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Dentures Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Complete, and Partial), By Usage (Removable and Fixed), By End User (Dental Hospitals & Clinics, Dental Laboratories, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028

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The dentures market size was USD 2.09 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow from USD 2.19 billion in 2021 to USD 3.38 billion in 2028, at a CAGR of 6.4% during the 2021-2028 period. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with denture products witnessing a negative impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market exhibited a lower growth of -10.46% in 2020 as compared to the average year-on-year growth during 2017-2019. The rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.

Dentures are custom-made tools to replace an individual's missing teeth and restore the appearance and oral functions. They are available in two types known as complete and partial. The conventional implants are customized after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue is completely healed. However, an immediate denture is positioned as soon as the teeth are removed to carry out basic teeth functions and are then subsequently replaced with conventional artificial teeth after a certain time. These are made from pink acrylic stimulating gum tissue, and teeth are made of plastic or porcelain. Moreover, the growing number of periodontal diseases and edentulism leads to increasing demand for these products globally.

  • For instance, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. These numbers are anticipated to rise in the next two decades, and around 15 percent of the edentulous population has artificial teeth made each year.

Suspension of Dental Procedures amid COVID-19 Pandemic to Negatively Impact the Market

The cancellation of non-emergency dental procedures in several countries due to lockdown restrictions hindered the market growth up to a certain extent. Additionally, numerous hospitals have been converted into COVID-19 isolation and treatment centers, which leads to the postponement of elective surgeries in various regions around the globe.

  • For instance, according to the research study published on ClinicalTrials.gov, in 2020, globally, 81.7% of benign surgery, 37.7% of cancer surgery, and 25.4% of elective Caesarean sections will be canceled or postponed.

However, as countries across the globe are deliberately reopening, the global market has witnessed the trend of a robust sales rebound. Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to exert a limited negative impact on the market's growth.

  • For instance, Dentsply Sirona Inc.’s sales from April 2020 to June 2020 were USD 490.6 million, and from July 2020 to September 2020, they stood at USD 894.8 million.


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Growing Trend of Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentistry to Augment Market Growth

The increased focus on physical appearance among the young population has augmented the demand for esthetic dental restoration procedures. Thus, while planning denture procedures, the medical professionals consider the aesthetic features of the products, such as the natural appearance and shape of teeth. Additionally, dental professionals consider the shape and color of supporting bone and gingival tissue to make these implants look naturally aesthetic.

Therefore, the growing trend of aesthetic dentistry amongst the millennial population is one of the major factors holding enormous opportunity for the market to flourish across the forecast period.

  • For instance, as per a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) 2015, 86% of the total respondents in the survey adopted dental treatments to enhance physical attractiveness and self‐esteem.

Thus, several companies focus solely on the research and development of digital technology-based dentures for the enhanced aesthetic tooth restoration procedures.

  • For instance, in 2020, VITA Zahnfabrik announced the launch of VITA VIONIC VIGO digital artificial teeth. These provide light dynamics and an extremely natural texture to the teeth, thus considering the aesthetic demands of the population.

Hence, such factors mentioned above hold lucrative growth opportunities for the market to witness a positive growth trajectory across the forecast period.


Rising Adoption of Digital Dentures Anticipated to Fuel Market Growth

The rising adoption of digitization solutions is fueling the demand for these products globally. Digital dentures are designed and manufactured using 3D printing technologies, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). These advanced technologies offer immense benefits such as convenience, precision, consistency, and durability. Additionally, these products are considered proven to accurately restore dental functions such as mastication.

Penetration of digital technologies in the dental industry is a novel trend with variable uses from diagnosis, designing, placement, etc. The modernization of dental practices and the growing adoption of the latest technology trends in the field of dentistry are poised to augment the dentures market growth.

Moreover, due to rapid technological advancements, major companies such as Dentsply Sirona and few others are also focusing on developing dental implants through digital dentistry. Also, several companies are focusing on inorganic strategic partnerships to gain a competitive advantage in the dental market. 

  • For instance, In March 2020, Ivoclar Vivadent introduced Ivotion, a monolithic, single-disc milling solution. The Ivotion monolithic milling disc features unique Shell Geometry, a data-based three-dimensional tooth and dental arch structure suitable for the rapid digital fabrication of removable upper and lower artificial teeth.

Hence, the adoption of digital dentistry will strongly propel the market growth during the forecast period.


