|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
September, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 3
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Passive tactile sensibility of teeth and osseointegrated dental implants in the maxilla
Linards Grieznis, Peteris Apse, Leons Blumfelds
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to compare passive tactile sensibility of natural teeth and osseointegrated dental implants in the maxilla.
Results. Passive tactile threshold for osseointegrated dental implants was 2.50 N (SD=1.39), and for teeth 0.72 N (SD=0.49), for non endodontically treated teeth it was 0.66 N (SD=0.43) and for endodontically treated teeth 0.96 N (SD=0.87) . The differences in mean values were statistically significant (p<0.001) except for mean values of NETT vs. ETT.
Conclusion. This study shows that patients with osseointegrated implants subjectively feel ”touch” sensation when greater force is applied compared with natural teeth.
Key words: tactile sensibility, osseoperception, proprioception, teeth, implants.
Received: 05 06 2010
Accepted for publishing: 23 09 2010
Linards Grieznis D.D.S, Dip. Pros. Department of Prosthodontics, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
Peteris Apse D.D.S., Dip. Pros., MSc (Toronto), Dr. hab. med. (Latvia), professor. Department of Prosthodontics, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
Leons Blumfelds Dr. med., assist. professor. Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Riga Stradins University, Riga , Latvia
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