Dental veneers continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for patients looking to improve the appearance of teeth that are showing damage due to cracking and chipping or wear and tear. Veneers are tooth-colored materials that are customized for the individual needs of the patient. They are normally made of porcelain, and they are placed on the front of the teeth in order to give them an improved shape, color, or size. Because they can last anywhere from seven to twenty years, patients often choose them so they can enjoy long-lasting results. Cosmetic Town TV has a look at dental veneers and how they can be used to transform the smile of a patient:
Thanks to the transformative effect of dental veneers, a recent report spotlighted the popularity of the dental veneers market by showing an expected growth from 1.55-billion dollars in 2021 to an estimated 2.30-billion dollars by 2028 (an increase of 5.7\%)
Earlier this year, Insight Partners published a research study called “Dental Veneers Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product (Composite Material, Dental Porcelain, and Others), Age Group (Child and Adult), and End User (Hospitals, Dental Clinics and Others).”
According to the report, the growth of the global dental veneers market is being driven by an increased number of dental disorder cases along with a growth in the focus on aesthetics and an increased awareness about veneers on the part of consumers. Adults accounted for the largest market share of examined age groups with a market share of 84.96\% in 2021. The largest market share for products was the composite material segment at 47.59\% in 2021.
It was reported that the global need for veneers was growing because of an increase in dental problems such as chipped teeth, discoloration, and abnormalities to the teeth. Another reason veneers remain so popular is their ability to improve the look of the teeth and that they are made of material that is long-lasting. In addition, dental veneers do not require any in-depth maintenance beyond basic oral hygiene.
Oral disease is not limited to the United States. The World Health Organization reported, as recently as 2019, that oral disease affected almost 3.5-billion people across the globe. In the United States, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reported that baby boomers and the age group of 31-40 are the groups most likely to request a cosmetic dentistry procedure.
When it comes to products, dental veneers are segmented into sections including dental porcelain, composite materials, and others. The year 2021 showed the composite material segment accounted for the biggest share of the market due to the growing use of composite materials in a veneers treatment (thanks to its easy availability). Having said that, the dental porcelain segment is expected to show the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4\% during the period forecasted in the report. Porcelain materials are proving to be popular thanks to their ability to maintain the natural look of the teeth while also providing results that are long-lasting.
The age group market for dental veneers is segmented by children and adults. The adult segment had the highest share of the 2021 market, and it is expected to enjoy a higher CAGR during the forecast period.
The end-users of dental veneers are classified into segments that include dental clinics, hospitals, and others. Hospitals were the largest segment in 2021 and they are expected to maintain their lead during the forecast period.
Just like every other medical field in the world, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the dental industry. According to the American Dental Association, dental procedures were divided into classifications of “emergency/urgent” and “routine/elective” thanks to coronavirus safety measures and restrictions.
Safety measures continue to be practiced in the dental industry since dental procedures involve direct contact with the oral fluids of patients. This contact carries the possibility of infections so dental professionals have to take extra steps to minimize the chances of an infection thanks to the oral fluid exposure.
It has also been reported that dental diseases are among the most preventable public health issues when it comes to chronic health conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 47.2\% of adults in the United States are experiencing some form of periodontal disease including about 70\% of adults (ages sixty-five and older).
Patients who are experiencing dental problems are advised to schedule an appointment with an experienced and board-certified dental professional. The doctor can examine the mouth to determine the extent of the dental issue along with the overall health of the teeth and gums. The dentist will also discuss the oral health issue with the patient in order to get a better understanding of the desired results and overall oral health goals of the person. Once the doctor and the patient agree on the best treatment option (such as veneers), the cosmetic dentistry treatment can be scheduled.