Step-wise analysis of the dental implant insertion process using the finite element technique.

@article{Staden2008StepwiseAO,
  title={Step-wise analysis of the dental implant insertion process using the finite element technique.},
  author={Rudi C van Staden and Hong Guan and Newell W Johnson and Yew-Chaye Loo and Neil Meredith},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={303-13}
}
OBJECTIVES Using the finite element method (FEM), the insertion process of a dental implant into a section of the human mandible is analysed. The ultimate aim of this article is to advance the use of an innovative engineering approach in dental practices, especially in the process of dental implantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The FEM and analysis techniques are used to replicate and evaluate the stress profile created within the mandible during the implantation process. RESULTS The von Mises… CONTINUE READING