1.1 Definition and scope of study
A dental implant is an artificial root made of metal, mainly titanium or zirconia, implanted in the jawbone to replace the root of a natural tooth. Dental implants are divided into high quality dental implants and non-high quality dental implants. Depending on the end users, the market is divided into dental practices, hospitals, dental laboratories, dental schools and research institutions.
The world market is dominated by Europe and North America; for example, the EU is the largest supplier and consumer of dental implants, followed by North America.
In the United Kingdom, 130,000 implants are placed each year . [ dentaly ] The market is growing, as a result of an ageing population, poor eating habits and a lack of oral hygiene e. Although implants have traditionally been manufactured abroad due to lower costs, increased domestic competition in the United Kingdom has put pressure on prices, fuelling demand and increasing volumes sold.
The market is highly fragmented and includes a wide range of players such as straumann Holding AG, Nobel Biocare Services AG, Dentsply SironaInc, Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc, Osstem Implant Co Ltd and KYOCERA Medical Corp.
According to Kenresearch "with technology... we'll see improved diagnostic care, more accurate treatment planning and faster recovery time". In addition, the same source states that robot-assisted dental implant surgery and 3D printing will disrupt the market for years to come. These elements may reduce the cost of procedures and broaden the coverage of insurance companies.
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