Three-dimensional evaluation of the repeatability of scanned conventional impressions of prepared teeth generated with white- and blue-light scanners

Jin Hun Jeon, Byeong Yeol Choi, Chong Myeong Kim, Ji Hwan Kim, Hae-Young Kim, Woong Chul Kim

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Statement of problem Digital scanning is increasingly used in prosthodontics. Three-dimensional (3D) evaluations that compare the repeatability of the blue-light scanner with that of the white-light scanner are required. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the repeatability of conventional impressions of abutment teeth digitized with white- and blue-light scanners and compare the findings for different types of abutment teeth. Material and methods Impressions of the canine, premolar, and molar abutment teeth were made and repeatedly scanned with each scanner type to obtain 5 sets of 3D data for each tooth. Point clouds were compared, and error sizes per tooth and scanner type were measured (n=10). One-way ANOVA with Tukey honest significant differences multiple comparison and independent t tests were performed to evaluate repeatability (α=.05). Results Repeatability (mean ±SD) of the white- and blue-light scanners for canine, premolar, and molar teeth was statistically significant (means: P=.001, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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