Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Numerical simulation of ultrasonic wave propagation for the evaluation of dental implant biomechanical stability

Abstract : Osseointegration of dental implants remains poorly understood. The objective of this numerical study is to understand the propagation phenomena of ultrasonic waves in prototypes cylindrically shaped implants and to investigate the sensitivity of their ultrasonic response to the surrounding bone biomechanical properties. The 10 MHz ultrasonic response of the implant was calculated using a finite difference numerical simulation tool and was compared to rf signals taken from a recent experimental study by Mathieu et al. [Ultrasound Med. Biol. 37, 262-270 (2011a)]. Reflection and mode conversion phenomena were analyzed to understand the origin of the different echoes and the importance of lateral wave propagation was evidenced. The sensitivity of the ultrasonic response of the implant to changes of (i) amount of bone in contact with the implant, (ii) cortical bone thickness, and (iii) surrounding bone material properties, was compared to the reproducibility of the measurements. The results show that, either a change of 1 mm of bone in contact with the implant, or 1.1 mm of cortical thickness or 12% of trabecular bone mass density should be detectable. This study paves the way for the investigation of the use of quantitative ultrasound techniques for the evaluation of bone-implant interface properties and implant stability. (C) 2011 Acoustical Society of America. [DOI: 10.1121/1.3586788]
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-upec-upem.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00692841
Contributor : Guillaume Haiat <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 3:23:05 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:49:47 AM

Identifiers

Citation

V. Mathieu, F. Anagnostou, E. Soffer, G. Haiat. Numerical simulation of ultrasonic wave propagation for the evaluation of dental implant biomechanical stability. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 2011, 129 (6), pp.4062--4072. ⟨10.1121/1.3586788⟩. ⟨hal-00692841⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

589