Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults, even though it is largely preventable. It is damage to tooth that can occur when decay-causing bacteria in the mouth create acids that attack the tooth surface or enamel. If left untreated, it can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. Early stages are often without symptoms, but advanced stages of dental caries may lead to pain, infections and abscesses, or even sepsis. The sooner people seek care, the better chances are of reversing the early stages of tooth decay and stopping its progression.
The global dental caries treatment market is estimated to account for US$ 6,573.2 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2022.
Increasing awareness among the population regarding dental caries treatment is expected to aid in the growth of the global dental caries treatment market over the forecast period. For instance, untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition According to the Global Burden of Disease 2019, dental caries is the highly prevalent chronic and cumulative disease, which affects 60% to 90% of school children and adults worldwide. Moreover, according to the National Health Interview Survey (September 2020), over 64.9% of the people aged 18 years and over (in the United States) visited dental care centers for the dental exam or cleaning in 2019.
Increase in demand for dental caries treatment across the globe is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for players in the global dental caries treatment market. Since the demand for dental caries treatment is expected to increase in the coming future with the increased focus on oral health, continuous research in field, and the rapid growth in geriatric population, there are tremendous opportunities for the market players. In July 2021, Coltene Group announced the launch of MicroMega One RECI, which protects the per-cervical area and help minimize mechanical impact on dental hard tissues.
High failure rate of endodontic treatment and lack of knowledge about dental caries treatment is expected to hamper the growth of the global dental caries treatment market. Poor oral health is a contributing factor for many wider conditions or diseases. People need to be more informed and educated about tooth decay to reduce dental disease. Untreated dental caries in permanent teeth is the most common health condition. Moreover, the most common problem during the dental caries treatment is endodontic failure. Various studies have also been conducted to demonstrate the reasons for the high failure rate endodontic treatment.
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Global Dental Caries Treatment Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
The COVID 19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the diagnostic and treatment procedures for dental caries. There have also been several studies that demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 on dental care. Patients are often unaware that oral pathosis is developing because it is not visible and largely asymptomatic, especially in its early stages. Moreover, during the outbreak of COVID 19, dentists, as well as patients undergoing dental procedures are at high risk of cross-infection. This in turn is expected to hinder growth of the market.
The global dental caries treatment market was valued at US$ 6,302.2 Mn in 2021 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 8,691.8 Mn by 2028 at a CAGR of 4.8% between 2022 and 2028.
Among product type dental restoration segment held dominant position in the global dental caries treatment market in 2021, accounting for 44.3% share in terms of value, increasing approval and launch of new products is expected to propel growth of the segment during the forecast period.
With the increase in awareness about oral hygiene, rise in focus on oral health, and growing geriatric population, the demand for dental caries treatment is also expected to increase during the forecast period. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period due to the rise in prevalence or incidence of dental caries across the world. As a result, players in the market are focusing on launching novel treatments in the market.
Major players operating in the global dental caries treatment market include Morita Corporation, Alpha Dent Implants Ltd., Shofu Dental Corporation, Coltene Group, 3M Company, Institut Straumann AG, Zimmer Biomet, Dentsply Sirona Inc., DiaDent Group International, and Essential Dental Systems Inc., among others.
In June 2021, Dentsply Sirona acquired the assets of Propel Orthodontics, a leading innovator in orthodontic devices.
In July 2020, Institut Straumann acquired 75% stake in DrSmile, a specialist in consumer marketing of clear aligner solutions.
In April 2019, 3M sold assets related to its 3M True Definition Intraoral Scanner platform to Midmark Corporation in United States and Canada markets, a manufacturer and supplier of equipment in the dental market.