GVR Report cover Dental Impression Material Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental Impression Material Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material Type (Alginate, Silicone, Polyether, And Others), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-935-8
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental impression material market size was valued at USD 635.7 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8% from 2022 to 2030. The growing adoption of cosmetic dentistry, coupled with the rise in disposable incomes, will significantly contribute to the growth of the dental impression systems market during the forecast years. The rising income levels in developing countries such as China, India, and Brazil, which have a relatively high DMFT index (decayed, missing, and filled teeth index) are expected to spur the growth of dental impression materials in these emerging countries in the coming years.    

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

The rising population of edentulism and growing periodontal disease are the most driving factors for the growth of the market. As per the CDC, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention report, 2019, the cases of untreated tooth decay were recorded to be 26% of the population. Also, according to the American College of Prosthodontics, 2019, more than 36 million American population suffered from edentulism, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing one tooth. The growing prevalence of dental caries and tooth decay across the globe is expected to fuel the demand for dental treatment.

The growing demand for implants and cosmetic dentistry is also anticipated to boost the demand for the market. Furthermore, the growing adoption of digital impression technology and the increase in demand for cosmetic dentistry are the major factors driving the growth of the global market. COVID-19 has affected all the markets including the dental industry as there was a complete lockdown imposed by the government as a precautionary measure.

Furthermore, the supply chain for dental impression materials was also affected. The pandemic has caused a huge disruption in the supply chain of the overall medical device industry. The COVID-19 outbreak resulted in a decline in the number of procedures in 2020 and 2021 due to global restrictions. However, this is estimated to be a temporary effect and during the forecast period, the market demand is likely to increase. An increase in awareness of dental care and changing demographics will drive the growth of the market.

Material Type Insights

Alginate dental impression material is expected to dominate the market in terms of revenue with a market share of 40.1%. Alginate material is the most preferred and highly used of all the dental impression materials, it is a hydrocolloid material that is made from seaweed. This hydrocolloid substance is gelatinous in nature and dispersed in water. The advantages of using alginate dental impression material include better tolerability from the patient’s perspective, the low cost, the short time needed for execution, the instrumentation, the ease of manipulation, and the very easy execution technique and possibility of identifying a detailed impression in a single step (even in the presence of undercuts).

This, together with several other advantages such as compostability, biocompatibility, and nontoxicity is boosting the segment growth. However, silicone dental impression materials are expected to increase at the highest CAGR in the overall dental impression material market. In addition silicone dental impression material is mostly used as a “final dental impression material” for the filling and fabrication of crowns and bridges. Dental professionals may (or may not) use this type of dental impression depending on their state practice act.

Application Insights

The restorative dentistry and prosthodontics segment dominated the global dental impression materials market in 2021 with a market share of 60.3%. Growth in the edentulous population and the increasing number of geriatric population suffering from dental problems are driving the growth of this application segment. A growing aging population becomes dense and requires more dental care to maintain dental health and function. 

Increasing outsourcing of customization and fabrication of restorative and prosthetic products to restorative dentistry, and increasing demand for restorative dentistry are driving the growth of the global restorative dentistry market. Restorative dentistry are effective teeth and mouth care solution that help to benefit overall oral health, specifically facial appearance. Advanced dental implant technology allows dental professionals to insert dental implants through minimally invasive surgeries and incorporate advanced monitoring and navigation technologies.

Furthermore, the rising product launches in the field of restorative dentistry is expected to boost the demand for the segment. For instance, Straumann AG in October 2018, launched a new standard line of mini Restorative Dentistry for Osseointegration in Vienna at the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the market is segmented into dental hospitals, dental clinics, and others. The dental clinic end-use segment accounted for the largest share 55.4% in 2021. The growing number of dental clinics across the globe and the wide adoption of cosmetic dentistry by small and large dental clinics are the major factors driving the growth of the dental clinic segment. The rising number of dental clinics, especially in well-developed countries is also expected to boost the market. 

Global dental impression material market share, by region, 2021 (%)

Furthermore, the rising adoption of the dental franchise model is likely to create opportunities for dental clinics to grow. The dental franchise model provides the benefit of increased negotiating power and costs savings through economies of scale. For instance, the Indian dental practice chain company, Clove Dental, September 2018, invested INR 171 crore ($25 million) to widen its franchise network to 600 clinics in India, over the next five years. This franchise model reduces the overall prices of the treatment and services, thereby driving the dental clinics market.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the market capturing a 40.4% market share in 2021 and is expected to showcase a significant CAGR in the forecast period. This is due to the increasing number of dental problems among children and adult population and increasing reimbursement for dental service. North America is expected to register a second higher market value share in the global dental impression materials market as an increasing number of specialist dental service providers. 

APAC region is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 11.8% during the forecast period owing to a favorable government initiative, large population, and availability of developed health care facilities. Populated countries like China and India suffer from a heavy burden of dental and oral diseases and are prescribed widely by dental professionals to replace lost natural teeth and are gaining prominence. Moreover, India and China are currently the largest tobacco-producing and consuming countries having the lowest smoking awareness. These are the factors that are expected to drive the market in the region. 

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is highly competitive and includes both small and large manufacturers. These companies have established key business strategies such as strategic partnerships & collaborations, product innovation, new product launches, joint ventures, new service launches, and contracts to build their market position along with gaining a huge chunk of the market share.

One of the key factors driving competitiveness among market players in the rapid advanced technology in the field of restorative dentistry. For instance, in in September 2018, Dentsply Sirona has introduced Azento, single tooth replacement in one box solution which can be customized to meet the needs and timeframes of the patients as well as dentists. Moreover, many companies are partnering with each other to develop advanced technology to introduce their products faster in the market.  Some prominent players in the global dental impression material market include:

  • 3M

  • Scott's Dental Supply

  • Zhermack

  • GC America, Inc.

  • Kerr Dental

  • Hiossen Implant

  • Keystone Dental, Inc.

  • DENTSPLY Sirona

  • Thommen Medica

Dental Impression Materials Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD  691.7 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD  1,464.9  million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 9.8% 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 type, application, end-user, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

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

Key companies profiled

3M; Hiossen Implant, Inc.; DENTSPLY Sirona; Keystone Dental; Kerr Dental; Pyrax Polymers; Thommen Medical; Southern Implant

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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 latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental impression materials market report on the basis of material type, application, end-user and region:

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

    • Alginate

    • Silicone

    • Polyether

    • Others

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

    • Restorative and Prosthodontics

    • Orthodontics

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

    • Hospitals

    • Dental Clinics

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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