The impact of the elderly population on the dental implants market
New reports show that Dental Implant Market has grown in some regions including Asia Pacific countries. This has affected the quality of life and population of the elderly and popularity of the Dental Implants rate.
Asian Countries such as Australia, China, Japan, India and South Korea have the highest rate of growth in the field of dental implants market among their elderly population.
The probability of toothlessness increases with age. Considering this issue, many countries with an elderly population have a significant market in the field of dental implants as one of the effective treatment methods for it.
elderly population and dental implants
According to this, it can be said that the increase in the elderly population is one of the reasons for the popularity of the dental implant market.
As a result, a large portion of the patients for dental implants belong to the elderly population in the Asia Pacific region. For example, the average age in Japan is currently over 46 years old. On the other hand China’s population of people over 65 is also expected to increase from 8% to 16% by 2030.
Therefore, it is expected that China and Japan will have the largest market in the field of dental implants in the next decade.
Although there has been an increase in the desire for dental implants and oral surgeries over the past years, the global epidemic of Covid-19 in late 2019 and 2020 had a great impact on the tendency of implant surgery.
Of course, elderly’s population growth is not the only reason for increasing the dental implant market. Other reasons that have valuable role in increasing dental implant’s tendency are include the following:
Reliability and High durability
The dental implant is an almost permanent solution to treat toothlessness. A tooth implanted using this method will be used for more than three decades and can easily function for a long time. This makes it easy for dentists to prescribe dental implants to patients.
Although a dental implant is considered a surgical procedure, it has the most optimal state in many terms compared to other and older methods of replacing lost teeth; such as execution time, the amount of pain and injuries caused in the surgical process, and the recovery period. That’s why this method has become more popular today.
Appropriate aesthetic properties
Dental implants are designed in a way to have the best possible appearance. After installation of the dental implants, there will be no signs of former toothlessness. The implanted tooth has the best possible conditions in terms of color, appearance and comfort, and there will be no signs of past toothlessness after installation.
High success rate
The probability of dental implant failure is very low. Properly and professionally installed and well cared dental implants usually have a higher success rate than the other tooth replacement methods. The more important thing is that with the advancement of implant technology and techniques, their success rate should also increase. People who are in good health also have the best chance of successful implant placement.
Comfortable fit and Improved ability to eat and chew
After performing the dental implant installation process and finishing the primary care processes, the patient will not feel any discomfort. A person can eat and chew like his natural tooth. Replacing missing teeth with implants allow patients to chew food better and speak more clearly. Over time, it also helps preserve the jaw bone and significantly reduce bone loss.
The lack of difference in terms of aesthetics and comfort between implanted teeth and natural teeth is the feature that has made dental implants the best and most popular possible treatment solution.
Facial and bone features
Improved facial and bone features are the important property of dental implants. There is no need to perform complicated procedures for the installation, preparation and use of dental implants.
In this method of cutting adjacent teeth for normal bridgework, the natural tooth texture is preserved. In other words, installing a dental implant does not pose risks to other teeth in the mouth.
This method also preserves bone tissue and significantly prevents bone and gingiva degeneration. This feature prevents the loss of jaw bone height.
Dental implants also help to reconstruct the patient’s jaw bone structure because they reduce the load on the remaining oral structures of the teeth and preserve the natural tooth tissue.
As a result, this method reduces bone resorption, which leads to a decrease in the height of the jaw bone and increases the quality of the final result.