Karl Heinz Utz

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High oral perception is thought to contribute to poor adaptation to new dentures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oral stereognosis and tactile sensibility in edentate subjects and relate these to patient age and capability of adaptation to new prostheses. A total of 67 patients were provided with new complete dentures 2-3 weeks before the(More)
PURPOSE The phenomenon of developing a certain tactile sensibility through osseointegrated dental implants is called osseoperception. Active tactile sensibility can be tested by having the subject bite on test bodies. The aim of the study was to describe the active tactile sensibility of single-tooth implants based on the 50% value and the slope of the(More)
The present study aims to investigate changes in the occlusion of complete dentures after their insertion. A total of 85 edentulous patients were provided with new complete dentures. Their individual hinge axes were determined using mechanical axiography and the upper finished dentures were transferred by facebows to Dentatus articulators. The lower(More)
In a clinical trial involving 40 fully dentate persons, three different intraoral procedures to determine the sagittal condyle path inclination were checked for accuracy. In each test person the condyle path inclination was determined three times, i.e. by the central bearing point method, the protrusive check-bite method and by a protrusive bite record(More)
The reproducibility of the intraoral central bearing point method was measured in 46 dentate subjects with a healthy stomatognathic system. Nine complete registrations were carried out on each volunteer, while three different materials were used for fixing the upper to the lower jaw. The occlusal records were examined in the condylar area on a specially(More)
Upon insertion, 40 newly made full dentures could be remounted three times in succession by each of two therapists by means of the intraoral central bearing point method. The records were measured electronically and by computer in a special measuring articulator in the right and left condylar area. The shift of the condylar spheres in the three different(More)
In order to determine the variation of individual terminal hinge axis positions in the sagittal plane, 118 stomatognathicly healthy patients were subjected to three occlusal registration methods. The Lauritzen manipulation method, the Dawson registration method and the McGrane central bearing point method were carried out on each subject. The paraocclusal(More)
In 117 subjects with normal TMJs, the distance between most retruded contact position and maximum intercuspation was measured both extraorally by means of a kinematic face bow and intraorally with a ruler. The mean distance between most retruded contact position and maximum intercuspation was 0.5 +/- 0.3 mm on the right side and 0.5 +/- 0.4 mm on the left(More)
In an in vitro study the adhesive strength of sand-blasted castings (gold alloy) was tested on human teeth prepared and finished in different ways. For cementation we used two glass ionomer and one phosphate cement. On the surfaces treated with carbide finishing instruments the force required for separating the crown from the tooth was about 1.9 N/mm2 for(More)
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