Europe Dental Implant Market size surpassed USD 1.3 billion in 2020 and is predicted to expand at over 8.4% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry & dental aesthetics among patients and growing prevalence of dental ailments across the region will boost the market growth.
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Rise in the number of people suffering from oral diseases such as dental caries, periodontal disease, trauma from injuries and others are expected to have a significant impact on the Europe dental implant market expansion. The epidemiology and assessment of dental ailment highlights surging prevalence of dental conditions, further affecting significant proportion of population in many countries. As per the World Scientific Journal 2020 study, the adults in the European countries such as Belarus (76%) and Poland (62%) reported to have high prevalence of periodontitis. The high prevalence of dental ailments such as dental caries and periodontitis is set to propel the adoption of dental implant.
Tapered dental implant market value in Europe was over USD 983 million in 2020, attributed to reduced healing time and high primary stability offered by these implants. Tapered implants mimic the natural shape of the tooth roots that aids in providing more stability, improved dental aesthetics, maximum bone maintenance and strong attachment to soft tissue. These implants feature broad range of attributes that facilitate high preference in dental implant procedures. Tapered design of the implants provides immediate restoration due to high insertion torque and low risk associated with the labial perforation.
Titanium implants material segment accounted for over 70% Europe dental implant market share in 2020. This high market share is due to host of clinical properties possessed by titanium implants, further driving the high implant success rate. Titanium dental implant feature mechanical properties such as low density and biocompatibility that ensure long life of the dental implant.
Titanium implants exhibit strong attachment with the bone & the gingival tissues and are highly used in osseointegration owing to broad variety of applications and positive user experiences. Owing to these properties, titanium implants offer high success rate in the implant placement procedures. According to the Prosthesis 2020 review, the titanium implants featuring (cpTi) and Ti-6Al-4V alloys have offered clinical success rates of up to 99% in the last 10 years span.
Hospitals end-use segment revenue is projected to reach USD 616 million by 2027, impelled by surging geriatric population and increasing prevalence of dental diseases. As per the Eurostat, the elderly population in the EU-27 countries was 90.5 million in 2019 and is estimated to reach 129.8 million by 2050. Older adults are highly susceptible to dental ailments such as dental caries and periodontitis. The increasing elderly population is thereby expected to promote the visits to hospitals for dental treatment.
The UK dental implant market size will register growth rate of around 8.5% during the forecast period, led by growing prevalence of dental diseases and favourable government initiatives to promote oral health in the country. Periodontal disease is one of the significant factors causing tooth loss in adults in the UK. According to the Frontiers Journal 2020, a study was conducted to assess the prevalence of periodontitis in UK. The study revealed that among the participants, the individuals suffering with painful gums, bleeding gums and loose teeth were 2.7%, 11.2% and 3.3% respectively.
Moreover, the adoption of initiatives such as National Smile Month, Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative and oral health education programs to raise awareness among the population regarding dental conditions and oral care will further propel the market demand.
Key companies involved in the Europe dental implant market include Envista Holdings, Dentsply Sirona, Zimmer Biomet, Glidewell Laboratories, Osstem Implant, ADIN Dental Implants Systems, Straumann AG, CAMLOG Biotechnologies AG and Henry Schein.
These industry players are engaged in several strategic initiatives such as mergers & acquisitions, product launch, distribution agreements to maintain their market position. For instance, in May 2021, Straumann AG announced strategic agreement with Western Dental & Orthodontics, an orthodontics provider company, to expand access to dental implant. This strategic move will assist the company in expanding its commercial presence and catering to larger customer base across the region.