Global Dental Implants Market - 2020-2027
発行: DataM Intelligence
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used for supporting false teeth and tooth bridges. They are frames made of biocompatible metals, such as zirconia and titanium, which are surgically placed in the jawbone beneath the gums to provide support for artificial teeth. This secures the denture and bridges while providing a more natural feel as compared to conventional dentures. Over the last decade, the major focus on dentistry has been toward dental innovations to improve oral health, through a combination of engineering, art, science, and technology. Computer-aided design/computer-aided milling (CAD/CAM) is a technological innovation that has revolutionized dental care and patient experience. A structurally damaged tooth, by decay or trauma, should be crowned or capped for it to function properly and avoid infections. The machine makes it possible to fabricate laboratory-grade crowns and other dental restorations in minutes, whereas, the traditional crowns take two to three visits, in addition to many weeks of waiting. These crown restorations not only save time but are as successful as traditional crowns, if not more, with their bacteria-static properties. Other factors such as improper oral hygiene among children and adults, rising geriatric population, increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry, growing dental tourism in emerging countries.
The market is driven by the increasing number of dental injuries owing to road accidents and sports injuries are also some of the major factors favoring the demand for dental implants. The World Health Organization (WHO) data suggests that nearly 10 million people are injured or disabled due to road accidents every year. In addition, according to the American Academy for Implant Dentistry, over 15 million people in the U.S. undergo bridge and crown replacements for missing teeth every year, thus facilitating the demand for dental implants.
With a higher disposable income, the willingness to undergo expensive cosmetic procedures has also increased in the population in various countries, specifically among the aging. Globally, there is growing demand for dental restoration solutions and for aesthetic treatments, such as whitening and polishing. The adoption of cosmetic dentistry is significantly booming in both developing and developed countries, primarily due to people's changing lifestyles and growing focus on dental aesthetics, creating a greater demand for cosmetic procedures, such as polishing, whitening, and restoration solutions.
The U.S. held a substantial market share in 2019 due to the growing number of dental implant placement procedures undertaken per year. For instance, each year nearly 5 million implants are placed in the U.S. as per the American Dental Association. Furthermore, The American Academy of Implant dentistry estimated that over 69% of Americans between the age group of 35 and 44 years have at least one missing tooth. Moreover, as a developed region, the U.S. population has a higher affordability rate for dental implant procedures. High healthcare spending in this region is expected to propel the market growth.
According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 2015, 86% of 351 respondents opted for cosmetic dentistry to improve their attractiveness and self-esteem. It is also estimated that Americans annually spend about USD 2.75 billion on cosmetic dentistry. Bonding, whitening, and veneers were the most popular cosmetic procedures, preferred by 84% of the respondents. This rising preference for cosmetic dentistry, coupled with the rise in disposable income, is expected to significantly aid growth of the dental implants and prosthetics market in the coming years.
According to a 2016 WHO report, 60-80% of school children and nearly 100% of adults in the world have dental plaques and cavities, often leading to severe pain and discomfort. Besides the changing lifestyles, the growing geriatric population, and subsequently number of cases of tooth loss, dental cavities, and a variety of periodontal conditions are primary drivers of the global market. For example, in 2010, approximately 160 million people were estimated to be edentulous, which accounts for 2.3% of the global population.
The preference for dental implants as a treatment option over conventional devices such as crowns, bridges, or dentures is therefore unsurprising. Several people across the world have false teeth or bridges, but dental implants are a relatively new technology. Additionally, the introduction of prosthetics has played a significant role in driving the demand for dental implants as they help in reestablishing oral movements and the facial structure of the patient.
Moreover, dental implants assist in the reduction of discomfort and the number of maintenance procedures while enhancing the aesthetics of consumers. Other factors such as improper oral hygiene among children and adults, rising geriatric population, increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry, growing dental tourism in emerging countries, and inflating disposable incomes of consumers are further expected to drive the dental implants market during the forecast period.
In recent years, the cost of dental care has been rising faster than the cost of overall medical care. Dental implants are considered a better option than veneers or crowns. However, the cost of treatment with dental implants is considerably high due to the significant cost of implants and surgery. This factor will hamper the market growth in the forecast period.
With the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the dental clinics are closed due to the fear of contamination and mentioning social distancing norms. This factor will hinder the growth of the market in the forecast period.
The global dental implants market is segmented based on product by endosteal implants, subperiosteal implants, transosteal implants, and intramucosal implants. The Endosteal Implants segment held the largest market share. The endosteal implant is a type of implant that can help patients restore their smile after missing one tooth or many. A lot goes into selecting the best implant for your situation, so read on to learn more to help you and your dentist decide which course of treatment is the right fit. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, the endosteal implant is the most common implant used in dentistry. The two common types of endosteal implants are cylinder (also called screw-type) and blade. Following implant placement and healing of either type, prosthetic teeth are affixed to the implant(s) for patients who have lost teeth and are considering the various options for tooth replacement.
The first step of the implant procedure is to ensure that enough bone strength to successfully support an implant. If not, then bone grafting surgery will need to be performed in order to enhance the success rate of the dental implant procedure. This involves the placement of natural or artificial bone grafts taken from your own body or sourced from outside to add strength and volume to the jawbone at the implant placement site. Once the jawbone has healed after the grafting procedure, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, beneath the gums. The procedure is conducted under the effect of local anesthesia. Sedation may be used for patients suffering from dental anxiety. After the procedure, the implant site slowly heals, and the post fuses to the jawbone to create a strong artificial tooth root. This type of implant is greatly recommended for people bridges or removable dentures.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it has been projected that the global elderly population, which was around 524 million in 2010, is expected to reach around 2 billion by 2050, growing rapidly in developed countries such as Italy, Germany, the U.K., the U.S., and Japan. According to the U.S. census bureau, around 40 million people in the country belonged to the elderly category in 2011. Around 89 million people are estimated to be above 65 years of age by 2050. This augments the demand for endosteal implants.
