It is proved by means of static models that, as regards the load of the periodontium, the teeth employed for the dental supporting and anchoring of partial dentures are in a much more favourable situation than the teeth employed but for anchorage. Viz. while the resultant of the axially and laterally directed forces resulting from supporting and anchoring does not become eccentric, the direction of the but anchorage force points out of the structure and entails an unfavourable torque on the tooth.
|Translated title of the contribution||Why should teeth, used for anchoring partial prostheses, also be used as their support?|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1991|
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