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European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Evaluation of Splinting Implant Impression Techniques: Two Dimensional Analyses

Abstract

Abstract - This paper aims to evaluate the effect of splinting during implant impression. A master model with two fixtures at the sites of 45 and 47 was used. 20 impressions were made for all four techniques: (A) indirect; (B) direct, unsplinted; (C) direct, splinted; and (D) direct, splinted, sectioned, and re-splinted. Splinting was undertaken with autopolymerizing acrylic resin (AAR). Horizontal distance between fixtures was compared using a digital caliper. The difference in distance were analysed with one-way ANOVA. Group A showed a significantly lowest accuracy among all techniques (p≤0.05). There was no significant difference of accuracy among the groups using direct techniques (p≥0.05). Group D was more accurate compared to group B and C. We conclude that splinting of impression copings would be beneficial to obtain an accurate impression.

KEYWORDS: multiple implants impression techniques, horizontal distance, splinting techniques

Authors

N.A.Tarib, T.W. Seong, K.M. Chuen, M.S. Kun, M. Ahmad, K.H. Kamarudin

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