• Citations Per Year
Learn More
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Bar and stud attachments are widely used to stabilize overdentures on implants in the mandible. There is strong evidence that retention of the attachment is an important factor for a patient's satisfaction. PURPOSE This study describes retentive forces and wear of commercially available attachments of 4 implant systems (31, IMZ, Nobel(More)
PURPOSE Occlusal overload may contribute to the loss of osseointegration of oral implants, so some clinicians are reluctant to place implants in patients with signs of bruxism. This study evaluated the effect of occlusal wear as a probable sign of bruxism on bone loss and implant stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study investigated 379 patients who had(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Discoloration is a major disadvantage of resin veneers on telescopic dentures. In vitro color measurements with large and flat samples of resin veneer composites have been published, but no in vivo data are available. PURPOSE This study describes the discoloration of resin veneers in vivo by use of spectrophotometry and the L*a*b*(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this follow-up investigation was to assess the influence of clinical variables after implant prosthodontic rehabilitation in patients without temporomandibular disorders on alterations of condylar morphology as seen radiographically. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 167 patients, the condylar findings of flattening, erosion, osteophytes, and(More)
PURPOSE This study had a twofold aim: first, to gather knowledge about the prevalence of radiologic signs of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ-OA) and possible risk factors in patients who had worn an implant prosthesis for between 2.5 and 10 years; and second, to investigate the diagnostic value of radiologic TMJ-OA signs for orofacial pain in a(More)
This article focuses on first results of a prevention project dealing with the promotion of resilience in institutions of early childhood education (e.g. kindergarten). In four institutions with 278 children the early childhood educators are trained and the children themselves take part in a special training programme. Additionally the parents are given the(More)
PURPOSE The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics has been widely acknowledged. Rapid prototyping can be considered for manufacturing of auricular prostheses. Therefore, so-called prostheses replicas can be fabricated by digital means. The objective of this study was to(More)
  • 1