Corpus ID: 37656904

Retention and load transfer characteristics of implant-retained auricular prostheses.

  title={Retention and load transfer characteristics of implant-retained auricular prostheses.},
  author={Brian H Williams and Kent T Ochiai and Tomomi T Baba and Angelo A. Caputo},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  volume={22 3},
  • Brian H Williams, Kent T Ochiai, +1 author Angelo A. Caputo
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  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE The use of osseointegrated implants for maxillofacial prostheses reduces the need for adhesives, provides for a more stable and more esthetic prosthesis with thinner margins, and results in increased patient acceptance and confidence. The purpose of this study was to compare the retention and load transfer characteristics of differently designed implant-retained auricular prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS A photoelastic model was fabricated of the auricular-temporal region of a human… CONTINUE READING

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