Experimental studies on the drilling heat during dental implant

C. Hung, C. J. Lin, H. I. Ling

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The excessive heat generated by drilling has been a major cause of dental implant failure. This research provided an evidence-based statistics for the use of a dental drilling machine in osteotomy and to prevent dental implant failure. An improved computer system has been developed and used to measure the excess heat generated by dental drilling. Several factors that contributed to dental implant failure are recognized in this research, such as the rotation speed, applied drilling torque, and irrigation rates. Measurements of the temperature rise at different locations and combinations of the factors made it clear that there are the relationships that dentists shall be aware of to both help avoiding failure and improving outcome of a dental implant treatment. The study provided a base case to look further into dental drilling based on poro-thermomechanics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoromechanics IV - 4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
EditorsHoe I. Ling, Andrew Smyth, Raimondo Betti
PublisherDEStech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781605950068
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics - New York, United States
Duration: 2009 Jun 82009 Jun 10

Publication series

NamePoromechanics IV - 4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics


Other4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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