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PEEK implant-supported prostheses to be discussed in webinar

By Dental Tribune International
May 18, 2020

There is increased interest in the long-term clinical outcomes and quality of life of patients treated with full-arch implant-supported dental prostheses with frameworks made of a high-performance PEEK polymer, rather than the traditionally used metals or ceramic materials. In a free webinar on Tuesday, 26 May, expert Dr Miguel Nobre will focus on the clinical outcomes for edentulous patients who have received full-arch implant-supported prostheses with JUVORA PEEK frameworks.

Dr Nobre, what makes the high-performance PEEK polymer you will be presenting in your webinar the ideal material for the prosthetic framework?
We consider the high-performance JUVORA PEEK polymer to be the ideal prosthetic framework owing to the material’s light weight, resilience and shock-absorbing characteristics that, when applied to full-arch restorations, mimic the behaviour of natural teeth; as well as the capacity to produce such a framework through CAD/CAM.

PEEK substructure after computed-assisted manufacturing. (Image: Miguel Nobre)

Does the material also have its limitations?
Yes, it has, just like all materials. The limitations include the colour of the material, but this can easily be overcome in full-arch restorations (as we use it as the framework) and together with other materials in veneers (ceramic, acrylic or composite).

What are the three main learning objectives for the viewers of your webinar?
After the lecture, the viewers should be able to understand how to maintain excellence in the long term for the All-on-4 MALO CLINIC protocol for implant-supported rehabilitations, to identify the threats to the short-term and long-term success of All-on-4 rehabilitations and to recognise the potential impact of a PEEK framework on the successful outcome of All-on-4 rehabilitations.

Final post-treatment orthopantomography. (Image: Miguel Nobre)

Editorial note: The 1-hour webinar, titled “Mimicking the shock-absorption of the periodontal ligament with PEEK implant-supported prostheses to improve clinical outcomes”, will be presented live on Tuesday, 26 May, at 6 p.m. CEST. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topic, as well as earn a continuing education credit by answering a questionnaire after the lecture. Registration on the Dental Tribune Study Club website is free of charge.

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