Stress distribution in the peri-implant bone with splinted and non-splinted implants by in vivo loading data-based finite element analysis
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The aim of this study was to evaluate stress distribution in peri-implant bone and to investigate the influence of splinting implants by finite element analysis (FEA) with in vivo loading data. The magnitude and direction of the force exerted on implants during maximal voluntary clenching of a subject were recorded with 3-D piezoelectric force transducers. FEA using in vivo loading data was conducted on splinted and non-splinted models with two implants. Overall, the splinted model reduced stress in peri-implant bone in comparison with the non-splinted model.
KeywordsFinite element analysis Implant Stress distribution In vivo loading data
This work was supported by a grant-in-aid for scientific research (No.21592490) from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan.
Conflict of interest
None of the authors have any conflicts of interest associated with this study.
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