Modeling and Simulation of Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures Prosthodontic
The theoretical models and finite element models of implant-supported fixed partial dentures and surrounding osseous tissues were founded. It was studied of the influence of connector sectional area on implant-supported fixed partial dentures and surrounding osseous tissues. The results indicate that increasing the connector sectional areas to some extent has positive effect on fixed bridge itself. But the maximum stresses in some regions of surrounding osseous tissues increase as the connector sectional areas increase, the change extent is smaller comparatively. The study provides biomechanics evidence for the optimum design of implant-supported fixed partial dentures.
Kai Cheng, Yongxian Liu, Xipeng Xu and Hualong Xie
D. L. Liu et al., "Modeling and Simulation of Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures Prosthodontic", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 16-19, pp. 1112-1116, 2009