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Highland Heights Dental
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Millcreek, Utah 84124

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Dental Implant Important Facts

The human jaw can exert a average force of 160 pounds per square inch (psi).  The max force is around 930 psi on the back molars.  Denture wearers can only get up to 50 psi.  For comparison here are the max forces of some animals:

Tasmanian devil* - 200 psi

Well trained dog - 300 psi

Orangutans - 385 psi

White Shark - 700 psi

African Lion - 938 psi

Hyena - 1000 psi

Snapping Turtle - 1000 psi

Grizzly Bear - 1200 psi

Alligator - 2200 psi

Tyrannosaurus Rex - estimated 3000 psi

Megalodon (Ancient great white shark) - estimated 4000 psi

* The strongest bite relative to body size – approx 20 lbs.

credit:  http://www.glapbta.com/BFBP.pdf

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