The global dental consumables market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.8 per cent from 2016 to 2021 to reach USD 35.35 billion by 2021 from USD 25.45 billion in 2016. The growth of this market is mainly attributed to rapid rise in geriatric population, growing dental tourism in emerging markets, rising incidences of dental caries and other periodontal diseases, growing disposable incomes (resulting in increased willingness to spend out-of-pocket), rising demand for cosmetic dentistry, and increasing dental care expenditure. However, the high cost and limited reimbursement for dental care and shortage of dental professionals are expected to restrain the growth of this market to a certain extent.
In this report, the dental consumables market is segmented on the basis of ‘type of product’, ‘type of end-user’, and ‘region’. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into dental restoration, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, infection control products, finishing and polishing products, whitening products and other dental consumables. The dental restoration segment accounted for the largest share of the global dental consumables market in 2015, owing to its wide utilisation by dental professionals for regeneration and restoration procedures. Based on type of end-users, the market is segmented into dental hospitals and clinics, dental academic and research institutes, and forensic laboratories.
Geographically, the global dental consumables market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. In 2015, Europe commanded a major share of the dental consumables market.
This is mainly due to the region’s ageing population, governmental expenditure on oral healthcare across Europe, and the high reimbursement rate. Moreover, Europe is the region of origin of implant dentistry; therefore, the penetration rate of dental implants is also very high in this region. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Growth in the Asia-Pacific market can be attributed to the increasing number of geriatric population, growing number of dental diseases, growing dental expenditure, and increasing number of dental hospitals and clinics.
Some of the prominent players in the dental consumables market include Institut Straumann AG (Switzerland), Danaher Corporation (US), DENTSPLY Sirona, Inc. (US), Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (US), 3M Company (US), Ultradent Products, Inc. (US), Young Innovations Inc. (US), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), GC Corporation (Japan), Henry Schein, Inc. (US), and Dentatus USA Ltd. (US).