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New Report: Aging Population, Emphasis on Esthetics to Boost Dental Prosthetic Supplies Market

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 – The global market for dental prosthetic supplies, comprising cements, temporary resins, impression materials, and waxes used in manufacturing bridges, crowns, and dentures is expected to register steady growth led primarily by an aging global population, according to a new market research report. “Dental Prosthetic Supplies – A Global Strategic Business Report,” published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., says rising demand for permanent and temporary restorations from a small yet continuously expanding edentulous population presents opportunities for growth. In addition to the people with lost/damaged teeth, growth will also be driven by patients seeking replacements for existing restorations. The market is also benefiting from advanced technologies such as CAD/CAM, which not only improves dentistry procedures but also offers patients a wider range of options. In addition, advances in materials technology such as development of high-end nanomaterials and ceramics are facilitating significant improvements in the production of dental prosthetics.

Demand for prosthetic supplies declined sharply during the recession due to reduced patient traffic and the subsequent fall in purchases of supplies from dental labs. The elective nature of dental care and lack of adequate insurance coverage for dental procedures contributed significantly to the decline in dental procedures, as patients chose to either defer treatments or opt for low-cost alternatives. The continuous rise in prices of crowns and bridges made from semi-precious and precious materials/alloys is stimulating demand for low-cost monolithic restorations that are made of solid ceramic material.

As stated by the new market research report, the United States represents the largest regional market worldwide. Rising instances and increasing severity of caries, tooth decay, and periodontal diseases among the elderly are spurring demand for prosthetic supplies. Prosthetics such as bridges and crowns, among others, are increasingly being used as substitutes for amalgam fillings and other types of direct dental restorative procedures, which are found to be inadequate in repairing larger caries and other dental damages. Long-term demand for dental prosthetic supplies is expected to stem from emerging countries of Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. Low penetration of dental services, burgeoning middle class population, increasing consumer affluence, and greater access to and availability of dental services, are factors expected to drive growth in these regions.

The research report provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, and strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for major geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.

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