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Baby Boomers Mean Big Boom in Demand for Partials

Baby Boomers Mean Big Boom in Demand for Partials

Baby Boomers Mean Big Boom in Demand for Partials

Baby Boomers Mean Big Boom in Demand for Partials

October 9, 2019 | Kris Schermerhorn, CDT

“The aging of baby boomers means that within just a couple of decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history,” said Jonathan Vespa, a demographer with the U.S. Census Bureau. [US Census Bureau, 2018]

The aging U.S. population will be transformative for the dental industry, especially in the area of removable prosthetics. Removable partial dentures (“RPD”) are already a proven and cost-effective treatment option for the partially dentate patient. The baby-boomer generation, all of whom will have reached 65 years of age by 2030, are increasingly looking for the most aesthetic, comfortable, and metal-free treatment options. Advanced thermoplastic materials are ideally suited to help meet that expanding need among the older population.ki

Myerson is a leader in offering advanced thermoplastic for making metal-free partial denture frameworks, both tooth-borne and tissue-borne. Myerson’s popular DuraFlex and VisiClear materials are now available in a millable disc, which integrates seamlessly into a digital workflow.

Due to its unique chemical properties, DuraFlex and its sister product, VisiClear, do not absorb water, resulting in a partial denture that is resistant to stains, bacteria, and odors. In the event that the surface is stained, the appliance can easily be restored with a cleaner or polish. Adding clasps or making repairs is simple and takes less than 30 minutes with Myerson’s Hot Shot Elite injector. A digital workflow results in an excellent fit due to the accuracy offered by scanned models and digital manufacturing.

Baby Boomers Mean Big Boom in Demand for Partials

Whether you are a removable lab interested in going digital or a digital lab interested in adding a removable department, DuraFlex CAD and VisiClear CAD represent new opportunities to become more efficient, expand your product offering, and deliver a cutting-edge product that doctors and patients alike will appreciate.