In 2021, the U.S. dental CAD/CAM prosthetics market size is projected to reach $2.7 billion, with the CAD/CAM denture market showing the fastest growth. Despite the COVID19, the U.S. market size is expected to reach a valuation of $4 billion in 2027. The dental CAD/CAM prosthetics market encompasses all dental restorations that are produced entirely
Industry Trends Growth of the denture market is dictated by a couple of factors, including the aging population. The elderly population in the United States consists of the largest demographic of edentulous patients. As such, growth of the elderly population will increase the potential volume of patients for denture procedures, thereby stimulating market growth. In
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.
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.
Dental local anesthesia has a long history going back to the late 19th century. The first anesthetic used in American dentistry being nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Even before that, cocaine was a drug used commonly to alleviate toothache in European countries such as Germany. The purpose of these measures was to prevent patients from feeling pain locally, for procedures such as tooth extraction. Today, similar, but safer, drugs are used to stop nerve endings from sensing pain, allowing the dentist to conduct painful procedures such as crown placements, root canals or gum disease treatment. Without local anesthesia, the contemporary focus on restorative work in dentistry could not have been possible.
Dental bonding agents are used to bond a restorative onto a tooth so it remains stable permanently. An ideal bonding agent must have several characteristics such as biocompatibility, high strength, and low microleakage. It is generally applied in conjunction with all direct composite restorations, indirect composite and ceramic inlays, onlays and veneers, and amalgam restorations. There are three primary components consisting bonding agents: the etchant, the primer and the adhesive. The etchant is used as a cleanser to prepare the surface of the tooth for the bonding process. The primer wets the tooth for the adhesive to stick better. The adhesive connects the primer to the actual restoration.
Dental cements are luting agents which are predominantly used to fill the gap between restorations and the natural tooth. They are crucial in the precise positioning of dental restorations and they protect the pulp from discomfort and injuries. Cements typically form a strong bond with enamel and dentin, ensuring the stability of metal and ceramic restorations in the patients mouth. They are also used in a variety of dental applications, ranging from crowns and bridges, to inlays, onlays and veneers, to implants.
The dental core build-up material market is a relatively small segment compared to restoratives or bonding agents because the core build-up step is not required at every indirect restoration procedure. 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. The material is only necessary in cases where there is extensive damage done by tooth decay or after a root canal. Root canals tend to make teeth more susceptible to fractures. Therefore, positioning a crown after a root canal usually requires core build-up.
Dental impression materials are used to take an impression of the hard and the soft tissue in the intraoral cavity. They are then sent to the dental laboratory to be used in the production of prosthetics. In essence, they are an imprint of the teeth structure and the soft tissue surrounding it. The conventional method of taking an impression involves placing the material on the teeth to produce a cast. The type of material used in this process matters significantly, as it has to represent the actual teeth structure accurately and should remain stable until the production of the restoration.
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.