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Three-dimensional finite element modelling of all-ceramic restorations based on micro-CT

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Della Bona, Alvaro [1] ; Borba, Marcia [1] ; Benetti, Paula [1] ; Duan, Yuanyuan [2] ; Griggs, Jason A. [2]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Passo Fundo, Postgrad Program Dent, Passo Fundo, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Mississippi, Med Ctr, Dept Biomed Mat Sci, Jackson, MS 39216 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Dentistry; v. 41, n. 5, p. 412-419, MAY 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 28

Objectives: To describe and apply a method of modelling dental crowns and three-unit fixed partial dentures (FPD) for finite element analyses (FEA) from 3D images obtained using a micro-CT scanner. Methods: A crown and a three-unit fixed partial denture (FPD) made of a ceramic framework (Y-TZP) and veneered with porcelain (VM9) were scanned using an X-ray micro-CT scanner with a pixel size of 6.97 mu m. Slice images from both structures were generated at each 0.034 mm and processed by an interactive image control system (Mimics). Different masks of abutments, framework and veneer were extracted using thresholding and region growing tools based on X-ray image brightness and contrast. 3D objects of each model were incorporated into non-manifold assembly and meshed simultaneously. Volume meshes were exported to the FEA software (ABAQUS), and the load-generated stress distribution was analyzed. Results: FEA models showed great shape resemblance with the structures. The use of non-manifold assembly ensured matching surfaces and coinciding nodes between different structural parts. For the crown model, tensile stresses were concentrated in the internal surface of the core, near to the applied load. For the FPD model, the highest tensile stresses were located in the framework, on the cervical area of connectors and pontic. Conclusions: Valid 3D models of dental crown and FPD can be generated by combining micro-CT scanning and Mimics software, emphasizing its importance as design tool in dental research. Clinical significance: The 3D FEA method described in this work is an important tool to predict the stress distribution, assisting on structural design of dental restorations. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/58775-0 - Fratura precoce da porcelana em restaurações com infraestrutura de zircônia: influência de gradientes térmicos no desenvolvimento e magnitude de tensões residuais e transitórias
Beneficiário:Paula Benetti
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado