DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 1, 2019–The “Dental Implants Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The dental implants market is majorly driven by a rising geriatric population, incidences of dental diseases, increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry, and increasing application of CAD/CAM technologies.
Over the last decade, the major focus on dentistry has been toward dental innovations to improve oral health, through a combination of engineering, art, science, and technology. Computer aided design/computer aided milling (CAD/CAM) is a technological innovation that has revolutionized dental care and patient experience.
A structurally-damaged tooth, by decay or trauma, should be crowned or capped for it to function properly and avoid infections. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made, usually in a dental laboratory, to fit over the entire tooth. CAD/CAM allows the manufacture of crowns immediately within the clinic or hospital.
The machine makes it possible to fabricate laboratory-grade crowns and other dental restorations in minutes, whereas, the traditional crowns take two to three visits, in addition to many weeks of waiting. These crown restorations not only save time but also are as successful as traditional crowns, if not more, with their bacteria-static properties. Other technological advances (such as CEREC crowns that use CAD and can be placed in minutes, digital X-rays, non-mercury fillings, intraoral cameras, perio protect, DIAGNOdent, laser dentistry, and isolite, are also being adopted globally, thereby driving the dental implant market.
Scope of the Report
As per the scope of this report, the term dental implants signifies artificial replacements for tooth roots, which can be surgically inserted in the jawbone. Dental implants have two major parts, namely, fixture and abutment, both of which are usually manufactured with zirconium and titanium.
Key Market Trends
Zirconium Implant segment is Expected to grow fastest during the Forecast Period
The titanium segment held a maximum share in 2018 as most of the implants are developed from titanium. The biocompatible nature of the titanium makes it suitable to be used for implant. These implants are made as one-piece or two-pieces, which offer better features as they can support over-dentures.
The zirconium segment is forecasted to show significant growth during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the growing adoption of these implants, as they can be manufactured in different sizes (length and width), which enables choosing of implants as per the patient’s bone size.
North America holds the Largest Market Share of Dental Implants Market Currently and is Believed to Follow the Same Trend over the Forecast Period
The North American dental implants market dominated the global market, and is estimated to show a similar trend during the forecast period. This growth is primarily attributed to a rise in geriatric population with oral problems. According to the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-quarter of Americans, aged 65 and older, have lost their teeth. One-third have untreated tooth decay, even though poor dental health is linked to heart problems and other health concerns. The US government has also launched an affordable care plan to cover the dental services for children. Thus, an increasing number of dental problems and governmental efforts to improve the healthcare sector for the citizens are expected to augment the market for dental implants in North America.
The dental implants market is moderately competitive, and consists of a few major players. The companies are implementing certain strategic initiatives, such as the mergers, new product launches, acquisitions, and partnerships, which help them in strengthening their market position.
For instance, Zimmer Dental introduced Zimmer Zfx CAD/CAM Abutments in titanium in partnership with Zfx to expand its global presence in digital dentistry by providing complete dental solutions.