GVR Report cover Dental Burs Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental Burs Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Diamond Burs, Stainless Steel, Carbide), By Application, By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-918-5
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental burs market size was estimated at USD 551.5 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2022 to 2030. The market is witnessing growth due to the factors such as the increasing geriatric population suffering from oral diseases, evolving medical tourism pertaining to dental treatment, and the introduction of multiple government initiatives to improve public dental health and provide access to oral health care. The market saw a significant setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in a reduction of various dental treatments as they were not medical necessities and had a high risk of transmission, leading to the closure of dental clinics.

 U.S. dental burs market size, by material, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

However, after the second quarter of 2020, dental procedures like root canalling, implants, etc. started to resume and this might boost the market growth. Dental Burs are rotary dental equipment that is quintessential in vast categories of dental treatments. These instruments are often used for interproximal reduction, to cut the tooth with precision, shaping, polishing as well as preparing cavities for fillings, shaping bone and removing old fillings. Dental burs attach to a handpiece that has a driving motor and are mostly made of stainless steel, diamond grit or particles, and tungsten carbide. Each material has its benefits and characteristics which the dentists choose based on the required treatment.

As per the FDI World Dental Federation, 3.9 billion people globally are impacted by oral diseases, with more than half (44%) of the global population being impacted by untreated tooth decay (dental caries), making it the topmost prevalent out of 291 oral conditions included in the Global Burden of Disease Study. According to the U.S. News, in 2019, a third of adults in the U.S. under the age of 65 years didn’t opt for a dental exam or cleaning in the past 12 months. The news also states that an increase in income is directly proportional to visiting a dentist and this might boost the adoption of oral care treatments in the country.

This market is witnessing growth due to the fact that dental disorders like periodontal disease, oral cancers, and environmental injuries resulting in Oro dental trauma have witnessed a gradual increase.  The clinician's bur selection totally depends on individual preference, the type of procedure, and the bur effectiveness in the given clinical situation. They can be used in restorative procedures, cavity preparation, crown preparation, etc. As dental burs are endless in dentistry, the demand for these products and the advancements in bur designs and materials will boost the market growth.

As per the WHO, European and Asian countries have a high prevalence of dental diseases with dental caries being the most frequent dental condition. Developing Asian countries like India, China are witnessing an increase in dental conditions due to the growing consumption of sugary foods, poor tooth brushing habits, and a low level of awareness about dental caries. However, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has hugely affected the overall dental and oral hygiene market. Regular dental visits, appointments, and consultations were ceased in the majority of countries and dental treatments are high contact services and the rate of virus transmission was deemed to be high.

However, the market is expected to recover as according to the American Dental Association, 39.0% of practices in the U.S are fully operational with the volume of patients they had before the pandemic. Dentsply Sirona which is a key market player in the dental market reported that its technologies and equipment segment which includes dental burs witnessed 6.8% growth in the fourth quarter of 2021 as compared to 2020. This indicates that the dental market is recovering from the losses caused by the pandemic.

Material Insights

The diamond burs segment dominated the market and held the highest revenue share of 44.6% in 2021. The segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. The material segment is segmented into diamond burs, stainless steel, and carbide burs. Amongst these, the diamond burs segment held the highest market share due to the fact that it has proven effective for precision shaping and polishing of enamel. These materials are also used to cut through zirconia or grind porcelain during the preparation and placement of veneers and crowns.

These materials help to cut with extreme precision and can last longer than other burs in terms of product longevity. The carbide burs segment is also witnessing significant market growth over the forecast period due to the fact that it is most commonly used for cavity preparation treatments, shaping of the tooth, removing old fillings, etc. Carbide burs are proven to leave a smoother surface than diamond burs and cause less vibration and chatter. Burs made from tungsten carbide are much more expensive than their steel equivalents, but they compensate for this by their increased working life.

