Crowns & Bridges
Crown and bridges treatment focus on the restoration of a single or multiple teeth function and aesthetics. Crown and bridges can be cemented onto existing prepared dentition or screwed onto dental implant systems. These prostheses will improve patient comfort and masticatory ability and maintain the health and integrity of the dental arches.
Thanks to the flexibility of PEEK-OPTIMA™ Natural, frameworks made from the material allow for a more uniform transfer of stress to the underlying tooth. This reduces stress points in the mouth, which can lead to improved patient comfort. PEEK-OPTIMA can be used as an alternative to the metal coping and then be aesthetically covered.
PEEK-OPTIMA is a high strength performing metal alternative. A five-year simulation was conducted with crowns and bridges made from PEEK-OPTIMA resulted in outstanding performance compared to Zirconia solutions. The wear of PEEK against the antagonist tooth was similar to dental composites. These properties make the PEEK biomaterial an especially interesting solution in cases of bruxism.