Increasing Awareness for Oral Hygiene Drives Demand for Dental Consumables

Published Date : Mar 29, 2016

Due to surging demand for dental tourism in the emerging economies of India, Turkey, and Hungary the dental consumables market is expanding in these regions. For example, in India, the dental healthcare sector is predominantly driven by private practitioners, wherein there is minimal government intervention for cost parameters or quality control for services rendered. On the other hand, in developed countries such as the U.S., Australia, the U.K., and Germany the demand for dental consumables is surging mainly due to favorable reforms laid by governments for dental health. This includes The Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012. Along with this, a considerable baby boomer population that is aging and increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry are reasons for increasing demand for dental consumables.

Among the several dental consumable products, crowns and bridges display the highest demand among consumers. Currently, ceramic fused to metal crown and bridges accounts for a significant revenue contribution to this market; however, pure ceramic will be ahead of ceramic fused to metal sub-segment by the end of 2023.

Dental implants stand as the second largest product segment and are expected to exhibit a substantial demand in the future years as well. The usability of dental implants lie in place of missing teeth, chipped teeth, etc. due to injuries, accidents, and diseases. Dental implants are mostly fabricated of titanium and zirconium, of which, titanium has emerged to be the material of choice. This is because dental implants made of titanium can take the workload of the human jaw at par with the natural tooth provided it is installed correctly.

Other dental consumable products such as dental biomaterials are used for dental bone graft and membranes and tissue regenerative to recover damaged and fractured tooth. Among orthodontic dental consumables, brackets that are made of materials such as stainless steel and ceramics are fastened to the tooth using an archwire, which are reasons for high growth rate of this product segment.