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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to evaluate by a 3-dimensional finite element analysis the load transmission to periimplant bone by a framework supported by 6 implants placed in an edentulous mandible and to compare the stress distribution for varying cantilever lengths. METHODOLOGY A computerized model of the anterior segment of a mandible with a(More)
PURPOSE This meta-analysis aims to systematically review and draw a comparison between conventional implant designs and "platform-switched" implants in terms of crestal bone loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS Electronic (PubMed) and hand searches were conducted. Literature, clinical studies, and case reports pertaining to reduction of crestal bone loss and(More)
BACKGROUND The success of dental implants depends on the manner in which stresses are transferred to the surrounding bone. An important consideration is to design an implant with a geometry that will minimize the peak bone stresses caused by standard loading. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of implant thread geometry on biomechanical load(More)
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