Dental Adhesives are water-soluble and non-toxic material which is placed between denture and the tissues in the mouth. This is used to enhance the normal physiological forces which holds denture in place. It helps in reducing the movement and slippage of dentures in the mouth while eating, speaking, laughing, coughing, and other such activities. The global dental adhesive market is registering a good growth in the recent years, due to the rising ageing population, improper food habits in young population, and other factors. Various types of adhesives for dental use are available in the market which provides superior bond strength, versatility, ease of use for dental bonding.
Insight by Type
On the basis of type, the dental adhesive market is segmented into cream based and powder based. Among these two, cream adhesives that are also known as paste adhesives or denture glue is the most popular in the market, which is attributed to its easy application and a property of making a strong bond. Hence, cream adhesives are anticipated to hold the larger share in the overall market. Cream adhesives can easily applied to dry or wet dentures. However, they have a tendency to ooze if not applied perfectly.
Insight by Application
Based on application, the dental adhesive market is classified into denture, fit and fissure, restorative, and others. Of all these, fit and fissures application category is expected to be the largest application category in the market during the forecast period. This is attributed to various factors such as low cost in dental filling and effectiveness in prevention of cavities compared to other available filling alternatives.
Insight by End-User
On the basis of end user, the dental adhesive market is classified into dental hospitals and clinics, dental academics and research institutes, laboratories, and others. Of all these, dental hospitals and clinics held the largest share in the market and also expected to register the fastest growth in the coming years. This can be attributed to the increasing number of patients, rising adoption of advanced technologies in the dental treatment by the dentists, and increasing number of clinics, particularly in emerging countries to meet the demand of increasing population.
Increasing awareness regarding dental health or oral hygiene, increasing population and rising income level, and rising demand of dental treatment related to cosmetics are the major factors driving the dental adhesive market. The dental health awareness is increasing across the world. According to study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the overall number of population, particularly young people with cavities in the country has dropped, due to the rising awareness for early care, resulting in market growth.
High cost of dental treatment and the shortage of dental professionals are identifies as the major restraint in the dental adhesive market. The people generally do not tend to spend on dental treatment as this is not considered important in most part of the world. People do not prefer to catch up with dentists unless required, as this considered as added expenditure. Also, high cost related to dental treatment is also hindering the market growth.
The growing numbers of dentists are setting up clinics in developing countries such as China and India in order to meet the increasing demand of dental services. The ever-increasing populations along with increasing dental and oral diseases are encouraging people to choose the profession, resulting in market growth.
Europe is anticipated to be the largest contributor in the dental adhesive market growth. There are various factors contributing toward the market growth such as rising geriatric population, increasing incidences of dental diseases, growing dental tourism in selected European countries. However, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest growth in the dental adhesive market during the forecast period.
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.