Bite force measurements on natural and implant restored teeth in a porcine model in vivo: a preliminary report

V Bousdras, J L Cunningham, M A Bamber, M Ferguson-Pell, G Blunn, S Sindet-Pedersen, A E Goodship

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Abstract

The impact of bite force on the marginal bone response around implants is a subject of debate. The measurement of these forces in vivo may provide us some guidance towards the long term outcome of oral implants. A novel design of a device for bite force measurements in a porcine model is described. A single polyethylene sheet was vacuum formed into a splint, and a force sensor fitted on to the splint occlusal surface and seated in with a silicon layer. This design enabled measurement of bite forces (range 200-520N) on selected teeth in a large animal model with natural dentition and single implant crowns. The technical design and force preliminary recordings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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