European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Influence of Different Ceramic Systems on Marginal Misfit


Objective: Investigation of the shade stability of polymer-infiltrated and resin nano ceramic crowns before and after artificial aging. Method: 40 identical crowns of each of the materials VITA Enamic (VE) and Lava Ultimate (LU) were manufactured. Half of the crowns went through a dynamic chewing simulation (CS) with thermocycling. Material 22
subgroups: 1. VE, 2. VE/CS, 3. LU, 4. LU/CS (each n=20). These were divided into 4 groups (n=5) and distributed in usual stain solutions. The shade of each crown was measured occlusally and vestibularly before and after insertion using a spectrophotometer (n=5). The data were analyzed using ANOVA and Tukey’s test (p≤0.05). Results: Sum scores (SSC)
of the occlusal E values: LU/CS: 7.99, VE: 5.75 VE/CS: 5.44, LU: 5.17. The total sum of the SSC yielded, for the materials: SSCtotal(VE): 20.0 and SSCtotal(LU): 24.0. Significance: Occlusally, there were significant shade differences for VE/CS (p=0.025) and LU/CS (p=0.014) between red wine and distilled water. LU/CS is significantly more clearly stained occlusally by coffee in comparison to the other three material subgroups (VE: p=0.007, LU: p=0.026, VE/CS: p=0.013). Conclusions: The shade stability of VITA Enamic crowns is superior to that of Lava Ultimate crowns. Only Lava Ultimate is affected by chewing simulation.

Shade Stability
Polymer-Infi ltrated Ceramic
Resin Nano-Ceramic
Accelerated Artifi cial Aging
Vita Enamic
Lava Ultimate


Sebastião Pires Vargas, Ana Christina Claro Neves, Rafael Vitti, Marina Amaral, Mirelle Nery Henrique, Laís Regiane Silva-Concílio

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