US Market Overview for Dental Implant Fixtures and Final Abutments 2017 - MedView
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
In recent years, a number of value and discounted implant companies have emerged on the market, providing inexpensive solutions that tailor to the needs of the average dentist. These companies have reshaped the infrastructure of each segment in the U.S. dental implant market. Premium implant providers previously dominated the market but recently lost share to less expensive alternatives. Premium brands have engaged in price cuts to remain competitive. As a consequence, the overall ASP offered by premium companies has experienced a substantial decrease over previous years. The ASP decline is reinforced by competition among discount and value companies. An ongoing trend within the dental implant industry is the improvement of available technologies. The high growth rate of the dental implant industry has spurred the development and acceptance of technologies that facilitate dental implant placement and restoration. In turn, these technological advancements will further drive dental implant replacement rates. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners, which are modified versions of traditional CT scanners for dental applications, assist in designing accurate 3D models of a patient’s jaw. With a 3D model, imaging software can be used to diagnose the bone density and structure of the patient’s jaw, providing dentists with greater insight. The rapidly dropping prices of CBCT scanners are making them more affordable, allowing more dentists to incorporate this technology into their practices, including GPs. Likewise, advancements in computer automated prosthetic manufacturing devices (i.e. CAD/CAM systems and rapid prototyping devices) are capable of fabricating increasingly accurate surgical guides. Additionally, technological advancements incorporated into each individual software suite are set to drive sales, especially software that fall under premium brands. As dentists become more knowledgeable of the various capabilities offered by each software suite, the advancements demonstrated in each will make the products more appealing, thereby providing incentive to purchase specific software.
The full report suite on the U.S. market for dental implant fixtures and final abutments includes dental implant fixtures, final abutments, dental implant instrument kits, treatment planning software and surgical guides. Until recently, conventional dental training did not include dental implant training as part of the curriculum. Implantology is increasingly being implemented into the dental education of general practitioners, driving growth of each segment of the dental implant market. As the population of GPs placing implants grows, there will be an overall increase in the number of dental implant procedures, which translates into more equipment purchases.