The dental implant market has been estimated to grow by nearly 10% in the next five years. That’s about double the next largest segment of growth in the dental field. So why do implants keep getting more popular?
That’s easy: they’re great, people are learning that they’re great, and they keep getting better.
Dental implants are one of the most amazing technological developments in dentistry. They allow for realistic tooth replacements that don’t just look like your natural teeth–they function like your natural teeth, too. These dental implants can be treated just like your natural teeth in terms of what you eat and how you care for them, so they are, for all intents and purposes, just like another set of natural teeth.
And they can last as long or longer than your natural teeth. Some people have had their dental implants for nearly 50 years! And we can reliably count on dental implants lasting 20 years or more with proper care.
There’s really nothing not to like about dental implants.
Although dental implants are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, they didn’t become globally known or available until the late 1980s. At first, they were a very specialized product, but as they’ve grown in popularity people have become more aware of them. And as awareness grows, so does demand, because, as we said, there’s nothing not to like about dental implants.
Dental implant patients come from both people who are losing their teeth, and from those who are unhappy with dentures.
Dental implants are not just a great option for replacing your missing teeth, they’re getting better all the time. New innovations help ensure that people who couldn’t get dental implants before, such as those without enough bone or with osteoporosis, can get bone grafts or use special types of dental implants such as angled implants, mini implants, or zygomatic implants to ensure adequate anchoring.
And innovations like metal-free dental implants make implants more popular among people who might have been reluctant to get titanium implants.
With all these benefits, it’s not hard to see why the dental implant market should continue to grow for decades to come.
If you want to learn more about why dental implants are so popular, please call for an appointment with a Beverly Hills implant dentist at Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD.