[Wear test of 4-unit posterior resin bonded fixed partial dentures with non-rigid connector].

The aim of this study was to test the difference of fatigue longevity between the 4-unit posterior resin-bonded fixed partial dentures (RBFPD)with non-rigid connector and rigid connector,a wear test to stimulate masticatary function was used.
Extracted intact human teeth were used to prepare specimens,a first premolar and a second molar as the abutment teeth with a space equivalent to a second premolar and a first molar. Ten specimens were seperated into two groups randomly. The control group was prepared to receive conventional RBFPDs; in the test group a non-rigid connector was used on the distal side of the first premolar. The specimens were put on the thermocycling and mechanical loading (TCML) chewing simulator until the prostheses were broken,and the loading times were recorded.
The loading times of the test group and the control group were respectively (134.34 ± 8.17) ten thousand and (92.58 ± 19.73) ten thousand, there was a significant difference between the test group and the control group (P<0.05) analyzed by independent-samples t test (α=0.05). So that the fatigue longevity of 4-unit posterior RBFPDs with non-rigid connector was greater than that of the rigid connector RBFPDs.
The non-rigid connector could allow independent movement between the two parts of RBFPD and to decrease the stress between the tooth and the wing, and thus increases the fatigue longevity of long-span RBFPDs.
AuthorsHui Jiang, Jing Tan, Xin-zhi Wang
JournalBeijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences (Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao) Vol. 44 Issue 1 Pg. 84-7 (Feb 18 2012) ISSN: 1671-167X [Print] China
PMID22353907 (Publication Type: Comparative Study, English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Computer Simulation
  • Dental Prosthesis Retention
  • Dental Stress Analysis (methods)
  • Denture Design
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed, Resin-Bonded
  • Humans
  • Mastication
  • Materials Testing (methods)
  • Models, Biological
  • Molar (physiology)
  • Stress, Mechanical

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