EC Dental Science

Commentary Volume 22 Issue 4 - 2023

PEEK Vs. Titanium: The Biomaterial Battle of in Dental, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery

Ziyad S Haidar1-5*

1BioMAT’X (HAiDAR I+D+i LAB), Santiago, Chile
2Clínica Universidad de los Andes Hospital, Santiago, Chile
3Facultad de Odontología/Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile
4Programa de Doctorado en BioMedicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile
5Centro de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica (CiiB), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

*Corresponding Author: Ziyad S Haidar, DDS, Implantologist (Cert Implantol), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (MSc OMFS), FRSC (CDN), FICD, FICS, MBA, PhD, Professor and Scientific Director, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile, Founder and Head/Director of BioMAT’X (HAiDAR I+D+i) R&D&I Research Group and Laboratory, (Laboratorio de Biomateriales, Farmacéuticos y Bioingeniería de Tejidos Cráneo Máxilo-Facial), Biomedical Research and Innovation Center/Centro de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica (CiiB), Faculty of Medicine, Department for Research, Development and Innovation, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Received: March 18, 2023; Published: March 25, 2023

Keywords: PEEK; Titanium; Biomaterials; Dental Implants; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Radiolucency; Modulus of Elasticity; Biocompatibility; Biomechanics; Dental Materials; Prosthetic


The dental and oral maxillofacial surgery fields have seen a rise in the use of PEEK as an alternative to traditional titanium (Ti) implants. This article provides a comprehensive yet summarized review of the advantages and disadvantages of both materials, including their mechanical and biocompatibility properties, clinical outcomes, and applications. Despite the growing interest in PEEK, Ti remains the gold standard in dental implantology. However, with ongoing research and development and innovation (R&D&I), PEEK may become a viable alternative in the future. Ultimately, the choice between PEEK and titanium depends and will depend on a range of factors, including the specific application itself, patient needs, and budget. Herein, dentists, oral, and/or maxillofacial surgeons are recommended to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of each material and determine which is the best suited for each individual case.

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Ziyad S Haidar. "PEEK Vs. Titanium: The Biomaterial Battle of in Dental, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery". EC Dental Science 22.4 (2023): 138-142.