Influence of three different implant thread designs on stress distribution: A three-dimensional finite element analysis
The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient to normal contour, function, comfort, esthetics, speech and health regardless of the atrophy, disease or injury of the stomatognathic system. As a result of continued research in treatment planning, implant designs, materials and techniques, predictable success is now a reality for the rehabilitation of many challenging situations. The biocompatibility profiles of synthetic substances (biomaterials) used for the replacement or augmentation of biologic tissues has always been a critical concern within the health care disciplines. For optimal performance, implant biomaterials should have suitable mechanical strength, biocompatibility and structural biostability in physiologic environments. This article reviews the various implant biomaterials and their suitability of use in implant dentistry.