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Dental Crowns and Bridges Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 108 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5552708
The dental crowns and bridges market is estimated to register a CAGR of 8.15% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 had a profound impact on the dental crowns and bridges market owing to the cancellations of dental procedures globally as they require close contact with the doctor and their patients, as well as with dental equipment, which holds the risk of virus contamination. Production and distribution of dental equipment were also disrupted. For instance, as per the study published in June 2021, there was a noticeable decrease in emergency presentations to the dental, oral, and maxillofacial surgery emergency services at Mainz University Hospital during the partial lockdown period, down to 39%. However, the market has been recovering well over the last two years since the restrictions were lifted. The dental crowns and bridges market is expected to show stable growth during the forecast period.d

The development of 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technologies, as well as the rise in demand for oral health care, preventive dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, all have an impact on the growth of the market under study.

One of the most common dental procedures is root canal treatment. In children and the elderly, dental crowns and bridges are most common, as it is a painless procedure and does not require multiple sittings as compared to root canal treatments. For instance, according to the World Population Prospect, the population aged 65 and over in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to be 3.0% in 2022 and projected to reach 3.3% by 2030; in Northern Africa and Western Asia, it is predicted to be 5.5% in 2022 and projected to reach 7.0% by 2030; in Central and Southern Asia, it is estimated to be 6.4% in 2022 and projected to reach 8.1% by 2030; and in Europe and Northern America, it is estimated to be 18.7% in 2022 and projected to reach 22.0% by 2030. The geriatric population is more susceptible to dental diseases and is most likely to undergo a dental procedure wherein dental crowns and bridges are used. Also, according to the Commonwealth of Australia, for 2021, 1 in 25 people (aged 15 and over) will have no natural teeth left. Hence, with the rising geriatric population worldwide, the dental crown and bridge market is expected to increase.

Furthermore, according to a research article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in November 2021, a total of 15,731 Australians aged 15 or older were interviewed, of whom 5022 dentate participants were orally examined. Results showed that nearly one-third of Australian adults had at least one tooth surface with untreated dental caries. Almost 29% of adults presented with gingivitis, while the overall prevalence of periodontitis was 30.1%. Overall, 4% of individuals were edentulous, and 4.4 teeth were lost due to pathology per adult. So, people with lower incomes tend to have worse oral health, which is likely to drive market growth.

Various awareness initiatives at the global level motivate people to undergo dental treatment and routine dental checkups. For instance, the World Dental Federation (WDF) celebrates World Oral Health Day on March 20 every year. They conduct campaigns focusing on dental health, which creates awareness among people. In 2021, WDF launched a three-year campaign with the theme 'Be Proud of Your Mouth.' The focus of the campaign was to highlight how a healthy mouth was important for happiness and well-being. Such initiatives are expected to educate people regarding dental healthcare, which is further anticipated to boost dental visits and propel market growth.

The current trends for the dental crown and bridge market are 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technologies, which would help in treating dental disorders, thus boosting the market's growth. For instance, in September 2021, Dentsply Sirona introduced CEREC Tessera blocks (Advanced Lithium Disilicate CAD/CAM Blocks), which is a newer material for posterior and anterior restorations. These blocks shorten the glaze firing time, thereby accelerating the manufacturing process (grinding and firing). For instance, using the CEREC SpeedFire, a crown can be fired in just 4 minutes and 30 seconds, which is much less time than the other glass ceramics used in the manufacturing process. Also, in January 2021, Colosseum Dental Group (CDG), the leading pan-European provider of high-quality dental care, reached an agreement with Otium Capital (the current management team) and Dr. Alexandre Attia, the founder and CEO of Dentelia, a rapidly growing high-quality dental care provider in France, and acquired a majority stake in Dentalia. These kinds of technological advances are likely to make treatment better and faster, which is expected to drive market growth over the next few years.

According to factors such as rising awareness initiatives, growing demand for technologically advanced dental crowns and bridges, and rising product launches, the market is likely to grow over the forecast period. However, the lack of knowledge about advanced treatment methods among the population, the high cost of the procedures, and limited reimbursement facilities for dental crowns and bridges are estimated to restrain the market’s growth.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Market Trends

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Segment is Anticipated to Hold the Market Over the Forecast Period

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) dental crowns have been a solution to restoring a damaged tooth's look and function for a very long time now.

Many metal dental crowns are now coming to market because metal crowns are exceptionally strong. They can be made from stainless steel, gold, or a variety of metal alloys. But a common alternative to metal crowns is a crown made by fusing porcelain with metal. With these PFM dental crowns, patients have the advantage of the strength of metals, and the porcelain overlay can give a natural color that can match the original color of the teeth. These advantages are boosting the market demand for porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns generally last 10 to 15 years, which is a little longer than porcelain crowns. Metal reinforcement of the porcelain crown makes it ideal for people who clench, grind, or suffer bruxism.

