Effects of mechanical and thermal fatigue on dental drill performance.

  title={Effects of mechanical and thermal fatigue on dental drill performance.},
  author={Ben H Harris and Sean S. Kohles},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  volume={16 6},
Osseous integration of dental implants depends on the use of proper surgical technique during site preparation, including the prevention of thermal injury to the surrounding bone. Heat generation during drilling has been reported to positively correlate with the production of forces at the surgical site. In this study, peak torque and axial load levels were measured during a drilling procedure into a polymeric material simulating the human mandible. Axial rotary milling was performed using 5… CONTINUE READING
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