Comparison of reconstructed rapid prototyping models produced by 3-dimensional printing and conventional stone models with different degrees of crowding

Wan Hassan, W.N. and Yusoff, Y. and Mardi, N.A. (2017) Comparison of reconstructed rapid prototyping models produced by 3-dimensional printing and conventional stone models with different degrees of crowding. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 151 (1). pp. 209-218. ISSN 0889-5406

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Abstract

Introduction: Rapid prototyping models can be reconstructed from stereolithographic digital study model data to produce hard-copy casts. In this study, we aimed to compare agreement and accuracy of measurements made with rapid prototyping and stone models for different degrees of crowding. Methods: The Z Printer 450 (3D Systems, Rock Hill, SC) reprinted 10 sets of models for each category of crowding (mild, moderate, and severe) scanned using a structured-light scanner (Maestro 3D, AGE Solutions, Pisa, Italy). Stone and RP models were measured using digital calipers for tooth sizes in the mesiodistal, buccolingual, and crown height planes and for arch dimension measurements. Bland-Altman and paired t test analyses were used to assess agreement and accuracy. Clinical significance was set at +/- 0.50 mm. Results: Bland-Altman analysis showed the mean bias of measurements between the models to be within +/- 0.15mm(SD, +/- 0.40 mm), but the 95% limits of agreement exceeded the cutoff point of 60.50 mm (lower range, -0.81 to -0.41 mm; upper range, 0.34 to 0.76 mm). Paired t tests showed statistically significant differences for all planes in all categories of crowding except for crown height in the moderate crowding group and arch dimensions in the mild and moderate crowding groups. Conclusions: The rapid prototyping models were not clinically comparable with conventional stone models regardless of the degree of crowding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital models; Accuracy; Validity; Plaster; Reliability; Dentistry; Systems; Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Practice of dentistry. Dental economics
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Children’s Dentistry And Orthodontics
Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 10:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17159

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