GVR Report cover Zirconia Based Dental Materials Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Zirconia Based Dental Materials Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Zirconia Dental Disc, Zirconia Dental Block), By Application (Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dentures), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-473-5
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global zirconia based dental materials market size was valued at USD 186.8 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% from 2021 to 2028. Rapid growth in the geriatric population and significant breakthroughs in zirconia-based dental manufacturing technology are currently being developed is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. In addition, zirconia has been effectively used as a dental biomaterial in recent years because of its high mechanical and biocompatibility characteristics.

U.S. zirconia based dental materials market size, by type, 2016 - 2028 (USD Million)

Dental materials such as endodontic posts, crowns, and implants are all made of zirconia. As a dental material, it has several advantages for patients, including the ability to be readily changed, recolored, biocompatible, durable, and many more. They also need less time, equipment, and lesser material to create, and the dentists can make it in-house.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on dental services, including canceled or postponed appointments, loss of employer-sponsored dental insurance coverage, reluctance to seek care, delayed dental care, reduced capacity upon reopening, and public aversion to visiting the dentist, all of which contributed to a significant drop in income. The market for zirconia in dentistry has seen a drop in income as dental offices across the country were closed in quarter 2 of 2020, either voluntarily or as a result of government directives to stay at home. The largest impact of the pandemic on dental practices is observed in Canada with a significant drop in revenue.

The resemblance of zirconia to real teeth is an important consideration when utilizing it as a dental material and when it comes to matching ceramic restorations to the natural appearance of teeth, optical properties of dental materials are crucial. Zirconia ceramics are selected for the fabrication of dental restorations; it has a color similar to teeth. Zirconia is a good choice for people who are allergic to metals or who wish to have metal-free restorations.

Zirconia is being used in an increasing number of implant components. Zirconia performs better and has more benefits than medical-grade stainless steel or titanium. Most dental materials have the potential to cause toxicity or allergic reactions. Many important elements, such as pumps, valves, and pipes, are constructed of zirconia because of its exceptional non-corrosive characteristics. As a result, zirconia dental crowns are the most biocompatible with our mouth.

Product Insights

The zirconia dental disc segment dominated the market and held the largest revenue share of 62.0% in 2020. Many dentists are opting for dental zirconia disc and blocks because they give the most technologically sophisticated metal-free restorations. Dental zirconia block is a metal-free, 100% biocompatible, very durable material that binds firmly to your teeth. Because of these factors, zirconia is the most preferred dental material, and despite the high cost, most dentists and patients prefer it.

According to NCBI, zirconia based dental discs material portray compositional benefits like translucency and bleached white color, which mimics appearance of natural teeth and, thus, are widely used in aesthetic dentistry. The material can be visualized on radiographs very easily, like titanium, due to its radiopaque properties. Bacterial build-up in the proximity of zirconia based materials is found to be comparatively lower than that of titanium, as they are hypoallergenic and resist sedimentation of bacteria. Dental discs also have a wide range of applications and are also used for full contour repairs as well as layering techniques.

Application Insights

The dental crowns segment dominated the market and held the largest revenue share of 44.9% in 2020. The segment is also expected to witness the highest CAGR over the forecast period. This growth is due to the fact that ceramics are the most commonly used dental materials for dental crowning as they offer superior strength, durability, and great aesthetics. Based on application, the market is divided into dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.

Global zirconia based dental materials market share, by application, 2020 (%)

According to DDS Labs, majority of the dental professional now exclusively use zirconia based dental crowns as it is not easily destructible and offers high aesthetic value. The customization of crowns with zirconia as a dental material also minimizes the margin for error and provides effective fit for every patient especially by using computer-aided design and manufacturing processes. According to New Mouth, approximately 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are placed annually in the U.S., and, with dentists highly preferring zirconia based materials for dental crowns, the segmental growth is expected to boost during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America region dominated the zirconia based dental materials market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.0% in 2020. It is because of the notable production and usage of zirconia material in the country. Due to the rise in the occurrence of dental diseases, the increasing demand for ceramic restoration due to its superior quality, cost efficiency, and biocompatibility fuel the growth of the market in North America.

In Asia Pacific, the market is expected to witness a substantial growth rate over the forecast period due to the expanding elderly population, rising dental tourism, increased number of dental laboratories, and growing outsourcing of many manufacturing services in the area. In addition, increase in dental care services and a rise in the number of dental clinics and practitioners are factors expected to aid market growth. Increase in the frequency of people seeking routine dental care, especially the older adults, is one of the key factors expected to contribute to growth over the forecast period

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Many new companies are anticipated to venture into this space due to the increasing demand for the product around the globe. This is projected to boost the competition level in the global arena. Additionally, collaborations among existing players and niche service offerings to boost quality are likely to fuel market growth over the forecast period. Established players in the market are expected to broaden their portfolio and provide one-stop solutions to withstand aggressive competition over the forecast period. Some of the prominent players in the zirconia based dental materials market include:

  • 3M ESPE

  • GC America


  • Huge Dental

  • Zirkonzahn

  • Pritidenta


  • Glidewell Laboratories

  • Aurident

  • Dentsply Sirona

Zirconia Based Dental Materials Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 215.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 364.3 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.8% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country Scope

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

Key companies profiled

3M ESPE; GC America; SAGEMAX; Huge Dental; Zirkonzahn; Pritidenta; KURARAY NORITAKE DENTAL INC.; Glidewell Laboratories; Aurident; Dentsply Sirona

Customization scope

If you need specific market information, which is not currently within the scope of the report, we will provide it to you as a part of the customization

Pricing and purchase options

Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Explore purchase options

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 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global zirconia based dental materials market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Zirconia dental disc

    • Zirconia dental block

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Dental crowns

    • Dental bridges

    • Dentures

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

gvr icn


gvr icn

This FREE sample includes data points, ranging from trend analyses to estimates and forecasts. See for yourself.

gvr icn


We can customize every report - free of charge - including purchasing stand-alone sections or country-level reports, as well as offer affordable discounts for start-ups & universities. Contact us now

Certified Icon

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is safe and secure. For more details, please read our privacy policy.