The pioneering work of Bra˚ nemark ushered in a new era in dentistryd
the era of implant dentistry. Bra˚ nemark and his colleagues created a new
field of study from a serendipitous research observation, thus exemplifying
Pasteur’s dictum that ‘‘chance favors the prepared mind.’’ Through further
research, these investigators transformed the field of implantology from an
unpredictable art to a well-grounded clinical science. This research provided
the scientific basis for a set of strict clinical protocols.
Finite Element Analysis represents a numerical technique for finding approximate solutions to partial differential equations as well as integral equations, permitting the numerical analysis of complex structures based on their material properties. This book presents 20 different chapters in the application of Finite Elements, ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Manufacturing Industry and Industrial Developments.
Implant dentistry today focuses more on the patient’s
overall appearance than ever before, contributing not
only to enhanced social interaction but also to selfconfidence
and self-esteem. As a result, esthetic implantology
procedures are expected to become a more
integral part of modern dentistry, encompassing quality
of life along with routine functional establishment.