International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part A
Novel innovations in dental implant biomaterials science: Zirconia and PEEK polymers
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ankit Verma
ABSTRACT:Recent drive towards metal-free tooth coloured aesthetic dental implants had led researchers to search for potential substitutes of the “gold standard” dental implant material titanium, and consequently, zirconia and PEEK polymers have been introduced in this regard. Both these materials are aesthetically pleasing, highly biocompatible and have the potential to osseointegrate in vivo. However, routine clinical use of these dental implant materials is still faced with some challenges. Nevertheless, current research works are very much focussed on overcoming their limitations and optimizing their properties. The present article provides an insight into the structural and compositional properties of these materials, their limitations and clinical use, biomechanical perspectives and the scope of future research works and developments.
Pages: 25-29 | 1100 Views 24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ankit Verma. Novel innovations in dental implant biomaterials science: Zirconia and PEEK polymers. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):25-29.