Section Review Articles

An overview of applications of PEEK polymer in prosthodontics.

Mohammed Cheruvu Ashraf
M Sujesh
C Ravikumar
A Rajanikanth
Chalapathi Rao Duggineni
K Sunitha



The rapid evolution of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) led to the introduction of newer materials that could be precisely milled for the fabrication of dental prostheses. PEEK (PolyEtherEtherKetone) has been explored for a number of applications for clinical dentistry, including removable dental prostheses, fixed dental prostheses, implant-supported prostheses, resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses and implant-retained overdentures. The major beneficial property of PEEK is its lower Young's modulus, and as elastic as bone, providing a cushioning effect and reduction of stress transferred to abutment teeth. It is a material with high biocompatibility, good mechanical properties, high-temperature resistance, chemical stability, polishability, good wear resistance, and high bond strength with luting cements. Further, PEEK is also recommended for a wide range of CAD-CAM fabricated fixed and removable prostheses, fabrication of occlusal splints, intra-radicular posts, implant abutments and provisional restorations. PEEK material shows a property of radiolucency, which is advantageous for the evaluation of both osseointegration and tissue surrounding the implant on computed tomography. Considering these properties, PEEK is increasingly being used in implantology.


Author Biographies

Mohammed Cheruvu Ashraf, Mamata Dental College & Hospital

Postgraduate Student, Mamatha Dental College & Hospital, Giriprasad Nagar, Khammam, Telangana, India.

M Sujesh, Mamata Dental College & Hospital

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Mamata Dental College & Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India.

C Ravikumar, Mamata Dental College & Hospital

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Mamata Dental College & Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India.

A Rajanikanth, Mamata Dental College & Hospital

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Mamata Dental College & Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India.

Chalapathi Rao Duggineni, Mamata Dental College & Hospital

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Mamata Dental College & Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India.

K Sunitha, Mamata Dental College & Hospital

Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Mamata Dental College & Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India.

DOI: 10.37983/IJDM.2022.4204
Published: 2022-04-22
How to Cite
Ashraf, M. C. ., Sujesh, M., Ravikumar, C., Rajanikanth, A., Duggineni, C. R., & Sunitha, K. (2022). An overview of applications of PEEK polymer in prosthodontics. International Journal of Dental Materials, 4(2), 42-45.


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