Trends in implant dentistry
from Dental Economics
Implants are poised for explosive growth in the coming decade. A perfect storm is about to hit in terms of demographics, consumer awareness, and a host of other factors that bode well for restorative and surgical practices. According to conservative assessment profiles — e.g., iData Research, an international market research firm — the U.S. market for dental implants is expected to regain double-digit growth by 2013. The potential market for implant treatment is huge. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons found that 69 percent 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. In addition, by age 74, 26 percent of adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth.
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