What is BioHPP?

What is BioHPP?

BioHPP® is a hybrid PEEK-based, ceramic-reinforced high performance polymer. It is the most widely used high performance polymer in dentistry. BioHPP® is unique. It is: the most shock absorbing implant material.

What is PEEK denture?

PEEK is a medical grade polymer that provides patients with an alternative solution to chrome cobalt dentures. PEEK has a high strength to weight ratio and is available in a natural, non-contrasting colour, meaning it looks more natural in the patient’s mouth.

Are dental implants common?

In fact, three million individuals in the U.S. alone have dental implants, and this number is growing by 500,000 every year. If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions you’d like to ask.

What are flexible dentures?

Flexible dentures have a soft, clear base that allows your own gums to show through. They’re made with a high-tech thermoplastic material and there are no attachments or clips needed to hold them in place, resulting in a denture that’s more comfortable and flexible.

What is PEEK implant made of?

Two members of the PAEK families considered for implants are polyetherketone and PEKK with the latter being dominant in implants (Kurtz, 2011). PEEK is a polyaromatic semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer composed of a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase.

Why you shouldn’t get dental implants?

The risks and complications you are taking for dental implants include infection, damage to other teeth, delayed bone healing, nerve damage, prolonged bleeding, jaw fractures and more. If you are willing to take these risks, dental implants might be right for you.

Who makes the most natural looking dentures?

Plastic teeth will always have that artificial appearance and even some of the ceramic teeth can often have a very flat appearance. Dentures created by Eldridge Dental and Glidewell labs have a textured surface which helps them become the most natural looking dentures in all light conditions.

Why is PEEK good for implants?

PEEK has high stability, low density (1.32 g/cm3), insolubility, and a low elastic modulus (3–4 GPa) [16,17]. Chemical structure of polyetheretherketone. PEEK has some clinical advantages as a dental implant material compared to Ti. First, it causes fewer hypersensitive and allergic reactions.

Does PEEK degrade in the body?

Studies have shown that thermal degradation occurs in PEEK at temperatures between the glass transition and melt transition, but that temperatures exceeding the processing temperature of PEEK are needed to produce volatile degradation products [61-65].

What is the best age for dental implants?

According to the American Dental Association, half of men and women over age 65 have at least one missing tooth. This makes them ideal candidates for the dental implant procedure, including elderly people in their 80s and 90s.