Evaluation of Clinical Performance of 3D Printed Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) Inlays

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Cairo University (CU)




Occlusal Caries


Other: CADCAM Poly ether ether ketone (PEEK)
Other: Poly ether ether ketone (PEEK)
Other: indirect resin composite

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


In patients using Inlay restorations will the use of 3D printed PEEK material and technique have superior clinical performance to milled PEEK one or to milled composite resin inlays, evaluation of restorations will be done at baseline, six months and 12 months using the modified US Public Health Service (USPHS) evaluation system

Full description

The study will be conducted in Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University; The operator in charge will be Donia Mamdouh Elshafey Patients will be selected from the outpatient clinic of the department Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University All cavity preparations will be performed with fine inlay burs according to inlay cavity principles. The walls facing each other will be prepared 5 to 6 degree divergent with 80 μm diamond burs and were finished with 25 μm diamond burs. All internal angles will be rounded and all edges will terminate in the enamel. The pulpal floor will be prepared at a depth of at least 1.5 mm. The teeth will be discarded if isthmus width was more than 2/3 of the distance between the tubercule tips, or if the walls are thinner than 2 mm before the preparation or thinner than 1.5 mm after the preparation. The caries affected dentin tissue at the cavity floor will be left. The teeth will be discarded from study if the pulp is exposed. To eliminate irregular areas in the cavities, a liner will be applied as a blockout material. Then the operator will adhere strictly to the manufacturer's instructions in the imaging, computer design and machining of the restorations either 3D printing or milling procedure. The prepared teeth for the indirect restorations will be scanned with an optical 3D camera (CEREC Omnicam, Dentsply Sirona, Bensheim, Germany), inlays will be designed by a CAD software (CEREC SW 4.6.1, Dentsply Sirona), and files will be created in STL format (inLab CAD SW 18.1, Dentsply Sirona) then inlays will additively manufactured After the printing process is finished, the inlays will be immediately removed from the building platform and cooled down at room temperature. The inlay will be adapted individually to its cavity, and the occlusal surface will be recontoured. Such post processing also will be performed on the milled inlays. After all inlays are adequately adapted, they will be adhesively inserted into the cavities.


20 estimated patients




18+ years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients aging greater than or equal 18 years.
  • Patients with a high level of oral hygiene.
  • Each patient enrolled in the study had moderate to large size carious lesion or defective restoration to be replaced on a maxillary or mandibular permanent molar.
  • Patients with good likelihood of recall availability.

Exclusion criteria

  • Participants with general/systemic illness.
  • Pregnant or lactating females.
  • Concomitant participation in another research study.
  • Inability to comply with study procedures.
  • Heavy bruxism habits.
  • Last experience with allergic reactions against any components of the used materials.
  • Patients receiving orthodontic treatment.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Double Blind

20 participants in 3 patient groups

Poly ether ether ketone (PEEK)
Other group
Poly ether ether keton (PEEK) is acknowledged as a high-performance polymer in engineering & medical applications due to its favorable mechanical and chemical properties.
Other: Poly ether ether ketone (PEEK)
CADCAM poly ether ether ketone (PEEK)
Other group
PEEK was predominantly processed out of CAD/CAM-supported milled out of prefabricated blanks.
Other: CADCAM Poly ether ether ketone (PEEK)
indirect resin composite
Active Comparator group
In CAD/CAM resin composite blocks, properties of flexibility and ease of use similar to that of resin composite are combined with durability and surface finish properties similar to that of ceramics
Other: indirect resin composite

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

donia M elshafey, master; dina E mohamed, Doctorate

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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