This trend is primarily driven by a growing demand for more aesthetically pleasing dental prosthetics, coupled with technological innovations that are increasing laboratory production capabilities. These innovations are causing a consolidation of laboratories across the United States, changing the landscape of the dental prosthetic market.
Prosthetic devices such as crowns and bridges are used for restoring larger dental caries or damage that cannot be repaired with direct restorations such as amalgam fillings. In 2009, nearly 90 per cent of the U.S. population was affected by dental caries. Demand for dental prosthetic devices will continue to grow as periodontal diseases, tooth decay and caries become more severe and prevalent with age and as the elderly population in the U.S. continues to grow.
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