Global sales of dental implant systems, fast becoming the preferred restoration for replacement of missing or extracted teeth or as supports for dentures, crowns and bridges, are expected to maintain double-digit growth over the next five years, soaring to more than $4.5 billion, according to Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Dental Implant and Bone Graft Market, 2nd Edition, a new study from Kalorama Information.
Sales of dental implants and abutments rose more than 15% in 2006 alone reaching nearly $2 billion, led by Europe, where the popularity of implants saw sales peaking at $760 million or 42% of the global market.
Advanced bone grafting and regeneration techniques have radically expanded the possibilities for implant-based restorative dentistry. World sales of dental bone grafts reached $130 million in 2006, up 12% over 2005. The report projects the use of bone grafts will more than double by 2012 with revenues reaching $266 million.
Grafting techniques are making it possible to expand the candidate pool for implants to include a sizable population of edentulous patients who were poor candidates for dental implantation due to severe bone resorption.
“The most closely watched research and development projects in dental bone grafting today involve bone morphogenic protein (BMP) products. BMPs have the potential to transform the bone grafting market and surpass all other products on the market including synthetic substitutes, allografts, and demineralized bone matrices,” notes Anne Anscomb, the report’s author. “With the announcement in March that the FDA approved Medtronic’s InFuse Bone Graft for certain oral maxillofacial and dental regenerative bone grafting procedures, the future of BMP and increased use of grafts and implants looks very promising..”
Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction includes revenue forecasts for each segment through 2016, global market share for four geographic regions, over 35 tables and figures with detailed market data, reviews of new products, and computer aided dentistry and reimbursement trends. It can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by visiting http://www.kaloramainformation.com/Implant-Based-Dental-1399457. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.