People are seeking dental treatments, including tooth fillings, to address aesthetic concerns such as tooth discoloration, gaps, or visible decay. Tooth filling materials, especially tooth-colored composite resin, offer a more natural and aesthetically pleasing solution than traditional silver amalgam fillings.
The Tooth Filling Materials Market, which was worth more than USD 2 billion in 2022, as per a Global Market Insights Inc. report. Growing demand for dental aesthetics is contributing to industry growth.
Moreover, a favorable reimbursement scenario for dental procedures in developed countries will create a notable impetus for industry growth. Reimbursement policies have made dental procedures affordable and accessible to a wide population. These policies often prioritize preventive dental care, which includes regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and early intervention for dental problems such as dental caries, increasing the demand for tooth fillings.
The industry size from the glass ionomer segment will reach over USD 802 million by 2032. Owing to its ability to chemically bond to the tooth structure, glass ionomer has gained immense traction. The material also demonstrates superior biocompatibility and is generally well-tolerated by the oral tissues. It reduces the risk of allergic reactions or adverse tissue responses. Owing to its versatility, glass ionomer can be used as a filling material for small to moderate-sized cavities and as a liner or base under other restorative materials.
Industry value from the hospitals segment will amass significant gains through 2032. Hospital dental departments can provide various levels of anesthesia and sedation services, catering to patients with special needs or those requiring extensive dental procedures. Moreover, the high availability of specialized oral and maxillofacial surgery departments or units in hospitals is further contributing to segment growth. These departments are staffed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons trained to diagnose and treat a variety of dental and facial conditions.
From the regional standpoint, Europe tooth filling materials market size reached over USD 614.5 million in 2022. Rising government investment and favorable reimbursement scenarios for dental care are contributing to regional expansion. Moreover, the growing geriatric population and its susceptibility to oral disorders have increased the need for tooth filling materials in the region. Europe is also home to major tooth filling materials manufacturers such as Heraeus Kulzer GmbH and others continuously emphasizing product innovations, which will help drive regional industry growth.