FiniteElement Analysis in Implant Dentistry  

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Published 2006              ISBN 962-85542-4-7



P-I Brånemark (Sweden)

Part I

Finite Element Method

N. Krishnamurthy (U.S.A./Singapore)

Part II

Introduction to Implant Dentistry

Rodrigo F. Neiva (U.S.A.), Hom-Lay Wang (U.S.A.)

Part III

Applications to Implant Dentistry

Jianping Geng (China), K eson B.C. Tan (Singapore), Haw-Ming Huang (Taiwan), Sheng-Yang Lee (Taiwan), Weiqi Yan (China/Canada)

Part IV

Finite Element Modelling in Implant Dentistry

Jianping Geng (China), Weiqi Yan (China/Canada), W ei Xu (U.K.), K eson B.C. Tan (Singapore), Haw-Ming Huang (Taiwan), Sheng-Yang Lee (Taiwan)

Part V

Application of Commercial FEA Software

W ei Xu (U.K.), Jason Huijun Wang (Singapore /Malaysia ), Jianping Geng (Singapore/China), Haw-Ming Huang (Taiwan)

This book is designed to give the theoretical foundation needed by the new user of finite elements in implant dentistry, and show how the implant dentist and designer can benefit from finite element analysis.

It is divided into 5 parts: introduction of finite element analysis and implant dentistry, applications, theory with modeling and use of commercial software for the finite element analysis.

The first part dealing with the theory of finite elements contains all the necessary mathematical formulations to develop the method but is written in a manner to give the dental readers an easily understanding behind the technique.

The second part introduces the basic knowledge of implant dentistry which will help engineering readers have some backgrounds in this area.
The third part is a collection of dental implant applications, critical issues of using finite element analysis for dental implants, including bone-implant interface, implant-prosthesis connection, and multiple implant prostheses.

The fourth part concerns with dental implant modeling aspects, such as the assumptions of detailed geometry of bone and implant, material properties, boundary conditions, and the interface between bone and implant.

Finally, in fifth part, two popular commercial finite element software ANSYS and ABACUS are introduced for dental finite element analysis.

This book is edited by J.P. Geng and W. Xu, prefaced by P.I. Branemark and published by Tranfor.

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Finite Element Analysis in Implant Dentistry -- Contents
[Page numbers in brackets]

[by N. Krishnamurthy, Click HERE for sample page]

1.0 Introduction (8)
1.1 Historical Development (8)
1.2 Definitions and Terminology (11)
1.3 Flexibility Approach (13)
1.4 Stiffness Formulation (13)
1.5 Solution Methodology (17)
1.6 Advantages and Disadvantages of FEM (19)
      References (21)

2.0 General Considerations of Finite Element Formulation (23)
2.1 Shape Functions (23)
2.2 Element Stiffness Matrix (25)
2.3 System Stiffness Matrix (28)
2.4 Equivalent Actions Due to Element Loads (30)
2.5. Stresses and Strains (35)

3.0 Critical Factors In Computer Analysis (36)
3.1 Modelling Considerations (36)
3.2 ASCE Guidelines (38)
3.3 Pre-Processors and Post-Processors (40)
3.4 Support Modelling (42)
3.5 Improvement of Results (42)
      References (44)


J.P. Geng, and, W. Xu

Jianping Geng
Professor, Department of Crown / Bridge / Implant, China Medical University Hoyo Hospital, P.R.China; Professorship, Shanghai Second Medical University, P.R. China

Wei Xu
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK

N. Krishnamurthy
Consultant, Structures and Computer Applications, Singapore; Former Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA

Hom-Lay Wang
Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics / Prevention / Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1078, USA

Rodrigo F. Neiva

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics / Prevention / Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1078, USA

Jason Huijun Wang
Senior FE Analyst / ABAQUS Support Engineer (Singapore/Malaysia), Worley Advanced Analysis(Singapore), Singapore 248373

Keson B.C. Tan
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119074

Haw-Ming Huang
Assistant Professor, Institute of Oral Science, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan

Sheng-Yang Lee
Professor, School of Dentistry, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan

Weiqi Yan
Professor, Zhejiang University Second Hospital, Hangzhou, P.R. China

Quan-Sheng Ma
Professor, Department of Implant Dentsitry, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan, P.R. China

1.0 History of Dental Implants (45)
2.0 Phenomenon of Osseointegration (46)
3.0 The Soft Tissue Interface (48)
4.0 Protocols for Implant Placement (50)
5.0 Types of Implant Systems (50)
6.0 Prosthetic Rehabilitation (52)
References (58)

1.0. Introduction (62)
2.0. Bone-Implant Interface (62)
2.1. Introduction (62)
2.2. Stress Transmission and Biomechanical Implant Design Problem (62)
2.3 Summary (69)
3.0. Implant – Prosthesis Connection (69)
3.1. Introduction (69)
3.2 Screw Loosening Problem (70)
3.4 Summary (72)
4.0. Multiple Implant Prostheses (72)
4.1 Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses (72)
4.2 Implant-Supported Overdentures (74)
4.3 Combined Natural Tooth and Implant-Supported Prostheses (76)
5.0. Conclusions (77)
References (77)

1.0. Introduction (82)
2.0 Considerations of Dental Implant FEA (82)
2.1 Fundamentals of Dental Implant Biomechanics (83)
2.2 Interface between Bone and Implant (87)
2.3 Reliability of Dental Implant FEA (89)
3.0 Conclusions (89)
References (89)

1.0 Introduction (92)
2.0 ANSYS (92)
2.1 Introduction (92)
2.2 Pre-Process (94)
2.3 Solution (106)
2.4 Post Process (107)
2.5 Summary (112)
3.0. ABAQUS (113)
3.1. Introduction (113)
3.2. Model an Implant in ABAQUS/CAE (114)
3.3. Job Information Files (126)
3.4. Job Result Files (130)
3.5. Conclusion (132)
References (133)

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