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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

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

ISSN 0893-2174

July/August 1992
Volume 5 , Issue 4

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Comparative Accuracy of Fixed Partial Dentures Made as One-Piece Castings or Joined by Solder


Pages: 377-383
PMID: 1355654

Four-unit fixed partial dentures were fabricated as a one-piece casting or as two-piece castings joined by soldering prior to the addition of porcelain. The accuracy of the two techniques was compared and evaluated using an anatomic cast-metal master model. All procedures, including SEM measurements, were performed directly on the master model. The cast one-piece units had smaller vertical marginal openings than did the soldered units. The rigid nature of the abutments evokes the problems occurring with osseointegrated implants.

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