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Internal Adaptation and Marginal Accuracy of Two Different Techniques-based Poly (ether ether ketone) Single Crowns: An In Vitro Study

Ahmed Rizk Ali Mostafa, Samaa Nagy Kotb, Omnia Abdel-Hamid El-Shihy

Keywords : CAD–CAM technique, Internal fit, Marginal adaptation, PEEK and Press techniques

Citation Information : Mostafa AR, Kotb SN, El-Shihy OA. Internal Adaptation and Marginal Accuracy of Two Different Techniques-based Poly (ether ether ketone) Single Crowns: An In Vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2022; 23 (11):1106-1110.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3429

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Purpose: The goal of this study was to evaluate how different fabrication techniques affected the marginal accuracy and internal adaptability of poly (ether ether ketone) (PEEK) molar single crowns. Materials and methods: Twenty PEEK crowns were constructed using two different fabrication techniques, and they were divided into two main groups (PEEK-CAD and PEEK-pressed). PEEK-CAD crowns were numbered from 1 to 10. PEEK-pressed crowns were numbered from 11 to 20. Each group had 10 PEEK crowns, and both were constructed over a master die. For internal fit measurements, silicone replica bodies were built and cut into two halves buccolingually. Marginal accuracy was measured using three evenly spaced landmarks along the specimen's cervical circumference on each surface using a Leica L2 APO* microscope. Results: In terms of marginal accuracy, the Press group had a statistically significant greater mean marginal gap value than the computer aided-designing (CAD) group. While in terms of internal fit, there was no statistically significant difference in internal fit between the CAD and Press groups. At a significance level of two-tailed p-value = 0.21 (p > 0.05). Conclusion: PEEK-CAD crowns demonstrated higher marginal accuracy and nearly similar internal fit when compared to PEEK-pressed crowns. Clinical significance: PEEK material could be used as a substitute for zirconia for a full coverage posterior restoration.

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