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How many Americans need (or will need) a denture?

How many Americans need (or will need) a denture?

As the 21st century began there was much speculation about a declining need for dentures.  Some dental educators went so far as to suggest complete denture training be removed from the dental curriculum – citing data that edentulism had declined 10% by decade.  A powerful study at the time (Douglass et al., 2002) cautioned that this number didn’t tell the whole story:

When the number of adults in each specific age group is multiplied by the percentage who need a complete maxillary or mandibular denture, the results suggest that the adult population in need of 1 or 2 complete dentures will increase to 37.9 million adults in 2020.

In 2015, Americans are living longer than ever, they care more deeply about the function and appearance of their smiles, and the need for smarter denture solutions continues to grow.  38 million adults is a large number in itself, but this population size grows significantly more when partial denture (and their variations) recipients are included.

If you currently wear a denture or will soon need one – you’re not alone.

How will this demand be met for a discerning population?  Crafting and servicing a denture requires specific skills (only part of which is best conducted by technology due to the intricate nature of providing the ideal fit) and these skills are in decline, so too often patients have had to choose between good quality at a high price or poor quality at a low price (just a number in a system).  Simple market dynamics indicate this trend would only get worse without a new solution stepping in to solve the dilemma.

This is where Denterus excels – by working smarter a solution is now available to patients that combines great quality and great prices.  Rather than settling for something less than ideal, patients can now get great service and quality that is well within their budget – often in the comfort of a local dentist’s office they can trust.

If your current denture doesn’t fit perfectly, you need a new denture, or you just want a hassle free second opinion Denterus is leading the effort to put what patients want first – great quality, convenience, and a great price.

 

– Sterling L Rogers, DDS

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March 23, 2015

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