Dental Implant Procedures Increasing in Global Popularity

A recent global market research report states that dental implants are likely to become the most common tooth replacement procedure in the future, with an expected global market of $6.5 billion by the year 2018. This is believed to be partly due to an aging population, increasingly available information about the procedure, and an established preference for products or services considered to be "premium." A number of other key factors for this assessment were listed in a press release by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the agency which compiled the report. As a growing worldwide problem, missing teeth has a dramatic effect on other aspects of life in addition to appearance. Over time, missing teeth can contribute to speech difficulties and the onset of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). It has also been strongly associated with … [Read more...]