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Int J Prosthodont. 2017 Mar/Apr;30(2):153-155. doi: 10.11607/ijp.4990.

Clinical Monitoring of Tooth Wear Progression in Patients over a Period of One Year Using CAD/CAM.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to clinically monitor the progression of tooth wear over a period of 1 year in a cohort of referred tooth wear patients through the use of a computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) scanner and a standardized scanning/assessment methodology.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Polyether impressions were made of 11 participants (130 teeth) at baseline and at 1 year. Impressions were poured in type IV dental stone and the anterior teeth were 3D scanned. A surface-matching software was used to compare 1-year and baseline scans and identify any dimensional differences.

RESULTS:

Parafunctional habits were reported by all patients. All participants exhibited tooth wear ≥ 140 μm in depth and extending to ≥ 280 μm in at least one tooth. Maxillary central incisors were the most commonly and severely affected teeth.

CONCLUSION:

The ability of the developed CAD/CAM scanning methodology in clinical monitoring of tooth wear was demonstrated. Further research is needed to assess its practicality in large-scale epidemiologic tooth wear studies.

PMID:
28267825
DOI:
10.11607/ijp.4990
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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