In 2012, autograft material comprised a significant number of the total volume of bone graft substitutes, continuing
its decline as non-autograft materials become more popular.
The five different bone graft substitute material types have varying levels of market presence and average selling prices in the Latin American region. Click here for FREE information from our recent report. Allograft material has historically been supplied by local tissue banks, which has limited the capacity for production. However, the promotional efforts of allograft suppliers are anticipated to gradually increase the adoption rate of this material by Latin American practitioners. Xenograft material has historically been the most popular non-autograft material owing to its extensive use in dental schools; however, recent improvements in the quality and clinical results of synthetic materials have led this latter segment to experience the fastest increase among others. As a result, autograft material is expected to give way to alternative materials that cause less patient discomfort and do not require the use of harvested bone.