The Subperiosteal Implants segment is expected to have positive market growth in the forecast period. Subperiosteal implants are positioned under the gum above the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are recommended by doctors when the jawbone has atrophied and the jaw structure available to work with is limited and the patient is unwilling or cannot withstand a procedure to reconstruct it, the bone height is minimal, or when the patient is unable to wear conventional dentures. The subperiosteal implant is usually recommended when there is more than a single tooth that needs to be replaced and a large surface area needs to be covered. Subperiosteal implants can be custom made to fit individual patients.
Although subperiosteal implants are expensive and invasive, they provide a worthy and enduring base for the substitute teeth. This in turn helps the patient to eat, smile, and speak in a natural way while preserving the remaining bone structure. Subperiosteal implants also offer a custom made solution which enables a perfect fit for individual patients, resulting in the implants being very similar to real teeth and lasting a lifetime. They also abet in retaining the natural shape of the jaw, face, and the smile.
Further, the market is also classified based on material as titanium implants, zirconium implants, ceramic, and porcelain fused to metal. The titanium segment is expected to have positive market growth due to the wide use of dental implants made up of titanium. The biocompatible nature of the pure form of titanium is the main benefit of its use. The crude form of titanium consists of other metals such as ilmenite, iron, vanadium, zirconium, silicon, and magnesium. The chemical synthesis procedure entails the conversion of crude titanium intermediates through a sequence of extraction and purification reactions into pure titanium ingot.
Moreover, titanium are known to be compatible with body tissues and are able to bond with adjacent bone during healing. Titanium implant screw or cylinder, of length between 8 mm and 16 mm, is inserted into a prepared bony socket in the jaw and acts as a replacement root for missing tooth. Titanium surface of the implant fuses with the surrounding bone through Osseo integration process while healing, which can take about 3 months to 6 months.
The zirconium segment is expected to have positive market growth in the forecast period. The material called zirconium functions with nearly the same features as that of titanium. Titanium implants can be made as a one-piece or two-piece systems, whereas, zirconium implants are made as one-piece systems. Two-piece implants offer better features, such as they can be used to support overdentures. Implants are manufactured in different sizes (length and width), which enables the choice of implants as per patients' bone size.
The ergonomic features associated with zirconium dental implants are superior strength, toughness, fatigue resistance, biocompatibility, corrosive resistance, etc. It is the most ideal material as a dental implant for single anterior and posterior crowns and also the full teeth restoration. The latest zirconium dental implants are designed by employing the latest CADCAM technology to achieve precision and accuracy fitting of the implants in the oral cavity ensuring maximum comfort and ease to the patients opting for dental surgery. Zirconia material does not require a change in the cementation technique, it is a versatile material quite reliable and worth the investment.
By region, the global dental implants market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, Europe dominated the global dental implants market and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the market in the region is attributed to the aging population which is one of the major social challenges faced by European countries. Based on European Commission statistics, by 2020, a quarter of Europeans will be over 60 years of age. The aging population is prone to loss of tooth and tooth decay as a result of various medications prescribed to them. Hence, the European region is expected to influence the dental implant market to a large extent due to its high geriatric population demanding oral care services.
Moreover, the increasing demand for and focus on cosmetic dentistry, as well as its growing awareness of preventative and corrective treatment in the European countries, is expected to boost the growth of the market in this region. For instance, in June 2019, Zfx and Zimmer Biomet launched a new restorative digital product line for Zimmer Biomet dental implant systems, GenTek. The products will strengthen the integrity of clinically proven implant connection designs.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to have third-largest share due to presence of a large patient pool, availability of skilled technicians at a comparatively lower price, and a defined regulatory framework favoring expedited product approvals. Furthermore, the booming medical tourism industry in countries such as India, China, and Malaysia are expected to boost demand for dental implants. Increasing the prevalence of osteoporosis and deficiency of calcium has resulted in teeth loss in the geriatric population.
Furthermore, the market in the Middle East & Africa is expected to witness steady growth due to rising awareness about dental care and advanced dental technologies.
The global dental implants market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition BioHorizons IPH, Inc., Nobel Biocare Services AG, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., OSSTEM IMPLANT, Institut Straumann AG, Bicon, LLC, Leader Italy, Anthogyr SAS, DENTIS, DENTSPLY Sirona are the leading market players with significant market share. The major players are using product development, novel product launches, market expansion, and product diversification strategies for holding their position in the market.
The companies are entering into collaborations, mergers, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions to expand their presence and meet the rising demand for the dental implants across the globe. For instance, in February 2016, Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it had signed an agreement with Dental Cremer S.A., a distributor of dental supplies and equipment in Brazil. Under the terms of the agreement, Henry Schein will acquire majority ownership interest of Dental Cremer. The acquisition will help Henry Schein to strengthen its foothold in Brazil.
In December 2017, The Straumann Group announced that the company has signed an agreement to acquire Same Day Solutions (SDS), a dental distribution company based Portugal. The Same Day Solutions sells and markets competitor dental implants, biomaterials and whitening products in Portugal.
In June 2018, Darby Dental Supply announced the launch of the Alfa Gate line of premium implants. Darby Dental Supply is one of the largest dental distributors in the U.S.