Dental abutments are connectors, either secured onto or built into, the top of the dental implant. Abutments allow for the connection between the implant, and the tooth (or teeth’s) replacing prostheses.
Soft Tissue Response
The excellent soft tissue behaviour of PEEK-OPTIMA™ combined with its mechanical performance and biocompatibility make it the material of choice for abutment applications. With the advent of customised patient abutments, such devices clearly benefit from the characteristics that PEEK-OPTIMA provides.
PEEK-OPTIMA allows the manufacture of stock abutments through an injection-moulding route and patient-specific abutments manufactured by computer-aided design/manufacture (CADCAM). Also, pigment fillers can be added to alter material colour and surface topography.