2005 年 24 巻 2 号 p. 219-224
Using finite element method (FEM), this study sought to investigate how the thickness and Young's modulus of cortical bone influenced stress distribution in bone surrounding a dental implant. The finite element implant-bone model consisted of a titanium abutment, a titanium fixture, a gold alloy retaining screw, cancellous bone, and cortical bone. The results showed that von Mises equivalent stress was at its maximum in the cortical bone surrounding dental implant. Upon investigation, it was found that maximum von Mises equivalent stress in bone decreased as cortical bone thickness increased. On the other hand, maximum von Mises equivalent stress in bone increased as Young's modulus of cortical bone increased. In conclusion, it was confirmed that von Mises equivalent stress was sensitive to the thickness and Young's modulus of cortical bone.