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Life Prediction and Experimental Validation of a 3d Printed Dental Titanium Ti64ELI Implant

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2021 / Approved: 18 August 2021 / Online: 18 August 2021 (13:54:49 CEST)

How to cite: Lebea, L.C.; Ngwangwa, H.; Desai, D.; Nemavhola, F. Life Prediction and Experimental Validation of a 3d Printed Dental Titanium Ti64ELI Implant. Preprints 2021, 2021080379 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0379.v1). Lebea, L.C.; Ngwangwa, H.; Desai, D.; Nemavhola, F. Life Prediction and Experimental Validation of a 3d Printed Dental Titanium Ti64ELI Implant. Preprints 2021, 2021080379 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0379.v1).

Abstract

Fatigue analysis plays a vital role in determining the structural integrity and life of a dental implant. With the use of such implants on the rise, there is a corresponding increase in the number of implant failures. As such, the aim of this research paper is to investigate the life of 3D-printed dental implants. The dental implants considered in this study were 3D printed according to the direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) method. Additionally, a finite element model was developed to study their performance, while fatigue life was predicted using Fe-Safe software®. The model was validated experimentally by performing fatigue tests. The life of the dental implants was analysed based on Normal strain and the Brown-Miller with Morrow mean correction factor algorithm. The model revealed that there was a strong correlation between the FEA and the experimental results. The clinical success of 3D-printed dental implant experimentally is 20.51 years and computationally under Normal strain is 19.89 years and Brown-Miller with Morrow mean correction factor is 26.82 years.

Keywords

Fatigue; oblique loading; axial loading; finite element analysis; 3D-printed dental implant

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