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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minerva Stomatologica 2004 March;53(3):69-76

language: Italian

Marginal adaptation after cementing of gold inlays cast by an experimental procedure. SEM analysis

Traini T., Di Iorio D., Murmura G., Caputi S.


Aim. Marginal adaptation is one of the most important factors in dental reconstructions. The aim of the present work was to evaluate with in vivo and in vitro studies the marginal precision and the microstructure of the gold cast inlays.
Methods. For the in vivo analysis 10 patients were selected, while for the in vitro study 10 extracted teeth were used. The impressions were made by Polyvinilsiloxane while the master cast was made by gypsum type IV. The inlays were cast in gold (JRVT Jensen) using an experimental procedure. After cementing, the margins of each inlay was burnished. To evaluate the marginal discrepancy of in vivo inlays, the replica technique was used, while for the in vitro analysis the serial slice cut technique was performed. All samples were processed for metallographic analysis using SEM.
Results. The measured in vivo inlay marginal gap was 9,06±3,37 microns (mean±SD), while for in vitro inlay the marginal gap was of 10,47±2,09 microns (mean±SD). Metallogra-phic analysis showed equiaxial grain of small dimension.
Conclusion. The results suggest that using the proposed casting technique it is possible to increase marginal adaptation and microstructural properties.

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