Selecting an Implant System

The scientifically documented success of implants has led to the development of many different implant designs, materials, surface technologies, and surgical methods. Numerous companies manufacture and market over 2,000 different implant systems worldwide. Therefore, choosing an implant system requires careful consideration. This Learning Pathway looks at the various factors that should influence the clinician’s selection of the most appropriate system for their patients. The Learning Pathway also offers more detailed information about currently available implant designs together with the continuing research and development of implant systems aimed at optimizing tissue integration. Finally, the Learning Pathway offers examples of different implants used in a range of clinical indications.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to:

  • identify the scientific documentation needed to support selection of an implant system
  • describe the product and manufacturer characteristics that influence system selection
  • explain cost considerations when selecting an implant system
  • describe variations and evolutions in implant designs
  • discuss implant type selection in different clinical situations
Publication date: Nov 30, 2016 Last review date: Nov 23, 2020 Next review date: Nov 23, 2023
  • Components & Materials
  • English
  • General Topics
  • Implants
  • Languages
  • Literature and Evidence
  • Pathway
  • Practice Equipment
  • Practising Implant Dentistry & Self Directed Learning

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