Dental implants have become the solution of choice for partially- or fully-edentulous patients to replace a single tooth, to restore a segment or a full arch, and as anchors for overdentures.
For patients with metal intolerance or who simply prefer a non-metallic solution, our metal alternative polymer fixtures are the go-to solution.
With PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer, medical device companies are able to provide dental implants that offer excellent long-term biocompatibility1 and strength-to-weight ratio2 that permit a level of stress shielding that can benefit bone levels around the dental implant.
High-performance polymers also allow design versatility and access to mass production methods such as injection molding.
Device manufacturers who want to innovate use our biomaterial solutions to manufacture next generation dental implant fixtures as alternatives to metal or ceramics. The unique properties of our materials have allowed our dental implant company customers to create new protocols and designs and progress the future of dental implantology.
1. Kurtz, S (2012). "PEEK Biomaterials Handbook". Edition 1, Oxford, Elsevier Inc.
2. Rho, JY et al (1993). “Young’s modulus of trabecular and cortical bone material: Ultrasonic and microtensile measurements”. Journal of Biomechanics 26 (2); 111–119