PFM dental crowns are one of the most durable and affordable options available in the market because patients want dental crowns that look the most natural and match the original dent.The increasing demand for porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns is boosting market growth and is estimated to rise at a considerable rate in the coming years. Furthermore, in October 2021, Dentsply Sirona launched Cerec MTL Zirconia, a zirconium oxide enriched with yttrium oxide. The MTL (multi-transitional layer) technology, in combination with high translucency, results in natural aesthetics without compromising on strength. The new product is used for bridges and crowns as well as for inlays, onlays, and veneers. Key players' strategic initiatives, such as product launches, are expected to propel segment growth.

Research and development and pipeline studies in the PFM dental crowns segments are expected to drive the market's growth significantly. For instance, in January 2021, the University of Geneva, Switzerland, sponsored a clinical trial with the objective of comparing the technical results and survival rates of cantilever implant-supported fixed denture prosthetics (cFDPs) made either of porcelain fused-to-metal using a gold abutment in a traditional workflow or of monolithic zirconia bonded to a titanium base in a digital workflow. The trial accessed two-unit cantilever implant prostheses made of monolithic zirconia or PFM (cantilever). Such research and development studies are likely to result in PFM innovation and increase the segment's growth.

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over The Forecast Period.

North America is expected to hold a significant share of the dental crowns and bridges market due to an increase in demand for oral healthcare and preventive and cosmetic dentistry, and the presence of major players in the region.

According to an article published in the Journal of American Dental Association in April 2022, on the basis of a weighted sample representative of 193.5 million adults, the prevalence of untreated caries was found to be 21.3%. Coronal and root caries had a specific prevalence of 17.9% and 10.1%, respectively in 2021. According to the article, untreated caries affects more than one in every five adults in the United States. Therefore, the high burden of dental caries and other dental diseases in the region is expected to propel the market growth in the region.

The major players actively make strategic planning and new development to contribute to the market. The dental crowns and bridges market manufacturers are currently focusing on mergers and acquisitions to strengthen market existence and expand the customer base. They are also innovating and making new product launches to expand their portfolio. This surge in competition among the market players and the increasing number of major dental implant companies in 2021 is driving the growth of the dental crowns and bridges market. For instance, in June 2022 ZimVie announced the Launch of Two Next-Generation Dental Solutions in the United States, namely the T3 PRO Tapered Implant and the Encode Emergence Healing Abutment designed to optimize restorative care and aesthetics.

Due to the high adoption of collaboration, research and developments, and product launches by major players in the region, North America is expected to witness a prominent growth rate during the forecast period for the dental crowns and bridges market. For instance, in September 2021, Dentsply Sirona announced the launch of CEREC MTL Zirconia in partnership with VITA Zahnfabrik. This CEREC MTL Zirconia is a high-strength zirconia CAD/CAM block, a genuine innovation, and it is one of the best available choices for bridges and crowns which is expected to propel the market growth in the region during the forecast period.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Market Competitor Analysis

The dental crowns and bridges market is slightly fragmented in nature due to the presence of many key players. The major players in the market are engaged in product development and strategic alliances to strategically cater to the growing global demand for the market and gain a robust place in it. Major companies profiled in the global market report include DENTSPLY, 3M Company, NobelBiocare, Zimmer Biommet, Ivoclar Vivadent, Straumann, AVINENT Implant System, CAMLOG Biotechnologies AG, Bicon LLC, Henry Schein, Inc., Ultradent Products Inc., and Patterson Companies, Inc.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increase in Demand for Oral Healthcare and Preventive and Cosmetic Dentistry
4.2.2 Development of 3D Imaging and CAD/CAM Technologies
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Lack of Knowledge about Advanced Treatment Methods among Populations
4.3.2 Excessive Cost and Limited Reimbursement for Dental Crown and Bridges
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD Million)
5.1 By Material
5.1.1 Ceramic materials
5.1.2 Metals
5.1.3 Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM)
5.2 By Product
5.2.1 Crowns
5.2.2 Bridges
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe United Kingdom France Germany Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific India China Japan Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.3.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Dentsply Sirona
6.1.2 3M Company
6.1.3 Nobel Biocare Services AG
6.1.4 ZimVie Inc.
6.1.5 IvoclarVivadent
6.1.6 Straumann
6.1.7 Avinent Implant System S.L.U.
6.1.8 CAMLOG Biotechnologies GmbH
6.1.9 Henry Schein, Inc.
6.1.10 Ultradent Products Inc.
6.1.11 Patterson Companies, Inc.
6.1.12 Bicon LLC

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dentsply Sirona
  • 3M Company
  • Nobel Biocare Services AG
  • ZimVie Inc.
  • IvoclarVivadent
  • Straumann
  • Avinent Implant System S.L.U.
  • CAMLOG Biotechnologies GmbH
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Ultradent Products Inc.
  • Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • Bicon LLC