Biomechanical 3-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Obturator Protheses Retained with Zygomatic and Dental Implants in Maxillary Defects


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Akay C., Yalug S.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.21, pp.604-611, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.892680
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.604-611
  • Keywords: Finite Element Analysis, Palatal Obturators, Prostheses and Implants, PARTIALLY EDENTULOUS PATIENTS, PROSTHETIC REHABILITATION, BASIC PRINCIPLES, RECONSTRUCTION, OVERDENTURES, DESIGN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The objective of this study was to investigate the stress distribution in the bone around zygomatic and dental implants for 3 different implant-retained obturator prostheses designs in a Aramany class IV maxillary defect using 3-dimensional finite element analysis (FEA).