PEOPLE in Northern Ireland and Britain are a gappy bunch. Around 27 million people in the UK overall have at least one missing tooth. Many are turning to dental implants to fill these spaces.
The dental implant market has been predicted to grow at a 9.7 per cent yearly growth rate between 2014 and 2020.
That's according to a new report from Persistence Market Research (PMR).
The report suggests that some of the main reasons for the increase in demand for dental implants include advancements in technology such as 3D imaging which make treatments more predictable, a rising cosmetic demand from an ageing population and an increase in dental implant tourism to have implants fitted in different parts of the world.
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While dental implants have become an everyday therapy in the dental practice they still involve unfamiliar treatments to patients.
Having a tooth removed, while not the most pleasant experience, is a normal concept to most people.