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The global dental consumables market is expected to exceed more than 27 billion US dollars by 2023, according to “Global Dental Consumables Market by Product Types, Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2023”, the new report published by Market Research Engine.
The report provides a dental consumables market’s forward looking perspective, focusing on changing competitive dynamics, in a market which is expanding, due to rising consciousness of dental health.
Dental consumables – used for treating patients’ dental harms and tooth restoration – include topical fluoride, tooth whiteners, restorative materials, dental sealant and impression materials. Impressions are used in several areas of dentistry, such as dentures making.
When all teeth are partially or totally lost, a removable prosthesis constitutes the most effective solution to improve the patient’s quality of life. A well-made prosthesis not only makes a normal social life possible, but it also allows the patient to talk and eat normally; besides, a carefully-made prosthesis manages to support soft tissues, such as the cheeks, giving the patient’s smile and the profile of their face a young, natural-looking appearance.
How is a removable prosthesis made, i.e. classic dentures? Here’s a summary of the three main steps.
After considering the clinical exams, the presence of any possible pathologies and, last but not least, the patient’s functional and styling expectations, the dentist recommends the most suitable prosthesis, which may be fixed (bridge or crown) or removable, total (when all the patient’s teeth are missing) or partial (when there are a few teeth left).
The outcome of a prosthesis is for the most part dependent upon the accuracy with which the dentist/orthodontist takes what are referred to as dental impression, which are subsequently used by the dental technician in the laboratory to build the prosthesis. The impression should replicate with absolute precision the anatomy of the patient’s oral cavity, which is why increasingly reliable and safe materials are used, also to limit patient discomfort (feeling of suffocation or nausea) which may arise during the process.
A dental prosthesis is not a disposable instrument, but it isn’t eternal either. It requires maintenance because it may lose some of its adherence over time. When a simple adhesive no longer does the trick, the dentist proceeds with relining the dental prosthesis, which consists in remodelling it to adapt it to the new shape of the oral cavity. Over the years, a prosthesis must be regularly relined before being replaced, owing to tooth wear, styling or functional reasons.
Every prosthesis is built according to individual requirements with meticulous precision; it is a bespoke medical device, built exclusively and solely for that particular patient. The construction process consists of several working phases, in a dental clinic and orthodontic laboratory, which are all fundamental to the successful end result.
For many people, switching to dentures is a complex time filled with discomfort, sometimes even traumatic, even at social level. Both owing to the fact that there is a foreign body in their mouth, as well as due to the fear of having difficulty speaking, smiling and eating, especially in public. In actual fact, as soon as the typical discomfort of the first few days of use are over, a quality, well-built prosthesis can allow the patient to feel free to eat, chew, speak and smile without being embarrassed, considerably improving their quality of life.