- Non-metallic dental prosthetics
- PEEK for fixed and removable dentures
- 26 times higher shock absorption than titanium
- Juvora at #IDS2015
Dental laboratories now have an alternative to metal dental prosthetics at their disposal: the company Amann Girrbach, a leading supplier of digital dental prosthetics, is including PEEK polymer in its range of CAD/CAM-compatible products. The new product CeramillPEEK is manufactured exclusively by the British company Juvora.
PEEK for fixed and removable dentures
The PEEK polymer is suitable for the digital manufacture of fixed and removable dentures, such as implant-supported superstructures, attachment or screw-retained restorations and also crowns and bridges including secondary and telescope crowns.
26 times higher shock absorption than titanium
For patients the unique combination of strength and light weight feels more comfortable in the mouth than their previous metal one, says Juvora. 94% of patients* rate its wearing and chewing comfort as either ‘good’ or ‘very good’. As the high performance polymer provides significantly higher shock absorption than metals (26 times more than titanium), it may help to address the effects of certain conditions such as bruxism/parafunction and comfort. The German Dental Association estimates up to 10% of men and up to 15% of women in Germany are affected by these conditions, especially in the age group between 35 and 45 years.
High resistance to wear, abrasion
The PEEK grade of Juvora with proven bio-compatibility was specially developed for CAD/CAM technology. High resistance to wear, abrasion and corrosion ensures that the material has a long service life and its bone-like modulus of elasticity ensures that it remains very strong and flexible. The material is sourced exclusively for the dental market from Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, and is the only PEEK that has been used successfully in human medical devices for 15 years.
*Thirty-three patient reviews between July and August 2013