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Annali di Stomatologia

Salvatore D'Amato, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Angelo Itro, Mario Santagata
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of alveolar ridges for implant placement is still a challenging surgical procedure, especially in the case of extensive vertical and horizontal bone atrophy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the quantity and quality of newly regenerated bone; clinically by means of direct clinical measuring, ridges augmented by autogenous cortical bone associated with autogenous particulate bone graft in the posterior lower jaw defect...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Giuliana Nardacci, Iole Vozza, Antonella Polimeni
AIM: The aim of the study was to report the use of an elastodontic therapy in a growing patient affected by Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, second class malocclusion, deep bite and lower arch crowding from the deciduous dentition to permanent one. CASE REPORT: At first, the 5-year-old patient was treated with an elastodontic device known as "Nite-Guide". When the patient was 7 years old, during her first permanent molars and incisors eruption and after optimal house-practices, an Occlus-o-Guide Series G was placed at night and on daylight (two hours a day) performing exercises aimed to activate facial muscles and facilitate the deep bite reopening...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
Guido Migliau, Luca Piccoli, Stefano Di Carlo, Giorgio Pompa, Laith Konstantinos Besharat, Marco Dolci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this experimental study was to compare the traditional cement systems with those of the latest generation, to assess if indeed these could represent of viable substitutes in the cementation of indirect restorations, and in the specific case of endodontic posts. METHODS: The assessment of the validity of the cementing methods was performed according to the test of the push-out, conducted on sections obtained from the roots of treated teeth. The samples were divided into three groups...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
Ugur Erdemir, Murat Tiryaki, Gunce Saygi, Taner Yücel, Sevda Ozel Yildiz, Esra Yıldız
BACKGROUND: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of different kind of beers on the surface roughness of glazed and polished methacrylate- and Silorane-based resin composites after different immersion periods. METHODS: Methacrylate-based resin composites (Tetric N-Ceram, Ceram-X) and a Silorane-based resin composite (Filtek Silorane) were tested in the study. A total of 126 specimens (n=42 for each composite) were fabricated using a cylindrical custom metal mould...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
Marco Colombo, Cristina Bassi, Riccardo Beltrami, Paolo Vigorelli, Antonio Spinelli, Andrea Cavada, Alberto Dagna, Marco Chiesa, Claudio Poggio
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate radiographically the technical quality of root canal filling performed by postgraduate students with a new single-file Nickel-Titanium System (F6 Skytaper Komet) in clinical practice. METHODS: Records of 74 patients who had received endodontic treatment by postgraduate students at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia in the period between September 2015 and April 2016 were collected and examined: the final sample consisted 114 teeth and 204 root canals...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
Eshrak Sofan, Afrah Sofan, Gaspare Palaia, Gianluca Tenore, Umberto Romeo, Guido Migliau
Adhesive dentistry has undergone great progress in the last decades. In light of minimal-invasive dentistry, this new approach promotes a more conservative cavity design, which relies on the effectiveness of current enamel-dentine adhesives. Adhesive dentistry began in 1955 by Buonocore on the benefits of acid etching. With changing technologies, dental adhesives have evolved from no-etch to total-etch (4th and 5th generation) to self-etch (6th, 7th and 8th generation) systems. Currently, bonding to dental substrates is based on three different strategies: 1) etch-and-rinse, 2) self-etch and 3) resin-modified glass-ionomer approach as possessing the unique properties of self-adherence to the tooth tissue...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
Omar Sheikh, Greg Logan, Deepak Komath, Patrick Grossman, Peter Ayliffe
Chronic disc displacement may lead to long-term pain. Temporomandibular joint surgery is reserved for those patients whose symptoms remain severe despite conservative treatment. We looked at the of effect of modified meniscopexy on patients with chronic disc displacement without reduction who did not respond to non-surgical pain management treatment. In this retrospective study a total of 59 joints was treated and all patients except one underwent splint assisted bilateral meniscopexy: this patient had splint assisted unilateral meniscopexy...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Gian Luca Sfasciotti, Roberta Marini, Andrea Pacifici, Gaetano Ierardo, Luciano Pacifici, Antonella Polimeni
