Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 9

Can High Performance Polymers Replace Traditional Alloys in Dentistry?

Divya1*, David Patrick1 and Sandeep Dubey2

1Department of Dental Technology, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, India

*Corresponding Author: Divya Arora, Post Graduate Student, Department of Dental Technology, University of Sheffield, England.

Received: July 24, 2023; Published: August 13, 2023


With increasing knowledge about aesthetics and restoration of teeth, the rate of partial edentulism is increasing day by day. Since ages, alloys have been the material of choice to restore teeth. But they have always been associated with an issue of unaesthetic appearance. Apart from this, as we are moving to a more sustainable life, biocompatibility of these alloys has also become a concern and need of the hour. Therefore, there is an urgent need for materials which are friendlier to our body. Hence, high performance polymers can be one option to replace these alloys. These polymers are basically superior types of thermoplastics which have operating temperature above 150°C. They are generally manufactured using milling process. There are different types of high-performance polymers used in medicine and dentistry. Out of those, mainly three types of polymers ae used in dentistry which are PEEK, PEKK and AKP.

Keywords:Dental Alloys; High Performance Polymers; PAEK; PEEK; PEKK; AKP


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Citation: Divya., et al. “Can High Performance Polymers Replace Traditional Alloys in Dentistry?".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.9 (2023): 64-68.


Copyright: © 2023 Divya., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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