volume 39, issue 8, P574-577 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.11.008
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Rafael Scaf de Molon, Érica Dorigatti de Ávila, Guilherme Romano Scartezini, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos, Luis Geraldo Vaz, Mario Francisco Real Gabrielli, Valfrido Antônio Pereira Filho

Abstract: There was no statistically significant difference between the strengths achieved with screws of 1.5 and 2.0 mm diameters for fixation of SSRO performed in synthetic mandibles. There was no fracture of the 1.5 mm or 2.0 mm diameter screws in any of the tests. 1.5 mm diameter screws in an inverted L pattern have as much stability and mechanical resistance as a 2.0 mm screw, may be safely used for this procedure.