The finite element method has previously been used to evaluate the stress distribution surrounding the dental implant to bone interface. However, prior finite element analysis models used have not been validated for the bone to implant interface. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the current Ansys finite element analysis model is an accurate biological representation of the observed clinical conditions. This will be accomplished by comparing data obtained experimentally of stress versus strain and the three dimensional computer generated finite element model.
The results indicate finite element method using the Ansys program for modeling is in agreement with the experimental stress strain plot and the calculated finite element data.
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Dental Implantation; Dental Abutments; Dental Implants
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Baiamonte, Thomas D., "The Experimental Verification of the Efficacy of Finite Element Modeling to Dental Implant Systems" (1995). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1296.
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