Dental market is bifurcated into two segments: dental consumables and dental equipments. The dental consumables, which represent the largest segment of the dental care industry, segment includes crown/bridge, implant, orthodontics, impressive materials, composites, endodontics, adhesives and cement. The dental equipment segment is composed of large equipments like autoclaves, sterilizers, chairs, communication systems, compressors, cuspidors and digital imaging system. Small equipments, including amalgam removal system, amalgamators, handpiece cleaner, lab equipments, duplicators and ultrasonic cleaners, also fall into the same product segment.
North America is the largest shareholder in the global dental market, followed by Europe, Japan, Asia-ex Japan, Latin America, Africa and Middle East and Australia. The US is the largest market for dental implants globally, followed by Brazil, Italy, South Korea, and Germany. Competition in the global dental implant market is intense with few large players viz. Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Dentsply and Zimmer.
The main drivers of the global dental market include low dental implant penetration rates and increasing worldwide elderly population. Another factor adding to the market growth is longer life expectancy as increase in the same results in more elderly population and the elderly are the major consumers of dental services. Increasing consumer income and urban population are other major factors which are boosting the dental market. Ongoing mergers and acquisitions is a significant trend of the market at present. Moreover, competition prevailing in the dental market has been analyzed. The report also profiles the major players namely Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Dentsply and Zimmer.