Many people have weighed the options and decided to get dental implants. They seem to be the better option thanks to their stability as well as their durability when compared to dentures.The procedure is pretty straightforward and involves a titanium dental implant being inserted into their jaw and then having a replacement tooth be placed on the implant. They may wonder, though, what the whole process of making them is and how it even came to their using the material that they do?

In the middle of the 20th century it was noticed that titanium was a material that bonded well with bone for implants with very few complications. The process improved markedly over the subsequent decades, and now people have a wide array of choices, including single-tooth implants, multiple-tooth implants, and even having a whole top or bottom row inserted on four screws – those are called the All-On-Four Technique.

It’s interesting to learn how they are distributed around the world. There is truly a need for these all around the world – people in every country need to have the best functioning teeth possible.

While there is a global market in terms of manufacturing, with countries like Japan and the United Kingdom having a market share, it’s the United States that has the largest share, with over five, including the Mayo Clinic. Overall, it was reported that 147 such companies exist.  

The overall world market can be broken down into five regions:

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • South America

In North America, the countries involved are the United States, Canada and Mexico. The most well-known of the dental implant manufacturers may be the Mayo Clinic, which may surprise some since it is more known for other medical reasons.

Dental implant technology has made great strides over the decades to have the procedure itself go from being fairly new and cutting-edge to being one that more and more dental patients are opting for in lieu of dentures. Like any other medical operation, there are limitations to who can be candidates for implants. For example, people who lack enough bone mass in their jaws to have a dental implant inserted. It’s not financially feasible for others. Research continues to be conducted to see how bone mass can be improved, and how to increase predictability for dental implant treatment.

When it comes to dental implants, Dr. Dorothy Anasinski and her staff at Dental Specialists of Niles are experts. They can provide single-tooth implants all the way to the All-on-Four dental implant procedure, where an entire arch of teeth, either top or bottom, can be secured on four dental implants.