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Dental Materials Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Metallic Biomaterials, Ceramic Biomaterials, Polymers, Natural Biomaterials, and Others), By Application (Implant, Prosthetics, and Orthodontics), By End User (Dental Product Manufacturers, Dental Laboratories, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027

Last Updated: July 01, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI103300



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The global dental materials market size was valued at USD 5.40 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 8.06 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.

It is estimated that severe periodontitis and unattended tooth decay in the primary teeth are among the top 10 most prevalent conditions affecting 20% of the global population. Increase in geriatric population, rising prevalence of dental disorders, growing awareness regarding the use of dental implants, prosthetics, and orthodontics are the major factors that are likely to aid the growth of the market during the forecast period. Dental materials encompass both the natural dental tissues such as enamel, cementum, dentin as well as the synthetic materials such as polymers, ceramics, composites, etc. They are used to repair damaged and decayed teeth. These products have diverse applications in orthodontics, implants, and prosthetics.

COVID-19 Pandemic to have an Adverse Impact on Dental Materials Market

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on society, the economy, and the dental care sector. To keep the dentists and the patients safe from the adverse health effects of coronavirus infection, the American Dental Association (ADA) issued guidance on March 16, 2020, that dental practices should postpone elective procedures and only provide emergency or urgent care. Therefore, this suspension of elective dental procedures and visits to dentists has resulted in decreased demand for dentals products. Moreover, the factories are operating at reduced workforce and thus the declined production capacities. Thus, the utilization of the dental biomaterials by various dental product manufacturers has reduced significantly. According to the estimates of American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. dental care spending could decline by up to 66% in 2020 and 32% in 2021.Overall, the COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted this market, globally.


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Growing Demand for Dental Implants to Spur Growth

The absence of permanent teeth due to dental trauma or congenital aplasia is common in children and adolescents. It can lead to aesthetic limitations that impair social acceptability, such as functional disabilities related to eating and speech. Dental implants are therefore a reliable option for the patients during the growth phase. For instance, statistics provided by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons shows that the 69% of the adult aged 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent teeth to accident, a failed root canal, gum disease, or tooth decay. Furthermore, by the age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. Therefore, about 100,000-300,000 dental implants are placed per year. Hence, the growing demand for the dental implants will aid the global market during the forecast period.


Rising Prevalence of Dental Disorders to Drive Market Growth

The rising prevalence of dental disorders such as tooth decay, dental caries, and dental malocclusions worldwide is one of the major reasons behind the massive demand for implants, orthodontics, and prosthetics. For instance, according to Align Technology, about 12 million people, globally, are suffering from dental malocclusion and misalignment seeking treatment. Also, it has been estimated that oral disease affects about 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay impacting almost half of the world’s population (44%). Moreover, the unmet needs of the patient is another factor that is responsible to propel the market growth. Therefore, the above factors are contributing to drive the growth of global market during the forecast period.

Growing Geriatric Population is Augmenting Growth of the Market

Poor health of elderly population has been considered a risk factor for general health. Geriatric population is more susceptible to dental disorders due to increase in chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart diseases, respiratory problems, nutritional deficiencies, and physical & mental disabilities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global population is increasing at the annual rate of 1.7%, while the population of those over 65 years is increasing at a rate of 2.5%. Therefore, the growing geriatric population with dental disorders is responsible for the growth of market during the forecast period.


Limited Reimbursement and Stringent Regulatory Policies to Restrict the Market Growth

Regardless of the higher prevalence of dental disorders, globally, there are certain factors that limit the global market growth. Dental materials have to undergo stringent regulatory and clinical processes in order to ensure quality and efficacy. Hence, their market approval process is very complicated. Apart from this, the cost of these materials is rising exponentially. But the majority of the insurance companies provide minimal or no reimbursement for these products. And therefore, the healthcare professionals have to bear major portion of the cost of these materials. Thus, the above factors are likely to hamper the global market growth during the forecast period.


By Material Analysis

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Metallic Segment Registered the Highest Revenue in 2019

On the basis of material, the market segments include metallic, ceramic, polymers, natural materials, and others. The metallic segment held a dominant share of the market in 2019. The dominance is attributable to their greater adoption over other materials for many implant and prosthetic restorations. Metallic materials have a wide indication field due to their good mechanical properties which contribute to the strength of the structure, and the ability to resist plastic deformation under the applied load. Also they have limited biocompatibility issues, resistance to corrosion, high static and dynamic strength. Therefore, these benefits will help the metallic segment dominate the global market during the forecast period.