High Cost of Premium Products to Restrict Market Growth in Emerging Economies

Dentures have witnessed substantial developments in the past decade, including design, customization, and material, among others. However, the cost of these products is significantly high due to the arduous manufacturing process and the high cost associated with the materials used. Thus, the upsurge in the overall cost is anticipated to restrict the market growth during the forecast period.

  • For instance, retail prices of premium heat-cured artificial teeth are around USD 2,000 to USD 4,000 per product, or about USD 4,000 to USD 8,000 or more for a complete set. The products in this price range are typically completely customized based on the patient’s requirements.

The high price of these products restricts the population of developing economies from investing in such procedures. Furthermore, limited reimbursement for dental devices and products and related dental procedures has also been a restricting factor, resulting in the lower adoption of these products. Many insurance systems, including Medicare, do not cover the product in most circumstances. Thus, the above factors have been responsible for the limited adoption of these products in several countries and regions.


By Type Analysis

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Complete Segment to Dominate Backed by Ageing Population

Based on type, this market is segmented into complete and partial.

The complete segment held the dominant dentures market share in 2020 due to a rapid rise in the aging population globally, and edentulism is more common in people within this age group.

  • According to the United Nations in their World Population Aging Report, the number of persons aged 80 years is projected to reach from 143 million in 2019 to 426 million.

  • Furthermore, according to the WHO report titled “Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE),” the prevalence of edentulism was higher among people above 50 years of age. The condition was prevalent in around 9% of the Chinese population above 50 yrs, and around 16% of the Indian population in the same age group.

The partial segment is anticipated to expand at a comparatively higher CAGR during the forecast period. This is due to the rising incidences of traumatic tooth loss increasing the demand for partial product types.

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 20% of people suffer from tooth loss due to trauma at some point in their life.

This drives the demand for partial replacement of one or more teeth, especially among the adult population in developed and developing countries.

By Usage Analysis

Increasing Number of Dental Procedures to Ensure Higher Share of the Removable Segment  

On the basis of usage, the market can be segmented into removable and fixed.

The removable segment held the dominating share in 2020 owing to the distinct operational and economic benefits of removable over fixed dentures leading to a higher patient preference towards these types. This, along with a growing number of new products introduced in the segment, leads to higher adoption of removable types of product globally.

Additionally, the presence of the baby boomer population, that holds a significant fraction of the total world’s population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that by 2050, older adults will account for around 25-29% of the US population. Similarly, according to the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging in Canada, older persons continue to make up a larger share of the population and are projected to rise to 30% by 2050.

The fixed segment is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The segment's growth is primarily due to the increasing adoption of fixed products due to the many limitations associated with the removable ones. These include restrictions on consuming several types of food due to limited masticatory ability and the difficult cleaning process of removable types. Additionally, fixed dentures offer a natural look, maintain the facial structure, and prevent further bone loss from the missing teeth.

By End-User Analysis

Higher Dental Procedural Volume at Dental Hospitals & Clinics to Aid Dominance of Segment  

Based on the end-user, the market segments include dental hospitals & clinics, dental laboratories, and others.

The dental hospitals & clinics segment dominated the market in 2020 owing to the presence of a large number of dentists associated with hospitals and clinics, and a rising number of dental & orthodontic clinics in the U.S. and Europe is leading to a higher number of procedures performed in these settings, thereby augmenting the market growth.

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 85% of dentists were associated with dental offices or private practices.

The dental laboratories segment is anticipated to register a higher CAGR during 2021-2028. Increasing adoption of advanced digital technologies, including 3D printing in dental laboratories to design and manufacture customized products coupled with the rising number of such dental laboratories across various regions of the world, will significantly drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.


Europe Dentures Market Size, 2020 (USD Billion)

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On the basis of region, the global market can be segmented into the key regions of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

The market value in Europe stood at USD 0.78 billion in 2020. The region is anticipated to continue to dominate the global market during the forecast period owing to the rise in spending on dental services.

  • For instance, the NHS in England spends USD 4.8 billion per year on primary and secondary care dental services. Furthermore, over 1 million patients take dental services from the NHS in England each week.

The rise in awareness regarding the dental services and types of dental products in the region and the associated new indications are propelling the growth of the segment during the forecast period. Additionally, the huge growth potential of this market in Europe is attracting manufacturing companies to invest. This has also paved the way for the implementation of many inorganic strategies. The technological advancements by key market players result in increased demand for dental products in most age groups.

North America is estimated to be the second-most dominant region in terms of market share.  North America holds a significant share due to the increasing healthcare expenditure, well-established health infrastructure, and the presence of a large pool of patients suffering from edentulism.

