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Medical Ceramics Market Size

ID: MRFR//4274-CR | 155 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| March 2021

Due to the biocompatibility, strength and corrosion resistance of the medical ceramics market is important to healthcare. Orthopedic implants, dental prostheses and other devices are manufactured from medical ceramics. Growth in the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems and dental complications has fostered market development for ceramic implant and prosthetics. As compared with standard materials, these ceramic components integrate better with our body systems hence less unwanted response.

Medical ceramics industry constitutes a significant portion used to produce hip, knee as well as shoulder implants. Joint replacement surgeries seek strong materials like medical ceramics because world population is aging while orthopedic disorders are increasing. Furthermore, through ceramic manufacturing technology it has been possible to make implants that mimic natural bone mechanical characteristics thereby improving patient outcomes and implant life span.

Dental crowns, bridges and implants are made using medical ceramics. Ceramics have an edge over other materials in restorative dentistry because they combine biocompatibility, long-lasting service life and aesthetics. In order to meet aesthetic demands of their patients when preserving dental restorations’ durability but also usefulness at hand, dentists opt for this type of material when undertaking cosmetic dentistry cases. The dental sector of the medical ceramics market will be promoted by advancements in dental materials and a growing global population with oral care needs.

Research & development drives applications expansion and improvement in material quality within the medical ceramics industry. Bioactive agents incorporated into ceramic formulations enhance osseointegration with orthopaedic or/and dental implants[1]. Application of 3D printing technique in production of ceramic may bring about a revolution where personalization becomes feasible making patient specific solutions easy to obtain resulting into improved treatment outcomes.

Medical ceramics industry is influenced by geographical location such as health care facilities, regulatory environments as well as economic situations. Developed countries which have good health infrastructures tend to use more ceramic materials since there is availability of modern medicine treatments and equipment[2]. Developing economies are gaining more significance in terms of healthcare infrastructure and awareness about medical ceramics.

These constraints make it difficult for the medical ceramics sector due to the high cost of ceramic materials which makes them unavailable in some areas. Regulatory requirements for medical devices and extensive testing make it challenging to introduce new ceramic products. Industry stakeholders, regulatory organizations and research institutions need to work together to streamline processes as well as assure safety and efficacy of these medical ceramics”.

Global Medical Ceramics Market Overview

The Medical Ceramics Market Size was valued at USD 20.1 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 21.12 Billion in 2023 to USD 28.47 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.10% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). An increase in orthopedic and dental implant surgeries is the key market driver enhancing growth.Medical Ceramics Market

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Medical Ceramics Market Trends

  • A rise in procedures using dental and orthopedic implants will boost the market growth

One of the key reasons fueling the growth of this market is the increase in the number of medical procedures requiring implants, such as orthopedic and dental implants. For instance, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported in December 2021 that the knee was the most frequently damaged joint among teenage athletes, with an anticipated 754,000 knee arthroplasty (replacement) surgeries performed ly in 2021. Moreover, the European Commission reports that 450,000 hip arthroplasty (replacement) surgeries were performed ly in 2019 as of July 2021. Technical ceramics are increasingly used in endo-prosthetics due to their superior frictional qualities of 0.5 to 1.0. There is an increasing demand for medical ceramics items including dental screws and bridges, valves, and femoral head implants for hip replacement due to the rise in trauma cases as a result of slips, trips, and falls and the necessity for medical intervention (orthopedics). The Economic Times said that by 2050, there would be around two billion individuals over 60, an increase of almost 20%. And this will lead to a surge in bone-related conditions where medical ceramics are utilized extensively, such as joint replacement, osteoporosis, and back discomfort, which will impressively drive the ceramic medical market. Also, the growing use of medical ceramics in dental procedures may stimulate the market for medical ceramics. Thus, this factor is driving the market CAGR.

The worldwide market of medical ceramics is anticipated to be driven by the development of innovative product kinds with greater mechanical strengths and flexibility. For instance, the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved CeramTec GmbH's revolutionary ceramic complete knee replacement system on June 14, 2022. CeramTec GmbH is a German firm that produces and develops sophisticated ceramic components.

The sales of medical implants and gadgets are directly responsible for the rising popularity of medical ceramics. The dramatic increase in the world's population and the growth of the senior population are key factors in the rise in medical implants and equipment sales. The acceptance of medical implants has grown among patients and professionals everywhere. In general, many patients choose joint reproduction medical treatments to improve their level of pleasure. Over the anticipated period, these variables are projected to support the Medical Ceramics market revenue growth for medical ceramics.

Medical Ceramics Market Segment Insights

Medical Ceramics Type Insights

Based on type, the  market segments of Medical Ceramics includes Bioinert Ceramics, Bioactive Ceramics, Bioresorbable Ceramics, and Piezoceramics. The Bioinert Ceramics Medical Ceramics segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing to around ~65-67% of the  revenue. The rise in periodontal disease cases, the number of knee and hip replacement operations, and the number of dental treatments will all contribute to market expansion. The worldwide market for medical ceramics is driven by several reasons, including the growing demand for medical ceramics in medical devices, technical advancements in medical ceramics, and government efforts that encourage medical ceramics.

