Juan Liu1, Zhenyu Xu1, Guoqiang Xu1,2
1Department of Prosthodontics and Implant, First Affiliated Hospital (Affiliated Stomatological Hospital) of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 830054, China
2Stomatological Research Institute of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 830054, China
Poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) is an emerging organic polymer that is widely used in various fields of medicine because of its good biocompatibility, stable chemical properties, non-cytotoxicity, high temperature and friction resistance, and excellent mechanical properties. With its excellent overall performance, PEEK has shown strong momentum in the field of dentistry and is considered to be a promising restorative material that is expected to replace many existing materials, but its own shortcomings limit its clinical application and still needs to be improved by modification. This article reviews the application of PEEK materials in the field of restorative dentistry (including fixed, removable and implant restorations) and the latest research progress.
polyetheretherketone; fixed restorations; denture materials; removable restorations; implant restorations
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