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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 5     8. Oct. 2018
Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 5  (08.10.2018)

Page 471-474, doi:10.11607/ijp.5866, PubMed:30180233


Digital Production of a Zirconia, Implant-Supported Removable Prosthesis with an Individual Bar Attachment Milled from Polyether Ether Ketone: A Case History Report
Spies, Benedikt C. / Petsch, Matthias / Kohal, Ralf-Joachim / Beuer, Florian
Several attachment systems for implant-supported removable dental prostheses (ISRDPs) are currently available. The bar attachment option includes cast or milled alloyed male and female parts. Replaceable slide attachments made from elastic materials can be inserted into the female part of the bar to counter loss of friction that develops due to wear. Another approach involves milling the female part from organic thermoplastic polymers. In the present case history report, an edentulous maxilla was restored with a digitally fabricated ISRDP with the female part of the bar milled from polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymerized into a zirconia framework.