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PEEK polymer’s properties and its use in prosthodontics. A review
Gediminas Skirbutis1, Agnė Dzingutė2, Viltė Masiliūnaitė2, Gabrielė Šulcaitė2, Juozas Žilinskas1
Objective. The aim of this study is to review polyether ether ketone (PEEK), its characteristics and use in prosthodontics.
Material and methods. Information search for articles about PEEK and it’s use in prosthodontics between January 2010 and April 2017 was conducted in Medline via PubMed, Science direct, Wiley online library as well as the Web search Google Scholar sources. Twelve full text articles were selected and used in this review.
Results. 143 articles were found in the database using keywords: PEEK, prosthodontics, dentistry. Data on the suitability of PEEK polymer were organized according to mechanical, chemical, physical properties and PEEK surface preparation.
Conclusions. PEEK polymer is suitable to use in prosthodontics. However, there are not enough statements about complications, biofilm formation on PEEK surface and its resistance to compression. More research should be done to find out the results.
Key words: PEEK, prosthodontics, dentistry.
Received: 25 09 2017
Accepted for publishing: 25 06 2018
1Clinic of Dental and Maxillofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
2Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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