dental implantsThe dental implant market has been predicted to grow at 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2014 and 2020.

That’s according to a new report from Persistence Market Research (PMR), which gives some of the main reasons for a growth down to:

  • Technological improvements, such as 3D imaging, CAD/CAM, mini dental implants, etc
  • Dental implant tourism to have implants fitted in different parts of the world
  • Rising cosmetic demand from an ageing population.

Implant materials

Titanium-based implants will remain the dominant type of material through 2014 to 2020, the report predicts.

Europe is expected to be the leading global market for dental implants, which the report claims is due to increasing oral hygiene concern, technological advancements and increasing adoption of dental implants by European dental practices.

Despite this, Asia Pacific is expected to see the fastest growth in the dental implants market.

‘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 that’s good news for everyone concerned: used appropriately, dental implant treatment has the ability to transform patients’ lives.

‘But it’s 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.

‘Successful implant dentistry is built on knowledge, whether we’re talking about surgical training, understanding restorative procedures, or even simply a clear appreciation from patients on how to maintain their implants and restorations.

‘By ensuring that all parties are properly educated about dental implants, we can ensure that many more patients go on to enjoy the benefits this fascinating treatment modality can bring – for many, many years to come.’