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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 3     18. May 2017
Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 3  (18.05.2017)

Page 286-288, doi:10.11607/ijp.5115, PubMed:28319216


Influence of Implant Number and Location on Strain Around an Implant Combined with Force Transferred to the Palate in Maxillary Overdentures
Yang, Tsung-Chieh / Chen, Yi-Chen / Wang, Tong-Mei / Lin, Li-Deh
This study evaluated the effect of implant number and location on strain around the implant and force transferred to the palate in maxillary implant overdentures (IODs), including two locators attached bilaterally in the canine region (IOD 2), four locators attached bilaterally in the canine and premolar regions (IOD 4CP), four locators attached bilaterally in the canine and molar regions (IOD 4CM), and six locators attached bilaterally in the canine, premolar, and molar regions (IOD 6). As the implant number increased, strain around the implant regions increased, whereas force transferred to the palate decreased under loading. However, the differences were small between IOD 4CM and IOD 6, suggesting identical biomechanical effectiveness.