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 2019, the European cone beam computed tomography market size was valued at €165 million, with the large FOV CBCT market showing the fastest growth. With the emergence of CBCT technology, the CBCT scanner market has experienced rapid growth as the applications have expanded beyond 3D reconstructions of a patient’s facial structure to include pan/ceph
Industry Trends Dentists are typically hesitant towards adopting emerging trends in the industry. The older generation of dentists tends to be conservative in their practice. In addition, dentists are often unwilling to invest a large sum of money into new technologies, especially with minimal research articles and publications verifying their effectiveness. In the past, minimal
The full report suite on the European market for dental lasers includes soft tissue dental lasers and all-tissue dental lasers. Dental surgical lasers, especially all-tissue lasers, are quite expensive in relation to most other dental equipment purchases, but they compensate with their wide range of applications in both hard and soft tissue operations. They can be used for incisions, excisions, periodontal treatment and bone surgery. With the all-tissue lasers, the switch from soft to hard tissue applications is as simple as a change in settings. Additionally, dental lasers provide greater patient comfort during painful and invasive procedures. Traditional tools such as scalpels often cause trauma to the affected areas of soft tissue. With dental lasers, there is a significant reduction in bleeding of the gums and pain associated with the incisions; coagulation of the blood vessels is promoted from the thermal heating of the tissue, while the nerve endings are sealed off, which prevents the patient from experiencing excessive pain.
All-tissue lasers are systems that can be used on both soft and hard tissue in the intraoral cavity. These lasers have unique clinical characteristics that surpass conventional tools such as scalpel and drill, thus having the potential to decrease the use of such tools and to create a high-tech atmosphere around the dental chair. The minimally invasive equipment makes patients much more comfortable, increases the efficiency, and therefore the return on investment for the dentist. Even though all-tissue lasers are fairly expensive investments for dentists, the short and long term benefits can quickly outweigh the initial expenditures, making them a valuable addition to dental practices.
The dental surgical laser market includes all-tissue and soft-tissue lasers. Dental surgical lasers result in operational benefits to dental practices by enhancing the appeal for patients to undergo treatments using modern technology over traditional methods. Dental surgical laser technology greatly enhances dentists efficiency and effectiveness of treatments as well as increases patient comfort and willingness to undergo uncomfortable procedures.
Soft-tissue lasers are dental lasers that are effective on tissues surrounding teeth and can be used to contour gingiva, sterilize the intraoral cavity and minimize bleeding during procedures. These lasers turn several dental procedures into painless, comfortable and rapid operations, significantly increasing patient satisfaction. Soft-tissue lasers can be categorized into diode, CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers.
Barrier membranes are a critical component to regeneration therapy and are aimed at restoring the form and function of the mouth. Commercially available on the market, barrier membranes function in dental surgeries to help retain bone grafting materials, to exclude epithelium and connective tissue from entering into sites of desired bone and ligament regeneration, or for the combination of these reasons. Whether restoring lost bone around teeth or implants, or in larger areas of the jaws affected by trauma or disease, too often there is inadequate gingival tissue to cover the membranes, leading to membrane exposure, extensive membrane contamination and procedural failure, which is unacceptable.
Dental growth factor and tissue engineering products is a broad category that encompasses products used for facilitating and enhancing bone regeneration. This includes growth factors and enamel matrix protein solutions. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is also used for these purposes, but will not be considered within this report. Osteoinductivity refers to the ability of a graft to induce de novo bone growth with biomimetic substances. However, only a few bone graft substitute materials have the capacity for osteoinductivity. Growth factors and other tissue engineering products enhance osteoinductivity and osteogenesis, and are used to increase the rate and volume of bone regeneration.
The European market for dental biomaterials includes dental bone graft substitutes, dental growth factors and dental barrier membranes. The level of development of the dental implant market within a given country highly dictates the corresponding size and growth of the DBGS market within that region. As the patient demand for dental implant procedures increases, the potential number of cases that require a bone grafting procedure also increases. This in turn generates demand for dental bone graft substitutes, barrier membranes and the dental growth factor product, Emdogain®.
Industry Trends The overall U.S. dental material market is projected to experience modest growth over the forecast period, largely limited by the emergence of intraoral scanners. Although digitization is yet to become widespread, it has already impacted the dental material market, particularly towards impression and temporary restorative materials. As digital impression taking scanners are becoming