Distribution of occlusal forces during occlusal adjustment of dental implant prostheses: a nonlinear finite element analysis considering the capacity for displacement of opposing teeth and implants.

@article{Kasai2012DistributionOO,
  title={Distribution of occlusal forces during occlusal adjustment of dental implant prostheses: a nonlinear finite element analysis considering the capacity for displacement of opposing teeth and implants.},
  author={Kayo Kasai and Yoshiyuki Takayama and Atsushi Yokoyama},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          329-35
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of occlusal forces (the contractile forces of the masticatory muscles) during occlusal adjustment on the distribution of forces on combinations of implants and teeth during intercuspal clenching by means of finite element analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three-dimensional finite element models of the mandible, one with two implants in the molar region and the other with four implants in the premolar and molar regions, were… CONTINUE READING

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