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The global dentures market size was valued at USD 2.33 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 3.82 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period.
The market is expanding due to the increase in the prevalence of periodontal diseases, tooth loss or tooth decay, dental caries, and growing geriatric population. Dentures are the custom made artificial teeth and gum diseases that are shaped as per the structure of the patient’s mouth to replace lost or removed natural teeth. They not only improve the appearance of a smile that has multiple missing teeth but also support the structures around the cheeks and lips. Edentulous people have a problem in chewing but dentures helps to chew food. Moreover, they are often considered as a feasible solution to reinstate teeth that are causing serious pain and oral health issues. According to the International Journal of Prosthodontics 2014, wearing dentures can improve mastication in edentulous population.
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Implant Retained Dentures to Fuel Growth
Growing adoption of implant retained dentures has been witnessed these days in the market. Dentures not attached by implants (unsecured) are an outdated solution for edentulous people. These can be uncomfortable, painful, and may restrict from eating a variety of food. Wearing unsecured product often affect speech and word pronunciation. However, implant retained dentures not only look natural but helps to keep facial configuration proper. These are more comfortable hence there is a significant shift from using traditional denture products to the adoption of implant retained dentures. Moreover, secured denture products avert the wearer from any incidence of pain, sore points, and pressure points commonly linked with removable denture products. It also prevents further bone loss that occurs from missing teeth. According to the study published in the Journal of Prosthodontics, masticatory performance is enhanced in people using implant-supported denture products as compared to conventional ones. These numerous benefits offered by secured products are certainly attracting many people to adopt it and hence increasing the demand in the market.
Growing Adoption of Digital Dentures to Propel Growth
Growing adoption of digital denture is likely to boost the market during the forecast period. Digital dentures are manufactured using computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and 3D printing technologies. They offer unique benefits such as convenience, consistency, precision, durability, and most importantly, digital backup. A digital denture uses a scientifically proven way to record mastication, interdental spaces, level out smile line, configures front teeth in the right spot, and put jaw joints into the correct position. According to the Journal of Medical Science 2019, digital type can decrease clinical and diagnostic time, and the number of visits to the dentist. Moreover, digital products provide digital backup of patient history leading to favorable patient outcomes.
Presence of Baby Boomer Population to Boost Market
Presence of the baby boomer population is driving the dentures market growth. The baby boomer generation makes up a significant fraction of the world's population, particularly in urbanized nations. It symbolizes nearly 20% of the American public. Baby boomers are economically prominent generation and are attaining its retirement age. Moreover, an increase in life expectancy leading to an upsurge in the use of denture is also boosting the market. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an increase in the average life expectancy by 5.5 years between the years 2000 and 2016 had been observed. Dental problems are associated with ageing and an increase in life expectancy will certainly add impetus to the market during the forecast period.
A continuous decline in the edentulous population is observed in many high-income countries due to the growing awareness regarding oral health. According to the study published in Nature Research Journal 2016, the global burden of edentulism has declined in high-income countries (HICs) on average over the last 20 years. However, edentulism in developing and underdeveloped countries is increasing. The dental treatment options are limited in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) although edentulism is associated with a variety of unfavorable health results. The decrease in the prevalence of edentulism and lesser treatment options in LMICs are expected to obstruct the growth rates of the market during the forecast period.
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Complete Dentures Dominated the Global Market Due to High Prevalence of Complete Edentulism
Based on type, this market is segmented into complete and partial dentures. Complete denture segment held the largest share in 2019 and is anticipated to maintain its position during the forecast period. This segment is projected to register as the fastest growing segment during the forecast period driven by the growing adoption of digital products and increase in the use of implant retained denture sets by the patients. Moreover, with the use of advanced technologies like the CAD/CAM technology and 3D printing, dentures can be produced in less time and labor. The growing adoption of these technologically advanced products will boost the segment.
Removable Dentures Held Generous Portion of Market due to High Usage Volume
Based on usage, this market is segmented into removable and fixed. Removable segment held the lion’s share in 2019. Removable denture sets are intentionally made to be positioned and detached from the mouth. Hence, these products cannot be firmly attached with the teeth or tissue. Removable dentures are less costly solutions as well as it can respond to functional burden created by mastication. However, there are many problems associated with these products such as restriction to many types of food due to limited mastication, pressure points, hectic cleaning, and etc. Due to these problems people are moving and adopting a fixed denture solution which is retained by dental implants. Fixed denture solutions are expected to register the fastest growth during the forecast period due to the advantages offered by it such as natural look, maintain facial structure, and prevent further bone loss from missing teeth.
Dental Hospitals and Clinics Segment Dominated Market with the Introduction of CAD/CAM Technology
Based on end-user, the market is segmented into dental hospitals & clinics, dental laboratories, and others. The treatment of most of the dental diseases and problems are preponderantly managed in dental hospitals and clinics. Dentures are custom made appliances and its production requires dental and mouth preliminary impression. These impressions require intra-oral scanner or wax and are performed by dentist in dental hospitals and clinics which makes this segment dominant. However, dental laboratories are anticipated to record the fastest growth of the global market during the forecast period owing growing adoption of CAD/CAM technology. Dental workshops and laboratories work together with government approved dentists to construct dental prostheses such as full, partial, overdentures crowns, bridges, or other dental restorations. These factors are expected to make dental laboratories grow faster in the forecast period.
Europe Dentures Market Size, 2019 (USD Million)
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The market size in Europe was USD 878.4 million in 2019. The market in the European region is renowned by the increase in the prevalence of dental caries and the presence of the edentulous population. Moreover, a significant rise in dental expenditure, growing utilization of dental services, and the presence of high number of dentists available for dental diagnosis and treatment are responsible for the region holding the largest dentures market share. North America grappled for and earned the second position in the market, accredited to the presence of baby boomer population, increase in the average life expectancy, growing adoption, amplified dental expenditure by the people and accessibility of superior dental services in the region. However, the future market in Asia-Pacific is projected to proliferate vastly and expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as growing geriatric population, increase in the prevalence of edentulism & periodontal diseases, growing adoption of dental products, rising utilization of dental services, and increase in the disposable income are anticipated to drive the Asia Pacific market during the forecast period. The market in Latin America is also expected to rise in the forecast period due to increasing awareness among people about dental problems, growing edentulism, and rising adoption of advanced products. The Middle East & Africa is currently in its budding stage. However, developing healthcare infrastructure in these regions and the growing prevalence of periodontal diseases are projected to augment growth during the forecast period.
Strong Focus on Expansion of Distribution Channelsto Propel To Gain Competitive Edge
Dentures are customized in the dental laboratory from which dentists obtain their denture for patients. A majority of dentists obtain it from local labs that uses impressions and dental models to customize products. However, leading players are adopting new dental technology and approaches to capture the full potential of the market.
The leading players of the market are Dentsply Sirona, VITA Zahnfabrik, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Modern Dental Group Limited, Zimmer Biomet and others. The key players are focusing on geographical expansion through mergers and acquisitions, and company collaborations. Moreover, major players are adopting and investing in digital technology and also developing new materials & adhesives to make their prostheses durable and rigid.
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Value (USD billion)
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The global dentures market is worth USD 3.82 billion by 2026.
The value of the market in 2019 was USD 2.33 billion.
Growing at a CAGR of 6.4% the market will exhibit steady growth in the forecast period (20-2027).
In terms of usage, the removable segment is the leading the market.
Presence of baby boomer population and growing prevalence of edentulism are driving the market.
Dentsply Sirona, VITA Zahnfabrik, Modern Dental Group Limited and etc. are the leading player in the global market.
Europe held the highest market share.
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