Dental Supplies: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
Follow us on LinkedIn - Dental supplies account for the largest share of the overall dental market comprising consumables and implants, equipment, and services. The segment includes products used in dental procedures such as amalgams and alloys; prosthetic and aesthetic supplies, orthodontic supplies, endodontic supplies, dental implants and infection control products. The economic crisis took its toll on the dental supplies industry as the market experienced a sharp decline in sales in recent years. This was attributed primarily to a decline in patient traffic, as patients deferred or postponed treatment that further led to a fall in purchases of supplies by dentists and dental laboratories. The increasing rate of unemployment, contracting household incomes, and reduced access to credit all led to slowdown in patient traffic to dental clinics. In particular, several patients avoided dental implant procedures, which involve the use of biomaterials such as tissue regeneration products, dental membrane and bone graft substitutes, and chose relatively inexpensive alternatives such as bridges or crowns. As a result sales of biomaterials fell considerably.
Despite the rebounding in economy, dental supplies industry still awaits full recovery in volumes and is not expected to reach the pre-recession levels in immediate future. Demand for dental products and services is expected to grow in the long run driven by the growing awareness about oral healthcare, favorable demographic profile, increase in the number of people opting for cosmetic treatment, and introduction of new products that reduce patient discomfort. The market continues to witness introduction of procedures and solutions that are making the process of dental surgery less invasive and less time consuming. Efforts are focused on the prevention of dental ailments, which is in turn driving demand for restorative and repair materials. New products are aimed at reducing patient discomfort, shorten healing time and provide improved functioning. Patients and dentists are increasingly adopting dental membrane materials, tissue regeneration and dental bone graft materials as highly advanced versions of these products are being developed. Further, surgeons are growing more aware of the available biologic products that are designed for orthopedic applications.
As stated by the new market research report on Dental Supplies, the US continues to remain the single largest regional market. Asia-Pacific is set to grow at the fast compounded annual growth rate of 8.9% over the analysis period. The low penetration of the dental market in potential markets such as India presents tremendous potential for growth. Prosthetic Supplies represents the largest segment in the global dental supplies market. Comprising products such as crowns, bridges, and dentures among others, prosthetic supplies represent the conventional form of treatment for majority of the dental ailments. The focus on preventive densistry as well as procedures such as periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics, which allow patients to retain their natural teeth longer, is also expected to fuel demand for dental products. In the dental bridge and crown restoration segment, introduction of new technologies and materials to be used alongside dental bridges and crowns, and substantial efforts to promote benefits of computer-aided manufacturing/ computer-aided design (CAM/CAD) technology are expected to drive the market.
Dental Implants is forecast to grow at the fastest compounded annual rate of 10.6% over the analysis period. Growth in the dental implants market is driven by growing awareness and demand for improved oral aesthetics. In addition, factors such as technological improvements and the growing acceptance of the procedure as a cost effective option relative to alternative treatments is expected to fuel sales of dental implants. Edentulous patients increasingly prefer dental implants as they are easy to use. In addition, advancements in dental implants technology which reduce treatment times considerably are expected to contribute to the growth.
The market for dental supplies is fragmented although a handful of players enjoy long presence in several segments. Major players in the marketplace include 3M ESPE, Align Technology Inc., Biomet 3i Inc., Danaher Corporation, Sybron Dental Specialties Inc., Den-Mat Corporation, Dentsply International Inc., DMG Hamburg GmbH, GC Corporation, Heraeus Kulzer GmbH, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Laboratoire Septodont, Keystone Dental Inc., Nobel Biocare AB, Shofu Inc., Straumann AG, Sure Dent Corporation, VOCO GmbH, and Zimmer Dental Inc.
The research report titled "Dental Supplies: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections (US$ Million) for product segments Orthodontic Supplies, Dental Implants, Prosthetic Supplies, Infection Control Products, Endodontic Supplies, Restorative Supplies, and Preventive Supplies, across geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.
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