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 2021, the U.S. computer-guided surgery market size is projected to reach $40.5 million, with the surgical guide market showing the fastest growth. The total U.S. market size is expected to grow over the forecast period to exceed $68 million in 2027. In the U.S, the target market for treatment planning software and surgical guides
Dental implant procedures involve the use of a variety of instruments, which are available in kits that contain all the instruments needed to place a particular brand of implant. These kits are sold by the same companies that manufacture dental implants and are specific to a particular brand of implant. Many dentists use multiple kits on an annual basis such that they are able to clean and autoclave kits in between surgical procedures. This is especially true for specialists whom tend to place more implants than the typical general practitioner. Common instruments found in kits include drills, reamers, ratchets and implant inserter/retrievers. While most of these components can be reused, drills must be replaced after every 10 to 50 implant procedures. How often the drills are replaced depends on the user and the type of cases performed. Some companies offer drills separately at a lower price than that of a complete kit.
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.
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 U.S. market for dental lasers includes soft tissue dental lasers, all-tissue dental lasers and welding lasers. 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 scientific proof deterred dentists from purchasing capital equipment such as dental surgical lasers.
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
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. 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.
Soft tissue lasers are dental lasers which 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.
Dental welding lasers are used by dental technicians to assist in the manufacturing and repair of restorations containing metal alloy material including crowns, bridges, partial dentures and dental implants. Dental welding lasers operate by beaming a concentrated infrared light onto two pieces of metal alloy and heating them until they fuse together. Another application is to repair damaged dental restorations by beaming an infrared laser light directly onto a thin piece of dental wire until it melts into a ball, which can then be fused to the restoration to repair it. This technology increases the productivity of dental laboratories by reducing the time required to manufacture dental restorations. Likewise, it also increases the convenience to lab technicians when repairing damaged prosthetic devices. The laser fuses the metal alloys without disrupting surrounding materials such as plastic and acrylics in dentures, saving the time that it would have taken a technician to fix.
Intraoperative pain control administered by the means of local anesthesia is an essential part of clinical practice in dentistry. Local anesthesia is induced so that the sensation of pain from the source of stimulation, such as a tooth or the periodontium (specialized tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth), is prevented from transmitting to the brain. The introduction of local anesthetics with the development of nerve blocking injection techniques uncovered a new era of patient comfort while permitting more extensive and invasive dental procedures.
Dental bonding agents function to bond a restorative onto a tooth so that it remains stable permanently. All direct resin restorations require bonding, and indirect restorations either require bonding or are candidates for bonding. As the demand for bonded aesthetic restorations has increased, the evolution of bonding agents has accelerated.
Dental cements are luting agents that predominantly serve to fill in gaps between restorations and the natural tooth. They are crucial for the precise positioning of dental restorations and to protect the pulp from discomfort and injuries. Typically, cements form a strong bond with enamel and dentin, ensuring the stability of metal and ceramic restorations in the patients mouth. Dentists utilize cements in a variety of dental applications, ranging from crowns and bridges, to inlays and onlays, to veneers and implants.
A core build-up is a restoration placed on a severely damaged tooth in order to restore the bulk of the coronal portion of the tooth. The core is defined to be part of the preparation of an indirect restoration consisting of restorative material. When fabricating crowns or bridges, it is often necessary to use a core material before preparation to reconstruct extensive sections of lost tooth caused by large carious lesions or previous dental treatment. It is suggested that the placement of a core is necessary when more than 50% of the coronal part of the tooth is missing.
Dental impression materials are used to take an imprint of hard and soft tissues in the intraoral cavity. The production of the mold requires placing viscous impression material in a patients mouth. This material later solidifies and produces a cast, which is sent to a dental laboratory. Typically, these solid tooth impressions serve to develop crowns, bridges and dentures.