Steady Growth Expected for Global Dental Prosthetics Market
The global dental prosthetics market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.55% from 2016-2020.
The global dental prosthetics market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.55% from 2016-2020, according to a recent study from Technavio. “The global dental prosthetics market has seen significant growth over the past few years and has the potential to grow further during the forecast period, owing to factors such as advances in dental healthcare, increases in older populations, and rising awareness about oral health,” said Barath Palada, lead analyst.
Based on material type, the report categorizes the global dental prosthetics market into three segments: all ceramics, porcelain-fused metal (PFM) and metals. Ceramic crowns and bridges are generally made of dental porcelain, which is made up of a combination of cement, gypsum, glass, and porcelain. This ceramic is a non-metal, crystalline or amorphous solid. Most ceramic prosthetics such as crowns and bridges are handmade, while others are machine milled.
PFM is a glass-like material and is a hybrid of metal and porcelain. It is mostly used in crowns and bridges. PFM has good resistance to decay, and the material is durable due to the presence of a metal substructure. It prevents leakage because of its shape and fit. PFM is durable, has less susceptibility to fractures, is resistant to surface wear, and permits either metal or porcelain on the biting surface of crowns and bridges. For example, instead of pure 24 karat gold, different types of alloys of noble metals such as platinum, gold, and palladium are combined with gold in a 60:40 ratio, as these have the necessary biophysical properties.
Metals used as dental materials are mostly base metal alloys that are non-noble. These generally have a silver appearance and high strength. Most of the metal materials used in dental applications are alloys or intermetallic compounds (mixture of nickel and chromium). These materials have a strong hold over the implant, and the restoration is excellent if they fit well. These materials are harder than natural enamel and thus may cause abrasion to the opposite natural tooth. The resistance of these materials to occlusal stress is excellent. Few individuals are prone to allergy, mostly due to the nickel content in the metal. However, occasionally infrequent reactions are seen. Metal crowns and bridges are made from metal or metal fused with porcelain. The method of fabrication for these crowns and bridges for dental restoration differs with the size of the patient’s tooth. Metals is segmented into two types: titanium and zirconia. Titanium is the most commonly used material in dental prosthetics.
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