Argentina Market Overview for Dental Implant Fixtures and Final Abutments 2017 - MedView
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that function to support a restoration put in place for a missing tooth or teeth and additionally aid in the prevention of jaw bone loss. They are typically offered in the form of a metal-based material, such as titanium, and are inserted into the jaw to replace missing teeth. They can be described based on their shape and method of attachment to the jaw. Ultimately, dental implants serve to support restorative products such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implant treatments consist of one-stage, two-stage and immediate loading procedures. Dental implants are available in a variety of forms including tapered or parallel wall shapes. In addition, they are offered with internal or external connections, or manufactured as a single unit.
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
A major trend limiting growth of the dental implant fixtures and final abutment markets is price competition amongst local, inexpensive brands. These companies spend far less on marketing and research and development than major international implant manufacturers, allowing them to remain profitable while selling implants at far lower prices. Implants from major international companies sell at a premium in Argentina due to their branding power, but their market share is limited because few dentists (or patients) are willing or able to pay the premium. As such, even the large international corporations have engaged in price cuts to compete with the vast assortment of cheaper, local alternatives. The low ASPs of the Argentinian market significantly limits the overall size and growth potential of the market. The emergence and dominance of the smaller competitors appealed to the public through their attractive product offerings and affordable prices, thus prompting the total market to slow down.