According to Vision Research Reports, the global dental imaging market size surpassed at US$ 3.7 Bn in 2021 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.
The global dental imaging market size is projected to surpass US$ 7.6 billion by 2030, increase in prevalence of dental diseases, increase in burden of chronic diseases, and rise in patient population as well as increasing technological advancements are key factors that are likely to boost the dental imaging market.
Technological improvements in diagnostic imaging techniques and equipment have recently led to a great qualitative and quantitative improvement. Dental imaging has dramatically changed due to increasing technological advancements. Dental imaging helps the dentist in detecting dental diseases, and making a well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan catered to a patient’s unique needs. Dental imaging, including radiographs, is a valuable diagnostic tool, as an adjunct to clinical examination in the diagnosis of dental diseases. Various types of x-rays are available for dental imaging.
In terms of technology, the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems segment held a major share of the dental imaging market in 2021. It is likely to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, owing to increasing preference, 3 dimensional volume rendering, reduction in patient radiation dose compared to computed tomography, and better spatial resolution. Furthermore, the digital sub-segment of the dental x-ray systems segment is dominating the market, due to growing digitalization. Moreover, the 3D sub-segment of the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period, due to 3D images and efficient imaging. In terms of method, the extraoral imaging systems segment of the dental imaging market is estimated to account for a major share and expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. This can be attributed to technological advancements and increased adoption of extraoral imaging systems. In terms of application, the endodontics segment is anticipated to dominate during the forecast period due to increase in prevalence of endodontic infections and diseases, such as dental caries or tooth decay. In terms of end user, the dental hospitals and clinics segment is estimated to account for a major share and expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, due to increase in number of mobile clinics and rise in patient population approaching dental hospitals and clinics for dental diseases. Dental imaging has been proven to be necessary and beneficial for addressing oral problems and maintaining oral health.
However, lack of access to dental care for all ages and dearth of skilled professionals and infrastructure in developing countries are factors expected to hamper the growth of the dental imaging market during the forecast period.
CBCT Gains Popularity as Gold Standard for Acquiring 3D Data
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) systems are considered as the gold standard for dental imaging of oral and maxillofacial area of individuals. Hence, companies in the dental imaging market are increasing their efficacy in digital technologies to optimize CBCT imaging. As such, the CBCT technology segment is leading the market for dental imaging and the global market is estimated to grow at a favorable CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period.
Companies in the dental imaging market are increasing R&D in dental radiology, since it plays a pivotal role in diagnostic assessment of dental patients and prognostic evaluation of dental diseases. However, intraoral and conventional radiographic procedures pose limitations in 2D projections, thus leading to issues of misrepresentation and superimposition. Hence, companies are increasing the availability of CBCT to overcome the limitations of conventional computed tomography (CT). Advantages of CBCT are instrumental for the generation of 3D data at lower radiation dose and cost.
Combination of 3D Radiographic Imaging with CBCT Helps in Diagnosis of Dental Diseases
Increased research spending by companies in the dental imaging market have led to innovations in X-ray radiography. As such, the technique of 3D radiographic imaging is being combined with CBCT for diagnosis of various dental diseases. X-ray imaging is gaining popularity as a non-invasive technique for the assessment of hard tissues before surgery. Moreover, dental X-ray systems dictate the second-highest revenue among all technologies in the market for dental imaging. Hence, manufacturers are increasing their efficacy in sensors that are capable of capturing high-quality images.
With the influx of latest technologies, X-ray systems are being gradually digitalized, while companies in the market for dental imaging are tapping value-grab opportunities in indirect and direct digital radiography. However, periapical films can only provide 2D images which lead to issues of image distortion. Hence, companies in the dental imaging market should collaborate with researchers to overcome the shortcomings of image compression using tomosynthesis in imaging.
Cutting-edge Image-guided Implant Systems Aid in Intra-surgical Clinical Judgment
The image-guided implant dentistry is gaining attention of stakeholders in the dental imaging market. For instance, Image Navigation- a specialist in dental teaching and clinical technologies, announced the launch of their advanced image-guided implant dentistry system at the International Dental Show 2019 in Germany. The introduction of new image-guided implant systems is being used with CBCT scanners to conduct intra-surgical navigation. Lightning-fast speed of these novel systems is proving beneficial for dentists in the field of endodontics. As such, endodontic and orthodontic application segments are estimated for exponential growth in the dental imaging market.
Sub-millimeter accuracy and a robotic auto-stop attributes of image-guided implant systems are being highly publicized in the market for dental imaging. These novel systems are generating revenue streams for companies, owing to its safety and automatic features. Dentists can ensure maximum safety during implant procedures, since advanced image-guided implant systems stop automatically and instantly turn off the drill outside the of the planned surgical area. Thus, integration of freehand surgery and unfettered vision of the surgical site aid in effective intra-surgical clinical judgment.
North America held a major share of the global dental imaging market. The market in the region is estimated to expand at a rapid CAGR during the forecast period. The market is primarily driven by factors such as increasing prevalence of dental diseases and highly structured healthcare industry, which is expected to boost the growth of the dental imaging market in the region. In addition, increase in adoption of new technologies related to dental imaging, along with high awareness among people and a large number of players in the market in North America focusing on R&D activities are the reasons driving the dental imaging market. This is likely to result in high growth of the market in North America during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is estimated to represent prominent growth in the global dental imaging market. Asia Pacific is a relatively untapped market than developed regions. Hence, the region presents immense growth opportunities to the market. Major factors such as high prevalence of dental diseases, rise in geriatric population, increase in patient population, growing healthcare industry, and increase in awareness in the region are boosting the growth of the dental imaging market in the region. Europe held the second largest market share in 2020. Well-developed healthcare infrastructure and increase in dental procedures are factors responsible for driving the dental imaging market in the region. The market in Middle East & Africa and Latin America is projected to experience moderate growth in the near future.
Prominent players operating in the dental imaging market include
Global Dental Imaging Market: Segmentation
Dental Imaging Market, by Technology
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