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Finite element analysis (FEA) of stress distribution in platform-switched short dental implants



Khyati N Gosai1, Vishwa Deepak Tripathi2,*, SumanYadav3, Dhwani Vyas4, PV Gopinath5, Anuj Singh Parihar6 & Sajith Abraham7



1Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge, Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College and Research Centre, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India; 2Department of Periodontology, Bhabha Dental College, Bhopal, MP, India; 3Maxillofacial and Dental Department, Numed Hospital, ITS Dental College, Muradnagar, India; 4Department of Periodontology, KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India; 5Department of Periodontics, Sree Anjaneya Institute of Dental Sciences, Modakkallur, Atholi, Kozhikode, Kerala, India; 6Department of Periodontology, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India; 7Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, AlHassa, Saudi Arabia; *Corresponding author; Communicated by Anil Kumar E-mail: anilkk44@gmail.com



Khyati N Gosai E-mail: khyati05_gosai@yahoo.com; Phone: +919558886299

Vishwa Deepak Tripathi - E-mail: deepakdr12@gmail.com; Phone: +918853158401

Suman Yadav - E-mail: dr_suman8nov@rediffmail.com; Phone: +919899299125

Dhwani Vyas - E-mail: dhwani76@gmail.com; Phone: +918866227662

PV Gopinath - E-mail: drgopi41@yahoo.com; Phone: +918129814646

Anuj Singh Parihar - E-mail: dr.anujparihar@gmail.com; Phone: +918827047003

Sajith Abraham - E-mail: sdaivakrupa@kfu.edu.sa; Phone: +917892845072

Article Type

Research Article



Received March 1, 2024; Revised March 31, 2024; Accepted March 31, 2024, Published March 31, 2024



The distribution of stress on short platform switched dental implants is of interest. Hence, the mandibular posterior molar area was modelled using a three-dimensional finite element method (FEM) with a continuous 1.5 mm cortical bone thickness and an inner cancellous bone core. The implants used in the study were 5 mm long, 4.5 mm wide and 3.5 mm wide at the abutments. 120 N of force was applied in both the vertical and oblique (20 and 35) directions to create a realistic simulation. ANSYS Workbench was generated for each model. Von Mises stress was assessed in the cortical and cancellous bones at varying depths. Ten noded tetrahedron elements with three degrees of freedom per node were employed to interpret translations on the x, y, and z axes. The stress-based biomechanical behaviour of platform switched short osseo-integrated implants varied across all 5 positions in FEM simulations, based on the depth of implant placement, the direction of applied force, and the shape of the bone. Data shows that opposite forces to the vertical forces caused more damage. Thus, the implantation of subcrestal implants resulted in reduced stress on the cortical and cancellous bone.



Finite element analysis, platform switch, short dental implants, stress



Gosai et al. Bioinformation 20(3): 248-251 (2024)


Edited by

Peter N Pushparaj






Biomedical Informatics



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