Digital Approach for the Teeth Restoration: Biological, Mechanical Analysis of Materials and Surfaces

A special issue of Prosthesis (ISSN 2673-1592).

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Department of Human Pathology of adults and developmental age, Messina University, 98100 Messina, Italy
Interests: intraoral scanner; digital dentistry; oral surgery; dental materials
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Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, 84084 Baronissi, Italy
Interests: oral medicine and interconnected systemic disorders; oral microbiome, dysbiosis and interconnected systemic disorders; periodontology and implantology; applied technologies (disease prevention, teledentistry, machine learning in dentistry education)
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Dear Colleagues,

The digital approach has revolutionized all the aspects of daily routine; therefore, the investigation of novel materials along with interaction with the surrounding tissues appears to be fundamental.

Zirconia, peek, titanium, and innovative composites could be manufactured in many ways, and in this Special Issue, we aim to collect both research papers and systematic reviews focusing on these novelties.

Moreover, the digital revolution associated with the CAD-CAM workflow has modified how these materials could be manufactured; thus, it would be interesting to evaluate the biological interaction within these new surfaces and the surrounding tissue.

This Special Issue aims to collect original manuscripts related to the novel and innovative evaluation of these new materials along with description of digital workflows and immunohistochemical study to evaluate the interaction with the intraoral tissue.

Dr. Roberto Lo Giudice
Dr. Federica Di Spirito
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Influence of Placement of Ultrashort Implant at Sub-Crestal, Crestal and Supra-Crestal Level with Titanium or Polyetheretherketone Hybrid Abutment: 3D Finite Element Analysis
by Roberto Lo Giudice, Pablo Soares Machado, Amanda Maria de Oliveira Dal Piva and João Paulo Mendes Tribst
Prosthesis 2023, 5(3), 721-732; - 02 Aug 2023
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The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the stress concentration of short dental implants supporting different conical abutments using 3D finite element analysis (3D-FEA). A tridimensional model of single-unit short dental implants (5.2 mm × 5 mm) was designed using [...] Read more.
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the stress concentration of short dental implants supporting different conical abutments using 3D finite element analysis (3D-FEA). A tridimensional model of single-unit short dental implants (5.2 mm × 5 mm) was designed using the computer-aided design (CAD) software based on the manufacturer’s stereolithography. The short implants were positioned in a bone model to support titanium or ceramic-reinforced PEEK conical abutments considering different bone levels (supra-crestal, crestal or sub-crestal). With the aid of a computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, the finite element model was created and an axial load of 500 N was applied. Observing the mechanical response of the implant, abutment and screw, both evaluated materials resulted in homogeneous stress and could be indicated for implant-supported restorations with short fixtures. However, aiming to decrease the strain in the bone tissue, placing the implant in the sub-crestal position is a preferable option; while the supra-crestal placement decreases the stress at the screw and implant. Full article
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