Volume 61, Issue 2 (14 2003)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2003, 61(2): 164-170 | Back to browse issues page

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 Since three decade ago, the application of the concept of finite element analysis (EEA) have received a keen interest among dental investigators. In practice the FEA provides detailed stress information regarding to a non-homogenious body such as craniofocal skeletal growth, tooth post ceramo-metal crowns and etc. The aim of this study was the determination of the influence of stress distribution at the cement interface of metal ceramic restoration-dentin.
Materials and Methods: An idealized metal-ceramic crown model was developed. The model was divided into very small segments. Various loading conditions was applied to the model. A super sap software was used for analyzing the stress distribution.
Results & Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that the higher shear stress was developed in the cervical region by two dimensional methods.


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