  • According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), expenditures for professional dental services in the U.S. ranked fifth among expenditures for all personal health care services, after hospital care, physician’s services, drugs, and nursing home care.

The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR owing to increasing awareness among the population about several benefits associated. Moreover, the growing geriatric population, increased prevalence of periodontal diseases, rising utilization of dental services, and increased disposable income are anticipated to drive the Asia Pacific market.

  • For instance, according to the World Ageing 2019 report, the population above 65 years of age in Japan was 35.5 million (28%) in 2019, projected to reach 37.2 million (30.9%) in 2030.

There is a higher need for dentures among the geriatric population, owing to partial or complete tooth loss, leading to the rising penetration of these products in major countries, including China, Japan, and India.

Increasing expenditures for professional dental services in the region and the presence of a large number of dentists in Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to lead to future growth prospects. Euromonitor International estimates that Brazil has the highest number of dentists in the world - more than 240,000. That is equal to 15% of the dentists in the whole world. Additionally, Saudi Arabia is the third-largest GCC country by the number of dentists per 10,000 residents.


Dentsply Sirona and Zimmer Biomet Comprising of Noticeable Market Share

The competitive landscape of the market is fragmented, with players like Dentsply Sirona and Zimmer Biomet accounting for a significant share in 2020. The top market players focus on research and development of dental products and strategic acquisition of other players' business to strengthen their market position.

  • For instance, in January 2021, Dentsply Sirona announced that it had acquired Datum Dental, Ltd. Datum Dental is an Israel-based company known for its innovative dental regeneration products with clinically superior proprietary technology GLYMATRIX.

Such acquisitions will significantly enhance their portfolio of innovative products in the dentistry segment.

Other players such as SHOFU INC., and Ivoclar Vivadent, etc., in the market are continuously engaged in developing novel products and strengthening their distribution channel across the globe to establish their footprints in emerging regions.


  • Dentsply Sirona (York, Pennsylvania, U.S.)

  • Zimmer Biomet (Warsaw, U.S.)

  • Ivoclar Vivadent (Schaan, Liechtenstein)

  • SHOFU INC. (Kyoto, Japan)

  • Mitsui chemicals Inc (Kulzer GmbH) (Hanau, Germany)

  • Modern Dental Group Limited (Hong Kong, China)

  • GC dental (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Global Dental Science (Arizona, U.S.)

  • JH Dental Care (Punjab, India)

  • VITA Zahnfabrik (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)


  • March 2020 – Ivoclar Vivadent announced the launch of Ivotion, a monolithic, single-disc milling solution. Ivotion combines high-quality tooth and denture base materials in a single bicolor disc. It provides digital laboratories with an efficient, predictable, monolithic milling solution. With the launch of the Ivotion disc, the digital denture solutions of Ivoclar Vivadent are incorporated in the Ivotion Denture System.

  • September 2019 – Dentsply Sirona, and Carbon, the world’s leading digital manufacturing company, announced the launch of Lucitone Digital Print Denture workflow and material system. The partnership brings to market the first digitally produced product with Dentsply Sirona material and Crafted by Carbon. This system will significantly change digital dentistry in terms of strength, aesthetics, and laboratory efficiency for 3D printed products.


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The market research report provides detailed market analysis and focuses on key aspects such as an overview of the advanced product, the prevalence of dental disorders and key countries, and pricing analysis. Additionally, it includes an overview of reimbursement scenarios for surgical procedures, key industry developments such as mergers, partnerships, & acquisitions, the impact of COVID-19 on the market, and brand analysis. Besides these, the report offers insights into global dentures 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 market over recent years. The report also covers regional analysis of different growing segments.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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  Value (USD Billion)


By Type

  • Complete

  • Partial

By Usage

  • Removable

  • Fixed

By End-User

  • Dental Hospitals & Clinics

  • Dental Laboratories

  • Others


By Geography

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

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

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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global market size was USD 2.09 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 3.38 billion by 2028.

In 2020, Europe stood at USD 0.78 billion.

Growing at a CAGR of 6.4%, the market will exhibit steady growth during the forecast period (2021-2028).

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

The rising incidence of periodontal diseases and the aging population are major factors driving the growth of the market.

Dentsply Sirona and Zimmer Biomet are some of the major players in the global market.

Europe dominated the market in 2020.

Penetration of digital technologies in the dental industry such as digital scanners, CAD/CAM machines, and 3D printing technologies has been employed to design and manufacture these products is expected to drive the adoption of these products.

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