A Comparative Study On The Marginal Fit Of Zirconia Cores Manufactured By CAD/CAM And Copy Milling MethodsPark JH1, Kwon TK2, Yang JH1, Han JS1, Lee JB1, Kim SH1 and Yeo IS1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- In-Sung Yeo
DDS, MSD,PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Prosthodontics
School of Dentistry and Dental Research Institute
Seoul National University, 101 Daehak-ro
Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-749, South Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 17, 2013; Accepted date: October 10, 2013; Published date: October 12, 2013
Citation: Park JH, Kwon TK, Yang JH, Han JS, Lee JB, et al. (2013) A Comparative Study on the Marginal Fit of Zirconia Cores Manufactured by CAD/CAM and Copy Milling Methods. Dentistry 3:163. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000163
Copyright: © 2013 Park JH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Purpose: The marginal fit of zirconia cores that were produced by CAD/CAM and by copy milling systems was compared and analyzed to confirm the significance of the variation in dental technicians’ skill between the two systems.
Materials and Methods: Using dental resin teeth and individual trays, 30 plaster casts were produced. Fifteen casts were assigned to be used with five different zirconia core manufacturing dental laboratories using the same CAD/ CAM system, which were designated as the CC group. The remaining 15 were assigned to be used with five different zirconia core manufacturing dental laboratories using also the same copy milling system and were designated as the CM group. The zirconia cores were fabricated and were cemented onto the casts. The vertical marginal opening was measured under an optical microscope at 75x magnification. The measured vertical marginal discrepancies were analyzed using an independent sample t-test, and the significance of the vertical marginal gap value for each dental laboratory was analyzed by performing the Kruskal-Wallis test.
Results: The means and standard deviations for the marginal discrepancies of the CC and CM groups were found to be 102.73 ± 29.73 µm and 82.25 ± 22.37 µm, respectively. The independent sample t-test showed a significant difference between the two systems; the CAD/CAM system showed a larger vertical marginal gap than the copy milling system. The Kruskal-Wallis test indicated that no significant distributional differences were found between the dental laboratories in either the CAD/CAM or the copy milling systems.
Conclusions: The copy milling system may produce more accurate zirconia restorations than the CAD/CAM system. The technician’s skill of a copy milling system may not be a determining factor influencing the accuracy of a single zirconia core.