Rationalization of shape and related stress distribution in posterior teeth: a finite element study using nonlinear contact analysis.

@article{Magne2002RationalizationOS,
  title={Rationalization of shape and related stress distribution in posterior teeth: a finite element study using nonlinear contact analysis.},
  author={Pascal Christophe Magne and Urs Christoph Belser},
  journal={The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={425-33}
}
This study considered the loading configuration of intact teeth by using finite element analyses to rationalize the clinical and biologic advantage inherent to posterior tooth shape. The biomechanical behavior of opposing molars was investigated in consideration of different loadcases simulating working, nonworking, and vertical closing micromotions starting in a position close to maximum intercuspation. The resulting stress distribution was assessed in a numerical model, reproducing 2-D… CONTINUE READING