Journal Article

An innovative adhesive procedure for connecting transpalatal arches with palatal implants

Adriano Giacomo Crismani, Thomas Bernhart, Hans Peter Bantleon and Gerhard Kucher

in The European Journal of Orthodontics

Published on behalf of European Orthodontics Society

Volume 27, issue 3, pages 226-230
Published in print June 2005 | ISSN: 0141-5387
Published online June 2005 | e-ISSN: 1460-2210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/cji002
An innovative adhesive procedure for connecting transpalatal arches with palatal implants

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The aim of this presentation is to describe an innovative adhesive procedure for connecting palatal implants with transpalatal arches (TPAs). The steps required for completing the procedure, the costs involved and the requisite time were reviewed and compared with those of two alternative procedures reported in the literature. To establish the stability and reliability of the procedure in vitro, tensile stress tests were performed. The results were evaluated in view of a potential loss of anchorage and compared with reported data.

The innovative adhesive procedure ensured a stable and precise connection between TPAs and palatal implants during a single visit in a chair-side time of 42 minutes. The costs incurred were €12.33. The composite-connected component parts resisted breakage up to a mean force of 3323.16 cN. Absolute stability of the TPA–palatal implant connection in terms of maximal anchorage was limited to a mean force of 408.05 cN at a wire strength of 0.036 inches.

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Subjects: Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics

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