Dental Implant Procedures Expected to Increase as Baby Boomers Get Older
The market for implant dentistry continues to grow as the result of advances in science and technology, and from the purchasing power of the most affluent older generation in U.S. history - the baby boomers. In fact, the baby boomers are the main reason for the extraordinary growth in the industry over the past 10 years.
Dental implant procedures have significantly evolved from the first commercial titanium screw implants in the 1980s. Today, there are various new implant products and systems which are fueled by rising consumer demand. Companies are investing millions in implant technology because aging baby boomers with periodontal disease and other dental problems don't want to bother with clumsy and uncomfortable bridgework.
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) indicates that periodontal disease is on the rise due to the aging population. Those with periodontal disease run the risk of having the bacteria from chronic gum infection migrate through the bloodstream to vital organs. Since baby boomers understand the benefits of good oral hygiene to their health, they are opting for the latest in dental implant technology. Dentists are now using 3D images, as well as implant computer software to pinpoint problems and plan the best implant procedure solution.
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