Figure 1 Medical Ceramics Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Medical Ceramics Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030

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Medical Ceramics Application Insights

Based on application, the Medical Ceramics market segmentation includes Dental Applications, Orthopedic Applications, Cardiovascular, Medical Devices, and Plastic Surgery. The dental applications segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. The dentistry applications category accounted for the biggest revenue share in 2021. The increase in demand for dental restorations in dentistry can be attributed to the segment's growth. Dental brackets, crowns, veneers, implants, and fillings all contain ceramic materials. Fillings are frequently created using mercury, tin, and silver amalgams. Yet, resin-based filler materials are increasingly gaining popularity for both aesthetic and health reasons. Hence, rising dental restoration for Medical Ceramics positively impacts the market growth.

Medical Ceramics End User Insights

Based on End Users, the Medical Ceramics industry has been segmented into Hospitals & Clinics and Specialty Centers. Hospitals & Clinics held the largest segment share in 2022. The market revenue of this sector is primarily driven by a rise in patient load due to an increase in the incidence rate of joint ailments, dental issues, and a variety of other disorders. The segment's growth is also being fueled by finance alternatives and simple access to sophisticated operations because hospitals have top-notch medical facilities.

In 2022, the clinic's sector continued contributing a stable portion of income. Growth in the installation and deployment of modern dental and osteological analytical and imaging instruments in clinics primarily drives the market revenue of this sector.

Medical Ceramics Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North America Medical Ceramics market accounted for USD 9.20 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. According to the INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION, there were 2 million osteoporosis sufferers in Canada in 2017, and this is predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. According to research conducted in North America, among the 0.38 million female Medicare seniors who had fractures, 10% had another fracture within a year, 18% within two years, and 31% within five years.


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Europe Medical Ceramics market occupied a sizeable portion of the worldwide market. This may be because more people are getting hip and knee replacements, more items are available in the area, and a lot of older adults. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that Switzerland, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and Belgium had among the highest rates of hip and knee replacement surgeries in the area in 2021. Further, the Germany market of Medical Ceramics held the largest market share, and the U.K. market of Medical Ceramics was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.

Due to the rising number of patients with decreased bone density and back pain needing treatment, Asia Pacific Medical Ceramics market is anticipated to expand at a faster CAGR throughout the projection period. Moreover, the China market of Medical Ceramics held the largest market share, and the India Medical Ceramics market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Medical Ceramics Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product portfolios, which will spur further market growth for Medical Ceramics. With significant industry changes, including new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market developments are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their presence. To grow and remain in a market that is becoming increasingly competitive, Medical Ceramics industry competitors must provide affordable products.

Manufacturing locally to cut operational costs is one of the main business tactics the Medical Ceramics industry uses to serve customers and increase the market sector. The Medical Ceramics industry has recently given medicine some of the most important advantages. The Medical Ceramics markets major players such as Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (U.S.), Institut Straumann AG (Switzerland), 3M (U.S.), DePuy Synthes (U.S.), Stryker (U.S.), CoorsTek, Inc. (U.S.), CeramTec (Germany), Nobel Biocare (Switzerland), Kyocera Corporation (Japan), and Rauschert Group (Germany), and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.

Advanced ceramic components are developed and produced by CeramTec. The goods are utilized in various applications, particularly in the chemical, automotive, equipment and machine building, medical technology, electronics, and equipment and machine manufacturing sectors. The US FDA approved CeramTec's innovative ceramic complete knee replacement system in 2022.

The industry's partner for cutting-edge parts and components made of high-performance ceramics is DOCERAM GmbH. Doceram Medical Ceramics and Nobel Biocare announced an extended partnership in creating premium restorative solutions on November 3, 2020. Nobel Biocare and DOCERAM Medical Ceramics's expertise is being combined to provide more flexible and high-quality restorative options for consumers.

Key Companies in the market of Medical Ceramics include

  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Institut Straumann AG (Switzerland)

  • 3M (US)

  • DePuy Synthes (U.S.)

  • Stryker (U.S.)

  • CoorsTek, Inc. (U.S.)

  • CeramTec (Germany)

  • Nobel Biocare (Switzerland)

  • Kyocera Corporation (Japan)

  • Rauschert Group (Germany)

Medical Ceramics Industry Developments

  • June 2022 The US FDA has authorized the innovative ceramic full-knee replacement system created by CeramTec, a German business that creates and manufactures ceramic components.

  • January 2021 CeramTec Group acquired Dentalpoint AG, a Swiss company. This makes investing in the growing market for metal-free dental prosthetics easier.

Medical Ceramics Market Segmentation

Medical Ceramics Type Outlook

  • Bioinert Ceramics

    • Zirconia

    • Alumina

    • Others

  • Bioactive Ceramics

    • Hydroxyapatite

    • Glass Ceramics

  • Bioresorbable Ceramics

  • Piezoceramics

Medical Ceramics Application Outlook

  • Dental Applications

  • Dental Implants

  • Dental Crowns & Bridges

  • Braces

  • Inlays & Onlays

  • Dental Bone Grafts & Substitutes

  • Orthopedic Applications

  • Joint Replacement

  • Fracture Fixation

  • Orthobiologics

  • Cardiovascular

  • Medical Devices

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Others

Medical Ceramics End-User Outlook

  • Hospitals & Clinics

  • Specialty Centers

  • Others

Medical Ceramics Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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