The increasing geriatric population with tooth loss, and the rising prevalence of oral diseases expected to propel the growth of dental implants market

calendar_today 10 August, 2022 person_outline Growth Plus Reports

According to the deep-dive market assessment study conducted by Growth Plus Reports, the global dental implants market was pegged at ~US$ 3.8 billion in 2021. The market is expected to witness a CAGR of ~6.2% from 2022 to 2030.

Teeth could be damaged by trauma, oral diseases, hard food, or object bites, or sudden changes in food temperature which might lead to tooth loss. The most common disease that led to teeth loss are tooth decay, dental caries, gum disease, abscess, and oral cancer. In such cases, tooth replacement is required tooth replacement is done by dental implantation. Dental implant surgery usually involves replacing tooth roots with metal, screw-like implants and missing or damaged teeth with artificial teeth that look and function similarly to natural teeth. Titanium and zirconium are the primary materials used in dental implants.

The increasing geriatric population with tooth loss, and the rising prevalence of oral diseases such as gum diseases, tooth decay, etc. are contributing to the global dental implants market. Additionally, the introduction of novel implants such as antibacterial coating implants, and technological advancements like computer-guided implant surgery, 3D printing, and CAD/ CAM digital implant planning, are fueling the global dental implants market. However, the high cost of implants and lack of dental hygiene awareness in developing and underdeveloped countries are limiting the market growth. Moreover, post-surgical complications such as infections, gum recession, and nerve & tissue damage; injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels, and lack of reimbursement policy are also expected to restrain the growth of the market.

Dental caries are one of the leading causing damage to teeth and may lead to tooth loss. Dental caries develop plaque structures on the outer layer of a tooth, when it encounters free sugar, it converts the free sugar into acids which affect teeth root and cause decomposition of teeth. Continued high intake of free sugars, insufficient fluoride exposure, and a lack of plaque removal by toothbrushing can result in caries, pain, and, in some cases, tooth loss and infection.

Most oral health problems are preventable and treatable in their early stages. Dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal diseases, oral cancers, oro-dental trauma, cleft lip, palate, and noma are the most common oral health problems mostly affecting children. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide, with tooth caries, and permanent teeth damage due to trauma being the most common condition for tooth loss. Globally, it is estimated that 2 billion people suffer from permanent tooth caries and 520 million children suffer from primary tooth caries. Oral diseases are becoming more common in most low- and middle-income countries as urban development and living conditions improve. This is primarily caused by inadequate exposure to fluoride, high uptake of sugar content foods, limited access to community oral health care services, and increasing marketing of fast foods & beverages, as well as tobacco & alcohol, which has resulted in increased consumption of those products. These factors are most commonly responsible for oral health problems and other non-communicable diseases.

The introduction of Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in dentistry is providing major support to the dentist to minimize several micro errors and improve patient safety. CAD/CAM provides the final reconstruction in a single day, restorative dentistry, and saves both the doctor and the patient time. Clinicians can work on and fulfill multiple single-tooth prosthetics in a single appointment. CAD/CAM technology has several advantages such as it doesn’t require physical impressions, it eliminates the possibility of impression shrinkage, resulting in fewer adjustments and less seating time. Furthermore, it eliminates the need for repeated impressions.

However, people in underdeveloped countries are disproportionately affected by caries, particularly gum diseases and dental caries. These are exacerbated by poor living conditions, poverty, less awareness about healthcare education, and a lack of government funding and policies to provide adequate oral health care workers. Furthermore, barriers to oral health promotion must be overcome through multi-level collaboration and an understanding of cultural sensitivity. There is a need for research to determine which types of oral health care systems are most effective in reducing oral health disparities.

Based on region, the global dental implants market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). North America dominates the global dental implants market, followed by the Asia Pacific. The large share of North America is attributed to the increasing oral diseases, early approval of dental implant products, and rising geriatric population. Additionally, rising preference for aesthetic enhancement or correction, fad culture, the increasing influence due to social media proliferation, high disposable income, advanced healthcare system, and developed infrastructure are contributing to the global dental implant market. The Asia Pacific region is also expected to show exceptional growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing population, developing healthcare infrastructure, and increasing awareness about oral health.

Some of the prominent players operating in the dental implant market are Avinent Science and Technology, BioHorizons, CeraRoot SL, Danaher Corporation, Dentsply, Sirona Inc., DIO Implant Co., Ltd, Henry Schein, Inc., Institute Straumann AG, Bicon LLC, and OSSTEM Implant Co., Ltd, among others.

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