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The purpose of this study was to investigate the probable effects of the magnetic field produced by dental magnets on neighboring capillary circulation. Ten subjects were used. Transparent acrylic resin devices were prepared to receive the dental magnets and were used continually by subjects except during sleep. The maxillary buccal mucosal blood flow was(More)
The effect of splinting on abutment tooth movement was investigated in an in vitro study. An acrylic resin mandibular model with missing molars and a removable partial denture framework were constructed. The roots of the premolars and edentulous ridges were coated with silicone rubber. A modified Ney surveyor was used for load application, and abutment(More)
The results of two-dimensional finite element analyses of a mandible indicate that a resilient layer within a denture base can act as an effective "shock absorber" and may slow down ridge resorption. Finite element models of similar types can easily be used to further investigate various applications of resilient layers. The magnitudes and distributions of(More)
The configuration of the root of a prospective abutment tooth has a significant influence on its potential load-bearing capacity. Dilaceration is an angulation in the root or crown. This abnormality may also affect the stability and longevity of an abutment. Finite element stress analysis was used to investigate the effect of a root dilaceration on stress(More)
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