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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 81-84

A survey among dentists in India to identify their favored materials for the fabrication of tooth-supported single crowns depending on the location of the abutment teeth and the preparation margin

1 Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge, Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Arun Kumar Talkal
House. no F- 6, Staff Quarters, B BLOCK, Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Holehonnur Road, Shivamogga, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_27_22

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Background: There is a growing and more diverse selection of dental materials on the market, which presents a challenge for dentists who specialize in restorative and prosthetic treatment. Objectives: This survey investigated dentists’ preferences for materials used in the fabrication of tooth-supported single crowns (SCs), taking into account the location of the abutment teeth and the width of the preparation margin. Materials and Methods: The survey aimed to learn more than just basic information about dentists and their practices; it also inquired about the dentists’ go-to materials for making crowns and bridges on abutment teeth, and whether or not those teeth were prepared supra- or subgingivally. Results: A total of 500 dental experts from Karnataka were included in the overview. Dental professionals who did not practice in Karnataka or who delivered less than one fixed dental prosthesis per month were not included in the evaluation. Regardless of the projection tooth and planning edge area, dental practitioners favored heated materials. In terms of materials for SCs without projection tooth areas and supragingival arrangement edges, clay was preferred by the majority of participating dental professionals (75%), followed by porcelain fused to metal (PFMs) (20%) and metal (5%). For each of the four projection teeth, dental specialists most frequently chose lithium-X-silicate ceramics (60%) followed by layered zirconia in the front region and solid zirconia for the molars. 85% of dental specialists who expressed interest in materials for SCs with subgingival planning edges favored pottery, whereas 15% preferred PFM. Conclusion: The clinical situation guides the selection of SC restorative materials by Indian dentists. Several dentists mentioned ceramic materials as their preferred materials for tooth-supported SCs.

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