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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2004 November-December;53(11-12):631-40
language: English, Italian
Overdentures on natural teeth: a new approach
Previgliano V., Barone Monfrin S., Santià G., Preti G.
Aim. The study presents a new type of copings for overdentures on natural teeth.
Methods. A new type of custom-made copings was prepared on 10 extracted teeth and their marginal fit was observed microscopically by means of a mechanical device, and software was employed to measure the gap.
Results. The marginal fit evaluation gave satisfactory values with mean values of the gap measurements below the clinically accepted limits (mean gap: 25.3 µm; minimum 7.3 µm, maximum 56.5 µm).
Conclusion. The advantages of these new copings are: the rapidity of their preparation; the protection of the root canal treatment, because the coping with this chair-side method is prepared and cemented in one session; the low costs.