Share Page:

Volume 22 , Issue 1
January/February 2009

Pages 5355

The Use of a Masticatory Robot to Analyze the Shock Absorption Capacity of Different Restorative Materials for Prosthetic Implants: A Preliminary Report

Enrico Conserva, DDS, PhD/Maria Menini, DDS/Tiziano Tealdo, DDS, PhD/Marco Bevilacqua, DDS/Giambattista Ravera, PhD/Francesco Pera, DDS/Paolo Pera, MD, DDS, PhD

PMID: 19260428

Purpose: This study was conducted to measure, in vitro, the chewing load forces transmitted through crowns made of different prosthetic restorative materials onto dental implants. Materials and Methods: A masticatory robot capable of reproducing the mandibular movements and the forces exerted during chewing was used. The forces transmitted to the simulated peri-implant bone during the robot mastication were analyzed using four different occlusal materials: three resin composites and one glass ceramic crown. Results: The ceramic crowns transmitted significantly greater forces (up to +63.06%, P < .0001) than the composite crowns tested. Conclusion: Composite crowns are better able to absorb shock from occlusal forces than crowns made of ceramic material. Int J Prosthodont 2009;22:5355.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


© 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

IJP Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Author Guidelines
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us