Factors influencing proximal dental contact strengths.

  title={Factors influencing proximal dental contact strengths.},
  author={Christof Edmund D{\"o}rfer and Eric R von Bethlenfalvy and Hans J{\"o}rg Staehle and Thomas Pioch},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  volume={108 5},
The aim of this study was to systematically measure proximal contact strength in complete natural dentitions of 30 adults (25.3 +/- 3.0 years of age), and to analyze its relationship to tooth type, tooth location, chewing effort and time of day variation. The contact strengths were measured dynamically during removal of a calibrated 0.05-mm-thick metal strip between the proximal contacts of adjacent teeth. Proximal contact strengths were lower in the maxilla (2.51 +/- 1.36 N) compared to the… CONTINUE READING