CAD-CAM systems and complete dentures

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This review compare the clinical outcomes of complete denture fabrication with CAD-CAM technology and conventional techniques included just 6 small clinical studies. While the findings suggest better performance with CAD-CAm approaches the available evidence is limited and very weak and short term.

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CAD-CAM systems and removable partial dentures

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Thibault Colloc looks at a recent review of the accuracy of CAD-CAM systems for the fabrication of removable partial dentures. The availabel evidence is limited as only 7 studies were included only 2 of which were clinical.

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Gold crowns had better survival rates than ceramic full-coverage crowns after 5 years

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of shrinkage-free ZrSiO4-ceramic full- coverage crowns on premolars and molars in comparison with conventional gold crowns over a 5-year period. Invited patents who required posterior crowns were randomised to receive either a shrinkage-free ZrSiO4-ceramic crown (test group) or a gold crown (control group). The [read the full story…]