Dental Filling Market to Exceed 1.4 billion USD by 2024

Dental filling is a type of dental procedure used to repair minor to moderate tooth fracture, decay and other damaged surface on the tooth. To even out the surface and enhance the chewing and biting abilities, dental filling materials are used.

In 2015, the dental filling market was estimated over 1073 million USD. If the research by Global Market Insights is to be believed, it’s expected to exceed 1.4 billion USD by the end of 2024.

The growing occurrences of dental disorders are driving the demand for dental fillings. Tooth decays and cavities are a fairly common sight. According to World Health Organization (WHO), around 60-90% of children and almost all of the adults are suffering from dental cavities worldwide. The numbers are expected to rise over the coming years, further fuelling the demand for dental fillings.

A fair estimate informs how only 21% of adults regularly visit the dentists for checkups, while only 42% use toothbrush for oral hygiene.

The increase in the number of cosmetic and dental procedures as well as continuous advancements in technology would further contribute to the dental fillings market growth.

Based on the filling type, the market is divided into 2 categories:
– Indirect filling
– Direct filling

Based on the materials used, the global market is classified into:
– Silver/Amalgam fillings (High durability and demand in cosmetic dental procedures)
– Gold fillings
– Glass ionomer (Used mainly for children with big cavities)
– Ceramic/Porcelain fillings
– Composite fillings – glass/plastic

Regional outlook

Due to rising preference for aesthetic dentistry, North America is serving the maximum demand for dental fillings. The well-developed healthcare infrastructure and high per capita income helps them propel the demand for dental filling material.

However, owing to its vast geriatric population, Asia Pacific is estimated to witness the best growth rate among all the geographic regions in the world, growing at the highest Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).

Besides the vast and growing population, improving awareness and healthcare infrastructure and rise in disposable income can also be credited for the growth.

The European market ranks third, and is majorly dominated by Germany, who holds over 26% if the dental fillings share in the European region. By 2024, it’s anticipated to surpass 83 million USD.

The global report is an all-inclusive overview of the prevalent scenario and is based on several factors influencing the demand for dental fillings. The report has been methodologically prepared based on proven research and includes data from authoritative, valuable sources.

How To Become A Dentist/ Prosthodontist

I came across a question on Yahoo! Answers the other day, from apparently a school student/ pupil, enquiring about the length of education one requires in order to become a ‘Prosthodontist’.

(A Prosthodontist is a dentist specializing in restoration and replacement of teeth. Patients visit them for dentures, dental implants, dental caps/ dental crowns and dental bridges.) Since the blog of the best dentist in Delhi, Dr. Deepak Bhutani (Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Implantologist), who also provides dental courses in Delhi to improve your working skills & boost confidence, is a resource on all things dental education, I decided to address the query here.

Please note, this blog post is in context to the Indian education system.
To start, a career in dentistry requires school graduation with a medical sciences background. For CBSE students, this means, physics, chemistry, biology, and English. The 5th subject is Math but can be substituted with an option like Physical Education, or Informatics Practices. (IP) Post class 12th, one needs to apply for Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). It is a 5-year course, including a 1-year rotary internship.

Then, in order to become a Prosthodontist, the BDS graduate can pursue Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge. Likewise, if one wants to be an Endodontist (Endodontists are specialists in treating dental pulp. Patients usually see these experts for root canal therapy.), MDS in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics is to be chosen.

3 Tips To Perform Better In BDS Exams

BDS, Bachelor of Dental Surgery is one of the main dental courses in India. A good tip is not to take all the tips you find too seriously (No, that doesn’t mean that you can close this tab! Let me explain!).

There is plenty of advice for students on the internet – take a break every 45/ 40-90/ 40-50 minutes, cramming a couple of days before the exams don’t help (Not suggesting you to, but isn’t it what all students do?), and so on. You need to figure out what works for you.

Example: Whether you decide to revise till late in the night, or wake up early in the morning to do so when the exam is the next/same day depends on whether you are an owl or a lark.

Do use old examination papers (Question papers) to discover significant questions. A number of questions repeatedly appear over the years. Old question papers also throw light on important areas other questions may be asked from.

Try to keep your life sorted during exams – stress-inducing heartbreaks, arguments/ conflicts with loved ones, etc. are unbelievably distracting. During exams, try to be in a relaxed state of mind (Meditate if needed.) and approach studying with pure concentration. If you have a gymming habit, it would help, since exercise helps relieve stress.

For more tips for BDS students, read this article by our writer.