The endodontic supplies market has been forecast to reach a value of $798 million in 2018, driven by the growing utilisation of dental care services among aging baby boomers and the greater emphasis on maintaining dental health for aesthetic and functional reasons among young adults.
Endodontics is a medical field with a promising future with growth attributed to the rising number of endodontic procedures and the increasing complexity of cases due to the world's aging population.
The market is also affected by the growing heterogeneity of endodontic patient population, whereby dentists are required to work with a wide range of challenging anatomical structures.
Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Endodontists perform a variety of procedures including endodontic therapy (commonly known as "root canal therapy"), endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma.
Global demand for dental supplies declined during the 2007-2009 recession period largely as a result of the decline in patient traffic and the subsequent fall in demand for supplies from dental labs. Economic conditions and the level of comfort and duration of procedures typically determine the number of endodontic procedures carried out each year.
The development of innovative products and materials is expected to drive volume growth of endodontic procedures. Material advancements have significantly influenced the endodontics market, with obturation benefitting immensely from the advent of new materials.
Gutta-percha remains the most widely used obturation material, while zinc oxide-eugenol and epoxy resin based cements are used as root canal sealers while calcium hydroxide is used for intra-canal medication. Biomaterials, comprising bioactive glass, mineral trioxide aggregate, and bioaggregate, constitute another focus area in the endodontic supplies market.
The US represents the largest region within the endodontic supplies market. Growth in the country is led by the economic recovery, the growing base of aging baby boomer population, and pent-up demand for dental procedures.
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