Zuzana Mitaľová1, Ján Duplák1, Juliána Litecká2, Dušan Mitaľ1, Darina Dupláková1

1Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies of Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia zuzana.mitalova@tuke.sk, jan.duplak@tuke.sk, dusan.mital@tuke.sk, darina.duplakova@tuke.sk
2Faculty of Humanities and Natural Science of Presov, Slovakia juliana.litecka@unipo.sk



ISSN 2637-2150
e-ISSN 2637-2614
UDC 616.314-007:669.295.018
DOI 10.7251/STED2202001M
COBISS.RS-ID 137268737

Paper Submitted: 29.09.2022.
Paper Accepted: 14.10.2022.
Paper Published: 30.11.2022.

Corresponding Author:
Darina Dupláková, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies of Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia darina.duplakova@tuke.sk

Copyright © 2022 Zuzana Mitaľová, et al.; published by UNIVERSITY PIM. This work licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.


The goal of this article is to inform the reader of three distinct types of biomedical materials applied in the production of dental implants, focusing on characteristics and categorizations of biomaterials based on: titanium (Ti + its alloys), commercially manufactured synthetic polymers (polyetheretherketone) and ceramic materials (zirconium dioxide). Considering the development and construction of implants, specific material requirements are named (mechanical properties), corrosion resistance, compatibility, morphology, etc. Each of these materials represents a specific group of biomedical materials and has a number of advantages. However, in relation to the differences in their nature (metal, plastic, ceramic base), it is necessary to approach the choice of material for dental implants with respect to the specific implant design and the patient’s health limitations.

Keywords: dental implants, PEEK, Zirconia, Titanium