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Structure and mechanical properties of Cresco-Ti laser-welded joints and stress analyses using finite element models of fixed distal extension and fixed partial prosthetic designs

2005-03-01
Uysal, Hale
Kurtoglu, C
Gürbüz, Rıza
Tutuncu, N
Statement of problem. The Cresco-Ti System uses a laser-welded process that provides an efficient technique to achieve passive fit frameworks. However, mechanical behavior of the laser-welded joint under biomechanical stress factors has not been demonstrated.