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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

September/October 2013
Volume 26 , Issue 5

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A Novel Method for Defining and Transferring to the Laboratory the Esthetic Data of the Edentulous Patient: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Paola Ceruti, DDS, MSc/Elisabetta Bellia, DDS/Raffaella Aramini, DDS/Gianfranco Gassino, MDS, DDS

Pages: 487489
PMID: 23998148
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.3320

Purpose: This trial aimed to compare a new technique for defining and transferring the esthetic arrangement to the laboratory with the traditional method. Materials and Methods: One hundred twenty-three consecutive edentulous patients were randomly assigned to a case or control group. The case group received arrangement using adhesive paper teeth. The control group received traditional standard care selection and arrangement of anterior teeth. Measured outcomes were the time needed for arrangement and adjustments, patient satisfaction, and number of adjustments at the trial session. Results: Satisfaction and number of adjustments needed were not statistically different in the two groups. The time needed for arranging teeth was statistically less in the case group. Conclusion: The technique reduces the time necessary for the esthetic arrangement while maintaining comparable quality of the trial and definitive denture. Int J Prosthodont 2013;26:487489. doi: 10.11607/ijp.3320

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