Search in:
Use the search below to find a dentist anywhere in the world!
Filter by category:
Filter by country:
Filter by type of treatment:
  • We Recommend We Recommend
    dental clinics, dental offices, dental hygienist
    We Recommend
    GO to Dental Clinic
  • Dental Services Dental Services
    find dental services and more
    Dental Services
    GO to Dental Service
  • Medical News Medical News
    read about dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry
    Medical News Smile makeovers
    Hollywood smile, celebrity smile Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you want to change your smile to improve the colour, shape or length of your teeth? Or change the...
    GO to Medical News
  • Medical Dictionary Medical Dictionary
    quick access to medical terms
    Medical Dictionary Weight loss
    Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet, exercise) or involuntary (illness) circumstances. Most instances of weight loss arise due to the loss of body fat,...
    GO to Dictionary
  • Dental Products Dental Products
    medical equipment, dental supplies, dental equipment
    Dental Products
    GO to Dental Product
  • Case Studies Case Studies
    case study examples, medical case studies, dental case study
    Case Studies Wisdom teeth extraction
    Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally...
    GO to Case Studies
  • Dental Forum Dental Forum
    dentist forums, dental fear forum, dental phobia forum and more
    Dental Forum Oral Appliance Therapy
    Topics of discussion about Oral Appliance Therapy
    GO to Dental Forum
Join our newsletter!
 newsletter Join our newsletter! Subscribe arr
» Laceration - A cut. All that is required to care for most cuts[...]
» Immunoglobulin - Immunoglobulin is a protein produced by plasma[...]

» Alternatives to braces - System
   Topics of discussion about Alternatives to braces

» Extraction vs Root Canal and Cap - System
   Topics of discussion about Extraction vs[...]

Conical internal connections will fuel growth in dental implant market

Reset Decrease Increase
Conical internal connections will fuel growth in dental implant market
The dental implant and bone graft substitute market is the most rapidly advancing segment of dental technology, and leading competitors in this market must consistently develop new products supported by research from scientific and academic organizations to remain competitive. Recent cases have demonstrated that when companies lose a segment of support from the scientific community, their market shares tend to suffer significantly.

The European dental implant and bone graft substitute market has been further challenged by recent economic instability and the eurozone crisis, which has created a consistent demand for lower-cost dental implant products. As a result, many lower-priced competitors have begun to seize larger market shares in almost every European market. In many segments, these competitors are either regional or sourced from overseas markets such as Brazil, Korea and Israel. Regenerative products and barrier membranes have been particularly affected by consumer austerity, as these products are discretionary in many cases. However, a growing number of consumers continue to demand high-quality products, guarantees of service and scientific improvements, which only premium manufacturers are equipped to offer. Conical internal connections is one such recent innovation, and currently constitute the fastest-growing connection type in the dental implant industry.

Many dental implant and bone graft substitute companies have looked to expand their product portfolio or create new markets while they create package deals to offset competition from rapidly emerging lower-priced competitors. Significantly, many European and U.S. companies involved in this market have begun to invest in rapidly emerging periphery markets such as Turkey.

Increasing prevalence of conical internal connections
Dental implants are connected to final abutments in one of three ways: internal connections, external connections or single-unit devices in which the implant and abutment are already attached. Furthermore, internal connections have two subsegments: butt-joint internal connections and conical internal connections. Research has shown that a lack of intimate fit of the implant in the abutment or movement of the implant can provide an area for bacterial growth. Conventional butt-joint connections provide a connection that can result in micro-movement between the implant and the abutment, creating a pump effect for bacteria into the connection area. When bacteria are present in the micro-gap, they can cause inflammation, tissue recession and bone loss. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated that, on average, conical connections offer a smaller micro-gap than butt-joint connections, in addition to a greater mechanical level of stability. As a result, conical connection types have become hugely successful in the dental implant market, and the majority of leading dental implant manufacturers have introduced conical internal connection products. Conical connection types will continue to represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the dental implant market.

Read More on Dental Tribune


This article has been read by 1368 visitors.
Comments - Add your comment!
* - Required fields
Choose avatar: *    
Name *
Email * Will not be displayed
Comment *
2000 characters remaining
Security check
Enter the code below in the field next to it:
*This code help us prevent automated requests.

We welcome both positive and negative comments.
Do not include:
- Email addresses, phone numbers or other personal information that belong to you or to other people;
- Personal Ads;
- References to other comments or users who have posted comments;
- Obscene or offensive words.
Choose avatar: