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ID 115082
Author
Kurahashi, Kosuke Tokushima University
Liu, Lipei Tokushima University
Keywords
polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
clasp retainer
removable partial denture
nonmetal clasp
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Clasp retainers made of metal alloys may be esthetically unappealing or cause allergic reactions. To investigate alternative materials, we used the nonfiller polyetheretherketone (PEEK) to fabricate the clasp retainer of a removable partial denture for the mandibular bilateral distal free-end abutment of an 84-year-old female. Two years later, few color and texture changes of PEEK were found macroscopically. The rest part and the clasp arm fitted well without any deformation. There were no particular occlusal or periodontal problems. Subjective satisfaction was expressed by both the practitioner and the patient.
Journal Title
Dentistry Journal
ISSN
23046767
Publisher
MDPI
Volume
7
Issue
1
Start Page
4
Published Date
2019-01-03
Rights
© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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University Hospital