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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Several studies have shown the unreliability of recording and reproducing the condylar guidance in semiadjustable articulators. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the anatomic shape of the articular eminence and the corresponding panoramic radiographic image in dry skulls. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Chewing side preference is a factor that could effect prosthodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether chewing side was another type of hemispheric lateralization comparable with footedness, handedness, eyedness and earedness. Chewing side preference was tested in 189 subjects of whom 84 were partially edentulous, 98 had a full(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Implant abutment screw joints tend to loosen under clinical conditions. During impression and prosthesis fabrication, repeated clinical closing and opening of abutment screws may cause component wear and decrease frictional fit of the mating parts, resulting in altered resistance to opening and potential for loss of preload in function.(More)
Variations in the bulk of wash in a putty-wash impression technique can result in dimensional changes proportional to the thickness of the wash material during setting. The purpose of the study was to determine the amount of wash necessary to achieve accurate stone models while using a two-step putty-wash impression technique with polyvinyl siloxane (PVS)(More)
Low intensity lasers have been used by clinicians to improve healing and reduce pain in humans. Lasing also results in new bone formation around hydroxyapatite implants and a significant increase in the total bone area. However, the exact mechanism of cell biostimulation by laser is still unclear. This study biochemically assessed the effects of low(More)
Microleakage can occur at the abutment-implant (A-I) interface in osseointegrated implants and may cause malodor and inflammation of peri-implant tissues. The degree of microleakage at the A-I interface of 5 implant systems was comparatively assessed at varying closing torques. Using colored tracing probes driven by a 2-atm pressure system, the interface(More)
Excessive heat generation at the implant-bone interface may cause irreversible bone damage and loss of osseointegration. The effect of heat generation in vitro at the implant surface caused by abutment reduction with medium- and extra-fine-grain diamond and tungsten burs in a high-speed dental turbine was examined. Titanium-alloy abutments connected to a(More)
Excessive heat generation at the implant-bone interface may cause bone damage and compromise osseointegration. Autopolymerizing acrylic resins are commonly used intraorally to join impression copings and suprastructure components for soldering. The effect of heat generation at the implant surface related to the exothermic setting reaction of(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM It is unclear which implant inclination and position are most favorable in relation to the supporting anatomy and loading direction in the maxilla. PURPOSE This study was designed to examine stress distribution around implants in a 2-dimensional photoelastic anatomic model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two 2-dimensional photoelastic models(More)