General information about implants

Tissue can lack because of many reasons: Loss through an injury, aplasia, mis- or disuse, reduction and there may be a feeling of lacking tissue because of esthetic reasons. So many the causes, many the different tissues, so many the materials and techniques for substitutions are.

Find your indication in the patient information chapters according to anatomy.

No intervention is completely without risk. Estimating the risk depends on many factors. The physician can only give recommendations based on his knowledge, skills and experience, in connection with the initial findings of a patient. The consent to the intervention lies with the patient.
This information can support the decision and the conversation with the doctor. And if there are any doubts about the pros and cons, get a second opinion.
An implant is a man-made medical device manufactured or preserved to replace a missing biological structure. Implants contact the body and are made of biocompatible material. In some cases implants contain electronics and some are bioactive or degradable after some time. There´s a whole bunch of possibilities and the Register may help you to find the right one.

Materials, companies and technical questions are not the beginning of a decision about an implantation. But when it has to become real, knowledge helps to find the best solution. You will find implants according to anatomy or company in the basic dataset of the Implant-Register. And again don´t forget the general search, which might guide you faster.
Don´t know how to use the Register: Go to the HOW TO USE page.

The patient information button links to specific information pages we found helpful.
 Doctors recommended by the societies or companies can be found with the doctor-button .
Please also note further information at the end of the information pages and in some cases you will find further information in your language at the scientific societies of your country and in your language.