[A finite element model of a cusp-replacing adhesive restoration]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, 110, 4, (2003), pp. 149-153
Article / Letter to editor
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Oral Function and Prosthetic Dentistry
Preventative Restorative Dentistry
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
SubjectEBP 3: Effective Primary Care and Public Health; UMCN 4.3: Tissue engineering and reconstructive surgery
This article describes the development of a three-dimensional finite element model of a premolar, based on a micro-scale computed tomographic data-acquisition technique. Using the model shrinkage stresses were analysed during and after the polymerisation process of resin composite. The stress patterns generated were three-dimensional. The results of this study indicate that failure of the interface is more probable than failure of the composite material. The described procedure is a relatively easy method to produce a highly detailed 3-D finite element model of a premolar with an adhesive cups-replacing restoration.
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