Application of the finite element method in dental implant research

R. C. Van Staden, H. Guan, Y. C. Loo
2006 Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering  
This article provides a review of the achievements and advancements in dental technology brought about by computer-aided design and the all powerful finite element method of analysis. The scope of the review covers dental implants, jawbone surrounding the implant and the biomechanical implant and jawbone interaction. Prevailing assumptions made in the published finite element analysis, and their limitations are discussed in some detail which helps identify the gaps in research as well as future research direction.
doi:10.1080/10255840600837074 pmid:17132532 fatcat:uqmloytafbamzdeokr5tv5doyy