The Future of Dentistry: How Dental Innovations are Changing the Global Dental Industry

Future of Dentistry

The future of dentistry is expected to be more innovation-driven as the increasing adoption of the latest dental innovations and technologies is facilitating the growth of the global dental industry. Over the recent decades there has been a rising global demand for dental disease prevalence and other related oral care services. The prevalence of dental chronic conditions is on the rise predominantly due to different risk factors including diabetes, poor oral hygiene, stress, tobacco consumption, and alcohol use. Such increasing incidences of dental conditions has stimulated the development of the global dental industry, while several new dental technologies such as dental CAD-CAM systems, dental imaging, and dental 3D printing are expected to further boost global dental industry market growth over the next few years.

Global Dental Industry Analysis

The global dental industry is expected to witness strong growth in the coming years as the field of dental sciences and dental surgery has witnessed several technological advancements, particularly in the area of implants and oral maxillofacial surgery, leading to the development of innovative products. For example, mini-implants are among the recent innovations in the area of dental implants. Individuals with mini-implants recover faster than people with regular implants that are more invasive and are associated with a longer duration of recovery. Also, various technological advancements in the dental industry will improve efficiency, making the overall treatment less expensive.

Vendors in the global dental industry are increasingly focusing on the R&D of dental innovations and technologies to strengthen their service offerings and product differentiation. The increasing prevalence for the treatment of dental diseases and related risk factors, coupled with the introduction of advanced technology will be some of the major factors driving the market growth over the next few years.

Top Dental Innovations Shaping the Future of Dentistry

Dental CAD-CAM systems

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology is becoming increasingly popular with dentists and dental laboratories. This technology can be used to create crowns and fixed partial dentures, implant abutments, as well as for full-mouth reconstructions, bridges, and inlays. Dental CAD-CAM systems use 3D custom images to draw and design the final restorations, which help dentists to create highly effective designs and restorations in a single appointment, therefore is expected to be one of the major factors that will shape the future of dentistry.

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Dental Imaging

According to the latest dental imaging industry analysis from Technavio, the global dental imaging market will grow steadily at a CAGR of above 8% by through 2021. One of the primary drivers for this market is the rising edentulous population coupled with the increasing demand for oral care. Factors such as age, periodontal diseases, dental caries, and other dental conditions are some of the main reasons for this rapid increase in the demand for dental imaging. Also, the growing number of dental implant procedures and advances in dentomaxillofacial surgeries is driving the market growth worldwide.

Dental 3D Printing

There is an increase in the adoption of 3D printing technology by dental professionals for various clinical and research purposes. 3D printing technology enables dental professionals to fabricate customized medical devices with complex shapes, porous structures, and tortuous internal channels. The adoption of 3D printing technology helps in the production of customized dental implants with high precision according to the patient’s dental anatomy. This improves the fit and comfort and eases dental surgery. Such benefits will fuel the adoption of 3D printing technology throughout the global dental industry.

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