Dental Cement Simulation

STAR-CCM+® was used to address the problems associated with residual excess cement through virtual prototyping of the complete implant, abutment, cement and crown system.  The objective of this study was to gain insight into the cement flow patterns during the seating of the crown and to explore the effects of various implant abutment designs and cement application techniques on the cement flow during the seating of the crown on the implant abutment.