Bonding and thermal cycling performances of two (Poly)aryl-ether-ketone (PAEKs) materials to an acrylic denture base resin

Tzu Yu Peng, Saiji Shimoe, Lih Jyh Fuh, Chung Kwei Lin, Dan Jae Lin, Masato Kaku

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Poly(aryl-ether-ketone) materials (PAEKs) are gaining interest in everyday dental practices because of their natural properties. This study aims to analyze the bonding performance of PAEKs to a denture acrylic. Testing materials were pretreated by grinding, sandblasting, and priming prior to polymerization with the denture acrylic. The surface morphologies were observed using a scanning electron microscope and the surface roughness was measured using atomic force microscopy. The shear bond strength (SBS) values were determined after 0 and 2500 thermal cycles. The obtained data were analyzed using a paired samples t-test and Tukey’s honestly significant difference (HSD) test (α = 0.05). The surface characteristics of testing materials after different surface pretreatments showed obvious differences. PAEKs showed lower surface roughness values (0.02- 0.03 MPa) than Co-Cr (0.16 MPa) and zirconia (0.22 MPa) after priming and sandblasting treatments (p < 0.05). The SBS values of PAEKs (7.60-8.38 MPa) met the clinical requirements suggested by ISO 10477 (5 MPa). Moreover, PAEKs showed significantly lower SBS reductions (p < 0.05) after thermal cycling fatigue testing compared to Co-Cr and zirconia. Bonding performance is essential for denture materials, and our results demonstrated that PAEKs possess good resistance to thermal cycling fatigue, which is an advantage in clinical applications. The results imply that PAEKs are potential alternative materials for the removable of prosthetic frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number543
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2021


  • Acrylic resin
  • Bonding strength
  • Dentistry
  • Polyetheretherketone
  • Polyetherketoneketone
  • Prosthodontics
  • Thermal cycling fatigue.
  • Zirconium oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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