iData provides dentistry market research reports on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. iData’s dentistry market research includes coverage of bone graft substitutes, dental cements, dental hygiene, dental imaging, dental materials, overdentures, dental prosthetics, digital dentistry (CAD / CAM equipment devices) and materials as well as other dental devices and procedures.
In 2012, the Canadian market for dental prosthetics was valued at nearly $2.4 billion and is expected to grow over the forecast period. The Canadian market for dental prosthetics includes crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, veneers, and dentures. In 2012, the crown and denture markets were the two fastest growing segments, while growth slowed in the veneer market. The fastest growing laboratories where those specialized in high-end cosmetic restorations. Smaller laboratories focused on lower-end devices engaged in aggressive price competition, leading some laboratories to close their doors. The total dental prosthetics market is expected to experience modest growth over the next several years. Nearing the end of the forecast period, growth is expected to increase due to the aging population.
The dental implant and final abutment market includes dental implants, final abutments, instrument kits, computer guided surgery equipment and mini implants. Dental implants represented nearly 58% of the total market in 2011. The overall market is expected to grow as the economic recovery experienced in 2010 carries over into 2011. The instrument kit market comprised only a small fraction of the total market as the majority of kits were given away for free as promotional tools. While the computer guided surgery market also comprised a small portion of the total market, it is expected to grow rapidly due to recent technological advancements in digital imaging systems. These systems are becoming a popular tool among dentists and offer enhanced accuracy in placing implants. Mini implants are one of the fastest-growing segments in the total market, and is largely driven by the increasing popularity of overdentures.