US Market for Caries Detection Devices - 2016
|発行||iData Research Inc.||商品コード||347838|
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 45 Pages
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Caries is a disease that results in the disintegration of the crystalline structure of the tooth. There are several different methods of detecting caries. The most commonly used technology is Light Induced Fluorescence Technology (LIFT); it detects bacteria on the surface of the tooth by illuminating it with violet light. They operate by shining a low intensity laser or light-emitting diode (LED) light on to the tooth. Because bacteria in dentin infected by caries leave behind metabolic products such as Porphyrins, an exposed cavity that is illuminated by violet light will show a red fluorescence. The use of LIFTs has allowed practitioners to identify and monitor caries more effectively than before. It represents a significant improvement over more primitive methods such as bitewing digital radiography and visual identification of caries. Dental radiographs can detect interproximal lesions, but only after they have demineralized at least 50% of the outer enamel shell. Visual examination looks at the surface of the tooth but most early lesions begin and grow beneath the tooth's surface.
As patients become more cost- and value-conscious, they prefer evidence-based and objective treatment. Caries detection devices are one way in which practitioners are able to provide this type of care. Through these devices, practitioners are able to more easily convince their patients of the need to undergo restorative procedures or practice better dental hygiene. Demand for caries detection devices will continue to grow over the forecast period because of the competitive pressure that this will place on dentists who practice in a more traditional way. As these products become more commonplace in dental practices, it will eventually be used more frequently by hygienists in their practices to provide greater diagnostic capabilities.