Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) in Dentistry ZE10-ZE12
Veena B Benakatti,
Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, KLEVK Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.
There has been a constant research in identifying ideal restorative materials to replace lost dentofacial structures. Material such as wood, shell, ivory and rubbers to metals and plastics have been tried in the past. Advancements in dental materials have given dentistry more promising materials, yet each material remains short of being the ideal one. Oral conditions demand a material with good mechanical and biologic properties in addition to aesthetics. At present Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is one of the viable materials among scientifically approved and safe materials in restoring the lost orofacial tissues. Due to its excellent properties peek has several applications in field of dentistry like implants, removable and fixed partial dentures, and orthodontic wires.