Biomechanics of jaw bone considering structural properties of trabecular bone

Satoru Matsunaga, Naoki Takano, Yuichi Tamatsu, Shinichi Abe, Yoshinobu Ide

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Abstract

Mechanical stress is an important factor in bone homeostasis, which is impossible to visualize and therefore difficult to evaluate. Biomechanical analysis based on the three-dimensional finite element method (3D FEM) has become more accurate, and it is now possible to analyze load transfer pathways taking into consideration the trabecular structures. It has even become feasible to develop treatment plans based on mechanical factors using image data acquired from the patient. This review describes the usefulness and prospects of biomechanical analysis of the jaw bones, specifically finite element analysis (FEA) based upon the consideration of internal microstructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral Biosciences
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Trabecular bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Dentistry(all)

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