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Advances in Dental Healthcare and Rise in Awareness about Oral Health to Drive the Global Dental Prosthetics Market Through 2020, Says Technavio

June 27, 2016
By Business Wire News


According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global dental prosthetics marketis expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.55% during the forecast period.

This research report titled ‘Global Dental Prosthetics Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

“The global dental prosthetics market has seen significant growth over the past few years and has the potential to grow further during the forecast period owing to factors such as advances in dental healthcare, increase in older population, and rise in awareness about oral health,” says Barath Palada, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on medical devices.

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Based on material type, the report categorizes the global dental prosthetics market into three segments:

  • All ceramics
  • PFM
  • Metals

Additional Insights: Top 5 Benefits of Dental Prosthetics According to Technavio Analysts

Global dental prosthetics market by all ceramics

Ceramics are inorganic structures that consist of compounds of oxygen with one or more metallic or non-metallic elements. The elements are usually potassium, calcium, aluminum, sodium, phosphorous, zirconium, titanium, and silicon. Ceramic crowns and bridges are generally made of a dental ceramic called porcelain. A dental porcelain is made up of a combination of cement, gypsum, glass, and porcelain. This ceramic is a non-metal, crystalline, or amorphous solid. Prosthetics are fabricated to match the requirements of an individual. Most ceramic prosthetics such as crowns and bridges are handmade, while others are machine milled; both production methods have their advantages. “Ceramic is a good alternative to gold and other metals and is a long-lasting material that offers an attractive translucent finish to crowns and bridges, thus giving a realistic appearance,” adds Barath.

Global dental prosthetics market by PFM

Porcelain-fuse metal (PFM) is a glass-like material and is a hybrid of metal and porcelain. It is mostly used in crowns and bridges. PFM has good resistance to decay and the material is durable due to the presence of metal substructure. It prevents leakage because of its shape and fit. PFM is durable, has less susceptibility to fracture, is resistant to surface wear, and permits either metal or porcelain on the biting surface of crowns and bridges.

For instance, instead of pure 24 karat gold, different types of alloys of noble metals such as platinum, gold, and palladium are combined with gold in a 60:40 ratio as these have the necessary biophysical properties. PFM is used in many cases and has some advantages over other materials.

Some advantages of PFM are:

  • It has good resistance toward occlusal stress and leakage
  • It has excellent resistance to toxicity and shows rare sign of allergy to alloys or metal used

Global dental prosthetics market by metals

The metals used as dental materials are mostly base metal alloys that are non-noble. These generally have a silver appearance and high strength. Most of the metal materials used in dental applications are alloys or intermetallic compounds (mixture of nickel and chromium). These have a strong hold over the implant, and the restoration is excellent if they fit well. These materials are harder than natural enamel and thus may cause abrasion to the opposite natural tooth. The resistance of these materials to occlusal stress is excellent. Few individuals are prone to allergy, mostly due to the nickel content in the metal. However, occasionally infrequent reactions are seen. Metal crowns and bridges are made from metal or metal fused with porcelain. The method of fabrication for these crowns and bridges for dental restoration differs with the size of the patient’s tooth. Metals is segmented into two types: titanium and zirconia. Titanium is the most commonly used material in dental prosthetics.

The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:

  • DENTSPLY Implants
  • Ivoclar Vivadent
  • Nobel Biocare
  • Straumann
  • Zimmer Biomet

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