Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated artificial crowns that are placed over deciduous or primary teeth. They are typically used in pediatric dentistry for restoring severely decayed teeth in children. Stainless steel crowns provide superior durability and strength compared to other restorative materials such as composite fillings or conventional crowns. They protect the tooth from further damage, preserve the integrity of the tooth structure, and restore proper function and aesthetics. Stainless steel crowns come in child-friendly designs that appeal to children and also mimic the appearance of natural teeth, which increases patient acceptance of treatment.
The global stainless crowns market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1.3 billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The growing demand for aesthetically pleasing dental treatments from pediatric patients is a key driver propelling the growth of the stainless crowns market. Stainless steel crowns are available in numerous cartoon and animal-themed designs that children find appealing. This increases their willingness to undergo dental procedures and compliance for treatment. Furthermore, an increasing number of pediatric dentists are recommending stainless crowns over other materials due to their strength and longevity. They ensure long-term protection of the tooth structure in the developmental stages of children. Stainless steel crowns have greater durability than other restorative options and protect the tooth from re-decay. These advantages are increasing stainless crowns adoption among dentists worldwide.
The stainless crowns market can be segmented into metal crowns and non-metal crowns. Within metal crowns, zirconia crowns dominate the market holding around 60% share as they are highly durable and esthetic. Zirconia crowns offer superior strength, durability and biocompatibility over other sub segments.
Political: The regulations related to dental crown approval and reimbursement vary across countries and regions which impacts market dynamics.
Economic: Rising disposable income has increased affordability for cosmetic dentistry procedures globally boosting demand. High treatment costs in developing nations remain a challenge.
Social: Emphasis on dental aesthetics has increased among consumers encouraging usage of tooth restoration solutions. Advances in cementing techniques have improved outcomes.
Technological: Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technologies have enhanced customization and productivity. Increased adoption of CAD/CAM and 3D printing in dentistry is positively transforming workflows.
The Global Stainless Crowns Market Share is expected to witness high growth on account of rising cases of tooth loss and growing dental tourism in low cost destinations.
North America currently leads the stainless crowns market due to favorable reimbursement policies and accessibility of advanced dental technologies in the region. The growing middle class population has increased spending on oral healthcare in Asia Pacific making it a highly lucrative market.
Key players operating in the stainless crowns market are Dentsply Sirona, Ivoclar Vivadent, Modern Dental, 3M, Glidewell, Danaher, Zirkonzahn, Amann Girrbach, Coltene, Pritidenta. Companies are focusing on product innovation and geographic expansion strategies to strengthen market presence.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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