Worldwide dental implants are poised to achieve significant growth as patients
become aware of the health benefits achieved from having viable teeth. Dental
implants are in the category of optional surgery and represent the type of consumer
spending that is postponed in challenging economic environments.
The companies participating in the dental implant market have found ways to
manage infection, providing a higher implant success rate. Implantable devices
are more stable in the mouth, permitting fewer dental implant failures.
69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident,
gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. By age 74, 26% of adults have
lost all of their permanent teeth. With the number of Americans over 55 growing
by 60% in the next 20 years there is plenty of U.S. market opportunity. The
baby boomer generation buying power exceeds $2 trillion in 2009.
The leading six dental implant manufacturers control of the market is based
on the need for marketing in this segment, with Nobel Biocare holding the number
one market position and Straumann holding a share of almost one-fifth and ranking
as the firm number-two player. A large number of small manufacturers earlier
accounting for a third of the market have shrunk to 14% of it.
Dental implant market innovations are those that position the vendor companies
to meet aesthetic demands and increase clinician productivity. Positioning for
profitable business patient care delivery can be challenging for clinicians.
Tooth loss, gum and bone disease affect millions of people worldwide, on every
continent, in every age group. Globally, several hundred million people are
missing one or more teeth. More than 40 million people are fully edentulous
in the Western developed world. These numbers are substantially higher in Asia,
Africa and other parts of the world.
Worldwide, weaknesses in the global economy and sagging consumer confidence
have led to an unprecedented slowdown in the dental market. Reduced income has
kept many patients away from the dentist. People with steady incomes fear losing
their jobs and are not spending even if they can afford to. Elective procedures
are being postponed.
General practitioners are tending to treat patients in house with conventional
alternative treatments, rather than referring them for implant treatment, despite
its superiority. Customers are reducing stocks. Dental labs are more hesitant
to invest in dental equipment, such as CAD/CAM scanners.
For 2008 the global dental implant market was 2.3 billion Euros. The market
for crowns and bridges is 3 billion Euros. These estimates size the opportunity
of the global restorative and esthetic dentistry market. Nobel Biocare is the
clear market leader in this market.
The outlook for 2009 is one of a demanding market environment. Deteriorating
economic conditions in most markets continue to impact dental implant markets
because consumers have less discretionary income. Visibility in economic recovery
time remains low.
Key Topics Covered:
- Dental Implant Executive Summary
- Global Dental Implant Market
- Nanotechnology Impacts The Dental Implant Market
- Dental Implant Market Driving Forces
- Innovation Drives Dental Implant Markets
- Dental Implant Market Trends
- Aging of the Population
- Dental Implant Market Shares
- Dental Implant Market Forecasts
- Dental Implant Market Forecasts Reflect Uncertainty
- In The Global Economy