Application Insights

The cavity preparation application segment held the highest market share of 28.5% in 2021. The cavity preparation procedure is carried out to remove demineralized enamel and infected dentin. The demand for this procedure has increased considerably due to the fact that the prevalence of dental caries has increased globally. The shift in lifestyle, high consumption of sugar-based diets, and behavioral habits like smoking have been increased and there are major risk facts boosting the onset of dental caries. Cavity preparation treatments can also be required in case a tooth has a fracture, abrasion, or erosion on the tooth surface.

According to NCBI, Orofacial injuries of the tooth (crown) fracture, tooth avulsion, or tooth subluxation are the most common oral traumas witnessed globally. These are the factors that will boost the demand for the procedure. The implantology segment is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period due to the fact that this branch of dentistry deals with dental implantations and the number of dental implant treatments is witnessing an increase globally. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, approximately 500,000 people undergo dental implantation annually in the U.S. Introduction of novel implant systems by key players that aim of improving the design and creation of dental restorations is expected to boost segment growth.

End-use Insights

The hospital segment held the highest market share of 47.9% in 2021. This growth can be attributed to the presence of skilled and certified dental professionals like dental surgeons, in such settings. Hospital facilities are well equipped with advanced devices for the diagnosis and treatment of a dental condition effectively. Moreover, many patients prefer dental hospitals to undergo surgical dental treatments as the quality of dental care and service provided to the patients are high.

 Global dental burs market share, by end use, 2021 (%)

However, the dental clinic segment is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period. Most dental procedures are not being performed at a dental clinic due to the fact that healthcare systems worldwide believe that the risk of infection in clinics is low. Dental clinics are increasingly focusing on personalized attention, customized treatment plans, lower waiting time, providing specialist treatment, adopting upgrading dental technology, and providing treatment that is effective yet economical and these factors are driving the segment market growth.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the dental burs market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.0% in 2021. The segment is anticipated to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period. As per the U.S. CDC, one in four adults has an untreated dental problem, and 46% of adults over 30 years, experience signs of gum disease; the prevalence of dental caries was 13.0%. The high market share in the region can be attributed to the increasing population, growing R&D activities, rising number of dental professionals and clinics, growing preference for root canal procedures, and the increasing importance of oral care.

The demand for preventive and restorative dental services is expected to grow over the coming years, as the number of people in the U.S. aged 65 years and above is projected to double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060. In Asia Pacific, the market is estimated to grow fast over the forecast period due to the rising number of dental care centers, growing dental tourism, and increasing R&D activities in this field. In developing economies, including India, there is limited or no access to oral health services, leading to a high incidence of dental diseases. Favorable government initiatives, such as The Healthy China 2030 initiative, which includes special provisions to improve oral health by implementing special campaigns to raise awareness about oral diseases, are likely to boost the market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

A prominent number of key players are rapidly opting for geographical expansion, strategic collaborations, and partnerships through mergers and acquisitions in emerging and economically favorable regions. For Instance, In June 2021, Dentsply Sirona, Inc. announced the acquisition of Propel Orthodontics for USD 131 million. This acquisition is expected to strengthen its position in the market. Some of the prominent players in the dental burs market include:

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • COLTENE Holding AG

  • SHOFU Inc.

  • MANI, INC.

  • Brasseler USA

  • Prima Dental Manufacturing Ltd

  • Diatech USA

  • Komet

  • Envista/ Kavo Kerr

Dental Burs Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 579.1 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 881.6 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.4% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Material, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Dentsply Sirona; COLTENE Holding AG; SHOFU Inc.; MANI, Inc.; Brasseler USA; Prima Dental Manufacturing Ltd.; Diatech USA; Komet; Envista/ Kavo Kerr

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental burs market report on the basis of material, application, end-use, and region:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Diamond Burs

    • Stainless Steel

    • Carbide

  • Application Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
    • Oral surgery

    • Implantology

    • Orthodontics

    • Cavity preparation

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Dental clinics

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • `South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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