Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Market is Segmented by Raw Material (Synthetic Adhesive and Natural Adhesive), Etching Type (Self Etching Adhesive, Total Etching Adhesive, and Other Etching Types), Curing (Self Cured, Light Cured, and Dual Cured), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for Dental adhesives and sealants in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market Bar Graph
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >5 %
Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Global Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market is projected to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The market has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to nationwide lockdowns and strict social distancing measures, the dental economy, along with several other healthcare sectors, came to a halt in March and April 2020. During this time, the dental community's early proactive response to help flatten the curve and preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) had a significant impact on the dental economy thus affecting the demand for dental adhesives and sealants. However, with 90 percent of dental practices reopened, dentistry has the fastest growth. Thus, the market has recovered in the second half of 2020.

  • Over the medium term, the major factors driving the market are increasing health expenditures and emphasis on improving dental procedure outcomes in developing countries, increase in the aging population around the world.
  • However, on the flip side, the high cost of treatment and COVID-19 impact are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • North America accounted for the largest market, accounting for more than 40% of the global market share, followed by Asia-Pacific.

Scope of the Report

The Dental adhesives and sealants market is segmented by raw material, etching type, curing, and region. By raw material, the market is segmented into Synthetic Adhesive and Natural Adhesive. By etching type, the market is segmented into Self Etching Adhesive, Total Etching Adhesive, and Other Etching Types. By curing, the market is segmented into Self Cured, Light Cured, and Dual Cured. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the dental adhesives and sealants market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Raw Material
Synthetic Adhesive
Other Raw Materials
Natural Adhesive
Etching Type
Self-etching Adhesive
Total Etching Adhesive
Other Etching Adhesives
Self Cured
Light Cured
Dual Cured
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Self-etch Adhesive to Dominate the Market

  • The demand for dental adhesive technology has evolved in recent times toward complex formulations with simplified clinical procedures.
  • The growing demand for reduced technique sensitivity, less time-consuming clinical application, and fewer incidences of post-operative sensitivity have made self-etch adhesive systems a promising approach when compared to the other etch adhesive systems.
  • The basic composition of self-etch adhesive is an aqueous solution of acidic functional monomers, with pH relatively higher than that of phosphoric acid etchants. It also contains (Hydroxyethyl)methacrylate (HEMA) monomer because most of the acidic monomers are low water-soluble and they also increase the wettability of the dentin surface.
  • Self-etch adhesive systems are also considered simplified adhesives materials. It offers some advantages over conventional etch and rinse systems such as reduction of postopeructive sensibility and less sensitive technique.
  • The current self-etch adhesive systems are classified based on the number of clinical application steps such as one-step or two-step adhesives.
  • One-step self-etch adhesive system are all-in-one adhesives, which combine the etching, priming, bonding, thus containing acidic functional monomers, hydrophobic monomers, water and organic solvent in a single solution.
  • Two-step self-etch adhesive system include the use of hydrophilic etching primer, which combines acidic monomers that simultaneously etch and prime tooth substrate and after solvent evaporation, a layer of hydrophobic and bonding agent seal the dentin.
  • The number of aging people is already rising rapidly, but the oldest old are growing even faster. The aging populations are aging fast. By 2050, UN estimates put the number of oldest old people at 434 million which is triple the amount 125 million of oldest old people in 2015.
  • Owing to all the aforementioned factors, the market is expected to grow in the coming years, post COVID-19 recovery.
Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market Share

North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America is dominating the dental adhesives and sealants market in the global scenario, and accounts for more than 40% of the global market share, with the United States being the largest market. This is due to the easy availability of products, the presence of advanced technologies, and the favorable reimbursement structure. For example, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid cover dental sealants, making them more affordable and encouraging the use of sealants and related services.
  • The US healthcare industry is one of the key sectors contributing to the GDP. Approximately two-thirds of Americans seek care from a dentist regularly, and the remaining individuals and families face challenges accessing dental care.
  • There are increasing concerns among people for oral hygiene and healthcare in the country, and investments are being made in the healthcare industry to develop smart infrastructure and to expand the existing facilities in the country.
  • However, high prices of dental care is major restraining factor for the market studied in the country. According Medical Tourism Association, the average cost of dental implant is around USD 2,500.
  • Some of the major companies in the country that provide dental adhesives in United States are 3M, Kuraray America, Inc., etc.
  • These factors are expected to show significant impact on the growth of the dental adhesives and sealants market over the forecast period.
Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

The global dental adhesives and sealants market is fragmented in nature. The major companies in the market include 3M, BISCO Inc., Kuraray America, Inc, Ivoclar Vivadent, and SDI Limited, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Health Expenditures and Emphasis on Improving Dental Procedure Outcomes in Developing Countries

      2. 4.1.2 Increase in Aging Population Around the World

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Treatment

      2. 4.2.2 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Raw Material

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic Adhesive

        1. Acrylic

        2. Silicone

        3. Other Raw Materials

      2. 5.1.2 Natural Adhesive

    2. 5.2 Etching Type

      1. 5.2.1 Self-etching Adhesive

      2. 5.2.2 Total Etching Adhesive

      3. 5.2.3 Other Etching Adhesives

    3. 5.3 Curing

      1. 5.3.1 Self Cured

      2. 5.3.2 Light Cured

      3. 5.3.3 Dual Cured

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 BISCO, Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 GC Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Ultradent Products Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Kuraray America, Inc

      6. 6.4.6 SDI Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Sino-dentex Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Ivoclar Vivadent

      9. 6.4.9 Tokuyama Dental Corporation Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

3M, Ivoclar Vivadent, BISCO, Inc., Kuraray America, Inc, SDI Limited are the major companies operating in Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market.

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