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Dent. J. 2017, 5(4), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj5040035

PEEK with Reinforced Materials and Modifications for Dental Implant Applications

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Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan
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Department of Dental Material, Faculty of Dentistry, Hang Tuah University, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia
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Received: 13 November 2017 / Revised: 11 December 2017 / Accepted: 12 December 2017 / Published: 15 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dental Materials)
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Abstract

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. View Full-Text
Keywords: PEEK; reinforced material; surface modification; dental implant PEEK; reinforced material; surface modification; dental implant
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Rahmitasari, F.; Ishida, Y.; Kurahashi, K.; Matsuda, T.; Watanabe, M.; Ichikawa, T. PEEK with Reinforced Materials and Modifications for Dental Implant Applications. Dent. J. 2017, 5, 35.

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