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Evaluation by finite element analysis of stresses in different cross sections of overdenture-retaining bar with vertical misfit

Grant number: 11/16470-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Dental Clinics
Principal Investigator:Rafael Leonardo Xediek Consani
Grantee:Moises da Costa Ferraz Nogueira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


In implant prostheses, the term passive fit is a keyword to the long-term success of the rehabilitations. However, the achievement of passive fit is not always obtained, due to problems linked with the own manufacturing of the prostheses/frameworks. When passive fit does not exist, the ill-fitting framework, during the installation, receive the torque propagates stresses which are distributed to all the osseointegration system. This study proposes to evaluate the stresses in overdentures with bar-clip system, varying the factors: vertical misfit (10, 50, 100 µm); bar materials (Au type IV, Ag-Pd, Ti commercially pure and Co-Cr); and different cross sections of the bar (cylindrical, Hader and drop shape) through the finite element methodology. The tridimensional study models will be made using a 3-D modeling software (SolidWorks 2010, USA) and exported to specific software for analysis (ANSYS Workbench 12, USA). A displacement will be applied to simulate the screw torque. All the analysis will be made in terms of Maximum Principal Stress and von Mises stress, in MPa. Results will be presented in a qualitative way through the figures with the stress distribution in different color gradients, and quantitatively by numerical reading in software of the stresses in certain regions of the models.

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NOGUEIRA, Moises da Costa Ferraz. Evaluation by finite element analysis of stress at different cross-sections design of overdenture's bar framework with vertical misfit. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba Campinas, SP.

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