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

Dental Burs Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis By Material (Diamond Burs, Stainless Steel, Carbide), By Application, By End-use (Hospitals, Dental clinics, Others), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-918-5
  • Number of Pages: 119
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Dental Burs Market Size & Trends

The global dental burs market size was estimated at USD 579.1 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2023 to 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising prevalence of oral health conditions and growing awareness among the population for oral health. According to WHO Global Oral Health Status Report (2022), it is estimated that globally 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases, 514 million children suffer from tooth decay, and 2 billion people have caries of permanent teeth.

U.S. dental burs market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The market saw a significant decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in a decline in various dental treatments as they were elective surgeries and had a high risk of transmission of the virus, leading to the closure of dental clinics. However, after the second quarter of 2020, dental procedures such as root canaling, implants, and others resumed, which is expected to boost the demand for the market globally.

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.

Awareness among people about oral health & available treatment options aided with advancements in treatments substantially helped in improving patient outcomes. For instance, in the U.S., February is celebrated as National Children's Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness among children regarding the importance of oral health. However, dentists are the prime point of contact for spreading awareness regarding oral health in their patients.

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

Improvements in burs, such as developing one-piece carbide burs with an eliminated brazed joint of two-piece burs, and new delivery methods with sterile packaged products are developed to aid technological advancements in the market. For instance, in November 2022, Mydent International launched its diamond and carbide burs products line, which are manufactured with German electroplating technology. However, diamond burs have not undergone major changes over the years, but conditions are improving, and such advancements in dental procedures & dentistry products are expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period.

However, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the overall dental and oral hygiene market. Regular dental visits, appointments, and consultations were halted in most countries as dental treatments are high-contact services, and the rate of virus transmission was deemed high. However, the market is expected to recover with the ease of restrictions. For instance, Dentsply Sirona, a key market player in the market, reported that its technologies & equipment segment, including burs, witnessed an increase in net sales by 28.7% in 2021 compared to 2020. This indicates that the market is recovering from the negative impacts caused by the pandemic.

Moreover, with the ease in COVID-19 restrictions, the demand for single-use dental burs is growing. The single-use burs are more efficient and less transmissive than the traditional ones as they do not come in contact with multiple patients. Hence, to cater to the growing demand for these single-use burs, companies are launching advanced single-use products. For instance, in April 2021, Komet USA launched hundreds of sterile, single-use dental burs, including carbides and diamond burs.

Material Insights

Based on the material, the diamond burs segment held the highest market share of 44.7% in 2022 and is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the proven effectiveness of diamond burs for precision shaping and polishing of enamel. As diamond is the hardest known material, they are regularly utilized to cut through or grind zirconia or porcelain during the preparation and placement of veneers & 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 expected to witness significant market growth over the forecast period owing to its use for cavity preparation treatments, shaping of the tooth, removing old fillings, and many other procedures. Carbide burs enable dental professionals to take on even the roughest metal-cutting challenges and also save time with their multifunctional performance. The instruments manufactured from tungsten carbide material are more expensive than their steel counterparts. However, they recompense for this with their higher working life.

Application Insights

Based on the application the market is segmented intooral surgery, implantology, orthodontics, cavity preparation, and others. The cavity preparation application segment held the largest market share of 28.5% in 2022. The high share of the segment can be attributed to the increasing prevalence of tooth decay, where the cavity preparation method holds significant importance. Cavity preparation is a procedure used to remove infected dentin and demineralized enamel. The dentists shape a cavity based on the extent of a lesion, keeping in mind the principle of minimal invasiveness. The gold burs are being extensively used for cavity preparation owing to its high-speed cutting process and precision. 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 are expected to boost the demand for the procedure.

The implantology segment is expected to witness the fastest market growth over the forecast period. Advancements in the field of implants & safety and the high success rate of such implants are expected to boost segment growth. On average, dental implant success rates are around 90% to 98%, with a 2% to 10% failure rate. These implants are the gold standard technique to effectively replace missing or damaged tooth/teeth. Increasing demand for the replacement of teeth has provided good growth potential to the segment. They can also help support a bridge, crown, or dentures.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the hospital segment held the highest market share of 47.5% in 2022. The hospital's segment is driven by the availability of developed & latest infrastructure, rise in investments to develop sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, increase in the number of skilled professionals, and easy accessibility. The demand for treating oral ailments at hospitals has decreased over recent years. Moreover, some financial investment groups are also developing hospitals with dental specializations, providing general dental care and specialty treatment under one roof.

Global dental burs market share and size, 2022

However, the dental clinic segment is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period. These are specialized clinics for oral disorders, and they are well-equipped with technologically advanced treatment setups, providing services for several oral diseases. Solo dental practices are increasing across the globe. Independent dental clinics are expected to grow during the forecast period owing to rising competition between care providers and demand for cost-effective treatments. During the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinics were shut as dental services were at high risk of spreading the virus. However, practices are getting back to their normal operations post-COVID.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a share of 38.1% in 2022 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The rising prevalence of oral diseases is expected to drive the growth of the market. In addition, technological advancements pertaining to digital dentistry, an increase in the number of dental clinics & hospitals, and a rise in public awareness about oral hygiene are fueling the market growth. According to the CDC statistics, more than one in four adults is suffering from tooth decay in the U.S., and approximately 46% of adults over 30 years of aged experience signs of gum disease.

Dental Burs Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the fastest-growing region over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the growing burden of geriatric diseases, the rising number of dental care centers, and growing dental tourism in the region. Countries in the region are also popular for their low-cost dental treatment, which makes them a preferred location for dental tourism. Favorable government initiatives, such as National Oral Health Programme by the Government of India, which aims to provide comprehensive and integrated oral health care with major objectives to enhance determinants of oral health, reduce morbidity of oral diseases, integrate oral health prevention and promotion services to achieve better oral health., are expected to boost the market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is moderately fragmented with many major companies holding the majority of the market share. These players are focusing on growth strategies such as enhancements in existing technologies, geographical expansion, product launches, and product approvals to gain a competitive edge in the market. For Instance, in June 2021, Dentsply Sirona acquired Propel Orthodontics for USD 131 million. This strategic move is anticipated to expand Dentsply Sirona's position in the market. Some of the key players in the global dental burs market include:

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • COLTENE Holding AG

  • SHOFU Inc.

  • MANI, INC.

  • Brasseler USA

  • Prima Dental Manufacturing Ltd

  • Diatech USA.

  • Komet Dental

  • Kerr Corporation (Envista)

Dental Burs Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 608.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 881.6 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.4% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 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 Dental; Kerr Corporation (Envista)

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Global Dental Burs Market Report Segmentation

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 this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental burs market on the basis of material, application, end-use, and region:

Global Dental Burs Market Report Segmentation

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

    • Diamond Burs

    • Stainless Steel

    • Carbide

  • Application 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

      • UK

      • 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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