Explosive growth in dental implant and CAD/CAM crown and bridge procedures ensures market recovery and fuels dental aesthetic sales

According to new dental reports by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. market for dental implants is expected to regain double-digit growth by 2013, and will help drive the dental prosthetic market to reach over 82 million prosthetic placements by 2016. In addition, the…

Gold Loses Its Shine in Dentistry Amid Teeth-Whitening Craze

Teeth-bleaching trend hastens gold’s demise as a tooth filler Global demand in dentistry fell almost 60% in last five years While the popularity of a lily-white smile spawned a billion-dollar business for Procter & Gamble Co., for gold, it’s meant only more bad news. Until a decade ago, about 67 metric tons of the yellow metal,…

What is the difference between inlay, onlay, overlay and pinlay?

Inlay, onlay, overlay and pinlay are types of restorative prosthesis that fall somewhere between fillings and dental crowns. In other words, these microdentures are used to restore cavities that are too large for fillings but can be managed without installing crowns. This is a conservative treatment and is preferred over crowns as they help to…