Effects of the type and rigidity of the retainer and the number of abutting teeth on stress distribution of telescopic-retained removable partial dentures


ŞAHİN V., Akaltan F., Parnas L.

JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.7, no.1, pp.7-13, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jds.2012.01.001
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-13

Abstract

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.