By Application Analysis

Prosthetics Segment Dominated the Market in 2019

Based on application, the market is segmented into dental implants, prosthetics, and orthodontics. The growing prevalence of periodontal diseases, tooth decay and caries, growing geriatric population are some of the primary factors responsible for the dominance of prosthetic segment. For instance, according to a research article published by National Center for Biotechnology Information, periodontal diseases are highly prevalent in both developing and developed countries and affect about 20-50% of global population.

Orthodontics, on the other hand, accounts for the second largest dental materials market share owing to growing prevalence of dental misalignment and malocclusions.

By End User Analysis

Dental Implants and Prosthetic Manufacturers to Hold a Leading Market Share

In terms of end-user, the market is segmented into dental implant & prosthetic manufacturers, dental laboratories, and others. The dental implants and prosthetic manufacturers are expected to have a dominant share in the market during the forecast period. The dominance is attributable to the availability of various techniques of manufacturing of materials for various implants, prosthetic, and orthodontics.

Dental laboratories, on the other hand, work in tandem with the licensed dentists to manufacture dental materials with latest technologies for various prostheses and restorations.


North America Dental Materials Market Size, 2016-2027 (USD billion)

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The market size in North America stood at USD 2.12 billion in 2019. The dominance of this region is attributable to the rising prevalence of dental disorders in countries like the U.S., and massive government funding in research and development. For instance, it has been estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that70.1% of adults aged 65 years and above has periodontal disease in U.S.

The market in Europe is estimated to hold second position in global market owing to the rising awareness among the people regarding the dental disorders. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit faster growth rate owing to the increasing per capita healthcare spending and growing prevalence of dental caries and malocclusions. In addition to this, market players in this region are putting efforts and higher investments, which in turn, will surge the demand for dental materials. Latin America &the Middle East & Africa accounted for a comparatively lower share of the market owing to the presence of a huge underpenetrated market.


Diverse Product Portfolio Has Helped Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and KURARAY CO., LTD.to Dominate the Global Market.

The market is slightly consolidated, owing to limited players holding major chunk. The diverse product portfolio and remarkable distribution network of major companies in developed and developing countries has been proved as winning imperatives for key players like Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and KURARAY CO., LTD. These companies are likely to dominate the market during the forecast period. Along with a diverse product portfolio, these market players have a strong emphasis on acquisitions and partnerships and are thus likely to establish a strong foothold in the global market. For instance, KURARAY CO., LTD. announced the launch of self-adhesive resin cementation: PANAVIA SA Cement Universal, a unique silane coupling agent for all prosthetic restorations.


  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan)

  • KURARAY CO., LTD.  (Tokyo, Japan)

  • 3M(Minnesota, U.S)

  • Zimmer Biomet (Indiana, United States)

  • Danaher (Washington, United States)

  • Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland)

  • DSM (Heerlen, Netherlands)

  • Dentsply Sirona (Pennsylvania, United States)

  • Other Players


  • November 2019 –Apex Dental Materials launched RE-GEN, a suit of bioactive materials comprised of flowable composite, bulk fill and resin cement, pit and fissure sealant and the world’s first ever bioactive universal and self-etch adhesives.

  • September 2018 – Henry Schein, Inc. acquired Intra-lock, a provider of dental restoration solutions with an aim to expand its dental implant segment.


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The dental materials market research report provides a detailed market analysis of the market and focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product types, and leading applications of the product. Besides this, the report offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the advanced market over the recent years.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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  Value (USD billion)


By Material

  • Metallic Ceramic

  • Polymers

  • Natural

  • Others

By Application

  • Implants

  • Prosthetics

  • Orthodontics

By End User

  • Dental Product Manufacturers

  • Dental Laboratories

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (the U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and the Rest of Europe)

  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Rest of Asia- Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and the Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global dental materials market size was USD 5.40 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 8.06 billion by 2027.

In 2019, the North America market value stood at USD 2.12 billion.

Growing at a CAGR of 5.2%, the market will exhibit steady growth in the forecast period (2020-2027).

The metallic segment is expected to be the leading segment in this market during the forecast period.

Increasing prevalence of dental disorders and growing geriatric population are major factors driving the growth of the market.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., KURARAY CO., LTD., 3M, and Danaher among others are major players of the global market.

North America dominated the market share in 2019.

Growing demand for dental implants, prosthetics and orthodontic materials to treat various dental disorders is expected to drive the adoption of dental materials globally.

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