MARIUS MANOLE, CRISTIAN BERECE, ADRIAN FLOREA, ALEXANDRU VICTOR BURDE, COSMIN SINESCU, MEDA LAVINIA NEGRUTIU, CAMELIA SZUHANEK, SORANA BACIU MARGINAL FIT EVALUATION TROUGH MICRO-CT TECHNOLOGY OF PRESSED VS MILLED CERAMIC INLAYS The goal of the present study is to compare the marginal fit using microCT of ceramic inlays obtained using two different technologies: pressing technique (lithium disilicate) and milling technique (milled leucite glass-ceramic). After extraction of four caries-free mandibular first molars, first class inlay cavities were prepared. For each tooth two inlays were manufactured- one by using pressed lithium disilicate (Emax) (n=4) and one by using milled leucite glass-ceramic (n=4). The marginal gap was analyzed circumferentially at the occlusal margin using a table-top Bruker micro CT, by measuring the distance at the occlusal limit of the cavities, between the restoration and the tooth in several points for every surface of each tooth before cementing. Data were analyzed statistically using One –way ANOVA with Tukey’s Multiple Comparison Test performed using 5.00 for Windows (GraphPad Prism 5.00 Software, San Diego, California USA). When the marginal gaps of the inlays made out of different materials on the same tooth were compared, only one result had no statistical significance. The program expressed also results by comparing the gaps of pressed vs milled restorations on different teeth. 11 out of 16 results had statistical significance. Although statistical significance between the two studied materials, we can conclude that both used materials offer a good marginal adaptation within the acceptable limits. By summing up the gathered data we can conclude that the milled ceramic shows a better marginal fit than the pressed ceramic.