By 2020, the European dental materials market size was valued at approximately €1 billion, and there were over 1.07 million dental material procedures performed every year. In spite of COVID19, the market size is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.4% to exceed €1.1 billion in 2026. Throughout this medical
By 2020, the U.S. dental materials market size was valued at $1.5 billion, with over 390 million dental material procedures performed every year. In spite of COVID19, the market size is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% to reach nearly $2 billion in 2026. Throughout this medical market research,
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
Direct restorative materials are positioned directly onto a tooth and function to fill dental cavities, restore infected teeth and provide substance for root canal treatments. Dental caries have historically been considered to be the most important global oral disease. Currently, cavities remain a major public concern in high income countries, affecting 60 to 90% of school-aged children and the majority of adults. For this reason, the direct restorative material market has been, and continues to be, quite substantial, constituting the largest segment within the dental materials market. An increased demand for direct filling materials has been supported by changes in restorative techniques. The development of adhesive techniques saves sound tooth structure and is compatible with preventative measures. Preserving and stabilizing a tooths hard tissues by direct filling techniques is in favor over destructive preparations with indirect restorative materials.
Direct restorative materials, more commonly known as fillings, are dental materials that are positioned directly onto a tooth at the dental clinic. Direct restorations are distinct from indirect restorations in that they are produced inside the mouth by the dentist, and not in a dental laboratory, through the assistance of dental impressions. Consequently, they only require a single visit to the dentist, during which the filling material is shaped by the dentist before it hardens and takes its final shape in the intraoral cavity.
Temporization in dentistry refers to the placement of temporary prosthetics in the patients mouth until the permanent crown, bridge or implant is ready to be planted. The large majority of temporary restoratives use composite resin and acrylic as their base material. Composites are biocompatible, aesthetically pleasing and quick to place in the intraoral cavity. However, they can exhibit surface hardness and are more expensive than acrylic products.