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The three-dimension finite element analysis of stress in posterior residual root restored with different designed post-core crown

FU Gang1, DU Li2, REN Ai-shu3, WANG Lu1, XIA Xi1   

  1. 1. Dept. of Prosthodontics, The Affiliated Stomatology Hospital,Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400015, China; 2. Dept. of Prosthodontics, West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China; 3. Dept. of Orthodontics, The Affiliated Stomatology Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400015, China
  • Received:2009-02-25 Revised:2009-02-25 Online:2009-02-20 Published:2009-02-20
  • Contact: REN Ai-shu,Tel:13883455966


Objective To analyze the stress magnitude and distribution of remaining dentin in posterior residual root restored with post-core crown by three-dimension finite element methods. The variables were number, length and material of post. Methods The models of residual root of maxillary first molar restored with post-core crown were created by CT scanning, Mimics software and Abaqus software. Different number, length and material of posts were used in the modeling. The post was cemented with zinc-phosphate cement. A load of 240 N was applied to the occlusal surface in vertical direction and tensile, shear, and Von mises stresses were calculated. Results The maximum stresses on remaining dentin changed irregularly as the number and length of post. The maximum stresses on remaining dentin decreased slightly as elastic modulus of the material of post increase. Conclusion The number, length, material of post have influence on magnitude and distribution of stress.

Key words: three-dimension finite element, stress, post-core crown