Influence of Implant Length and Diameter, Bicortical Anchorage, and Sinus Augmentation on Bone Stress Distribution: Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis

Hiroyoshi Moriwaki, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Tamaki Nakano, Yasufumi Yamanishi, Satoshi Imazato, Hirofumi Yatani
  • The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, August 2016, Quintessence Publishing
  • DOI: 10.11607/jomi.4217

Influence of Implant Length and Diameter, Bicortical Anchorage, and Sinus Augmentation on Bone

What is it about?

Clarification of the protocol for using short implants is required to enable widespread use of short implants as an available treatment option. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of implant length and diameter, bicortical anchorage, and sinus augmentation on peri-implant cortical bone stress by three-dimensional finite element analysis.

Why is it important?

The results of this study suggest that 6-mm-length implants should be selected in cases with bone quantity C where the bone width permits increasing implant diameter from 4 mm to 5 mm.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Satoshi Yamaguchi