The Dental Implant Market is Growing

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According to a February 18, 2020 report distributed by the Globe Newswire, the North America dental implants market is expected to grow to $1,935.9 million in 2027 from $1,036.8 million in 2018.

Here is a synopsis of the report:

“The growth of the dental implants market is primarily attributed to the rising demand for cosmetic dentistry, increasing prevalence of tooth decay, and technological developments in dental implants.”

As more oral surgeons become dental implant dentists, dental implants become more affordable in turn. More and more insurance companies are beginning to cover the cost of dental implant surgery because they recognize that dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement. Technological advancements such as same day dental implants further increase the popularity of the treatment.

The main goal of aesthetic dentistry is to improve the look of the gums, teeth, bite and smile.

The popularity of dental Implants is related to the rising geriatric population around the globe. But now young people are also choosing dental implants for tooth replacement over dental bridges. The appearance, function and longevity, as well as the protective benefits to the jaw and other teeth all make dental implants an attractive tooth replacement option for patients and oral surgeons alike.

A 19% Increase Expected in the Field of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental cosmetic procedures are expected to increase 19% from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“In 2018, the product segment of the dental implants market was led by the dental bridges segment. In the case of implant-supported bridges, instead of being supported by crowns or frameworks, bridges are supported by dental implants,” the press release explains.

Dental bridges are an affordable alternative to dental implants when you need to replace several teeth that are next to each other. Bridges aren’t as ideal as installing a dental implant in each socket that’s missing a tooth, but it is a much more financially accessible option for many people.

In 2018, the most popular material used for dental implants was titanium, which is expected to continue to dominate the market through 2027. This material is also expected to dominate the market through 2027. However, the use of zirconia dental implants (sometimes mistakenly referred to as zirconium dental implants) is predicted to grow the fastest. Zirconia dental implants are technically a ceramic. This means that even people with metal allergies can now get dental implant surgery safely.

Other primary and secondary sources for dental implants mentioned in the report include:

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Canadian Association for Healthcare Reimbursement (CAHR)
  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • National Health Service

Because they are such an easy-care, long-term solution to missing teeth, dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement. They’re the most holistic method of tooth replacement; their flawless appearance is outmatched only by their protective oral health benefits. We often recommend them for our patients.