JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.7, no.1, pp.7-13, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
removable partial denture, strain, telescopic retainer, ABUTMENT TOOTH, REFLECTION PHOTOELASTICITY, DOUBLE CROWN, SYSTEM, BASE, TRANSMISSION, ATTACHMENT, IMPLANTS
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
Background/purpose: Little is known about the force-transmission characteristics and patterns of telescopic-retained removable partial dentures (RPDs) as related to their type and rigidity (rigid and/or resilient) and the number of abutting teeth supporting the telescopic dentures. In this study, we compared the strain around the abutting teeth and edentulous ridges supporting telescopic-retained RPDs with different designs using a strain gauge technique.