GABRIELA BERESESCU, ALINA ORMENISAN, RALUCA MONICA COMANEANU, ANDREEA MARILENA CARP VELISCU, MARINELA MINODORA MANEA, RAZVAN ION FEM ANALYSIS OF STRESS IN NON-CARIOUS CERVICAL LESION RESTORATION WITH FOUR DIFFERENT RESTORATIVE MATERIALS The purpose of this study was to evaluate the behavior of four restorative materials in non-carious cervical lesions when subjected to exterior stresses of different magnitude. A plane model reproducing a vestibular and lingual section of the lower canine was created. The finite elements are of a two- dimensional type (2D) - quadrilater. Four restorative materials were used: Vitrebond, Dyract AP, Vitremer, Fuji IX. All materials were considered to be isotropic and elastic. Nodal charges were of 40 degrees to vertical, applied on the vestibular side at h=8.993mm to gingival crest, of increasing magnitudes:20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160 N. The results of this study showed that after restoration stress values in all the elements are (with minimal differences) similar to those in the healthy tooth; a correct restoration leads to normal functioning of the tooth. It can be considered that particular types of restoring materials should be used in particular lesions to be restored, depending on the location of the lesion and the elastic characteristics of the materials and tooth structure. A correct restoration leads to normal functioning of the tooth.
Keywords: Finite Element Analysis, cervical lesion, stress, restorative materials