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Fig. 5 | International Journal of Implant Dentistry

Fig. 5

From: Effect of bite force in occlusal adjustment of dental implants on the distribution of occlusal pressure: comparison among three bite forces in occlusal adjustment

Fig. 5

Schematic diagram for each phase of the load-displacement curve after occlusal adjustment of implants. a: Before loading, only anterior natural teeth were in contact with opposing teeth. Occlusal forces were not yet exerted anywhere. b: When a slight load caused the displacement of the mandible upward by the distance corresponding to the gap, i.e., the quantity of occlusal adjustment, the anterior teeth displaced into the socket and the implants were in contact with antagonists. Occlusal force was exerted only on anterior teeth. c: If the gaps were determined such that occlusal adjustment was completed, occlusal forces were distributed among natural teeth and implants under certain amounts of load

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