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What are Biomaterials?

Designed to interact with our body

What does it take for our body to heal a broken leg? Or to let new skin grow where the skin got injured? Our body has a great ability for regenerating tissue, but sometimes, it also needs some help. This is where biomaterials can come into play: they have been designed to interact with our body. Mostly, they serve as a scaffold in which new tissue can grow.

Geistlich biomaterials are used for

  • treating receding gums (gum recession) or gum disease
  • creating new bone in the context of treating periodontal disease, also called guided tissue regeneration
  • keeping the bone of the ridge after tooth loss
  • bone formation while implant placement, also called guided bone regeneration

Over time, biomaterials are being integrated into the body and replaced by new gum tissue or new bone. To make sure that they are well-accepted by the body, Geistlich biomaterials are being purified to the max. Therefore, the body’s immune system can see no reason to attack them.

What are Biomaterials?

Some facts about Geistlich products
Geistlich Biomaterials are the most frequently used biomaterials in regenerative dentistry throughout the world 1-7
Every 15 seconds a Geistlich product is used
Over 15 million patients worldwide have been treated8
High quality Swiss products
Over 1400 scientific publications evaluating Geistlich biomaterials
Strictly controlled manufacturing process with careful selection of raw materials
Geistlich biomaterials conform to high safety requirements and ensure high tolerability
  1. Europe market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_EUDBGS19_MS, Published in July 2019 by iData Research Inc., 2019
  2. China market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_CHDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  3. Australia market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_AUDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  4. India market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_INDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  5. South Korea market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_SKDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  6. Japan market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_JPDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  7. US market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_USDBGS19_MS, Published in January 2019 by iData Research Inc., 2019
  8. Numbers on Geistlich product use: data on file, Geistlich Pharma AG
  1. Europe market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_EUDBGS19_MS, Published in July 2019 by iData Research Inc., 2019
  2. China market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_CHDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  3. Australia market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_AUDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  4. India market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_INDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  5. South Korea market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_SKDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  6. Japan market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_JPDBGS18_MS, Published in November 2018 by iData Research Inc., 2018
  7. US market report suite for dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials, iDATA_USDBGS19_MS, Published in January 2019 by iData Research Inc., 2019
  8. Numbers on Geistlich product use: data on file, Geistlich Pharma AG