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

Dental Fillings Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Filling Type (Direct, Indirect), By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-123-8
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2017
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental fillings market size was valued at USD 5.2 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% from 2019 to 2026. Increasing the prevalence of dental caries is the major driving factor. Also, the high prevalence of other dental conditions, such as tooth decay and cavity due to unhealthy eating habits along with increasing patient awareness and growing geriatric population are expected to fuel the market.

U.S. dental fillings market

Dental caries is one of the highly prevalent oral diseases among children and the elderly population in the developing nations, due to unhealthy dietary habits and poor dental hygiene. According to the World Dental Federation, approximately 3.9 billion individuals are affected by dental caries annually, affecting almost half of the world’s population. Dental caries and periodontal diseases are also prevalent in approximately 15% to 20% adult population (between 35 to 44 age group). Such high prevalence is anticipated to drive the demand.

Growing demand for dental aesthetics is also projected to drive market growth. Individuals are increasingly demanding cosmetic procedures due to rising awareness and rapid technological advancements. The two major categories demanding these procedures comprise boomers and millennials. Boomers majorly demand dental aesthetics, such as implants and veneers for maintaining a youthful appearance, whereas millennials are focused on tooth whitening, orthodontia, and more exotic surgeries such as dental bling.

Innovations in tooth filling materials are also anticipated to fuel market growth. Amalgam is the most traditionally used material for dental fillings, which is now modernized with silver and mercury. Silver amalgam is durable and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children of six years and above. Composite fillings are also updated with powdered glass acrylic resin, which helps match the color of teeth. As per the American Dental Association, gold is one of the most durable and expensive filling materials available, lasting up to 20 years.

Besides, increasing government initiatives to improve dental health is propelling the dental fillings market. For instance, the National Oral Health Programme (NOHP) presents the Indian Dental Association (IDA’s) aim for better dental health in 2020. IDA introduced various cards for check-ups and preventive care under NOHP. Some of the cards offered include Child Oral Health Card, Corporate Oral Health Card, Family Oral Health Card, Special Privilege Card, Muskaan, and Platinum Oral Health Card.

Filling Type Insights

Direct filling held the maximum market share in 2018 and is expected to continue leading in the forthcoming years as well owing to easy to perform the procedure and. The direct filling is also known as chairside filling since it is placed the same day an individual visits the dentist. The most common material used for dental filling is a silver amalgam. Composite resin fillings (white fillings), is also increasingly preferred due to features, such as aesthetic appearance, immediate hardening, and greater strength. It requires less drilling and can be fixed if damaged. All these features are projected to positively influence the demand in near future.

As compared to indirect fillings, direct fillings procedures require less time, which is also expected to propel the market. Moreover, they begin to heal the dental condition soon after the treatment, which again augments the use of direct fillings, thereby driving the segment growth. Glass ionomer is another type of filling material used on baby teeth. It is reasonably priced and prevents tooth decay among kids.

An indirect filling is expected to grow lucratively over the forecast period owing to the increasing demand for veneers and dentures. Other common restoration procedures are crowns, inlays and onlays, and bridges. A rise in innovations in adhesive dentistry is also fuelling the indirect fillings segment. Innovations such as the use of 3D imaging and CAD technologies and the introduction of laser dentistry are anticipated to drive the growth.

Regional Insights

Europe held the largest market share in 2018 and is expected to lead in the future as well owing to the high prevalence of dental caries and gum disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 20% of the adult (35 to 44 years) population and 40% elderly (65 to 74 years) population is diagnosed with gum disease, annually. Such a high prevalence of gum diseases is expected to drive the demand for dental fillings over the forecast period.

North America held the second-largest market share in 2018 due to increased patient awareness about the severity of the disease, supportive reimbursement, and a growing number of dental clinics. Moreover, public support for improving access to dental care in the U.S. has resulted in the increased adoption of advanced practices for better patient care. This is another factor that positively influencing regional market growth.

Global dental fillings market

The Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow lucratively over the forecast period owing to increasing patient pool especially in developing countries, such as India and China, improving healthcare facilities, and growing to fund the advancements of dental accessories. Growing cases of dental caries are also driving the market. According to the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2018, the prevalence of dental caries increased to 60%, 78%, and 84% in teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population, respectively in India from 2013. The male population comprised a higher prevalence in the approximate 12 years and females constituted a higher prevalence in older age.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The companies are adopting growth strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, expansion of product portfolio, and R&D in filling materials, among others.

Nobio, a manufacturer of microbes-resistant materials recently received FDA approval for microbial resistant dental fillings. As the name suggests, this dental filling is less prone to bacteria compared to metallic filling. The company also studied that annually, approximately 200 million dental restorations are performed in the U.S. Amongst these, two-third population demand the replacement of previous restorations due to contact with bacteria or re-development of dental caries. Owing to this, Nobio introduced microbe-resistant materials, which are not solvent, non-toxic, and durable. Some of the prominent players in the dental fillings market include:

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • GC America

  • SDI Limited

  • Coltene Whaledent

  • DenMat Holdings

  • DMG Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Fabrik

  • Kettenbach

  • Kuraray Noritake Dental

  • Kerr Corporation

Dental Fillings Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 5.97 billion

The revenue forecast in 2026

USD 9.08 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.2% from 2019 to 2026

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2026

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2026

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Filling type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Dentsply Sirona; GC America; SDI Limited; Coltene Whaledent; DenMat Holdings; DMG Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Fabrik; Kettenbach; Kuraray Noritake Dental; Kerr Corporation

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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 2015 to 2026. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental fillings market report based on filling type and region:

  • Filling Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Direct

      • Amalgam

      • Composites

      • Glass Ionomer

      • Other Direct Fillings

    • Indirect

      • All-Ceramic

      • Metal-Ceramic

      • Metal Alloys

      • Other Indirect Filings

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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