Dental X-ray Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2021-2030

The global Dental X-ray market size is expected to be worth around US$ 13.35 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Dental X-ray market size was valued at US$ 636.5 million  in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 28.6% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Growth Factors

 The increasing prevalence of oral diseases as well rising geriatric population are some of the factors that have led to the growth of the market.

Dental x-ray systems are useful in detecting and recording areas of decay that are undetectable by oral examination, especially minor areas of decay present between teeth. The rising prevalence of periodontitis is also accelerating the demand for these instruments. According to the CDC, 47.2% of adults aged 30 years in the U.S. have some form of periodontal disease with the condition being more common in men than women as they are more prone to smoking and health conditions, like diabetes. Other oral diseases contributing to the high demand for dental x-ray units are oral infections, gum diseases, oral cavities, periodontitis, tooth decay, and tumor or cyst detection. Early diagnosis of severe dental problems helps in treating them at the nascent stage, thus leading to potential cost savings.

The geriatric population plays a significant role in the growth of the market. This group of population is highly susceptible to various kinds of oral problems, thus considered to be a lucrative target population for the market. Furthermore, major companies are undertaking initiatives such as new product development. For instance, in 2019, Dentsply Sirona introduced Orthophos Systems 2D/3D extraoral imaging system that allows the practitioners to image, diagnose, and treat (IDT) for higher case acceptance and expand their treatment procedures into implantology, endodontics, etc.

Report Highlights

Analog devices dominated the market in 2020 with a share of 59.9% due to the fact that these devices are still used by experienced dentists who are familiar with the system. The high cost involved in switching to digital systems and low inclination for shifting to advanced systems might affect existing practices as digital systems require higher investment. This is anticipated to be a major factor driving this segment.

However, the slow growth of the analog systems can be attributed to the need for multiplex-rays for an image of decent quality, which causes repeated exposure to radiation. This exposure exceeds that of digital systems. Apart from the risk of high radiation exposure, the system entails increased consumption of time and chemicals, and developing the x-rays requires trained staff.

The dental x-ray market has witnessed a sudden shift from analog to digital systems. Digital technology is slowly becoming a global trend and its adoption has increased in the market. The adoption of digital sensors in digital x-ray systems enables easy storage of x-ray images onto an imaging software, which can be easily accessed and is a better alternative to films that necessitate developing and safekeeping for future viewing. In 2015, a survey conducted by the National Library of Medicine stated that 80% of patients preferred the digital procedure to the analog procedure because of better convenience and less shortness of breath, and fear of repeating the process.

Intraoral technique accounted for the largest share of 52.7% in 2020 due to exceptional spatial and contrast resolution offered by these devices. It has additional advantages including cost-effectiveness and low maintenance costs. Based on different aspects of the teeth that are imaged, intraoral x-rays are categorized into periapical, bitewing, and occlusal. According to an article published by IData Research, over 1.4 billion dental X-rays were performed last year in the U.S., with procedures including intraoral and extraoral X-rays, and among these, over 90% fell under the intraoral category.

The main objective of the periapical x-rays is to capture the image of a root tip on a film, which helps visualize the whole tooth and the condition of the surrounding bone. Bitewing x-ray images focus on the buccal surface of the teeth at a perpendicular angle to capture images of crowns of the maxillary and mandibular teeth. The occlusal x-ray images yield a more comprehensive view of the maxilla and mandible, which enables the determination of the extent and displacement of fractures in both upper and lower jaws.

Extraoral x-rays are expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period as they enable control over radiation exposure in comparison to intraoral methods. They are most commonly used in the identification of larger disorders, such as temporomandibular joint disorders or wedged teeth. To date, Dentsply Sirona has installed around 100,000 extraoral imaging units globally.

The medical application segment held the largest revenue share of 61.3% in 2020 as it helps view the extent of various conditions, such as cavities, tumors, and fractures. Dental radiographs are employed to evaluate the extent of tooth decay and check for other oral problems, such as cysts or abscesses.

Cosmetic dentistry is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR over the forecast period. Dental esthetics is becoming an increasing concern amongst individuals across the globe, leading to a surge in demand for cosmetic procedures, which is believed to have doubled in recent years. The rise in various cosmetic procedures, such as bleaching, teeth reshaping, and cavity filling, is supporting the demand for these imaging systems. Intraoral and extraoral radiographs are crucial in cosmetic dentistry as they are widely clicked before undertaking any dental procedure. Intraoral x-rays are required to analyze tooth roots, which is essential before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Restorations with inlay or onlay are planned using radiographs, which help determine certain prerequisites, such as periodontal support, the extent of decay, and tooth proximity to the nerve.

Digital dental x-rays play a significant role in forensics due to their use in timely and rapid victim identification as well as age estimation through assessing the stage of tooth eruption. The use of dental radiographic imaging in forensic dentistry has increased due to efficiency and may also help compare antemortem and postmortem radiographs. Forensic odontology also includes the study of dental anatomy and interpretation of radiographs, pathology, dental materials, and developmental abnormalities. It provides a direct representation of the anatomical features, for instance, the trabecular bone pattern.

In 2020, North America dominated the market with a share of 38.2% due to the presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure and growing healthcare spending in developed countries, like the U.S. Moreover, favorable healthcare reimbursements and an increase in government initiatives in this region boost the market penetration of these systems.

Europe accounted for a significant share in 2020 owing to the growing geriatric population in this region. The geriatric population is more prone to oral diseases, and hence the demand for dental imaging is high among this group of population. Oral diseases are also prevalent among the young population in Europe, thus driving the demand for the devices.

Asia Pacific is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. This is due to the rising awareness in the developing countries of the region regarding various oral problems, thus facilitating rapid diagnosis and treatment. The geriatric population in China is also another major factor driving the market.

Key Players

  • Dentsply Sirona Inc.

  •  Planmeca OY

  •  Carestream Dental, LLC

  •  Danaher

  •  LED Medical Diagnostics, Inc.

  •  Cefla S.C.

  • Vatech Co., Ltd.

  •  Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd.

Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook 

    • Analog

    • Digital

  • Type Outlook 

    • Intraoral

      • Bitewing

      • Periapical

      • Occlusal

    • Extraoral

      • Panoramic

      • CBCT

      • Others

  • Application Outlook 

    • Medical

    • Cosmetic Dentistry

    • Forensic

  • Regional Outlook 

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • MEA

      • South Africa

The Dental X-ray market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Dental X-ray market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Dental X-ray market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Dental X-ray market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Dental X-ray market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Dental X-ray capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Dental X-ray by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Dental X-ray market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Dental X-ray market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Dental X-ray market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Dental X-ray industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Dental X-ray market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Dental X-ray market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Dental X-ray market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Dental X-ray market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Dental X-ray. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Dental X-ray. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Dental X-ray are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

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In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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