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The International Journal of Prosthodontics



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Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 1     12. Jan. 2016
Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 1  (12.01.2016)

Page 17-19, doi:10.11607/ijp.4411, PubMed:26757322

Loading Variables on Implant-Supported Distal-Extension Removable Partial Dentures: An In Vitro Pilot Study
Hirata, Kiyotaka / Takahashi, Toshihito / Tomita, Akiko / Gonda, Tomoya / Maeda, Yoshinobu
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate strain on implants used for adjunctive support of distal extension removable partial dentures.
Materials and Methods: An implant with strain gauges was used for testing purposes in two positions, parallel and inclined. Three loading scenarios-loading apparatus (LA), artificial teeth via cotton roll (CR), and artificial teeth (UT)-were studied and strains compared via the Kruskal-Wallis test (P = .05).
Results: Strain under CR was significantly larger than UT in parallel (P < .05). However, the opposite was observed in inclined.
Conclusions: Strain in parallel was smallest for UT, whereas in inclined it was largest for CR.