Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of Oral Implantology, Volume 39, Number 3, p.302-307 (2013)



article, Biomechanics, Bite Force, comparative study, Complete, complete lower denture, Dental Implants, Dental Models, dental procedure, Dental Prosthesis, denture, Denture Design, Denture Retention, Edentulous, edentulousness, equipment, human, Humans, Implant-Supported, Jaw, Lower, magnet, Magnets, mandible, mastication, Mechanical, mechanical stress, Overlay, overlay denture, pathology, pliability, Stress, tooth implant, tooth prosthesis


In an implant-supported overdenture, the optimal stress distribution on the implants and least denture displacement is desirable. This study compares the load transfer characteristics to the implant and the movement of overdenture among 3 different types of attachments (ball-ring, bar-clip, and magnetic). Stress on the implant surface was measured using the strain-gauge technique and denture displacement by dial gauge. The ball/O-ring produces the optimal stress on the implant body and promotes denture stability.


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Cite this Research Publication

V. Manju and Sreelal, T., “Mandibular implant-supported overdenture: An in vitro comparison of ball, bar, and magnetic attachments”, Journal of Oral Implantology, vol. 39, pp. 302-307, 2013.