The Role of Polyether Ether Ketone (Peek) in Dentistry – A Review

Lakshmana Bathala, Vaishnavi Majeti, Narendra Rachuri, Nibha Singh, Sirisha Gedela
2019 Journal of Medicine and Life  
This study is aimed to review the applications of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) in dentistry. The increased demand for aesthetics, legislation in some developed countries, few drawbacks with existing materials and clinicians shifting their paradigms towards metal free restorations led space for the metal-free restorations in today's dental practice. An electronic literature search was conducted through Medline via PubMed, Wiley Online library, EBSCOhost, Science Direct, as well as the Google
more » ... ll as the Google Scholar between January 2010 and March 2018 using the keywords: PEEK, modified PEEK, PEEK and Dental, advantages of PEEK, applications of PEEK in dentistry and PEEK Implants. A total of 103 articles were found in the literature search and out of these, 18 were not related to our study and hence were excluded. Finally, 85 articles were found to be relevant. PEEK has been explained for a number of applications in dental practice. The literature showed that the PEEK material has superior mechanical properties with different uses in various specialties of dentistry.
doi:10.25122/jml-2019-0003 fatcat:4klynbfalfad5emzzz33no6gyy