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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-83

Versatility of PEEK as a fixed partial denture framework


Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Nikita Sinha
Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.197941

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Materials used for fixed partial denture (FPD) frameworks have had properties of excellent strength, durability, and biocompatibility. Some of the materials which have been used till date include alloys, ceramics, and high-performance polymers such as zirconia, Ni–Cr, lithium disilicate, and so on. All these, though excellent, have their advantages and disadvantages. Hence, the search has always been on for a better material. One such material, which has made its foray into dentistry in the recent times, is polyetheretherketone (PEEK). It is a semicrystalline thermoplastic material. PEEK has an excellent chemical resistance and mechanical properties that are retained at high temperatures. The versatility of PEEK as a dental material for FPD framework was evaluated in this case report.


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