The report forecasts the global dental implants market to grow at a CAGR of 5.37% during the period 2016-2020.
The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
A trend which is boosting the market is the rise in medical tourism. Medical tourism, including subsets such as dental tourism, has become popular in some developing countries of Europe due to the lower cost of dental procedures in these countries. This is expected to have a strong impact on the dental implants market in developed and developing countries.
According to the report, a key growth driver is the increased use of CAD/CAM technology. The main advantage of CAD/CAM technology is that it allows customization of implants according to the patient's oral anatomy and supports the correct placement of implants, which results in shortening of the recovery period and makes the procedure less invasive. Using 3D imaging (computer tomography), the jaw and bone anatomy of patients are analyzed and evaluated. An optimum implantation axis is then created and implants of different sizes are positioned and evaluated. Implants are selected based on density and quality of bone. Then, customized implants are created physically and implanted.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is the limited reimbursement offered by insurance carriers.