Status : Published Published On : Jul, 2021 Report Code : VRCH2019 Industry : Chemicals & Materials Available Format : Page : 188

Global Dental Adhesive Market – Analysis and Forecast (2020-2027)
Industry Insights by Type (Cream, Powder), by Application (Denture, Pit & Fissure, Restorative), by End-User (Dental Hospitals & Clinics, Dental Academics & Research Institutes, Laboratories)

Industry Overview

The global dental adhesive market was valued at 2.4 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at USD 3.42 billion by 2027, thus growing at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period 2020-2027. Dental adhesives are defined as non-toxic and water-soluble material that can be placed to the gums and dentures to hold them in place in the mouth, thus enhancing the normal physiological forces. It helps to reduce the movement and slippage of dentures in the mouth while eating, speaking, laughing, coughing, and other similar activities. 

The global dental adhesive market is witnessing healthy growth in recent years, due to the increase in the geriatric population having conditions such as dry mouth (xerostomia), periodontitis, root, and coronal caries, unhealthy food habits in the young population, and other factors. Various types of adhesives for dental use are available in the market that provides superior bond strength, versatility, ease of use for dental bonding.

The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global dental adhesives market owing to nationwide lockdown and strict social distancing norms. The issue regarding dental practice coronavirus transmission is widely recognized around the world. Moreover, dentistry is the riskiest profession for COVID-19 due to its nature of dental procedures, and the proximity of the dental teams with patients, the disease could easily spread from infected patients to the dental team and vice versa. Thus, there is a demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) which had a significant impact on the dental economy thus affecting the demand for dental adhesives.

Dental Adhesive Market Highlights

Market Segmentation

Insight by Type

On the basis of type, the dental adhesive market is bifurcated into cream based and powder based. Among these two segments, cream-based adhesives also known as paste adhesives or denture glue is presumed to be the fastest and highest growing sub-segment in the market, owing to their easy application and property of making a strong bond. Hence, cream adhesives are anticipated to have a high CAGR in the overall market. Cream adhesives can be easily applied to dry dentures or wet dentures. However, it tends to ooze, if not applied perfectly. 

Insight by Application

On the basis of application, the dental adhesive market is divided into denture, fit and fissure, restorative, and others. Of all these categories, the fit and fissures application category is anticipated to be the largest segment during the forecast period. This is attributed to various factors such as budget-friendly dental filling and effectiveness in filling the cavities. The younger generation is prone to dental cavities and thus forms the main consumer base for this application. 

Insight by Etching Technique

On the basis of the etching technique, the dental adhesive market is divided into total-etch, self-etch, and selective etch. Among all these categories, self-etch adhesive dominates the market, owing to the rising demand for reduced technique sensitivity, less-time consuming clinical application, and reduced incidences of post-operative sensitivity.

Insight by Technology

On the basis of technology, the dental adhesive market is classified into water-based, solvent-based, radiation-cured, and others. Water-based technology holds the largest share owing to the rise in the geriatric population, shift in consumer habits, and advancement of new products.

Insight by End-User

On the basis of end-user, the dental adhesive market is categorized into dental hospitals and clinics, dental academics and research institutes, laboratories, and others. Among all these categories, dental hospitals and clinics hold the largest share in the market and are also anticipated to witness the fastest growth in the coming years. This can be attributed to the rising patient population, rising adoption of innovative and advanced dental technologies, and an increasing number of hospitals and clinics, particularly in emerging countries to meet the needs of the rising population. 

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers

The rising awareness of dental health or oral hygiene, increasing population and rising income level, improper food habits, and growing demand for advanced cosmetic dental procedures are the major factors driving the dental adhesive market. The awareness about dental health is growing across the world. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the population, especially the young people with cavities in the country has dropped, due to the increase in awareness for early care, resulting in market growth.


High prices of dental care treatment and the lack of dental professionals are the major restraint in the dental adhesive market. The people are not interested to spend on dental treatment except when necessary as they do not consider it important and consider it as an extra cost. Moreover, the growing regulations by FDA on zinc usage causing nerve damage, numbness or tingling sensations act as a restraint for the dental adhesive market.

Industry Ecosystem

An increasing number of dentists are establishing hospitals in developing countries such as China and India to respond to the growing demand for dental services. Moreover, the growing population and increasing dental and oral diseases are encouraging people to choose it as a profession, resulting in market growth.

Geographic Overview

Europe is anticipated to be the largest contributor and having robust growth in the dental adhesive market. There are various factors contributing toward the market growth such as a rise in the geriatric populace, increasing incidences of dental diseases, growing dental tourism in selected European countries, rising government expenditure on oral healthcare across Europe, and high reimbursement rates for dental procedures in Europe as compared to other regions. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth in the dental adhesive market during the forecast period owing to the rising rate of road accidents in the region which has propelled the growth of dental reconstruction surgeries.

Competitive Insight

The companies are focusing on strategic alliances via mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, joint ventures, government, and corporate deals.  There are numerous opportunities for start-ups in the industry to develop innovative products and technology.
Dentsply Sirona acquired the assets of Propel Orthodontics, a leading innovator in orthodontic devices, including the VPro device and the Fastrack Mobile App. Propel Orthodontics offers in-office and at-home orthodontic solutions to dentists and their patients. The acquisition is an important step for Dentsply Sirona to further strengthen its position in the fast-growing clear aligner market. The acquired product lines perfectly complement the Byte and SureSmile businesses.

3M Oral Care and Bioclear have entered into a partnership to modernize their products and techniques to meet the advancing demands of the dental adhesive industry. Thus, supporting the dentists to pursue the implementation of state-of-the-art procedures.  Kits containing all of the required Bioclear tools, along with 3M’s direct restorative products, will be available to dentists who are implementing the method into their practice.
Dentsply Sirona Inc., 3M Company, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Ultradent Products, Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), Danaher Corporation, Voco GmbH, GC Corporation, Sun Medical Co., Ltd. and Tokuyama Dental Corporation Inc. are some of the key players operating in the dental adhesive market.

Dental Adhesive Market Size and Market Analysis

Source:VynZ Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Increasing awareness regarding dental health or oral hygiene, increasing population and rising income level, and rising demand of dental treatment related to cosmetics.
Type (Cream, Powder), by Application (Denture, Pit & Fissure, Restorative), by End-User (Dental Hospitals & Clinics, Dental Academics & Research Institutes, Laboratories)

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