The demand for dental implant treatments is one of the fastest growing in the industry. However, the predicted growth is perhaps even higher than expected by many in the dentistry market. A new report (Persistence Market Research) has come to the attention of Bamboo which states that there is due to be a compound annual growth rate of 9.7% over the next 5 years.
What do we Think is Causing theIncreased Demand for Dental Implants?
Here at Bamboo Dental we believe there are a few different reasons that could be behind the rapid growth in the dental implants sector:
- Technological Advancement: New technology has meant that there are now so many more possibilities. For example, the uprising of 3D imaging has lead to new methods in which patients can view their new teeth before they have even been fabricated. Not only this but Computer Aided Design and the introduction of mini dental implants are giving the industry much more accessibility.
- Mobility of the Market: Known as 'Dental Implant tourism', patients are more commonly travelling to various parts of the world to have their implants fitted.
- Increased Overall Demand: It has been noted that the ageing population is demanding more cosmetic treatment from the industry as a whole. This will generally push up the demand for dental implant treatment too.
Will the Implants Materials Change?
It is expected that implants will still mostly be made from titanium. However that doesn't mean that some other material may not be introduced a little further into the future as technology advances further. It has been predicted that Europe is to be the market leader for dental implants in the world. The report claims that this is a culmination of increased dental health concerns, advancements in technology and a rise in the amount of cosmetic dental practices offering the treatment overall. That being the case, Europe is actually not expected to see the fastest growth in the market. In fact, Asia is the continent that is due to see the most rapid growth in dental implants demand worldwide. This level of growth is perhaps unsurprising for a treatment modality that is widely acknowledged as being the best replacement for a missing tooth dentistry can currently provide, said Guy Hiscott, managing editor of clinical implant journal Implant Dentistry Today. It also speaks volumes about a growing awareness of what implant dentistry can achieve on the part of patients across the globe. And thats good news for everyone concerned: used appropriately, dental implant treatment has the ability to transform patients lives. But its important for the dental profession to ensure that the pace of this growth is matched by a similar uptake in clinical education and patient understanding.'
What to Expecting the Future
The rapid growth can only mean that the treatment itself will become more and more advanced as market leaders work to specialise and accommodate for new patients aiming to embark on their third set of teeth. With this news, Bamboo can only look towards meeting this increased demand in the near future.