Number of pages: 100-120 | Report Format: PDF | Published date: 10 June, 2020
Historical Years – 2018 & 2019 | Base Year – 2020 | Forecasted Years – 2021 to 2031
3D printing or additive manufacturing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. The term "3D printing" can refer to a variety of processes in which material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material such as plastics, liquids or powder grains are being fused together, typically layer by layer. With advances in 3D imaging and modelling technologies such as cone beam computed tomography & intraoral scanning, and with the relatively long history of the use of CAD CAM technologies in dentistry, the technology has a particular resonance with dentistry. 3D printing in dentistry includes the production of drill guides for dental implants, the production of physical models for prosthodontics, orthodontics, and surgery. Furthermore, it is also used to manufacture dental, craniomaxillofacial & orthopedic implants, the fabrication of copings, frameworks for implant, and dental restorations.
The global dental 3D printing market is mainly driven by the increasing incidence of dental disorders coupled with growing geriatric population, increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry, and launch of advanced 3D printing materials. Furthermore, growing popularity of CAD/CAM technology is also likely to play a pivotal role in contributing to the growth of the market globally. However, high cost coupled with the limited coverage for dental treatment is likely to restrain the market growth to a certain extent.
The global dental 3D printing market has been analyzed from four perspectives: Type, Technology, Application, End-User, and Region.
Dental 3D Printing Market by Type
Based on type, the market has been segmented into equipment, materials, and services. The services segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2020 owing to large demand for outsourcing of dental product design by hospitals and dental clinics.
Dental 3D Printing Market by Technology
Based on technology, the market has been segmented into VAT photo-polymerization, fused deposition modeling, selective laser sintering, polyjet technology, and others (binder jetting, electron beam melting, etc.). The VAT photo-polymerization segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2020 owing to its high precision and accuracy. Furthermore, low cost and high resolution of the technology has increased its demand.
Dental 3D Printing Market by Application
Based on application, the market has been segmented into orthodontics, prosthodontics, and implantology. The prosthodontics segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2020 owing to technological advancements and growing incidence of tooth decay that result in edentulism.
Dental 3D Printing Market by End User
Based on end user, the dental 3D printing market has been segmented into hospitals, dental labs & clinics, and other end users (academics & research centers and ambulatory care centers). The dental labs & clinics segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the dental 3D printing market owing to the increasing number of dental clinics in emerging markets, rising adoption of advanced technologies, and rising demand for customized/fabricated dental framing solutions
Dental 3D Printing Market by Region
Based on region, the global dental 3D printing market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW). North America dominated the dental 3D printing market, followed by Asia Pacific. The large share of North America in the global market can largely be attributed to the high awareness regarding oral hygiene, favorable demographic trends, and presence of the prominent players in the region. Furthermore, the growing prevalence of oral health problems such as dental caries and tooth loss is also expected to boost the growth of the market. According to CDC, out of 4 more than 1 adult in the U.S. has untreated tooth decay. Whereas, nearly half of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of gum disease; severe gum disease which affects about 9% of adults.