The effect of connector design on cement retention in an implant and natural tooth-supported fixed partial denture.

@article{Mathews1991TheEO,
  title={The effect of connector design on cement retention in an implant and natural tooth-supported fixed partial denture.},
  author={Mike Mathews and Larry C Breeding and Doyle Dixon and Steven A. Aquilino},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={822-7}
}
This study investigated the effect of connector design, rigid or nonrigid, on cement retention in a combined implant and natural tooth-supported fixed partial denture. A prepared natural tooth was placed in a Plexiglas block in a manner that it could move approximately the same as a healthy premolar. An endosseous implant was placed in the block so that it was immobile. Joining the prepared tooth and implant was a fixed partial denture that could be made rigid or nonrigid. The natural tooth… CONTINUE READING