Publication: Preliminary Study on the Assessment of the Marginal Fit of Three-Dimensional Methacrylate Oligomer Phosphine Oxide Provisional Fixed Dental Prostheses Made by Digital Light Processing
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This article aimed to assess the marginal fit of methacrylate-oligomer-phosphine-oxide curable-resin provisional-fixed dental prostheses made by digital-light-processing (DLP) three-dimensional (3D) printing. A stainless-steel master model with two abutments was scanned, and five three-unit provisional bridges were designed and printed in VITA shade A3.5 curable resin in 50 µm-thick layers. The marginal fit of each abutment was measured at six points using a profile projector. A descriptive data analysis of the fit measurements was performed by descriptive and explorative processes with the SPSS software. The curable-resin provisional restorations made by DLP 3D printing reached values of 46.37 µm (SD: 29.58 µm), which were considered clinically acceptable, with values similar to polyethylene-methacrylate and polyether-ether-ketone provisional restorations.