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Publisher DOI: 10.1177/154405910208100909
Title: Influence of connector design on fracture probability of ceramic fixed-partial dentures
Language: English
Authors: Oh, Won‐suck 
Götzen, Nils 
Anusavice, Kenneth J. 
Keywords: Ceramics;Computer Simulation;Dental Abutments;Finite Element Analysis;Humans;Materials Testing;Probability;Reproducibility of Results;Statistics as Topic;Stress, Mechanical;Surface Properties;Weight-Bearing;Dental Restoration Failure;Denture Design;Denture, Partial, Fixed
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Sage
Source: Journal of dental research 9 (81): 623-627 (2002-09)
Journal or Series Name: Journal of dental research 
Abstract (english): Fracture of ceramic fixed-partial dentures (FPDs) tends to occur in the connector area because of stress concentrations. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the radius of curvature at the gingival embrasure of the FPD connector significantly affects the fracture resistance of three-unit FPDs. Two three-dimensional finite element models (FEMs), representing two FPD connector designs, were created in a manner corresponding to that described in a previous experimental study (Oh, 2002). We performed fractographic analysis and FEM analyses based on CARES (NASA) post-processing software to determine the crack initiation site as well as to predict the characteristic strength, the location of peak stress concentrations, and the risk-of-rupture intensities. A good correlation was found between the experimentally measured failure loads and those predicted by FEM simulation analyses. Fractography revealed fracture initiation at the gingival embrasure, which confirms the numerically predicted fracture initiation site. For the designs tested, the radius of curvature at the gingival embrasure strongly affects the fracture resistance of FPDs.
DOI: 10.15480/882.1611
ISSN: 0022-0345
Institute: Biomechanik M-3 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Permission Note: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
License: In Copyright In Copyright
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