Dental Implant Demographics

Goals

To determine the demographics of patients in the US who have dental implants.

Early Findings

General Dental Implant Market Information

Demographic Data

  • A research report titled Survival Rates of Dental Implants in Patients with and without a History of Periodontitis provides the following demographic data: Of the 717 patients in the study, "50.3% of them were placed in females, 82.6% in individuals with high socio‐economic status, 64.9% in self‐payers, 14.5% in tobacco users and 9.9% in diabetics. None to mild periodontal destruction was noted in 66.7% of the patients, while moderate and severe was detected in 33.3%. Within a mean follow‐up time of 29.19 months, five implants were removed representing a 0.7% failure rate. The survival rate in the periodontitis and non‐periodontitis groups showed no statistically significant differences (P = 0.837)."
  • Survey results from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons found that: over 30 million people do not have teeth in one or both jaws , 26.0% people aged above 75 years do not have teeth at all , 69.0% of people aged between 35 and 45 years have one tooth missing , more than 15 million people have crowns or bridges , approximately 500,000 people undergo dental implant procedure each year , and dental implants have a success rate of about 95.0%.
  • A journal of the American Dental Association indicated that 13% to 39% of dental injuries occur due to sports.
  • Overall, the prevalence of both partial and total tooth loss in adults has decreased from the early 1970s until the latest (1999-2004) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
  • According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in at least one jaw, if not both.
  • Another 15 million people are either missing one tooth or they have consecutive missing teeth that have been replaced with a dental bridge.
  • According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth already.
  • Additional implant specific data points are contained within a paywalled research report from iDataResearch.


Proposed next steps:

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It is likely going to be difficult to determine a complete, and expanded upon early findings, demographic profile of those who have already had dental implant surgery. It is suggested that research pivot slightly to prepare a demographic profile of adults who have experienced tooth loss (either one or all).