A digital impression is a digital scan that creates a map of your teeth which allows you and your dentist to view your teeth on a computer screen. With the help of a wand, dental measurements are taken and it captures countless small images that are immediately stitched together by the digital impression.
Substantial increase in the number of dental surgeries across the globe and rapid technological advancement in dental surgical devices for ease of surgeries are major factors expected to drive the growth of the global digital dental impression market. Demand from dental surgeons for devices or instruments with lower complexity are increasing. High penetration of sensors and the advent of 3D technology manufactures are focused on the development of innovative products. Digital impression captures the replica of the patient’s mouth which is more precise as compared to traditional mold. The digital impression is captured with the help of a tool that is connected to the computer. The device is connected to a computer and with the help software doctors create a virtual model of a patient’s mouth. This device helps the doctor to deliver better treatment to patients. Consumer awareness related to oral health is increasing and with the rising patient pool doctors are focused on the adoption of advanced devices that lowers the time of treatment. Major players approach towards strategic business expansion through acquisition and partnership is expected to augment the growth of digital dental impression market. Since last two decades, the average dental expenditure per person in the US increased 27% from US$ 245.44 to US$ 313.37 for the overall population cumulatively and increased 59% from US$283.29 to US$451.02 for the elderly population.
In 2020, BEGO, a company providing service related to dental prosthetics and implantology, partnered with Formlabs located in the US. The partnership is focused on enhancing consumer access to dental restorative materials of BEGO. This is anticipated to help the company to enhance the business presence and increase the customer base.
In 2020, KaVo Kerr, a dental equipment manufacturer, partnered with TeamSmile. The partnership is focused to deliver the dentists at TeamSmile with advanced digital dental equipment in order to deliver advanced care.
The governments of developing countries is spending high on the development of present healthcare infrastructure with the focus on adoption of advanced devices and deliver enhanced care to patients. Manufacturers are focused on product development activities, their approach towards miniaturization of devices and integrate the device with advanced features is expected to augment the digital dental impression market growth. In 2019, Dentsply Sirona, a dental equipment manufacturing company launched Primescan, an advanced dental imaging product with the help of scanning technique. The product launch is expected to help the company to enhance the business and increase the revenue share. Factors such as high cost associated to the installation of devices and lack of skilled labor are expected to hamper the growth of global digital dental impression market. Also, the lack of developed infrastructure in developing countries is limiting the adoption of advanced devices further limiting the growth of target market.
However, increasing investment by major players for the development of cost-effective products and focus on the integration of AI in medical devices are factors expected to create new opportunities for players operating in the digital dental impression market. In addition, increasing partnerships and agreements between regional and international players are expected to support the revenue transaction of target market.
Segment Analysis By Region
The market in North America is expected to account for a major revenue share in the global digital dental impression market due to high consumer spending on dental care. Total dental expenditures were US$ 124 Bn in 2016 which was a 3.3% increase from 2015. Availability of favorable insurance policies and advanced infrastructure in order to adopt advanced devices is expected to boost the growth of digital dental impression regional market. In 2019, the average expenditure on dental care insurance in the US amounted to US$ 121.37 per consumer unit. In addition, increasing merger & acquisition activities by major players in order to enhance the business is expected to impact the target market growth.
The global digital dental impression market is high highly competitive due to presence of large number of players and innovative product offerings. In addition, business expansion activities through partnerships and agreements are factors expected to further increase the competition.
Global Digital Dental Impression Market
2016 – 2027
2020 – 2027
Type, End Use and Geography
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis
Digital Dental Impression Market Segment Analysis, 2019
The global digital dental impression market is segmented into type and end use. The type segment is bifurcated into optical wand technology and confocal microscopic imaging technology. The optical wand technology segment is expected to account for a noticeable revenue share in the digital dental impression market. The end use segment is divided into dental clinics and hospitals.
Among end use the dental clinic's segment is expected to account for major revenue share in the target market. The players profiled in the report are Glidewell Dental Laboratories, Ormco Corporation, Sirona Dental Systems Inc., 3Shape A/S, Align Technology, Inc., Densys3D Ltd., Carestream Health, Inc., and Planmeca Oy.
Market By Type
Optical Wand Technology
Confocal Microscopic Imaging Technology
Market By End-Use
Market By Geography
• Rest of Europe
• South Korea
• Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
• South Africa
• Rest of Middle East & Africa
Substantial increase in the number of dental surgeries across the globe and rapid technological advancement in dental surgical devices for ease of surgeries are major factors expected to drive the growth of the global digital dental impression market.
In type the optical wand technology segment is growing at faster pace.
In the global market the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow faster.
Some of the players considered in the report scope are Glidewell Dental Laboratories, Ormco Corporation, Sirona Dental Systems Inc., 3Shape A/S, and Align Technology, Inc.
The North America is expected to account for major revenue share in the global market.
In end use the clinics segment is growing at faster pace.
Factors such as high cost associated to the installation of devices and lack of skilled labor are expected to hamper the growth of global digital dental impression market.