17 Dental Implant Industry Statistics and Trends

The dental implant industry has been performing procedures since the 1980s in the United States. Over the past 10 years, however, technologies have greatly improved, along with more insurance coverage for the procedure, which has expanded its overall access.

Dental implants are the only restoration procedure that will preserve the natural bone. Once the implant is placed, it will stimulate bone growth, which helps to stabilize the natural teeth and creates an easier chewing motion.

There are currently 4 types of dental implants that are used in clinical dentistry today: blade form, ramus frame, subperiosteal form, and endosseous form. It has become one of the safest and most predictable procedures available to patients seeking treatment from their dentist.

Interesting Dental Implant Industry Statistics

#1. In the United states, more than 35 million people are missing all their teeth in at least one jaw, if not both. (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)

#2. Another 15 million people in the U.S. have either a bridge replacement or a crown for their missing teeth. (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)

#3. About 3 million people have received an implant in the U.S. so far. About 500,000 people per year receive an implant in the United States. (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)

#4. When combined, the U.S. and E.U. markets for dental implants is expected to be valued at more than $4 billion in 2018. (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)

#5. In 2015, the total value of the dental implant market in the United States was $1.4 billion. In comparison, the total value of the industry in the Asia-Pacific region was about $700 million. (Statista)

#6. Europe leads the way in dental implant revenues, with more than $1.7 billion generated each year. Africa and the Middle East have the lowest revenues for a geographic region, with just $300 million generated annually. (Statista)

#7. By the age of 74%, 1 in 4 adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth. (Dental Economics)

#8. 69% of adults between the ages of 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth already. It may be due to a failed root canal, gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident. (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons)

#9. The success rates for a dental implant have been at 95% or higher since 2005, which is even higher than the success rate of a root canal and other traditional dental services. (Dental Economics)

#10. Dental implants are placed successfully about 98% of the time, while providing the same power that one would receive from their natural teeth. A removable denture, on the other hand, may only provide up to 50% of the power of the natural teeth. (Dr. Denise DiBona)

#11. People who do not have their teeth are at a higher risk of experiencing up to a 10-year reduction in their life. (Mayo Clinic)

#12. An implant may last for 20 years if properly fitted, with many lasting even longer. The lifespan for a traditional set of dentures may be as few as 7 years. (MDental Clinic)

#13. When teeth are used to anchor dentures or a bridge, there is a 30% failure rate in those teeth over the next 5-7 years. (MDental Clinic)

#14. About 65 million people around the world are believed to be suffering from gum disease of varying severity levels. About 50% of the issues with gum disease are directly connected to the habit of smoking. (MDental Clinic)

#15. Almost 20% of people in the world today delay receiving dental treatments because they can’t afford them. (MDental Clinic)

#16. Just 10% of dentists in the United States are currently qualified to perform a dental implant procedure. Since 2006, about 5.5 million implants in the U.S. have been performed. (Historic Triangle Dental Care)

#17. By 2020, about 45 million senior citizens in the United States are likely to require at least one dental implant. (Transparency Market Research)

Dental Implant Industry Trends and Analysis

The loss of a tooth is a very common issue that people all over the world face. Thankfully, because of the dental implant industry, we are not forced to use a hammer to place shells into our gums like some cultures did in the 7th century.

Even with proactive tooth protection options readily available to consumers, there are still large populations which have older root canals, fillings, and tooth decay issues which will need to be addressed in time. For the time being, implants may become the most popular method of replacing a lost tooth.

Research on the designs, techniques, and materials to use for dental implants has expanded within the past few years. As income levels grow and more insurance coverage for the procedures is obtained, the popularity of this procedure will continue to increase.

That means industry revenues are projected to continue rising over the next 5-year period, ending in 2023.