Dental laboratories are combination of art, science, and technology to develop and manufacture items such as bridges, veneers, crowns, caps, and various orthodontic splints and appliances used to straighten & protect teeth from various tooth problems such as tooth decay and tooth injuries. A dental laboratory's major purpose in restorative dentistry is to perfectly replicate all of the aesthetic and functional criteria of the tooth, as determined by the qualified dentist into a restorative solution. Dental labs employ certified dentists who creates dental prostheses such as detachable or permanent dentures, orthodontic appliances, dental restorations, and a variety of other components that aid in the treatment of patient’s tooth problems.
The global dental laboratories market is estimated to be valued at US$ 38.4 billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1.Global Dental Laboratories Market in Terms of Value (US$ Billion), By Region, 2021
Increasing prevalence of dental diseases across the globe is anticipated to drive the global dental laboratories market growth during the forecast period.
Increasing periodontal disease and dental caries which are the most common oral disorders worldwide, is mainly attributed to boost the global dental laboratories market growth. Various nations have a significant health burden from oral diseases, which impact individuals throughout their lives, causing pain, discomfort, deformity, and even death. Cigarette usage, excessive alcohol consumption, and poor diet are factors that contribute to oral disorders. For instance, in March 2019, according to Healthline, poor oral hygiene can cause tooth cavities and gum disease, as well as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Approximately, 60% to 90% of school aged children have at least one dental cavity and around 100% adults have at least one dental cavity.
Dental Laboratories Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 38.4 Bn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||5.5%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 55.8 Bn|
Envista Holdings Corporation, Dentsply Sirona, A-dec Inc., Straumann AG, Zimmer Biomet, GC Corporation, Ultradent Products Inc., Biohorizons Implants System, Inc., Biolase Technology, Inc., Dentatus Ab, Dentsply International, Inc., Gendex Ltd, Roland, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Planmeca, Septodont Holding, and Voco Gmbh.
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Figure 2.Global Dental Laboratories Market Share (%), By Product, 2021
Increasing technological advancement in dental services is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period.
Rising technological advancement in dental services is expected to fuel the global dental laboratories market growth during the forecast period. In dental practice, the technology including intra-oral camera, CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design, digital X-rays, computer-assisted manufacture), cone beam CT, and dental lasers are now more commonly used in reconstructive and cosmetic treatments to assist patients visualize how they will appear following treatment. Medical technological advancements are changing the way of dental operations. For instance, in November 2020, according to Medical Futurist, teledentistry services provided by firms such as The Teledenists and MouthWatch make oral and dental care more accessible.
Global Dental Laboratories Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic had a substantial economic impact in 2020, worldwide. The pandemic's consequences caused disruptions in different sectors supply chains. The pandemic also had a negative influence on the dental laboratory sector including supply chain disruptions, mandatory shelter-in-place requirements, and the closure of dental clinics which have significantly impacted the dental industry in 2020.
For instance, in March 2020, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), globally, more than 75% of dentists shuttered their doors for non-emergency patients. Furthermore, in February 2021, according to ADA and American Dental Hygienists Association study, 3.1% of the U.S. dental hygienists were infected with COVID-19 as of October 2020. Following the announcement of the lockdown in March 2020, several dental practices either shuttered altogether or limited their services. Dentists did not work efficiently without dental labs, resulting in poor service for individuals who have been unable to get their teeth checked for months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Global Dental Laboratories Market: Restraint
High cost of dental products and equipment required for treatment is the major factor expected to restrain the growth of the global dental laboratory market over the forecast period. Standard material and instruments used for dental treatment are highly expensive. For instance, in September 2021, according to the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute cost study, the total cost of crown, a single implant, abutment, and other required treatments is between US$ 3,100 to US$ 5,800. The cost of replacing several teeth is between $6,000 and $10,000. Hence, the high cost of dental procedures in likely to hamper the market growth to some extent over the forecast period.
Major players operating in the global dental laboratories market include Envista Holdings Corporation, Dentsply Sirona, A-dec Inc., Straumann AG, Zimmer Biomet, GC Corporation, Ultradent Products Inc., Biohorizons Implants System, Inc., Biolase Technology, Inc., Dentatus Ab, Dentsply International, Inc., Gendex Ltd, Roland, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Planmeca, Septodont Holding, and Voco Gmbh.
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