OBJECTIVE: The association between obesity and periodontitis has been extensively investigated in adults but not in young people. The aim of this study was to examine the association between overweight-obesity and periodontal disease in pediatric subjects. METHODS: Controlled cross-sectional study involving 100 school children of both gender (50 M and 50 F) between 7 and 12 years of age (mean age 9,19±1,57). Two groups were formed based on Body Mass Index value: test group with BMI ≥ 25 Kg/m(2) and control group with BMI ≤ 24 Kg/m(2)...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Piero Cascone, Valerio Ramieri, Paolo Arangio, Valentino Vellone, Achille Tarsitano, Claudio Marchetti
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) "functional arthroplasty" on the inferior compartment and disc reposition as a surgical treatment for internal derangement (ID). PATIENTS AND METHODS: By retrospective chart review, all patients who had TMJ surgery on the inferior compartment for TMJ ID from 1985 to 2010 were identified. Their charts were reviewed and subjective data as well as objective data was collected...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Mustafa Naseem, Altaf H Shah, Muhammad Faheem Khiyani, Zohaib Khurshid, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Shabnam Gulzar, AlBandary H AlJameel, Hesham S Khalil
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of oral diseases including dental caries and periodontal conditions is remarkably higher in people with disabilities. The provision of accessible oral health services for people with learning disabilities may be challenging. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the review were to identify barriers in accessing oral health care that persists within society, enabling or disabling people with learning disabilities. METHODS: Using the Arksey O'Malley framework, a scoping review was conducted on PubMed/Medline, OVIDSP, and EMBASE...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Carla Zogheib, Monique Hanna, Damiano Pasqualini, Alfred Naaman
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of technique on the filling quality of 2 recently introduced obturation systems comparatively with warm vertical compaction using micro-computed tomography. METHODS: 36 single-rooted teeth were selected, root canals prepared, and assigned to 3 groups (n=12), according to the filling technique: warm vertical compaction technique WVC, GuttaCore (Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK) and Gutta Fusion (VDW, Germany)...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Marco Colombo, Riccardo Beltrami, Davide Rattalino, Maria Mirando, Marco Chiesa, Claudio Poggio
AIM: The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate the protective effects of a zinc-hydroxyapatite toothpaste against an erosive challenge produced by a soft drink (Coca-Cola) using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). METHODS: Forty specimens were assigned to 4 groups of 10 specimens each (group 1: no erosive challenge, no toothpaste treatment, group 2: erosive challenge, no toothpaste treatment, group 3: erosive challenge, fluoride toothpaste treatment, group 4: erosive challenge, zinc-hydroxyapatite toothpaste treatment)...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Guido Migliau, Luca Piccoli, Laith Konstantinos Besharat, Umberto Romeo
The purpose of this study was to investigate the color samples (A2, A3 and B1) of three different brands of resin composites using dentine masses. 135 discs were prepared (5 plates for each thickness, color and brand of composite material). A colorimetric evaluation, using white and black background, was performed just after preparation. The color was measured corresponding to "Vita" scale and ΔL, Δa, Δb and ΔE values were calculated using a spectrophotometer. The results showed that Value, Chroma and Hue often differ even if the same commercial color and same thickness is used...
January 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Michele Mario Figliuzzi, Amerigo Giudice, Settimia Pileggi, Francesco Scordamaglia, Massimo Marrelli, Marco Tatullo, Leonzio Fortunato
AIM: Hydroxyapatite (PA) has a chemical composition and physical structure very similar to natural bone and therefore it has been considered to be the ideal biomaterial able to ensure a biomimetic scaffold to use in bone tissue engineering. The aim of this study is to clinically test hydroxyapatite used as osteoconductive biomaterial in the treatment of periodontal bone defects. Clinical and radiological evaluations were conducted at 6, 12 and 18 months after the surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients with 2- and 3-wall intrabony pockets were enrolled in this study...
