Global dental implant market: Nobel Biocare and Zimmer dominate

Press Release   •   Feb 22, 2013 16:25 GMT

The global dental implant market is led by the North America region, followed by Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In terms of country dominance, the United States is the largest player, with Brazil, Italy, South Korea and Germany following. The global dental implant market is highly competitive, although there are a number of large corporations in the industry, including Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Dentsply and Zimmer.

Dental market is bifurcated into two segments: dental consumables and dental equipments. Dental consumables represent the largest segment of the dental care industry. The dental consumables segment includes crown/bridge, implant, orthodontics, impressive materials, composites, endodontics, adhesives and cement. On the other hand, 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.

The main drivers of the global dental market include low dental implant penetration rates and increasing worldwide elderly population. Another factor which drives the dental market is longer life expectancy since increase in life expectancy results in more elderly population. Increasing consumer income and increasing urban population are other major factors which boost up the dental market. Major mergers and acquisitions is a significant trend of the market

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