Folia Medica 62(3): 546-552, doi: 10.3897/folmed.62.e49708
A Comparative In Vitro Study Evaluating the Marginal Adaptation of Zirconium Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacture and Press-ceramic Veneers
expand article infoAleksandra Pecheva, Kostadin Georgiev, Snezhana Tsanova, Ralitsa Raycheva
‡ Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Open Access

Introduction: One method to evaluate the clinical success of cemented restorations is measuring the marginal adaptation. There is a correlation between the fitting of the restoration and problems caused by clinically undetectable passage of bacteria between the tooth structure and the veneer.

Aim: To evaluate in comparison the marginal adaptation of veneers produced via CAD/CAM and press technique.

Materials and methods: 32 extracted incisors are divided into two equal-number groups (n=16) according to the production technique – CAD/CAM zirconium veneers and press-ceramic veneers. Cut sections are examined under a SEM magnification. Marginal accuracy is measured as the distance between the finish line of the tooth and the margin of the veneer at eight fixed locations.

Results: The mean values of marginal gap of group 1 are: external adaptation – 79.88±3.71 µm; internal adaptation – 79.14±15.70 µm; cervical adaptation – 82.39±28.55 µm; incisal adaptation – 86.85±21.72 µm. The mean values of marginal gap of group 2 are: external adaptation – 100.31±2.16 µm; for internal adaptation – 101.01±12.51 µm; cervical adaptation – 91.55±3.31 µm; incisal adaptation – 93.76±2.54 µm.

Conclusions: Veneers produced via CAD/CAM technology have better fit at the external and internal marginal wall. There is no statistically significant difference between the gaps at the cervical and the incisal areas.

CAD/CAM veneers, marginal adaptation, zirconium veneers