The global intraoral scanners market size is expected to increase from USD 428.9 million in 2021 to USD 890.9 million in 2030 and register a CAGR of 9.5% over the forecast period. Rapidly increasing geriatric population and rise in dental problems are some key factors driving global intraoral scanners market growth to a significant extent. Geriatrics are at a greater risk of root caries due to increased challenges associated with receding of gums exposing tooth root surfaces and high use of medications causing xerostomia (dry mouth).
It has been estimated that around 50% of individuals above 75 years of age suffer from root caries, with at least one tooth affected by the disease. Also, according to the United Nations, in 2019, there were over 700 million individuals who were 65 years old or above and by 2050, the number of geriatric people is projected to reach about 1.5 billion. Thus, rapidly increasing geriatric population would result in increased expenses on oral health care and in turn, drive demand for intraoral scanners.
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Rapid revenue growth of the intraoral scanners market can also be attributed to increasing demand for tooth restoration procedures. Tooth restorations are required to replace missing teeth, parts of tooth structure, or structures requiring removal to avert tooth decay. Tooth restorations helps dental patients by enabling them to chew food properly and provide clarity while speaking, along with restoring an individual’s self-confidence. Precise dental impressions are vital for precise tooth restorations and fixed tooth prostheses. Use of intraoral scanners in dentistry procedures for data acquisition in dental digital workflow, serves as the primary step in tooth restoration by providing a precise dental impression.
Additionally, rising incidence of oral diseases and growing demand for preventive and restorative oral care are key factors supporting growth of the global intraoral scanners market. Commonly occurring oral conditions, including tooth decay (caries), orodental trauma, periodontal diseases, cracked/broken and teeth, and oral cancers are mostly preventable, particularly if treated during their early stages. It has been estimated that about 3.5 billion individuals globally suffer from oral diseases, with tooth decay (affecting about 2.3 billion individuals) being the most prevalent condition. The use of intraoral scanners helps to eliminate analog impressions, which are the most common sources of error from dental workflow and a challenge in the path of providing enhanced patient assessment and treatment. Digital impressions can improve efficiency and productivity of dental procedures, while delivering a high degree of precision.
However, lack of skilled professional to operate intraoral scanners is a major factor expected to hamper market revenue growth during the forecast period.
Some Key Takeaways
On the basis of type, the intraoral scanners market has been segmented into powder-free intraoral scanners and powder-based intraoral scanners. Powder-free intraoral scanners segment revenue is expected to register a faster growth rate during the forecast period. Powder-free intraoral scanners are easy to operate and require fewer steps during scans as it does not need application of powder on teeth of patients. Also, during full-arch dental prosthesis acquisition, non-requirement of constant powder and need to consistently check on patients’ teeth during the intraoral scanning procedures provides more ease of handling and improved efficiency than power-based scanners. Powder-free intraoral scanners reduce the likelihood of requiring rescans than power-based scanners and hence, powder-free scanners are being used to rapidly take digital impression and decrease scan time by over 20%.
On the basis of application, the intraoral scanners market has been segmented into orthodontics, prosthodontics, and others. Intraoral scanners find wide usage in prosthodontics to provide precise digital dental impressions for fabricating various prosthetic restorations, such as dental copings, single crowns inlays/onlays, and fixed partial dentures on implants and teeth. Additionally, intraoral scanners in prosthodontics find application in fabricating posts & cores, obturators, and removable partial prostheses.
Intraoral scans in orthodontics find application in making aligners, models, and other appliances, along with indirect bonding trays. Orthodontic models enable conducting improved and efficient orthodontic diagnostic procedures.
On the basis of end-use, the intraoral scanners market has been segmented into hospitals, dental clinics, research institutes, and others. Hospitals segment accounted for largest revenue share among the end-use segments in 2020, due to availability of advanced intraoral scanners, presence of trained healthcare professional, higher purchasing power of hospitals, increasing number of multispecialty hospitals, and better health reimbursement policies.
Intraoral scanners market in North America accounted for largest revenue share in 2020, attributed to high adoption of advanced technologies and devices in dentistry, rising prevalence of oral diseases such as caries, and high expense of oral healthcare. Additionally, presence of leading companies providing intraoral scanners in countries in the region is expected to support market growth over the forecast period.
Intraoral scanners market revenue in the Asia pacific is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, attributed to growing geriatric population, rising incidence of dental problems, and growing awareness about oral health. In addition, rising disposable income is causative of the market growth in the region. Intraoral scanners market revenue in Europe is expected to register a growth rate of 9.1% during the forecast period.
Companies considered and profiled in this market study
Align Technology Inc., MEDIT Corporation, Midmark Corporation, Glidewell Laboratories, Planmeca Group, 3Shape A/S, Dentsply Sirona, Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc., Carestream Health, and Ormco Corporation are among some of the major companies included in the company profile section of the report.
Players operating in the market are focusing on various strategies, development of more advanced technologies in the field, and development, testing, and introduction of new and more rapid and efficient products and solutions in the market. Some key highlights include:
- In February 2021, Align Technology, Inc. made an announcement about the launch of iTero Element Plus Series intraoral scanners. The innovative intraoral scanner model by Alighn Technology Inc. provides comprehensive restorative and orthodontic digital capabilities for dentists.
Mergers and acquisitions play an integral role in the intraoral scanners industry and market.
- In August 2019, Midmark made an announcement about the acquisition of 3M’s intraoral scanner platform, True Definition. The acquisition is intended to expand Midmark’s imaging solutions product portfolio.
Segments Covered in the Report
This report provides historical data and revenue and offers forecasts for revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels. It also provides analysis results of market trends for segments and sub-segments, etc. The scope of the report can be defined as:
For the purpose of this report has segmented the global intraoral scanners market on the basis of type, application, end-use, and region:
Intraoral Scanners Market Report Scope
Segments covered By Type Outlook, Application Outlook, End-Use Outlook ,Regional Outlook
By Type Outlook
Powder-free Intraoral Scanners
Powder-based Intraoral Scanner
By Application Outlook
By End-Use Outlook
Middle East & Africa
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