Dental implant therapy has been growing steadily over the last several decades. However, the penetration rate of implants within the overall tooth replacement market remains relatively low.

This has been driven by factors such as clinician education, increased costs of surgical/restorative procedures, limited insurance coverage, and the extended length of time associated with treatment.

The implant industry has responded to these hurdles by offering value brands that mitigate some of the challenges. Although competitive pricing is helpful, it may lead to the use of inexpensive and/or poorly designed implants in cases where more advanced designs are indicated.

A short-term windfall can easily turn into financial and clinical challenges.

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