Dr Siewert shares his clinical experiences with high performance polymers for full arch implant prosthetics
In June we asked delegates at the dental conference, organised by the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD), five quick questions regarding their prosthetic and restorative needs. Here are the results.
Professor Paul Tipton and Dr Bernd Siewert compare injection-moulding and CAD/CAM milling in the fabrication of dental prosthetics and share the advantages CAD/CAM processing offers in allowing prosthetic frameworks made with the JUVORATM dental disc to be fabricated in a reliable, highly precise and reproducible production procedure, the two scientists claim.
High Performance Polymers (HPPs) are the highest set of polymers which distinguish themselves by outperforming other plastics as well as metals and ceramics in high demanding applications.
“The high-performance polymers called PEEK and PEKK have exciting potential in dentistry as a metal alternative for removable and implant prosthetic frameworks.” Professor Paul Tipton