J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2005 Jun;31(3):248-254.

Finite element analysis of wide diameter screw implant placed into regenerated bone

  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Korea. bobkim@chosun.ac.kr
  • 3Oral Biology Research Institute, Chosun University, Korea.
  • 4Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Korea.
  • 5Research Institute for Periodontal Regeneration, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the distribution of stress within the regenerated bone surrounding the implant using three dimensional finite element stress analysis method. Using ANSYS software revision 6.0 (IronCAD LLC, USA), a program was written to generate a model simulating a cylindrical block section of the mandible 20 mm in height and 10 mm in diameter. The 5.0 x 11.5-mm screw implant (3i, USA) was used for this study, and was assumed to be 100% osseointegrated. And it was restored with gold crown with resin filling at the central fossa area. The implant was surrounded by the regenerated type IV bone, with 4 mm in width and 7 mm apical to the platform of implant in length. And the regenerated bone was surrounded by type I, type II, and type III bone, respectively. The present study used a fine grid model incorporating elements between 250,820 and 352,494 and nodal points between 47,978 and 67,471. A load of 200N was applied at the 3 points on occlusal surfaces of the restoration, the central fossa, outside point of the central fossa with resin filling into screw hole, and the functional cusp, at a 0 degree angle to the vertical axis of the implant, respectively. The results were as follows: 1. The stress distribution in the regenerated bone-implant interface was highly dependent on both the density of the native bone surrounding the regenerated bone and the loading point. 2. A load of 200N at the buccal cusp produced 5-fold increase in the stress concentration at the neck of the implant and apex of regenerated bone irrespective of surrounding bone density compared to a load of 200N at the central fossa. 3. It was found that stress was more homogeneously distributed along the side of implant when the implant was surrounded by both regenerated bone and native type III bone. In summary, these data indicate that concentration of stress on the implant-regenerated bone interface depends on both the native bone quality surrounding the regenerated bone adjacent to implant and the load direction applied on the prosthesis.

MeSH Terms

Axis, Cervical Vertebra
Bone Density
Finite Element Analysis*
Prostheses and Implants
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