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Volume 13 , Issue 1
January/February 1998

Pages 97-101


Theoretical Percussion Force of the Periotest Diagnosis

Teruo Kaneko, BE


PMID: 9509786

The Periotest percussion force acting on a dental implant was estimated by assuming a mass-spring-dashpot model of the implant-bone system constructed on the basis of a clinical experiment. A theoretical value of about 10 N, comparable to hitherto reported experimental values, was obtained for an osseointegrated implant of about 1 g. The percussion force would probably be smaller for a heavier implant. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1998;13:97-101) Key words: dental implant, percussion force


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