Clinical performance of CAD-CAM partial-coverage restorations: Experienced versus less-experienced operatorsLess-experienced operators have been shown to require additional training to achieve results similar to those of experienced operators. However, clinical data comparing the survival and success of ceramic restorations by experienced and less-experienced operators by using the computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology are lacking.
Individual variation of the distance between nasion and Frankfort horizontal plane—an error factor of facebow in semi-adjustable articulatorsSemi-adjustable articulators use an average axis facebow with a nasion relator at a fixed distance of 22 mm or 23 mm from the orbitale anterior reference point to locate the axis orbital plane, which is a major factor in measuring the sagittal condylar inclination. Lateral cephalometric radiograph allows the measurement of the distance between the nasion and Frankfort horizontal plane, which has shown great variability among patients.
Accuracy of digitally fabricated drilling guide to form screw-access channels in cement-retained implant prostheses: A randomized clinical trialAccurate intraoral preparation of screw channels in cement-retained implant prostheses could be a treatment challenge for tilted or badly positioned implants.
Ultrathin CAD-CAM glass-ceramic and composite resin occlusal veneers for the treatment of severe dental erosion: An up to 3-year randomized clinical trialUltrathin bonded posterior occlusal veneers represent a conservative alternative to traditional onlays and complete coverage crowns for the treatment of erosive dental wear. Data regarding the clinical performance of ceramic and composite resin ultrathin occlusal veneers are lacking.
Development of a United Kingdom–centric cost-effectiveness model for denture cleaning strategiesDenture stomatitis is a prevalent condition in denture wearers. Economic evaluations of health care can help stakeholders, including patients, make better decisions about treatments for a given condition. Economic models to assess the costs and benefits of different options for managing denture stomatitis are lacking.
Comparison of the residual cement on custom computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing titanium and zirconia abutments: A preliminary cohort studyClinical studies comparing the occurrence and quality of residual cement between custom zirconia and custom titanium abutments with subgingival margins are scarce.
Association of interleukin-1, interleukin-6, collagen type I alpha 1, and osteocalcin gene polymorphisms with early crestal bone loss around submerged dental implants: A nested case control studyThe reason for variations in peri-implant early crestal bone loss is unclear but may be due to genetic differences among individuals.
Prospective cohort study to evaluate narrow diameter implants for restoration of a missing lateral incisor in patients with a cleft palate: One-year resultsPatients diagnosed with a cleft palate often have a congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisor. The congenital cleft presents the practitioner with challenges including the quantity and quality of bone, a surgically managed cleft correction, and limited clinical space.
Evaluation of quality of life and oral hygiene attitudes of individuals using dental prostheses during the COVID-19 pandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic impacted every area of our lives, including delaying urgent dental care. However, studies evaluating how patients using dental prostheses have been affected by the pandemic are lacking.
Impact of sociodemographic factors, duration of edentulism, and medical comorbidities on the mental attitudes of individuals with complete edentulismUnderstanding the attitude of elderly patients is important for successful complete denture therapy. However, data regarding the impact of sociodemographic factors, impact of medical comorbidities, and duration of edentulism on the mental attitudes of such patients are lacking.
Quantitative analysis of the selective pressure impression technique using CAD-CAM technology: A pilot clinical studyQuantitative 3D clinical analysis of the selective pressure impression technique directly measuring tissue displacement during impression making for complete maxillary dentures is lacking.
Randomized clinical trial of zirconia and polyetheretherketone implant abutments for single-tooth implant restorations: A 5-year evaluationTitanium-supported polyetheretherketone (PEEK) abutments provide an economic alternative to zirconia abutments in esthetically important areas. Research comparing the performance regarding esthetics, longevity, and biologic parameters of PEEK abutments is lacking.
Clinical evaluation of monolithic zirconia multiunit posterior fixed dental prosthesesMonolithic zirconia restorations have been evaluated with in vitro studies, but limited clinical evidence of their longevity and reliability is available.
Impact of rehabilitation with removable complete or partial dentures on masticatory efficiency and quality of life: A cross-sectional mapping studyTooth loss directly affects mastication, cognitive function, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Complete dentures (CDs) and removable partial dentures (RPDs) represent a common oral rehabilitation approach. However, studies addressing the impact of removable dentures on replacing missing teeth are lacking.
Three-year clinical performance of posterior monolithic zirconia single crownsMonolithic zirconia has become widely used for single crowns, with the advantages of minimal tooth reduction and good esthetics. However, clinical studies evaluating the performance of and patient satisfaction with posterior monolithic zirconia crowns are sparse.
Digital versus conventional complete dentures: A randomized, controlled, blinded studySeveral manufacturers have developed a digital workflow for removable prosthodontics. The Baltic Denture System is a 2-visit procedure for the digital production of complete dentures, but clinical studies comparing the system with conventional methods are lacking.
Radiographic evaluation of a bone substitute material in alveolar ridge preservation for maxillary removable immediate dentures: A randomized controlled trialMaxillary bone resorption after multiple extractions can jeopardize the success of an immediate denture, but whether bone volume preservation techniques are effective is unclear.
Evaluation of complete-arch implant scanning with 5 different intraoral scanners in terms of trueness and operator experienceThe intraoral scanning of the edentulous arch might be challenging for an inexperienced operator because of the large mucosal area and the use of scan bodies.
Evaluation of hard tissue 3-dimensional stability around single implants placed with guided bone regeneration in the anterior maxilla: A 3-year retrospective studyGuided bone regeneration (GBR) is widely used to reconstruct peri-implant bone defects in the esthetic zone. However, the dimensional stability of this bone-biomaterial composite is not fully understood.
Diagnostic accuracy of the short-form Fonseca Anamnestic Index in relation to the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular DisordersScreening for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) is important in research and clinical practice. The short-form Fonseca Anamnestic Index (SFAI) was recently introduced but had only been validated for muscle disorders.
Functional and psychological evaluation of premenopausal and postmenopausal women after provision of a complete denture prosthesisClinical studies regarding satisfaction and occlusal forces with the complete denture in relation to the menopause are sparse.
Clinical evaluation of the precision of interocclusal registration by using digital and conventional techniquesAlthough studies have evaluated the accuracy of data obtained by intraoral scanners (IOSs), studies on the precision of interocclusal registrations made with IOSs are lacking.
Effect of mandibular residual ridge regularization on peri-implant wound healing when narrow diameter implants are used as overdenture retainersAlveolar ridge regularization involves the smoothing and minimal reduction of rough alveolar bone ridge to achieve adequate bone thickness around the implant. The effect of this procedure on peri-implant health is unclear.
Evaluation of anatomic variations of mandibular lingual concavities from cone beam computed tomography scans in a Malaysian populationLingual plate perforation can be life-threatening when vital structures are damaged during implant placement. Knowledge of the anatomy of lingual concavities is imperative for safe implant surgery.
Effect of local hygiene protocols on denture-related stomatitis, biofilm, microbial load, and odor: A randomized controlled trialDenture stomatitis affects complete denture wearers and is frequently treated with antifungals drugs, as well as treating the denture with sodium hypochlorite. Whether the limitations of these treatments can be overcome with local hygiene protocols that do not damage the denture materials or adversely affect the patient is unclear.