Evaluation of the marginal adaptation of ceramic copings in function of the

Edson Hilgert, Maximiliano P. Neisser, Marco A. Bottino


This study evaluates the marginal adaptation of ceramic copings (In-Ceram, Vita) front of two finish lines and
internal surface treatment (Rocatec, ESPE). For this, two master steel dies were milled with all-ceramic crowns
preparation, one with a round shoulder (RS) margin design, and the other with a deep chamfer (DC). Twenty
copings were made, and the marginal discrepancy was evaluated in measuring microscope, obtaining an initial
measure. Each group was divided in two others, which received two kinds of silica sandblasting: (1) in all inner
crown surface - DCt and RSt - and (2) in the inner crown surface, but preserving the cervical edge - DCa and
RSa. The discrepancies were measured again and the data submitted to the statistical analysis. Marginal discrepancy
values of 42,37±18,78μm were observed for group DC and 33,35±20,08μm for group RS in the initial
measures, without significant statistical differences among them. The initial and final gap values were compared
to each one of the experimental groups, being observed statistical differences in DCa and DCt. Statistical differences
was not observed among the post-sandblasting values. It was concluded that both cervical endings present
similar marginal adaptations between them when not submitted to any treatment type. When accomplished
the surface treatment, negative influence was observed in the marginal adaptation of some groups, if compared
the initial and final values, in spite of differences among the last ones were not been observed.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14295/bds.2003.v6i4.537