A 3D Nonlinear Finite Element Study on Biomechanical Behavior of Dental Implants


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In this paper biomechanical behavior of dental implant and surrounding bone system are investigated under static occlusal loads through 3D nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), taking into account the interaction of implant-bone and implant-abutment contact interfaces. Stress-based performances of four commercially-available dental implant systems are evaluated in detail, demonstrating that implant and bone stability is strongly affected by implant-abutment connection structure as well as by a number of geometrical parameters. The results also indicate that platform-switching configuration can significantly reduce the crestal bone stress peaks, which contributes to the bone preservation for long-term success.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 97-101)

Edited by:

Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang




T. Wu et al., "A 3D Nonlinear Finite Element Study on Biomechanical Behavior of Dental Implants", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 3263-3267, 2010

Online since:

March 2010




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2008.05.009