Dental Impression Material Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Intraoral Scanners, Trays, Impression Material); Material (Alginate, Polyether, Silicon); Application (Orthodontics, Restorative, Prosthodontics); End-user (Dental, Forensic Laboratories, Hospitals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 20, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Dental Impression Material Market size is expected to cross USD 2215 Million by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of dental impression material was over USD 880 Million. The growth of the market can be attributed to the higher prevalence of teeth damage due to cavities. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that about 52% of children aged 6 to 8 years have cavities in their baby teeth worldwide. The increasing number of dental problems is owing to the bad oral hygiene of people. The growing number of dental diseases which include gum disease, tooth sensitivity, decay, oral cancer, and dry mouth are estimated to boost the market growth. Unhygienic habits such as not brushing teeth, frequent eating, drinking sugary sodas, and delaying tooth decay or gum pains are the reason for the increasing growth of the market.    

Furthermore, the global dental impression material market is projected to grow on the back of the higher prevalence of various dental diseases. Dental impression material has been divided into three different types that are final, occlusal (bite), and preliminary impressions. Dental impressions are made of multiple materials such as alginate, polyester, silicone, and others. Growing advancement in dental treatment is further projected to flourish the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, the value of the dental industry was anticipated to be almost USD 35 billion in 2021. Dental impression material are utilized to make a copy of the teeth and gum structure to fabricate a dental cast by pouring specialized dental plaster. One of the most commonly used impression materials is alginate.

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Dental Impression Material Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • The increasing edentulism population and periodontitis to drive the market - The soaring edentulism citizenry and the spread of periodontal disease are the primary drivers of industry growth. Based on the 2019 CDC, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention study, 26% of the inhabitants has untreated dental decay. Furthermore, based on the American College of Prosthodontics, and over 36 million Americans survived from edentulism in 2019, and 120 million individuals in the United States are lacking one tooth. The increased incidence of dental caries and tooth decay around the world is anticipated to drive significant growth for dental care.
  • Growing Geriatric Population with Notable Dental Diseases - Data released by World Bank stated the global geriatric population was estimated to be 747,238,580 in 2021. Permanent tooth decay is a natural phenomenon that occurs at a certain age and creates certain difficulties in the daily routine of the person. In such conditions, dental impression material are utilized to create an alternative artificial set of teeth that are implanted in the mouth of the person. Hence, such a requirement is anticipated to foster the growth of the dental impression material market over the forecast period.
  • Higher Demand for Dental Implants to Propel the Growth of the Market - Indian Journal of Dental Research (IJDR) published a report showing that individuals between 0.1 to 0.3 million receive dental implants annually.
  • Significant Incidences of Tooth Decay - The National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a set of data revealing that 26% of people lose their permanent teeth on account of natural tooth decay by the age of 74 worldwide.
  • Higher Prevalence of Tooth Decay Owing to Accidents - A similar report published by The National Library of Medicine (NLM) stated that 69% of adults aged 35 to 44 lose at least one of their permanent teeth owing to some type of accidents in America.


  • Possibility of Discomfort in the Tooth - Dental impressions can cause pain during certain diagnoses as they can put pressure on the damaged tooth or gums. The displacement of gum is also possible in certain cases which make leads to bleeding. Additionally, some people may feel discomfort owing to the gag reflex, and during the presence of any loose teeth due to certain problems, the teeth may come out during the process. All these factors are expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.
  • Lack of Awareness of Dental Impression
  • Need for High Initial Investment

Dental Impression Material Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 880 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 2215 Million

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Dental Impression Material Segmentation

End-user (Dental, Forensic Laboratories, Hospitals)

The global dental impression material market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into dental and forensic laboratories and hospitals, out of which, the hospitals segment is anticipated to hold the notable share in the global market during the forecast period account of the better facility of equipment at a single place. Additionally, hospitals have separate departments and required laboratories along with a higher patient pool. As of 2022, the number estimated for dental labs in the USA was around 9000, in Europe, over 35,000, and in Australia, it was observed to be more than 14,000. The multispecialty hospitals have well-experienced doctors compared to clinics and laboratories. The use of dental impression material in hospitals is more as the count of patient visits is more. Dental hospitals also deal with more accident cases where dental damage is also seen.

Material (Alginate, Polyether, Silicon); Application (Orthodontics, Restorative, Prosthodontics)

The global dental impression material market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by material into alginate, polyether, silicon, and others. Amongst these segments, the alginate segment is expected to garner a significant share. The alginate is cheap and takes less time to capture a mold. Alginate is an irreversible hydrocolloid material that exists in liquid and solid phases. The less time and cost-effective nature of alginate are expected to boost the market growth in the coming years. It only takes 45-60 secs for a dental impression. The most accurate setting is formed with the use of alginate which reduces errors and discomfort to the patient after the treatment increasing its efficiency in the dental field. More than 40% of alginate material consumption is made by clinics for dental impressions around the world.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

             By Product Type

  • Intraoral Scanners
  • Trays
  • Impression Material
  • Others

           By Material

  • Alginate
  • Polyether
  • Silicon
  • Others

          By Application

  • Orthodontics
  • Restorative
  • Prosthodontics

          By End-User

  • Dental & Forensic Laboratories
  • Hospitals

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Dental Impression Material Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The North American dental impression material market is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising cases of dental diseases and an increasing geriatric population in the region. As of 2019, the population aged 65 or over in North America was estimated to be approximately 21 million. Furthermore, the younger generation of the region is also observed to require particular dental care owing to significant changes in lifestyle. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a set of data in 2020 demonstrating that 63% of the population aged 18 or above visited dentists due to some dental diseases in the USA. such factors are anticipated to hike the growth of the market in the region over the forecast period.

APAC Market Statistics

Furthermore, the global dental impression material market is projected to grow at a noteworthy pace in the Asia Pacific region. the growth of the market in the region is accounted for by similar factors which are the rising geriatric population and increasing cases of dental diseases. A report by Asian Development Bank (ADB) showed that by 2050, there will be around 923 million people aged 65 and above in Asia Pacific. Hence, the region is projected to provide lucrative opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.

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Companies Dominating the the Global Dental Impression Material Landscape

    • DMG Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Fabrik GmbH
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. 
    • Kerr Corporation
    • BioHorizons, Inc. 
    • GC America Inc.
    • Institut Straumann AG
    • Dental Ventures of America, Inc.
    • Kuraray Co., Ltd. 
    • Bicon, LLC
    • Thommen Medical AG

In the News

  • Institut Straumann AG announced the acquisition of PlusDental which provides solutions regarding orthodontic treatment in Europe by signing an agreement.

  •  Kerr Corporation announced the launch of its new family of colored Prophy Cups that are disposable. These cups come in various shapes and different types of hardness.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 4168
  • Published Date: Feb 20, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Escalating prevalence of dental diseases and growing inclination toward cosmetic dentistry are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Need for high initial investment and the possibility of discomfort in the tooth are estimated to be the growth-hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are DMG Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Fabrik GmbH, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Kerr Corporation, BioHorizons, Inc., GC America Inc., Institut Straumann AG, Dental Ventures of America, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by product type, material, application, end-user, and by region.

The hospital segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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