Dentokeep semifinished products have mechanical properties that are superior to those of conventional semifinished products, are easier to process than ceramics, and-compared to titanium-also are suitable for patients with allergies. Furthermore, the high-performance polymer polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is more elastic than metal. This results in enhanced, more natural implant comfort for patients.
Dentokeep is suitable for crowns, bridges, and splints and can also be used for removable structures with support components. "Our decision to use VESTAKEEP®PEEK was based not only on the good mechanical property profile and the biocompatibility of VESTAKEEP® PEEK," says Dirk Jahn, managing partner of NT-Trading, "but also on the fact that PEEK has been used in the production of medical devices for years."
The company further refined the unique material properties of the new bio-material with select additives and a special production process. Prosthetic components designed with CAD/CAM technology can be attached to residual dental stumps or to implant abutments and ensure essential aesthetic and functional characteristics.
Thanks to their special property profile, VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymers are the implant material of choice for other medical applications, including in orthopedic, cardiovascular, and spinal implants, where PEEK is superior to conventional materials such as titanium or cobalt chromium on almost every count.