK scanbodies were then mounted onto the implants, and four calibrated observers independently repeated the digital intraoral scan five times with a True Definition (TrueDef) scanner. Using implant position #15 as a reference, five linear and angular measurements were compared with the reference values (CMM), and the data were analyzed via one-way ANOVA and two-sample t-test. RESULTS Mean linear and angular deviations for the TrueDef from CMM measurements were from 5.38 ± 12.61 μm to -26.97 ± 50.56 μm and from 0.16º ± 0.04º to -0.43º ± 0.1º, respectively. Experienced observers performed significantly better than inexperienced ones (p = 0.006), and scan distance (quadrant) significantly affected scanning accuracy (p = 0.003). Visible length of the scanbody affected measurement accuracy (p = 0.0001), while implant angulation did not (p = 0.757). CONCLUSIONS The TrueDef scanner provides measurements within clinically accepted limits. Yet scanbody visibility, observer experience, and scan length remain relevant factors affecting accuracy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:December 2017
Deposited On:19 Jan 2018 09:28
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 10:36
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1059-941X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.12457
PubMed ID:26934046

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