Objectives: This study was made to detect the effect of accelerating aging on retention and measuring the release period of clips in a 2 and 3 bar retained maxillary implant overdenture.
Materials and Methods: Four implants were placed in two maxillary edentulous epoxy models. One model had two bar attachments with two clips overdenture while the other model had three bar attachments with three clips in the overdenture. Retention and release period of the clips were checked before applying insertion removal cycles. Retention was measured using a universal testing machine after 540 cycles (6 months) and 1080 cycles (1 year) of insertion removal on a chewing simulator.
Results and Conclusions: There was a significant difference in retention and release period between two bars and three bars implant retained maxillary overdentures. A significant difference was also seen in each group after accelerated aging. Therefore, the three bar implant retained overdenture had higher retention values than two bar. Retention loss occurred in both groups after the insertion removal cycles. Release period value was lower in two bar overdenture than three bar overdenture.
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