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Tooth Filling Materials Market Size By Material (Composite Resin, Silver Amalgam, Glass Ionomer, Gold Fillings), By End-use (Hospitals, Dental Clinics), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI816
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Tooth Filling Materials Market size was valued at over USD 1.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to witness more than 5.6% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. The growing prevalence of dental conditions such as cavities, cracked teeth & tooth decay along with the rising geriatric population suffering from dental ailments is anticipated to boost the market growth. Furthermore, dental caries is one of the major oral ailments commonly reported in the elderly populace. High proportion of the elderly populace suffering from untreated dental caries offers immense market expansion opportunities and is poised to promote the use of tooth filling materials.

Tooth Filling Materials Market Overview

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However, several complications associated with the use of dental amalgams may negatively influence the tooth filling materials market progression. Dental amalgams are composed of metals such as silver, zinc, mercury, and others. Studies report that the dental amalgam has the potential to initiate delayed hypersensitivity in patients that might have adverse health effects such as nausea, skin irritation, vomiting, and diarrhoea among others. Owing to the substantial risk associated with the use of dental amalgams in sensitive patients, the U.S. FDA monitors the approval and use of this material. The dental amalgam is classified as a class II device that requires to submit reasonable assurance regarding the safety and effectiveness of the device. Majority of the class II devices require premarket notification or 510 (k) approval before commercializing the product. The 510(k) approval represents a complicated process that demonstrates the safety and efficacy of the device.

The COVID-19 pandemic arose as an unprecedented health concern inflicting economic adversities, amplifying the disease burden and affecting the global economy significantly. The pandemic forced drastic changes in the healthcare industry, hindering the daily operations of the medical professionals including dentists, thereby restricting the tooth filling materials market revenue. Several governments across the globe implemented national lockdown and emergencies to curb the spread of the virus. The American Dental Association (ADA) issued guidelines suggesting postponing or cancellation of the elective procedures and prioritization of emergency procedures. Restrictions on dental treatment in the U.S., voluntary limitation & resumption in China and declined number of patients even in the regions with access to regular dental treatment hampered the tooth filling materials market demand.

Majority of the dental procedures being non-emergent in nature led to suspension of dental appointments assuming risk involved due to transmission, further limiting the dental practice. As per the BMC Oral Health article, a study was conducted in Iran to assess the impact of COVID-19 on dental practice and surgeries. The study inferred that the 70% dentists participating in the study did not perform elective procedure during the pandemic and 97% participants recorded drop in their financial income. This drop was observed attributed to implementation of social distancing norms and strict operating protocols laid out by the government.

Growing prevalence of dental caries will stimulate the tooth filling materials market value

Rise in the number of people suffering from dental caries is predicted to stimulate the industry revenue during the forecast timeline. Rising prevalence of dental ailments will promote the need and adoption of dental filling, thereby generating the demand for tooth filling materials and providing stimulus to the tooth filling materials market progression.

The prevalence of dental caries is comparatively higher in majority of low and middle-income countries, due to the lack of resources & services to prevent and treat dental conditions. In addition, factors such as unhealthy diet, high consumption of sugar, excessive use of tobacco and alcohol among others are contributing to the rising prevalence of dental caries in developing countries. A host of factors including excessive sugary foods in diet, poor brushing habits, and low awareness related to dental caries prevention and treatment have contributed to the rising prevalence in the region.

Rising patient preference for dental composites is projected to promote the industry demand

The composite resin segment in the tooth filling materials market will to showcase 5.8% growth rate through 2027 led by the growing patient preference for composites. Composite resin tooth filling materials consist of polymerizable matrix and reinforcing fillers that offer better aesthetics, direct filling capability and enhanced physical as well as mechanical properties. Composite resin tooth filling materials offers high utility as it is used in direct as well as indirect dental fillings. Direct composites are extensively utilized in critical and challenging clinical settings to restore damaged anterior teeth. Moreover, recent developments in tooth filling materials is set to promote the preference for dental composites. Emergence of innovative composites such as nanocomposites, anti-bacterial material and self-healing or self-repairing composites among others that offer exceptional clinical capabilities and patient satisfaction will prove beneficial for the tooth filling materials market.

