The global gutta-percha market size was valued at USD 182.0 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.77% from 2021 to 2027. The increasing prevalence of dental caries is anticipated to drive the market. Furthermore, the rise in public awareness pertaining to oral hygiene and advancement in techniques pertaining to canal obturation procedures are anticipated to boost the market growth. As per the Global Burden of Disease Study Report 2020, around 2.4 billion people globally are affected with dental caries of permanent teeth. According to the WHO, consumption of tobacco and alcohol and an unhealthy diet are among the few common causes of oral diseases globally. All these oral diseases require professional dental care, thereby acting as high impact-rendering factors for the growth of the dental gutta-percha market.
The primary risk factor for causing dental caries is inadequate fluoride and secondary factors include the standard of living, behavioral factors, eating habits, social status, and socio-demographic factors. According to the FDI World Dental Federation, oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, and untreated dental caries impact almost half (44%) of the world’s population. This makes it the most widespread dental conditions of all the 291 conditions included in the Global Burden of Disease Study. According to the American Dental Association, 58% of the people in the U.S. visit a dentist once a year, with 15% of people making an appointment because they were experiencing mouth pain. The same survey reported that 85% of the population in the U.S. truly value their dental health and deem oral health as an essential aspect of overall care.
Most oral health ailments are largely preventable and can be treated in the early stages. Ailments such as dental caries can be easily spotted during regular dental visits and the decayed tooth tissue can be removed and restored by fillings, crowning, and root canaling, thereby reducing the chances of adverse infection. Dental resin and glass ionomer sealants, like gutta-percha, are placed on teeth fissures that are most vulnerable to bacteria, thereby creating a smooth protective surface that is easy to clean and prevent tooth decay. Therefore, the increasing prevalence of caries is expected to boost the dental adhesive and sealant market growth in the forecast period. However, according to the WHO, treating dental caries can be very expensive, consuming 5-10% of healthcare budgets in industrialized countries and imposing a great economic burden.
Moreover, according to the Journal of Dental and Allied Sciences, commercially available gutta-percha points may prove to be cytotoxic due to the substances, particularly Zn, added to the base material to make it radiopaque. These substances might leak into the surrounding soft tissue and can induce mandibular inflammation and necrosis of the periodontal ligament, which might restrict the market growth.
Surface modified gutta-percha held the largest share of over 40.0% in 2020. The global market is segmented based on product type into surface modified gutta-percha, medicated gutta-percha, and nanoparticles enriched gutta-percha. Surface modified gutta-percha dominated the market in 2020 due to the fact that resin-coated or glass ionomer coated gutta-percha allows a strong seal along the dentinal walls of the root canal as it is hydrophilic in nature and facilitates chemical bond, thus creating a monoblock.
Nanoparticles enriched gutta-percha is expected to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period due to various advancements in the field of obturation. Nanoparticles enriched gutta-percha is developed so as to reduce the likelihood of root canal reinfection and enhance the treatment outcome. Nanoparticles of diamond and silver are embedded in the gutta-percha due to their favorable properties, including versatile faceted surface chemistry and biocompatibility, and their role in improving mechanical properties.
Based on the end-use, the dental hospitals segment held the largest share of 49.0% in 2020. The market is segmented into dental hospitals, dental clinics, and dental academic and research institutes. The largest share of the dental hospitals segment can be attributed to the availability of skilled professionals and the presence of sophisticated equipment in hospital settings.
The dental clinics segment is anticipated to witness rapid growth over the forecast period as less invasive procedures, like dental fillings and root canaling, are efficiently being carried out in clinics without having a longer waiting period.
In 2020, North America accounted for the largest share of over 41.0% in terms of revenue. This is attributed to the high prevalence of dental conditions among the population, strong medical infrastructure, well-established reimbursement policies, the existence of key market players, and advancement in preventive and restorative dental treatments. Moreover, according to the American Dental Association, 85% of individuals in the U.S. truly value dental health and consider oral health as an essential aspect of overall care. The combination of all these factors will make North America the most promising market in the forecast period.
The APAC region is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 8.38% over the forecast period. Asian countries such as China, Japan, and India are emerging economies with well-developed healthcare infrastructure and facilities and are now more focused on R&D activities. A total of 43.6% of the spending is expected to emanate from Asia with countries like China, Japan, and India being the topmost to spend on R&D activities.
Attributes like favorable government policies to support oral wellbeing, rising incidence of conditions, like dental caries, among the population, the presence of key market players, and rise in the demand for dental procedures are paving way for the growth of the dental equipment market in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, medical tourism in the Asia Pacific region is rapidly increasing due to shorter patient waiting time, low-cost treatment, and availability of a large pool of skilled dental practitioners and high-end technology. These aforementioned factors will assist in the market growth within the region.
Mergers & acquisitions, divestments, and new product development and launches are the key strategies adopted by the established market players while some emerging players are involved in obtaining funding for their product development and launch.
For instance, in October 2018, COLTENE acquired SciCan (disinfection equipment and hygiene products) and Micro-Mega (endodontic products and instruments), two companies with strong positions in the dental market. This integration is expected to strengthen COLTENE's market reach and product range and enhance its offering in infection control and endodontics. Some prominent players in the global gutta-percha market include:
Coltène Whaledent GmbH
DiaDent Group International
Essential Dental Systems
Premier Dental Products Company
Davis Schottlander & Davis
Market size value in 2021
USD 191.94 million
Revenue forecast in 2027
USD 268.82 million
CAGR of 5.77% from 2021 to 2027
Base year for estimation
2016 - 2019
2021 - 2027
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2027
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product type, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE
|Key companies profiled||
AColtène Whaledent GmbH; Dentsply Sirona; DiaDent Group International; Essential Dental Systems; FKG Dentaire; Micro-Mega; Sure endo; Kerr Endodontics; Premier Dental Products Company; META BIOMED; Davis Schottlander & Davis; JS Dental Manufacturing
This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global gutta-percha market report on the basis of product type, end-use, and region:
Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Surface Modified Gutta-percha
Nanoparticles Enriched Gutta-percha
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Dental Academic and Research Institutes
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
b. The global gutta-percha market size was estimated at 182 million in 2020 and is expected to reach 191.94 million in 2021.
b. The global gutta-percha market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.77% from 2021 to 2027 to reach 268.82 million by 2027.
b. North America dominated the gutta-percha market with a share of 41% in 2020. This is attributed to the high prevalence of dental conditions among the population, strong medical infrastructure, well-established reimbursement policies, the existence of key market players, and advancement in preventive and restorative dental treatments.
b. Some key players operating in the gutta-percha market include MICRO-MEGA, Coltene Whaledent, DENTSPLY International, DiaDent Group International, Kerr Endodontics, Premier Dental Products Company, META BIOMED, SureDent, FKG Dentaire SA, Davis Schottlander & Davis, Spident USA.
b. Key factors that are driving the gutta-percha market growth include the increasing prevalence of dental caries is anticipated to drive the market growth. Furthermore, the rise in public awareness pertaining to oral hygiene, and advancement in techniques pertaining to canal obturation procedures is anticipated to further boost the market growth.
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