Stiffness of different designs and cross-sections of maxillary and mandibular major connectors of removable partial dentures.

@article{BenUr1999StiffnessOD,
  title={Stiffness of different designs and cross-sections of maxillary and mandibular major connectors of removable partial dentures.},
  author={Z Ben-Ur and Eitan Mijiritsky and Colin Gorfil and Tamar Brosh},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={526-32}
}
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Major connectors of removable partial dentures must distribute forces bilaterally without damaging the supporting tissues. PURPOSE This study investigated which design and cross-sectional shape of major connectors most favorably influence rigidity and flexibility. METHODS AND MATERIAL Five designs for maxillary removable partial denture major connectors and 5 lingual bar major connectors of different cross-sectional forms were cast in chrome cobalt alloy on a master… CONTINUE READING