Tooth fracture risk analysis based on a new finite element dental structure models using micro-CT data

@article{Chen2012ToothFR,
  title={Tooth fracture risk analysis based on a new finite element dental structure models using micro-CT data},
  author={Guanrong Chen and Wei Fan and S. Mishra and A. El-Atem and M. A. Schuetz and Y. Xiao},
  journal={Computers in biology and medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={957-63}
}
The finite element (FE) analysis is an effective method to study the strength and predict the fracture risk of endodontically-treated teeth. This paper presents a rapid method developed to generate a comprehensive tooth FE model using data retrieved from micro-computed tomography (μCT). With this method, the inhomogeneity of material properties of teeth was included into the model without dividing the tooth model into different regions. The material properties of the tooth were assumed to be… CONTINUE READING