Due to the increased health awareness in the population, especially concerning dental health, and at the same time due to the secure financial situation of the "best agers", there is a change in the demand for dentures. Dental care only becomes relevant in old age, but then high-quality and aesthetically pleasing dentures, such as implant-supported and superstructures, are used and, if necessary, these are also paid for privately.
On the one hand, the demand is falling because the population's awareness of oral hygiene and health is increasing, and on the other hand, the demand is increasing because dentures are currently an issue, especially among the baby boomer generation.
For the moment, therefore, the baby boomer generation is offsetting the decline in volume due to improved oral health. However, if you look at the population development over the last few years, this fact will not continue.