International Journal of Computerized Dentistry, 3/2023
ScienceDOI: 10.3290/j.ijcd.b3781703, PubMed ID (PMID): 36632986Pages 237-245, Language: English, German
Aim: To evaluate the fracture load and type of failure of two different monolithic restorative materials bonded to standardized titanium bases and fabricated by two different procedures regarding the bonding interface.
Materials and methods: All screw-retained implant crown specimens (n = 40), subjected to fatigue by thermomechanical loading, differed in the restorative material (lithium disilicate [LDS] or polymer-infiltrated ceramic network [PICN], referred to as ‘hybrid ceramic’ [HYC]) and the interface type between the restorative material and the titanium base abutment (prefabricated ex-factory or produced during a CAM-milling procedure). This resulted in the following groups (n = 10/group): 1) LDS-M: lithium disilicate crown with a CAM-milled interface; 2) LDS-P: lithium disilicate crown with a prefabricated interface; 3) HYC-M: PICN crown with a CAM-milled interface; and 4) HYC-P: PICN crown with a prefabricated interface. Aged specimens underwent static fracture load testing. The load (N) at which the initial crack occurred was denoted as Finitial, and the maximal load (N) at which the restorations fractured as Fmax. All specimens were examined under a stereomicroscope to determine the failure mode.
Results: The median Finitial values were 180 N for LDS-M, 343 N for LDS-P, 340 N for HYC-M, and 190 N for HYC-P. The median Fmax values were 1822 N for LDS-M, 2039 N for LDS-P, 1454 N for HYC-M, and 1581 N for HYC-P. The intergroup differences were significant for Finitial (KW: P = 0.0042) and for Fmax (KW: P = 0.0010). The failure types also showed differences between the restorative groups.
Conclusions: The choice of restorative material had a stronger influence on the fracture load than the abutment interface workflow. Lithium disilicate showed the highest load for initial crack appearance (Finitial) and for complete fracture of the restoration (Fmax).
Keywords: lithium disilicate, dental materials, polymer-infiltrated ceramic network, thermomechanical aging, fracture load, failure mode, prosthetic dentistry, restorative material, abutment interface
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, 3/2023
Pages 239-241, Language: English
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 3/2023
DOI: 10.11607/prd.5621, PubMed ID (PMID): 36520129Pages 355-362, Language: English
Phenotype modification therapy has emerged as one of the main treatment objectives of periodontal plastic surgery. However, long-term data on the stability of gingival thickness gains are not available. This study examined the kinetics of mucosal thickness gain as a measure of phenotype modification therapy following treatment of multiple gingival recession defects with vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA). Six patients with 14 recession type (RT) II teeth were treated using VISTA and subepithelial connective tissue grafts (SCTG). Scanned images of study casts at pre- and postoperative periods (6 to 66 months) were digitally superimposed for quantitative evaluation of soft tissue dimensional changes. Mucosal thickness gains ranged from 1.0 ± 0.7 mm (1 mm apical to cement-enamel junction [CEJ]) to 1.4 ± 0.4 mm (5 mm apical to CEJ). The gingival thickness gains remained relatively stable, with thickness gains at 66 months of 0.5 ± 0.8, 0.9 ± 0.6, 1.1 ± 0.6, 1.0 ± 0.4, and 1.2 ± 0.6 mm at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 mm apical to the CEJ, respectively. Treatment of multiple gingival recession defects with VISTA and SCTG led to stable gingival thickness gains and shows promise as a strategy for phenotype modification therapy.
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (EN), 3/2023
PubMed ID (PMID): 37462375Pages 227-228, Language: English
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (EN), 1/2023
PubMed ID (PMID): 36734420Pages 9-10, Language: English
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, 1/2023
Pages 7-8, Language: German
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, 3/2022
Pages 261-262, Language: German
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (EN), 3/2022
PubMed ID (PMID): 36047882Pages 249-250, Language: English
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (EN), 1/2022
PubMed ID (PMID): 35175003Pages 9-10, Language: English
International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, 1/2022
Pages 7-8, Language: German