The global dental fillings market was valued at USD 1,232.3 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 1,822.1 million by 2027, with a CAGR of 5.7%, during the forecast period.
The increasing popularity and awareness among the population about dental aesthetics can lead to the increasing demand for these cements. A survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry suggested that about 99.7% of the American adults believe that a pleasant smile is important aspect in personal life. Therefore, many of the Americans prefer the cosmetic dentistry procedure. This factor is expected to augment the growth of the market. Women constitute the major portion of the population undergoing cosmetic dentistry. Owing to this group, the revenue of the cosmetic dentistry segment is increasing. Thus, the increasing investment in cosmetic industry is expected to augment the usage of dental cements. Furthermore, the increasing number of cases of tooth loss is also expected to boost the demand of bone cement. Tooth loss is a very common problem and people suffering from it are adopting dental implants for the replacement of a missing tooth. According to American Academy of Implant Dentistry, around 500,000 dental implants are carried out in the United States annually.
Increasing burden of teeth discoloration, gaps between teeth, misalignment of teeth, etc are fuelling the demand of dental filling market.
Dental Filling plays a very crucial role in the procedure of dental implants. It works as a luting agent and helps in fixing the crowns on the abutments. Furthermore, the unique properties of bone cement also gained popularity in this aspect. According to a recent report “Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research”, published in 2019, the self-adhesive resin and resin-modified glass ionomer cement showed better mechanical strengths for supporting the implants. Hence, it is expected that the usage of these material might increase in the procedures of restoration of tooth. In addition, the gaps between teeth are the common problems among people and cements are used for filling the gaps in between the teeth. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), 2019, about 178 million people in the United States have missing tooth. It is often considered to be unpleasant and anaesthetic by people. Hence, the demand for filling the gaps in teeth is expected to increase. In addition, dental cements act as an important tool during prosthetic treatment. These cements are designed in a way that helps in the restoration of natural teeth of the patient, with a metallic core. Thus, owing to the increasing importance of bone cement in the restoration of teeth because of dental problems, such as misalignment of teeth, gaps between teeth, loss of tooth, etc., the market studied is expected to witness a significant growth over the forecast period.
Innovations in tooth filling materials are also anticipated to fuel market growth. Amalgam is the most traditionally used material for dental fillings, which is now modernized with silver and mercury. Silver amalgam is durable and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children of six years and above.