Dental suture is a fibrous material that can be used to stitch wounds during an oral surgery. Dental sutures help in providing support to the tissues at the wound site and around it till the wound healing process is complete. Dental sutures can be made of either natural or synthetic material. Polyglycolic acid, polyester, and nylon can be used to make synthetic dental sutures while plain gut, silk, cotton, linen, and chromic gut can be used to make natural dental sutures. Dental sutures can have two fates; they are either absorbed into the skin or are non-absorbable and must be removed post wound healing. Some of the most commonly used suturing techniques in dentistry include interrupted simple sutures, continuous simple sutures, mattress sutures, and crisscross sutures.
Global Dental Suture Market - Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported on December 31, 2019, in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19, as pandemic on March 11, 2020.
According to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update by the World Health Organization, over 186,240,393 cases and 4,027,861 deaths due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported till July 11, 2021, across the globe.
Impact of COVID-19 on Demand and Supply of Dental Suture
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in various countries across the globe has negatively impacted the financial status of businesses across all sectors. The biotechnology sector is one such sector which has been majorly impacted by the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire supply chain of the biotechnology industry mainly due to strict lockdown in several regions. The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is expected to limit the growth of the global dental suture market during the forecast period, owing to delayed oral surgical procedures during the pandemic. For instance, according to an article published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) announced postponing of all non-emergency dental procedures to reduce regular visits of patients to the clinics and avoid risk of COVID-19 infection.
The global dental suture market is estimated to be valued at US$ 287.6 Mn in 2021, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
Dental Suture Market Report Coverage
||Market Size in 2021:
||US$ 287.6 Mn
|Historical Data for:
||2017 to 2020
||2021 to 2028
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:
||2028 Value Projection:
||US$ 441.0 Mn
- North America: U.S. and Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East: GCC, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
- Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
- By Product Type: Absorbable, Non-absorbable
- By Material Type: Natural, Synthetic
- By Technique Type: Mattress Sutures, Crisscross Sutures, Interrupted Simple Sutures, Continuous Simple Sutures
- By End User: Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Others
Osteogenics Biomedical, Ergon Sutramed S.r.l., Assut Europe, Ethicon US, LLC, Surgical Specialties Corporation, Ltd, B. Braun Melsungen AG, DemeTech Corporation, Shandong Sinorgmed Co., Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC., Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc., Sutumed, Lux Sutures, Implacore.pl, and KATSAN Katgüt Sanayi ve Tic. A.?.
- Increasing incidences of road accidents
- Rising geriatric population
- Increasing research and development activities by the market players
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Drawbacks associated with use of some types of dental sutures
Figure 1: Global Dental Suture Market Share (%) Analysis, By Product Type, 2021
The increasing geriatric population is the major factor that is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
The increasing geriatric population is expected to drive growth of global dental suture market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the United Nations report 2020, the total number of people across the globe falling in the age group 65 years and above is expected to increase to around 16% in 2050.
Rising incidences of oral cancer is expected to drive the growth of global dental suture market over the forecast period, as dental sutures are commonly used for reconstruction of mouth post removal of oral tumors. For instance, according to the American Cancer Society’s estimates for 2021, approximately 54,010 new cases of oral cancer have been reported in the U.S. till March 2021 as compared to 2020.
Moreover, increasing number of research and development activities for improving the effectiveness of dental suture is expected to aid in the growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, in June 2018, Sutrue Ltd., a medical device startup developed two new handheld, automated 3D printed suture stitching devices which help to prevent needle injuries. These newly developed technologically advanced suture devices can be used for medical purposes such as in dental surgeries. These 3D printed suture stitching devices are cost effective and more accurate due to its automation technology.
Global Dental Suture Market – Restraints
However, growth of the dental suture market may be hampered, owing to drawbacks related to the use of few types of dental sutures. For instance, according to an article published by the Global journal of Otolaryngology in November 2017, in case of a continuous simple suture, if the suture is cut at a point there is a high risk of opening of the suture along the whole length of the wound which may result in delayed wound healing.
Global Dental Suture Market – Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the global dental suture market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global dental suture market over the forecast period, owing to growing prevalence of tooth loss in geriatric population. For instance, according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June 2020, the prevalence of tooth loss in Americans falling in the age group 65 years and above was estimated to be 12.9% and was observed to increase with growing age.
Figure 2: Global Dental Suture Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2021
Global Dental Suture Market – Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global dental suture market include Osteogenics Biomedical, Ergon Sutramed S.r.l., Assut Europe, Ethicon US, LLC, Surgical Specialties Corporation, Ltd, B. Braun Melsungen AG, DemeTech Corporation, Shandong Sinorgmed Co., Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC., Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc., Sutumed, Lux Sutures, Implacore.pl, and KATSAN Katgüt Sanayi ve Tic. A.?.