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Volume 26 , Issue 2
March/April 2013

Pages 143146

In Vivo Load Measurement for Evaluating the Splinting Effects of Implant-Supported Superstructures: A Pilot Study

Nobuhiro Yoda, DDS, PhD/Yoshinori Gunji, DDS, PhD/Toru Ogawa, DDS, PhD/Tetsuo Kawata, DDS, PhD/Keiichi Sasaki, DDS, PhD

PMID: 23476908
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.3223

The purpose of this in vivo study was to evaluate the biomechanical effects of splinting of implant-supported superstructures using piezoelectric transducers to measure the three-dimensional forces exerted on implants supporting fixed superstructures. Measuring devices were set into the implant fixtures at the mandibular right second premolar and first molar. During clenching, force magnitudes were allocated more evenly to the two implants if they were splinted compared with the unsplinted control implants. However, this equalization of load distribution was not apparent during wax biting. Splinting of implantsupported fixed superstructures affects the force exerted on implants, especially during clenching. Int J Prosthodont 2013;26:143146. doi: 10.11607/ijp.3223

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