Dental hygiene has become an important part of everyday discussions about cosmetics and aesthetics amongst the young and the old. In recent years, maintaining gums and teeth in good health has become especially popular, with consumers being constantly influenced with strong advertisements by toothpaste companies and other oral hygiene players. Despite the ongoing research, free dental checkups, and high awareness about oral hygiene, many fall prey to the complications of periodontal (gum) disease. A study published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that about 47% of adult U.S. population, which is above 30 years of age, have a mild, moderate, or severe form of periodontitis. This statement is enough to support the fact that global dental bone graft substitutes and biomaterials market is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2014 to 2020.
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Q. Which segment will drive the overall market?
A. The materials used for making dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials are natural, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Out of all these, the natural materials segment ambled ahead of others in 2013. Its sub-segments allografts and xenografts also contributed significantly to the growth of this. Analysts predict that the xenografts sub-segment will expand at a CAGR of 11.10% during the forecast period. The growth of this segment will be attributable to the trend of collecting bone tissues of bovine animals instead of humans. This trend will be complemented by the rising acceptance of grafts from animals in surgical procedures.
Q. What will drive the global dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials market?
A. The increasing number of edentulous patients and a high incidence of periodontal diseases are expected to be primary growth drivers the overall market. Furthermore, the improvement in the quality of life offered by dental implants is also expected to propel this market in the near future. The growing trend of smile correction at affordable pricing, exceptionally high rate of success for implants, and faster recovery time are all anticipated to boost this market in the coming years.
Q. How will the rise of dental tourism change competitive landscape?
A. Until recently, North America and Europe jointly held a share of 70% in the overall market. Their dominance was supported by the presence of big players in the regions such as Institut Straumann AG and DENTSPLY International. However, with the rise of dental tourism in Asia Pacific, the region is set to surpass this share in the forecast period changing the competitive landscape drastically. APAC will also benefit from the growing number of geriatrics in the emerging economies of this region.
The only restraining factor in the overall market is FDA’s disapproval in the U.S. for the use bone grafts on patients below the age of 18 years as it could cause serious injuries. This is expected to hamper the growth of the market in the U.S.