Dental implants, coupled with digital dentistry, are poised to become the standard of care for patients in need of tooth replacement. The global dental implant market is anticipated to surpass $13 billion in 2023.
Implant dentistry is a specialty within general dentistry that focuses on the surgical treatment of patients with implants as the primary restoration option. With new technologies, procedures, materials, and techniques emerging regularly, it is no wonder that so many healthcare professionals are continuing to invest in this dynamic area of practice.
Here are three reasons why adding and investing in implant dentistry can be an asset to your practice:
1. Increased demand: The pent-up demand for dental implant procedures following COVID-19 has made implant dentistry a very profitable practice. The numerous benefits of dental implants, like longevity, ease of use, increased comfort, and better appearance, are drawing more people to opt for them.
Obesity and a lack of exercise are two key lifestyle factors contributing to a higher rate of diseases like Osteoarthritis and Degenerative bone disease that lead to an increased demand for implant surgeries.
In such a scenario, it is only fitting for general dentists to adapt to the rising demand, seize the opportunity and broaden their knowledge and perspective of how implant dentistry is evolving.
2. Technological and medical advancement: The rising expectation of patient satisfaction will further drive demand for dental implants. Patients who have experienced all available treatment modalities, such as implants, crowns, and bridges, tooth-retention through bridges and partial dentures, and tooth-retention through denture therapy, would still prefer implants even after being educated about all options. Newer technologies will drive patient satisfaction and further expand the implant market.
With the help of the latest technology, such as the Cone Beam CT 3D Carestream 9600 imaging platform, intraoral digital scanning, and interactive treatment planning software, specialists can now create an implant treatment plan entirely tailored for patients.
Staying up to date with the latest technological advances is crucial to providing the best treatment, saving time, money, and effort, and growing your practice.
3. Impact on business revenue: Implant dentistry is a fast-growing niche because patients with missing teeth or failing restorations flock to board-certified specialists.
It’s no surprise that more and more general practitioners are adding implant dentistry services to their practices. The potential profits from offering this service can be sizable, considering it’s an almost universally-accepted treatment modality when tooth loss is unavoidable due to trauma or disease.
One of the simplest ways to get started would be to partner with a thriving advanced practitioner. That’s because your best patients are already looking for such services and will rely on your guidance to get the treatment modalities sorted. This can go a long way towards building trust and confidence with your patients.
Once you have set up a strong and expert dental partner who can provide your patient with top-notch care and treat them efficiently using the latest technological advancements, it will benefit your new and existing patients and help you reach and convert more patients.
When you imagine successful implant dentistry in 2022, think of a practice that has a laser-like focus on providing the best clinical outcomes and experience for patients. To achieve this level of success, it’s essential to be well versed in the latest technologies and treatment protocols and how complex cases are dealt with by experts. It also requires a keen understanding of the economic and social forces reshaping the dental industry.
If you want to take your practice to the next level and stay on top of implant dentistry and changing trends, our Study Club is the perfect place to start.
With seminars followed by one-on-one sessions, dentists can bring cases to Park 40 and build practice with dental implants, gain insights, manage different case scenarios and handle complex treatments under the expert guidance of Dr.Ganz. You can participate in treatment planning, pre and post-operative care, implant placement, and many other aspects of restorative dentistry. And also, get 3 CE Credits when you join our Study Club with Dr. Scott Ganz.
We are here to help you widen your knowledge base, increase practice profitability, offer additional treatment modalities, and take your implant skills to the next level. Register now!