The purpose of this study was to investigate stresses resulting from different thicknesses of hydroxyapatite- and titanium dioxide (TiO 2)-treated layers at the interface between temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants and bones using three-dimensional finite element models. For ensuring osseointegration of implant treatment, one must examine the stresses of interface between implant and bone tissue. Treated layers on TMJ implants are a very important factor in clinical application. Several studies have investigated finite element models for TMJs, but few have examined a model for TMJ implants with treated layers. In this study, TMJ models were reconstructed using computer tomography data, and the effects of treated layer thickness on the stress field during jaw movement were investigated; this index has not yet been reported with respect to TMJ implant. The maximum stresses in the bone occurred at the position of the first screw. Data analysis indicated a greater decrease in this stress in the case of using TMJ implants with TiO 2-treated layers, and the stresses decreased with increasing layer thicknesses. Results confirmed that the treated layers improve biomechanical properties of the TMJ implants and release abnormal stress concentration in them. The results of our study offer the potential clinical benefit of inducing superior biomechanical behavior in TMJ implants.
|頁（從 - 到）||1195-1200|
|期刊||Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 4月 2013|
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