PEEK with Reinforced Materials and Modifications for Dental Implant Applications

Dent J (Basel). 2017 Dec 15;5(4):35. doi: 10.3390/dj5040035.


Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a semi-crystalline linear polycyclic thermoplastic that has been proposed as a substitute for metals in biomaterials. PEEK can also be applied to dental implant materials as a superstructure, implant abutment, or implant body. This article summarizes the current research on PEEK applications in dental implants, especially for the improvement of PEEK surface and body modifications. Although various benchmark reports on the reinforcement and surface modifications of PEEK are available, few clinical trials using PEEK for dental implant bodies have been published. Controlled clinical trials, especially for the use of PEEK in implant abutment and implant bodies, are necessary.

Keywords: PEEK; dental implant; reinforced material; surface modification.

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  • Review