Accuracy of self-perforating impression tray for maxillary dental implant
Keywords:Impression Technique, Dental Implants, Dimensional Measurement Accuracy
Objectives: To analyze the accuracy of a pre-fabricated self-perforating tray for implant impression in an edentulous maxilla. Methods: Four implants (13, 16, 23, 26) were placed in an acrylic resin model of an edentulous maxilla. Implant impressions (n = 7) were taken using a customized open tray (Control Group) and a pre-fabricated self-perforating tray (Test Group). A metal bar was fabricated and screw-retained on implant 13 and the vestibular gap between the framework and implants was measured by stereomicroscopy on implants 16, 23, and 26. Data were analyzed by ANOVA repeated measures and Tukey tests with a significance level (α) of 0.05. Results: There was no statistical difference between self-perforating and customized open tray groups. Control group showed a gap of 73.31± 26.01 for I1; 149.16± 53.90 for I2; and 115.46± 73.34 for I3. Whereas Test Group showed a gap of 154.41± 74.64 for I1; 159.45± 87.64 for I2; and 109.28± 49.18 for I3. Conclusion: The pre-fabricated self-perforating and custom trays showed a similar accuracy for implant impression of edentulous maxilla.
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