Evaluation of internal adaptation of PMMA 3-unit bridge manufactured by 5-axis milling machine

5축 밀링으로 가공한 PMMA 3본 브릿지의 내면 적합도 평가

  • Received : 2016.01.15
  • Accepted : 2016.06.03
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the internal fitness of the PMMA 3-unit bridge that was fabricated with 5-axis milling machine and to verify the clinically allowable values. Methods: For fabrication of the crown bridge in this study, 25-27 abutment teeth were used. The prepare abutment teeth were scanned with a scanner and 3-unit bridge was designed by using design software. Upon the completion of the design, the 3-unit bridge was fabricated by using a PMMA block with 5-axis milling machine. The internal surface of the fabricated 3-unit bridge was scanned by using a scanner and the difference between the 3-unit bridge and the abutment teeth was assessed by merging them together. Results: $RMS{\pm}SD$ values for PRE group, MOL group, and BRI group were $51.2{\pm}18.2$, $44.8{\pm}10.0$, and $52.1{\pm}8.3{\mu}m$, respectively. The mean of the PRE group was bigger than that of the MOL and BRI group; however, statistically significant difference was not found (p>0.05). Conclusion: The PMMA 3-unit bridge that was fabricated with 5-axis milling machine presented stable internal values for each crown and overall internal values were within the range of clinically allowable values.


Dental CAD/CAM;Internal adaptation;Provisional crown;Subtractive method;Three-dimensional;5-axis milling


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