Peek Material and its Technical Consideration in Dental Application-A Systematic Review
Keywords:Fixed Prosthesis, modulus of elasticity, polyether ether ketone, surface modified PEEK polymer, wear resistance
PEEK material has been evolving as an outstanding biomaterial substitute for various dental applications such as implants, fixed and removable prosthesis, orthodontic wires, maxillofacial prosthesis and several restorative purposes. The present review was aimed to focus exclusively on the properties of PEEK and its modifications, dental applications as available in various literature studies with emphasis on its technical considerations. A structured literature search for articles written in the English language in PubMed, Medline, EBSCOhost, Science Direct, Google Scholar and Web of Science databases from 2008 till date was retrieved by using keywords PEEK in Dentistry, PEEK Dental implant, PEEK Crown, PEEK and Dental Materials, modified PEEK, Poly-ether-ether-ketone and PEEK Technical considerations. The literature review showed that the PEEK material has superior properties such as high elasticity modulus close to that of bone and dentin, biocompatibility, radiolucency and wear resistance. With several modification and reinforcement techniques it can be considered that in the future, PEEK prostheses will have an important role in routine applications and also in other specialties of dentistry.
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