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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), a framework material for complete fixed and removable dental prostheses: A clinical report

Published:November 29, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.09.008

      Abstract

      This clinical report demonstrates the use of polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) as a framework material with individually luted heat-pressed lithium disilicate glass-ceramic crowns for an implant-supported complete fixed dental prosthesis (ICFDP) and a conventional complete removable dental prosthesis (CRDP). This prosthesis design provides a non–computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) option for the fabrication of ICFDPs and CRDPs with individualized ceramic crowns for optimal esthetics. The performance of PEKK as a framework material needs to be assessed in clinical trials.
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