NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Dental Implants & Prosthetics Market (Artificial Teeth, Dentures, Crowns & Bridges) Current Trends, Opportunities & Global Forecasts to 2016 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0838878/Dental-Implants--Prosthetics-Market-Artificial-Teeth-Dentures-Crowns--Bridges-Current-Trends-Opportunities--Global-Forecasts-to-2016.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Dental_Equipment Dental Implants & Prosthetics Market (Artificial Teeth, Dentures, Crowns & Bridges) Current Trends, Opportunities & Global Forecasts to 2016 Dental implant is an artificial tooth root which is used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some accident. Dental markets studied in this report are categorized as dental implants, & prosthetics; of which implants account for largest share of the total market. The global dental implant & prosthetics market was valued at $ 6,781.7 million in 2011 and is expected to reach $10,562.2 million by 2016; growing at a CAGR of and 9.3% from 2011 to 2016. Europe is leading the global dental implant market with the largest share of 41.0%, at an estimated $1,675.1 million in 2011. The market offers tremendous growth potential mainly due to the increasing demand from developing Asian and South American nations, due to increasing purchasing power and consumer acceptance of advanced dental technologies. The trend towards minimally-invasive surgical procedures forms another key factor driving the growth of the dental implants market, as these preclude the pain, infection, and other side-effects associated with traditional dental procedures. The report analyzes the dental implants market by material and procedures. Based on the material used, dental implants are segmented as the titanium implants and zirconia implants. The titanium implants are further classified on the basis of stages involved in surgery (single stage & two stage); and type of connectors (external hexagonal, internal hexagonal, and internal octagonal).