Increasing dental practices globally is to accelerate the industry value

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The dental clinics segment dominated more than 57% of the tooth filling materials market share in 2020 impelled by the continuously growing dental practices across the globe. For instance, according to the Indian Dental Association, the number of registered dentists was approximately 180,000 in 2014, and the number increased to 300,000 by 2018. Additionally, approximately 12,000 to 15,000 new dental practices start in India annually. The healthcare service providers such as Apollo Hospitals, Wockhardt and Fortis Healthcare among others are setting up chain of dental clinics across the country. Similarly, as per the dental industry figures for Canada, dental service expenditures have been steadily rising from the past decade and is estimated to expand during the forecast timeline.

High prevalence of dental conditions in the North America region will foster the regional growth

Global Tooth Filling Materials Market

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U.S. tooth filling materials market is predicted to reach over USD 800 million by 2027 on account of the numerous factors such as a high number of dental specialists, growing dental visits, and well-developed oral care infrastructure in the country. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the dental workforce in the U.S. has been steadily rising over the past years. The number of dentists was around 160,000 in 2001 and has reached 200,000 marks by 2020. The rising number of dentists is owing to a significant target population suffering from dental disorders. Additionally, the treatment costs related to certain dental services became less pronounced in recent years, specifically for adults aged 50 to 64 years old, thereby increasing the dental visits for restorative care.

Germany dominated the Europe tooth filling materials market and captured more than 22% of the revenue share in 2020 and will cross USD 166 million by 2027 due to the high prevalence of dental ailments, optimal dental workforce and facilitative government initiatives to endure dental hygiene in the country. Germany has the largest dental workforce in the Europe, with 69,236 active dentists; 54,000 dental technicians and 182,000 dental nurses. The dental care access is spread throughout the nation and around 80% of adults visit a dentist in Germany annually. Large dental workforce highlights well-developed oral care infrastructure in the country. Furthermore, the acceptance of comprehensive oral health insurance scheme, German dental healthcare policy and German Oral Health Study (DMS) is assisting the development of cost-effective model offering access to dental treatment at affordable cost.

Strategies adopted by prominent players are projected to spur the industry demand

Some of the major companies operating in the tooth filling materials market are 3M, SDI Limited, Coltene Whaledent, Dentsply Sirona, GC America, DenMat Holdings, Kerr Corporation, Kuraray Noritake Dental and VOCO GmbH among others. These major leaders are adopting strategic formulations such as new product development & commercialization, commercial expansion, distribution agreements for business expansion. Moreover, these participants are investing heavily in developing products and, thereby fuelling the revenue generation.

Recent industry developments:

  • In October 2020, Dentsply International launched Surefil one dental filling material. This material offers smart alternative to conventional resins and composites, aids in faster procedures and provides better durability than the glass ionomers. This product launch helped the company in strengthening its product offerings and bolstered its industrial presence.
  • In October 2020, GC America (GC Corporation) announced the launch of G-ænial Universal Injectable direct restorative material. This material offers better strength and shape retention than the traditional paste composites. This launch offered competitive advantages to the company, further driving the product sales.

Tooth filling materials market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2016 to 2027, for the following segments:

Market, By Material, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)

  • Composite
  • Silver Amalgam
  • Glass Ionomer
  • Gold Fillings
  • Others

Market, By End-use, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Dental Clinics
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market share of tooth filling materials was valued at more than USD 1.8 billion in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2021 to 2027.

Composite resin tooth filling materials will register a growth rate of 5.8% between 2021 and 2027 impelled by the increasing patient preference for composites.

Clinics accounted for a revenue of over 57% in 2020 and will register appreciable growth owing to the continuously surging dental practices at the global level.

The U.S. market revenue will exceed USD 800 million through 2027 owing to increasing dental visits, a high number of dental specialists, and well-developed oral care infrastructure in the country.

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  • Published Date: Aug 2021
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 141
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 380

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