The global restorative dentistry market size was valued at USD 14.59 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. Growing number of dental practices with shifting trend toward group and corporate dental practices, advent of digital dentistry, increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry and implants, and growth of dental tourism are among the key factors driving market growth.
The number of dental practices and student enrollment in dental courses is witnessing a growing trend and this is likely to continue over the course of the forecast period. Moreover, dental practices are moving from individual practices to group, multi-unit, and corporate dental practices, a trend that has been observed of late. These practices are focused on providing high-efficiency and quality care to patients, a factor that is likely to boost the restorative dentistry market.
Apart from this, growing consumerism and disposable income of patients leads to increase in demand for cosmetic dentistry procedures and implants. These factors are also expected to support the global market. Advent of digital dentistry with technological advancements in areas such as CAD/CAM systems, intraoral imaging, digital radiography, caries diagnosis, and computer-aided implant dentistry has improved the accuracy of restorations. This has driven the market as well.
Key players in the restorative dentistry market have also focussed on launching innovative products to gain a competitive edge. Launch of new restorative materials and advanced restorative equipment into the market to cater to growing patient demand is expected to have a high impact on market growth.
For instance, in 2016, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. launched several products such as the 3i T3 short implants and the 3.1 mmD eztetic implant to strengthen its position in the implants segment. Danaher Corporation and Ivoclar Vivadent also launched several new restorative materials and equipment, which has bolstered their share in these product segments.
Products in the restorative dentistry market include restorative materials, implants, prosthetics, and restorative equipment. The restorative equipment segment includes CAD/CAM systems, handpieces, rotary instruments, light curing equipment, casting equipment, mixing equipment, articulating equipment, and other equipment.
Restorative materials accounted for the largest share in 2016 owing to extensive use of these materials to fabricate tooth structure restorations. Launch of several new products in this segment by key market players has also aided its growth. Restorative materials include direct restorative materials, indirect restorative materials, biomaterials, bonding agents/adhesives, and impression materials. This segment is also expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period.
Implants are also predicted to witness strong growth in the coming years. Increasing patient demand for long-lasting aesthetic restoration is likely to propel the segment through 2025. Moreover, growing patient awareness regarding benefits of implants and rising disposable income are likely to boost the growth of this product segment.
• Restorative materials held the largest share in 2016 owing to extensive use in tooth structure restorations
• Demand for implants to soar with rising patient demand for long-lasting aesthetic restoration
On the basis of end use, the restorative dentistry market is segmented into dental hospitals and clinics, dental labs, and research and teaching institutes. Dental hospitals and clinics held the largest share in the market and the segment is expected to retain its dominant position throughout the forecast period.
Rising number of dental hospitals and clinics, along with a high number of dental school graduates each year is likely to propel this segment. For instance, as per the NCBI, in 2014 alone, there were over 117,825 dentists working in India. The large number of young dentists setting up individual and group practices is likely to propel the dental hospitals and clinics end-use segment and impact the dynamics of the restorative dentistry market.
Europe dominated the restorative dentistry market in 2016, owing to high prevalence of oral diseases, increasing number of dental practices and hospitals, technological advancements in products, growing geriatric population, and presence of several key market players in this region.
The Asia Pacific restorative dentistry market is expected witness the highest growth over the forecast period owing to rapidly increasing population, rising number of dental practices, growing awareness amongst the population regarding oral health, and an expanding geriatric population base.
Growing number of dental colleges and hospitals in this region is also likely to impact market growth over the forecast period. For instance, as per an NCBI article titled, ‘The current status of dental graduates in India’, there were 310 dental colleges in India in 2016, of which, 292 were privately owned and 40 were run by the government.
A steep increase in the number of dental colleges, students, and hospitals is, in turn, likely to ensure growing number of dental practices. This is expected to drive the growth of the restorative dentistry market in the Asia Pacific region.
Some of the major players operating in this market are 3M, Dentsply Sirona, Danaher Corporation, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, GC Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Institut Straumann AG, Zimmer Biomet, Septodont Holding, and COLTENE Holding.
Product launches is a key strategy adopted by these players to expand the reach of their products and strengthen their product portfolios.
• In 2017, Ivoclar Vivadent launched “Ivoclar Digital”, a digital products portfolio and associated digital processes for dental laboratories and dental practices
• In 2015, COLTENE Holding launched “Fill-Up!”, a new generation bulk composite to strengthen its product portfolio of bulk restorative materials.
Base year for estimation
Actual estimates/Historical data
2014 - 2015
2017 - 2025
Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, & MEA
U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia
Revenue, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis on the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the restorative dentistry market on the basis of product, end use and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Direct Restorative Materials
Other Direct Restorative Materials
Indirect Restorative Materials
Other Indirect Restorative Materials
Bonding Agents/ Adhesives
Light Curing Equipment
End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Dental Hospitals & Clinics
Research & Teaching Institutes
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
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