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J Dent Biomech. 2012;3:1758736012462025. doi: 10.1177/1758736012462025. Epub 2012 Oct 29.

Biomechanical considerations on tooth-implant supported fixed partial dentures.

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Division of Removable Prosthodontics, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece ; Division of Graduate and Postgraduate Prosthodontics, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.


This article discusses the connection of teeth to implants, in order to restore partial edentulism. The main problem arising from this connection is tooth intrusion, which can occur in up to 7.3% of the cases. The justification of this complication is being attempted through the perspective of biomechanics of the involved anatomical structures, that is, the periodontal ligament and the bone, as well as that of the teeth- and implant-supported fixed partial dentures.


Biomechanics; bone; periodontal ligament; tooth to implant connection

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