This 10-Minute EBD column critically evaluates the outcomes of digital scans versus conventional impressions in fabricating single-unit crowns, focusing on factors such as marginal and internal fit. Employing a PICO question and a literature search pathway via PubMed, the analysis includes systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Findings suggest that crowns from digital scans generally exhibit clinically acceptable marginal and internal fit, often outperforming conventional impressions. However, heterogeneity in study samples and methodologies contributes to varied results. While digital scans meet the standard of care, ongoing research is essential for a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape in digital prosthodontics.
Tsu, Laura DDS
"10-Minute EBD: Digital Scans or Conventional Impressions: Which Results in Better Crowns?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss3/9
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