US Market Report for Direct Restoratives 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
This market comprises composite, amalgam and GI and RMGI materials used in direct restorations produced by dentists in their clinics. Growth in the market will be driven by the increasing popularity of direct composites which are expanding both in price and unit sales. As new technologies improve the quality and durability of composite materials, their price will gradually rise with unit sales fueled by the needs of an aging population. This increase was driven by unit growth in the markets for composite materials and GI and RMGI material, but mitigated by the decline in amalgam unit sales. These products are considered as substitutes, implying that a decrease in the sales of one will be outweighed by an increase in the sales of the alternative material, all else remaining constant.
Direct restorative materials, more commonly known as fillings, are dental materials that are positioned directly onto a tooth at the dental clinic. Direct restorations are distinct from indirect restorations in that they are produced inside the mouth by the dentist, and not in a dental laboratory, through the assistance of dental impressions. Consequently, they only require a single visit to the dentist, during which the filling material is shaped by the dentist before it hardens and takes its final shape in the intraoral cavity.