January 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Gianluca Gambarini, Lucila Piasecki, Giovanni Schianchi, Dario Di Nardo, Gabriele Miccoli, Dina Al Sudani, Roberto Di Giorgio, Luca Testarelli
AIM: The goal of the study was to compare the ability of two different carrier based obturation (CBO) techniques to reach working length and fill in three-dimensions root canal systems, by using CBCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six extracted molars were scanned with CBCT and 40 curved canals were selected (between 30° and 90°) and divided in two similar groups (n=20). All canals were prepared up to size 25 taper .06 using nickel-titanium instrumentation. The canals in the Group SC were obturated using Soft-Core obturators (Kerr, Romulus, Mi, USA), while Group TH canals (n= 20) were obturated using Thermafil Endodontic Obturators (Tulsa Dental Products, Tulsa, OK, USA), strictly following manufacturers' instructions for use...
January 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Almira Isufi, Gianluca Plotino, Nicola Maria Grande, Pietro Ioppolo, Luca Testarelli, Rossella Bedini, Dina Al-Sudani, Gianluca Gambarini
AIM: To determine and compare the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with a bulk fill flowable material (SDR) and a traditional resin composite. METHODS: Thirty maxillary and 30 mandibular first molars were selected based on similar dimensions. After cleaning, shaping and filling of the root canals and adhesive procedures, specimens were assigned to 3 subgroups for each tooth type (n=10): Group A: control group, including intact teeth; Group B: access cavities were restored with a traditional resin composite (EsthetX; Dentsply-Italy, Rome, Italy); Group C: access cavities were restored with a bulk fill flowable composite (SDR; Dentsply-Italy), except 1...
January 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Nicola Mobilio, Alberto Fasiol, Santo Catapano
Aim of this work was to qualitatively evaluate the interface between tooth, luting composite and lithium disilicate surface using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). An extracted restoration-free human molar was stored in physiological solution until it was embedded in an autopolimerysing acrylic resin. A standard preparation for overlay was completed and after preparation an anatomic overlay was waxed on the tooth and then hot pressed using lithium disilicate ceramic. After cementation the sample was dissected and the section was analysed using an Automatic Micromet (Remet s...
January 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
Guido Migliau, Laith Konstantinos Besharat, Afrah Ali Abdullah Sofan, Eshrak Ali Abdullah Sofan, Umberto Romeo
AIM: Re-establishing a patient's lost dental aesthetic appearance is one of the most important topics for contemporary dentistry. New treatment materials and methods have been coming on the scene, day by day, in order to achieve such an aim. Most dentists prefer more conservative and aesthetic approaches, such as direct or indirect veneer restorations, instead of full-ceramic crowns for anteriors where aesthetics is really important. The aim of the study is to evaluate clinically the effectiveness of a direct composite veneering system in resolving aesthetic problem of an upper incisor with a multidisciplinary treatment approach...
July 2015: Annali di Stomatologia
Claudio Ungari, Emiliano Riccardi, Gabriele Reale, Alessandro Agrillo, Claudio Rinna, Valeria Mitro, Fabio Filiaci
AIM: The aim of this study was to determinate how orthognatic surgery aids to cure many skull and face abnormalities and to help re-establishing the correct occlusive relation thanks to the repositioning of the maxillo-mandibular skeleton basis. METHODS: The study included 183 male patients and 338 female patients, with an average age of 23 years. The sample series was divided according to specific pathologies. All patients underwent surgical procedures and the therapeutic strategy was determined based on the anomalies presented...
July 2015: Annali di Stomatologia
Daniele Rosella, Giancarlo Rosella, Edoardo Brauner, Piero Papi, Luca Piccoli, Giorgio Pompa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a novel technique of tooth preparation in fixed prosthodontics suitable for dental students and neophyte dentists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four dental students of the sixth-year class were recruited to verify the predicibility of this technique. Each student prepared two mandibular second premolars on a typodont for a dental crown with a 90° shoulder finishing line. One tooth was prepared using standard procedures taught in the prosthodontic dental course; the other tooth was prepared with the new technique...
July 2015: Annali di Stomatologia
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