The quality assessment of teeth prepared by fresh graduates for ceramo-metal full coverage crowns

Shariff, Mansoor and Al-Moaleem, Mohammed and Shariff, Mansoor (2016) The quality assessment of teeth prepared by fresh graduates for ceramo-metal full coverage crowns. The Saudi Journal for Dental Research, 7. pp. 24-28. ISSN 2352-0035

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Among the most important principles of tooth preparation are adequate tooth reduction and appropriate occlusal clearance for prosthetic restorations. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to know the opinion of Intern Dentists of King Khalid University, College of Dentistry regarding the difficulties of preparing teeth for ceramo-metal crowns (CMC). The study also included the audit of dental casts of prepared teeth forCMCby the same Intern Dentists. The die and antimere teeth were evaluated for buccolingual (BL) and mesiodistal (MD) dimensions using a digital caliper. The presence of planar occlusal reduction, rounded angles and functional cusp bevel was also recorded. The average BL and MD reductions of the prepared teeth were 2.05 mm (±0.84) and 2.33 mm (±0.79) respectively. Comparison of BL reduction andMDreduction with hypothetically calculated ideal reduction between premolars and molars revealed a statistically insignificant difference (p> 0.05, unpaired t-test). However, statistical comparison of BL reduction between maxillary and mandibular dies revealed a significant difference (p< 0.05, unpaired t-test). Only one third of the dies had adequate planar occlusal reduction, 60.71% dies showed proper functional cusp bevel and 64% of the dies had rounded cusp angles. In the response to the questionnaire, facial and lingual reductions were considered easy by the respondents, while occlusal surface reduction and maxillary teeth preparation were considered difficult. The amount of tooth reduction performed by the Intern dentists for ceramo-metal crowns was within normal range. Teaching strategies regarding maxillary teeth reduction and planar occlusal reduction may require reconsideration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Curriculum and Methodologies
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2017 13:58

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