Application of the Finite Element Method in Implant Dentistry

Jianping Geng, Weiqi Yan, Wei Xu, Haw-Ming Huang, Jason Hui Jun Wang

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Part of the new series, Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China, this book is designed to give the necessary theoretical foundation to new users of the finite element method in implant dentistry, and show how both the implant dentist and designer can benefit from finite element analysis. The first part deals with the theory of the finite element method. containing the necessary mathematical theory but written so that readers from a dental background can easily understand. Then basic knowledge of implant dentistry is introduced to readers from an engineering background. Next, dental implant applications, and the critical issues of using finite element analysis for dental implants are discussed, followed by aspects of dental implant modeling. Finally, two popular commercial finite element software programs, ANSYS and ABACUS, are introduced for dental finite element analysis. Dr J.P. Geng is a professional implant dentist and has been an implant designer for 15 years.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages137
ISBN (Print)9783540737643
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAdvanced Topics in Science and Technology in China
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg


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