Research Article

Development of 3D CAD/FEM Analysis System for Natural Teeth and Jaw Bone Constructed from X-Ray CT Images

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Geometrical and boundary conditions. A buccolingual force at a 45-degree oblique angle to the tooth axis was concentrated onto a single contact point, and static occlusal load of 50 N was applied to the premolar buccal cusp of teeth. Inferior border of the mandible was assumed to be fixed.