The global dental inlays and onlays market size is expected to reach USD 5.8 billion by 2028, with the market growing at 10.9% CAGR during the forecast period


As indirect dental restorations, inlays and onlays are created outside of the mouth in a laboratory. When a cavity is too large to fill with a simple filling, an inlay or onlay is often used.

New York, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the publication of the report “Global Dental Inlays & Onlays Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Material, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 – 2028″ –
In dentistry, inlays and onlays are applied to fill cavities before being bonded to the tooth. It is an alternative to a direct restoration that is constructed inside the mouth and is constructed of composite, amalgam, or glass ionomer. When a tooth has suffered too much trauma to sustain a conventional filling but not enough damage to warrant a crown, inlays and onlays are used in the molars or premolars. The volume and surface of the tooth they cover is the main point of comparison.

An inlay will cover the chewing region between the two cusps and include the cracks and pits of a tooth. An onlay would involve covering one or more cusps. A crown is said to be such if it completely covers the tooth, including all the cusps. When an intracoronary restoration is intended for a tooth, the decay or fracture may be very severe such that a direct restoration with amalgam or composite would harm the structural integrity of the tooth or not provide adequate resistance to forces. occlusal. Indirect repair of gold and porcelain inlays may be suggested in these circumstances.

Gold was traditionally used to make inlays and onlays, and it is still often used today. Inlays made of other materials, such as porcelain, were first mentioned in 1857. Porcelain offers more cosmetic value to the patient due to its tooth-like color. Inlays and onlays are now more frequently created using ceramic materials in recent years. The first ceramic inlay produced by a chairside CAD-CAM system was applied to a patient in 1985. The CEREC 3 was developed more recently, in 2000. This allows inlays and onlays to be designed and placed in the same appointment. Additionally, the machine’s 3D scanning capabilities eliminate the need to obtain prints.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Businesses across the industry have been damaged. Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak has also impacted the dental inlays and onlays market. Due to severe restrictions and government-imposed lockdown in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, market growth has been severely hampered. The epidemic has led to the closure of dental facilities and a drop in patient appointments at dental clinics. Materials for dental inlays and onlays cannot be obtained because the raw materials cannot be purchased, which adversely affects the supply chain of these materials.

Market Growth Factors

The growing burden of dental disease worldwide

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of oral diseases and problems all over the world. Oral health is a vital sign of general health, happiness or quality of life. Dental cavities, periodontal disease, oral cancer, tooth loss, oral trauma, noma and birth defects including cleft lip and palate are just some of the diseases and conditions that fall under this generic term. According to the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease Study, approximately 3.5 billion people are expected to be affected by oral disorders. Around 180,000 people worldwide die each year from malignant tumors of the lip and oral cavity. The ever-increasing burden of dental issues across the globe is significantly increasing the growth of the dental inlays and onlays market.

Rapid increase in the geriatric population all over the world

Worldwide, the percentage of people aged 65 and over has increased from 6% in 1990 to 9% in 2019. By 2050, this percentage is expected to increase to 16%, which means that 1 in 6 people in the world would be 65 years old. or older. As older people are more prone to get dental diseases, the demand for dental inlays and onlays is increasing due to the increasing geriatric population all over the world. Thus, this factor is driving the growth of the dental inlays and onlays market.

Market restraining factors

High cost of deploying inlays and onlays

One of the major factors hindering the growth of the dental inlays and onlays market is the high cost of the entire procedure. Dental inlays and onlays vary in price depending on a number of variables, including the material and the level of training of the dentist. Oral onlays generally cost the same as inlays. These restorations can cost a little more, but they usually take up more space. Porcelain, composite resin or gold are just some of the materials that can be used to create inlays and onlays. The most aesthetically pleasing alternative is porcelain, but it is usually the most expensive. This factor is restraining the growth of the market.

Material outlook

Based on material, the dental inlays and onlays market is porcelain, zirconia, gold, and composite. In 2021, the porcelain segment acquired the largest revenue share of the dental inlays and onlays market. The growth of the segment is increasing owing to the sudden increase in cosmetic dentistry procedures and the demand for porcelain dental inlays and onlays in dental offices, as well as the widespread use of porcelain materials in the techniques dental restoration.

Type Outlook

On the basis of type, type, the dental inlays and onlays market is divided into direct and indirect. In 2021, the indirect segment recorded a substantial share of dental inlays market revenue and expenditure. Using an impression of the prepared tooth, an indirect approach involves constructing the restoration outside the oral cavity. Some of the disadvantages of direct resin composites, such as polymerization shrinkage at the width of the bonding gap, are avoided by this method.

Regional outlook

By region, the dental inlays and onlays market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA. In 2021, North America accounted for the highest revenue share of the dental inlays and expenses market. This is due to an increase in the number of dental procedures performed in the region, an increase in the frequency of dental diseases, and increased consumer awareness of oral health. Other factors contributing to the expansion of the North America market include availability of skilled dental professionals, increase in dental care expenditures, presence of well-developed healthcare infrastructure, increase in demand for state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry practices and a high disposable income staff.

The market research report covers the analysis of major market players. Key companies profiled in the report include 3M Company, James R. Glidewell, Dental Ceramics, Inc., Coltene Whaledent, Inc., Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, Dentsply Sirona, Inc., Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Institut Straumann AG, National Dentex Labs, Smile Brands and Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Scope of the study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By type

• Direct

• Indirect

By material

• Porcelain

• Zirconia

• Gold

• Composite

By geography

• North America

o United States

o Canada

o Mexico

o Rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

o United Kingdom

o France

o Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o Rest of Europe

• Asia Pacific

o China

o Japan

o India

o South Korea

o Singapore

o Malaysia

o Rest of Asia-Pacific


o Brazil

o Argentina


o Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o Rest of the LAMEA

Profiled companies

• 3M Company

• James R. Glidewell, Dental Ceramics, Inc.

• Coltene Whaledent, Inc.

• Den-Mat Holdings, LLC

• Dentsply Sirona, Inc.

• Ivoclar Vivadent AG

• Institute Straumann AG

• Dentex National Laboratories

• Smile Marks

• Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

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