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A strain gauge analysis comparing 4-unit veneered zirconium dioxide implant-borne fixed dental prosthesis on engaging and non-engaging abutments before and after torque application


Epprecht, Alyssa; Zeltner, Marco; Benic, Goran; Özcan, Mutlu (2018). A strain gauge analysis comparing 4-unit veneered zirconium dioxide implant-borne fixed dental prosthesis on engaging and non-engaging abutments before and after torque application. Clinical and Experimental Dental Research, 4(1):13-18.

Abstract

This study quantified the strain development after inserting implant-borne fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) to various implant-abutment joints. Two bone-level implants (∅ = 4.1 mm, RC, SLA 10 mm, Ti, Straumann) were inserted in polyurethane models (N = 3) in the area of tooth nos 44 and 47. Four-unit veneered zirconium dioxide FDPs (n = 2) were fabricated, one of which was fixed on engaging (E; RC Variobase, ∅ = 4.5 mm, H = 3.5 mm) and the other on non-engaging (NE) abutments (RC Variobase, ∅ = 4.5 mm, H = 5.5 mm). One strain gauge was bonded to the occlusal surface of pontic no. 46 on the FDP and the other two on the polyurethane model. Before (baseline) and after torque (35 Ncm), strain values were recorded three times. Data were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests (α = 0.05). Mean strain values presented significant increase after torque for both E and NE implant-abutment connection type (baseline: E = 4.33 ± 4.38; NE = 4.85 ± 4.85; torque: E = 196.56 ± 188.02; NE = 275.63 ± 407.7; p < .05). Mean strain values based on implant level presented significant increase after torque for both E and NE implant-abutment connection (baseline: E = 4.94 ± 5.29; NE = 5.78 ± 5.69; torque: E = 253.78 ± 178.14; NE = 347.72 ± 493.06; p < .05). The position of the strain gauge on implants (p = .895), FDP (p = .275), and abutment connection type (p = .873) did not significantly affect the strain values. Strain levels for zirconium dioxide implant-borne FDPs were not affected by the implant-abutment connection type.

Abstract

This study quantified the strain development after inserting implant-borne fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) to various implant-abutment joints. Two bone-level implants (∅ = 4.1 mm, RC, SLA 10 mm, Ti, Straumann) were inserted in polyurethane models (N = 3) in the area of tooth nos 44 and 47. Four-unit veneered zirconium dioxide FDPs (n = 2) were fabricated, one of which was fixed on engaging (E; RC Variobase, ∅ = 4.5 mm, H = 3.5 mm) and the other on non-engaging (NE) abutments (RC Variobase, ∅ = 4.5 mm, H = 5.5 mm). One strain gauge was bonded to the occlusal surface of pontic no. 46 on the FDP and the other two on the polyurethane model. Before (baseline) and after torque (35 Ncm), strain values were recorded three times. Data were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests (α = 0.05). Mean strain values presented significant increase after torque for both E and NE implant-abutment connection type (baseline: E = 4.33 ± 4.38; NE = 4.85 ± 4.85; torque: E = 196.56 ± 188.02; NE = 275.63 ± 407.7; p < .05). Mean strain values based on implant level presented significant increase after torque for both E and NE implant-abutment connection (baseline: E = 4.94 ± 5.29; NE = 5.78 ± 5.69; torque: E = 253.78 ± 178.14; NE = 347.72 ± 493.06; p < .05). The position of the strain gauge on implants (p = .895), FDP (p = .275), and abutment connection type (p = .873) did not significantly affect the strain values. Strain levels for zirconium dioxide implant-borne FDPs were not affected by the implant-abutment connection type.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:February 2018
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 14:47
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:08
Publisher:Wiley Open Access
ISSN:2057-4347
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/cre2.97
PubMed ID:29744210

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