Pp. 67-75 (9)
Andy H. Choi and Besim Ben-Nissan
The ability to extract data from computed tomography (CT) or any other
appropriate imaging technology to generate the patient’s own model is already a
common practice. For example, by integrating computerized modeling with medical
imaging, it would be possible to determine the correct location, configuration, size and
number of implants needed to address the patient’s functional and restorative needs.
Furthermore, this approach can be used to define the form and mechanical
requirements of implants and prostheses employed in the treatment of mandibular and
maxillary fractures with fixation and reduction of the fracture obtained with minimal
osteosynthesis plate bulk, number and size. This integrated system can be coupled with
modern rapid prototyping such as 3D printing and laser sintering to produce
superstructures and patient matched dental devices and guides.
Bone density, Cancellous bone, Cortical bone, Computed
tomography, CT, Elastic properties, Finite element analysis, Finite element
modeling, Hounsfield unit, Material properties, Strength.
Faculty of Science University of Technology Sydney Australia.