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Why it’s time to offer dental implants – Jonathan Fleet Nobel Biocare

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  Posted by: The Probe      18th April 2019

It’s clear that dental implants are fast solidifying their status as one of the most significant breakthroughs in dental treatment of the last 50 years. Recent projections from GlobalData have predicted that the global dental implants market is going to continue to grow, reaching a net value of $5.9 billion by 2028.[i]This is following the assumption that the market will continue to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.9%.

For professionals, this raises certain opportunities. For those who already offer dental implants to patients, it is an assurance that these treatments will continue to be profitable. For those who do not yet offer dental implant treatment, it suggests that now is the perfect time to enter into the world of implantology, as doing so can result in many benefits.

What your patients want

Perhaps the biggest factor fuelling the growth of the dental implant market is the fact that dental implantology is fast becoming a more widely recognized and trusted treatment for patients. As research continues to support the benefits and longevity of implant restorations, it’s likely that patients will look towards these solutions instead of removable alternatives such as dentures.

Therefore, if you do have edentulous patients they are likely to be interested in dental implants as a treatment option. So, offering dental implants, in turn, is likely to benefit you from a financial standpoint as it will make your practice more appealing to prospective patients as well. 

Expand your knowledge

Of course, as with entering any field in dentistry, the rewards are more than simply financial. Dental implantology is a very challenging path to follow, but you’re likely to give yourself an exciting challenge that will help you feel enriched within your career.

Research has suggested that learning new skills is a core way to enhance job satisfaction,[ii]and in many ways this makes sense. Becoming more accomplished within your career is likely to lead to you feeling more confident in your skills as well as bringing you more diverse and interesting work life. Both of these can help ward off any feelings of being stuck in a rut or not being able to reach your full potential. 

Building connections

When it comes to stepping into the field of dental implantology it’s important to find a mentor that can support you through your training. Under GDC guidelines and because dental implantology is not recognized as a specialist field, professionals can only offer implant services if they can demonstrate that they have the appropriate skills to safely and effectively provide treatment. 

Finding a mentor is therefore essential for learning, but it can help you expand your career more than just in terms of skills. The mentor you find will have considerable experience, and therefore will become a valuable connection to maintain throughout your career, especially as they too will likely have a good network that you will be able to join.

It’s also worth noting that many organizations and events are catered directly towards professionals able to perform dental implantology, and these are fertile grounds for networking, mingling and sharing ideas.

Finding the right implants

Of course, should you want to enjoy the benefits of offering dental implants it’s necessary to find products and systems from a manufacturer you can really trust. This gives you peace of mind that you will receive the support you need should you have any questions or queries. It also offers you the safeguard of knowing that all products have been properly clinically tested and are capable of providing exceptional function, esthetics and more.

It’s also good to choose a company that can offer you a wide variety of implants to suit different cases, especially as every patient will have different clinical needs and expectations in regard to esthetics.

Nobel Biocare is the ideal option for practitioners looking for a versatile range of implants that have all been medically proven by extensive research. Its NobelParallel™ Conical Connection implants in particular are perfectly suited to dental implantologists of all abilities as they are appropriate for a wide variety of case types including both anterior and posterior regions and for single tooth, multiple teeth or full arch restorations.

A path worth taking

The path to dental implantology is challenging, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth pursuing. With the market continuing to grow and patient expectations getting ever higher, choosing dental implantology is likely to make a big difference to both you and your patients going forward.

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com


[i]GlobalData. Dental Implants Market Projected to Reach $5.9bn by 2028. Link: https://www.globaldata.com/dental-implants-market-projected-reach-5-9bn-2028/ [Last accessed January 19].

[ii]Phonthanukitithaworn, C., Naruetharadhol, P., Ketkaew, C. Skill Development and Job Satisfaction: Workers’ Perspectives in Thailand’ Industrial Sector. Knowledge Management. 2017; 17(2): 1-10.


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