diatoric

di·a·tor·ic

(dī'ă-tōr'ik),
1. The vertical cylindric aperture formed in the base of artificial porcelain teeth and extending into the body of the tooth, serving as a mechanical means of attaching the tooth to the denture base.
2. Denoting teeth that contain a diatoric.
[G. diatoros, pierced]

di·a·tor·ic

(dī'ă-tōr'ik)
1. Vertical cylindric aperture formed in the base of artificial porcelain teeth and extending into body of tooth, serving as a mechanical means of attaching the tooth to the denture base.
2. Denoting teeth that contain a diatoric.
[G. diatoros, pierced]
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Debonding of teeth: The teeth are not chemically bonded to the denture base as conventional dentures so for mechanical bonding diatoric holes are the only option to use in polyamide denture bases
Significant increase in failure load ranged for diatoric 274+-78N.
Group 4 Ridge lap surfaces prepared for a diatoric, 2mm deep and 3mm wide, drilled on the palatal surfaces of teeth.
Failure loads were significantly higher with diatoric, although vertical grooves also displayed increased bond failures as compared to controls.
Results of this study regarding diatorics were consistent with the above mentioned study where diatoric had higher bond strength than the controls and nearly all the failures were cohesive.
Barpal8 et al compared two different type of acrylic resin bonded to highly crosslinked teeth and found that diatoric increases the bond strength with one type of resin and decreased with other type of resin.
First group served as the control with no surface preparation; other groups included horizontal grooves, vertical grooves, diatorics, sand blasting and roughened surfaces.
This finding is consistent with the present study, as teeth diatorics failed cohesively and teeth with vertical and horizontal grooves required higher but nonsignificant force for debonding.