Influences of implant neck design and implant–abutment joint type on peri-implant bone stress and abutment micromovement: Three-dimensional finite element analysis

Yasufumi Yamanishi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Imazato, Tamaki Nakano, Hirofumi Yatani
  • Dental Materials, November 2012, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.dental.2012.07.160

Influences of implant neck design and implant-abutment joint type on peri-implant bone

What is it about?

Occlusal overloading is one of the causes of peri-implant bone resorption, and many studies on stress distribution in the peri-implant bone by three-dimensional finite element analysis (3D FEA) have been performed. However, the FEA models previously reported were simplified and far from representing what occurs in clinical situations. In this study, 3D FEA was conducted with simulation of the complex structure of dental implants, and the influences of neck design and connections with an abutment on peri-implant bone stress and abutment micromovement were investigated.

Why is it important?

Implants with a conical joint with an abutment and reverse conical neck design may effectively control occlusal overloading on the labial bone and abutment micromovement. Copyright © 2012 Academy of Dental Materials. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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