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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 390-397
The application of finite element analysis in the skull biomechanics and dentistry


Department of Morphology, Anatomy Area, State University of Campinas, Av. Limeira, 901, P.O. Box 52 Piracicaba, SP, 13414-903, Brazil

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Felippe Bevilacqua Prado
Department of Morphology, Anatomy Area, State University of Campinas, Av. Limeira, 901, P.O. Box 52 Piracicaba, SP, 13414-903
Brazil
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.138350

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Empirical concepts describe the direction of the masticatory stress dissipation in the skull. The scientific evidence of the trajectories and the magnitude of stress dissipation can help in the diagnosis of the masticatory alterations and the planning of oral rehabilitation in the different areas of Dentistry. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a tool that may reproduce complex structures with irregular geometries of natural and artificial tissues of the human body because it uses mathematical functions that enable the understanding of the craniofacial biomechanics. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the advantages and limitations of FEA in the skull biomechanics and Dentistry study. The keywords of the selected original research articles were: Finite element analysis, biomechanics, skull, Dentistry, teeth, and implant. The literature review was performed in the databases, PUBMED, MEDLINE and SCOPUS. The selected books and articles were between the years 1928 and 2010. The FEA is an assessment tool whose application in different areas of the Dentistry has gradually increased over the past 10 years, but its application in the analysis of the skull biomechanics is scarce. The main advantages of the FEA are the realistic mode of approach and the possibility of results being based on analysis of only one model. On the other hand, the main limitation of the FEA studies is the lack of anatomical details in the modeling phase of the craniofacial structures and the lack of information about the material properties.


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