The ability of root form implants to withstand lateral forces has been investigated in animal model. Two new techniques for quantification of forces generated by a loading device have been developed and tested. The strain gages bonded to the loading device were calibrated either intraorally by a micro load cell, or in laboratory by Instrom Machine.
Preliminary results indicate that laterally applied continuous forces up to 6,000 grams do not elicit failure of root form implants.
Robert A. James
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Dental Implants; Dental Stress Analysis; Materials Testing -- methods; Stress, Mechanical
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Emanuelli, Silvio, "Ability of Cylindrical Root Form Implants to Withstand Controlled Lateral Forces" (1992). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1246.
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