MedInform

Journal of Medical and Dental Practice

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Issue Three 2018

2018, Vol. 5 issue 3, (September)

Publisher: Medinform LTD
ISSN: 2367-6795
Pages: 875-889
Date of close: 2018/09/04

Original Article

Digital and silicone impressions vs digital calipers

Abstract:

Our objectives were to evaluate and compare the reliability of digital and silicone impression measurements compared to direct manual measurement performed with digital caliper. Methods: 48 simulated lesions in the upper and lowers jaws of 6 porcine heads with were used. The jaws were digitized using intraoral scanner 3SHAPE TRIOS. Digitized 3-dimensional models were converted to individual stereolithography files and used with commercial software to obtain the diameter and depth measurements of each lesion. Manual measurements were carried out with a digital caliper. Silicone impressions were made for each jaw and lesion and scanned with IOS. One-sample t-tests and linear regression analyses were performed. To further graphically examine the accuracy of the different methods, Bland-Altman plots were used. Results: We found significant differences between the diameter Md+Mx measured with caliper and digitalized silicone impressions. There was fixed bias between depth Mx with IOS and digital caliper. Bland-Altman analysis showed fixed bias of one approach vs the other for the depths of lesions Fi3sh for both jaws. Conclusions: Intraoral scanner is proved to be a reliable method for linear measurements of simulated lesion in the jaws. Silicone impressions are not suitable for assessing accuracy of CBCT linear measurements.

Authors:

Dora Kishkilova; Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Oral Diagnostic Faculty of Dentistry Medical University – Sofia;
Rosen Borisov; Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Oral Diagnostic Faculty of Dentistry Medical University – Sofia;

Corresponding Author:

Dora Kishkilova; 1.Georgi Sofijski Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria; +359887777807;