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Comparison of Retention Forces of Three Locator Retentive Male Attachments Retaining Mandibular Over Denture
Salwa Omar Bajunaid1 , Maha Fahmi2

1 Assistant Professor, King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthetic Science
2. Professor, King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthetic Science
*Corresponding author: “Dr Salwa Omar Bajunaid ” < dr_prosth@hotmail.com >

Received: 08 August 2015, Accepted: 31 August 2015

Volume 24, Issue 3 (July - September 2015)

Open Access

Objective

The aim of this study is to compare the retention forces of three nylon males of Locator attachments i.e. clear or white, pink and blue.

Methodology

A two implant retained overedenture model used to simulate the patient. Three pairs of each male attachment were subjected to vertical dislodgement forces using the Instron testing machine.

Results

The white attachment showed the highest retention force with a peak load-to-dislodgement of 35.49+-3.24 Nfollowed by the blue (19.02 ± 5.32 N) and then the pink male attachment (15.5 ± 2.52 N).

Conclusion

The results of this study are in agreement of other studies in regard to the values of the retention forces of the white and pink male attachments. However, it is in disagreement of the claim that the blue male attachment has the least retention forces.

Keywords

Dental Implants, Attachments, Overdenture, Locator, Retention force.

How to CITE:

Bajunaid SO, Fahmi M . Comparison of retention forces of three locator retentive male attachments retaining mandibular overdenture. J Pak Dent Assoc 2015; 24(3):117-120.