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An Overview of the Application of FEM in Dental Biomechanics

XU Xuejun, ZHENG Yufeng1   

  1. Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science,Peking University, Beijing, 100871; 1E-mail: yfzheng@pku.edu.cn
  • Received:2005-06-09 Online:2006-05-20 Published:2006-05-20

Abstract: Finite element method (FEM) is an effective analyzing method in the simulation of the mechanical behavior of human body. An overview of the application of the FEM in dental biomechanics is provided, including the mechanical simulation of the dental tissues and the optimization of the instruments. Some shortcomings and the extensive research about the reconstruction and related analysis are generalized while the methods, tools and material assumptions are reviewed.