Abstract:Implant-supported screw-retained fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) produced by CAD/ CAM
have been introduced in recent years for the rehabilitation of partial or total
endentulous jaws. However, there is a lack of data about the long-term mechanical
characteristics.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to investigate the failure mode and the influence of
extended cyclic mechanical loading on the load-bearing capacity of these
frameworks.Material and MethodsTen five-unit FDP frameworks simulating a free-end situation…
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