Number of pages: 100 | Report Format: PDF | Published date: 29 September, 2022
Historical Years – 2020 | Base Year – 2021 | Forecasted Years – 2022-2030
The global intraoral scanners market was pegged at ~US$ 411.28 million in 2021 and is expected to witness a CAGR of ~6.9% during the forecast period.
Handheld digital equipment known as intraoral scanners creates 3D images of the intraoral soft and hard tissues. Full dental arches, for example, are illuminated by the scanner's light source, and a 3D model created by the scanning software is then displayed in real-time on a touch screen. The dentist places the wand inside the patient's mouth and moves it across the top-to-bottom tooth bridge. The scanning software is taking a digital impression of the mouth cavity as the wand moves. The use of an intraoral scanner offers significant patient benefits. It eliminates the uncomfortable method of taking tooth impressions by material such as alginate, which can cause gag.
The primary factors propelling the global intraoral scanners market are the rising need for dental restorative operations around the world and the accurate results of intraoral scanners that help discover intraoral soft-tissue defects. With the entry of intraoral scanners into the dental equipment market, the environment of dental practices has been revolutionized. Rapid technical improvements, a rise in the number of elderly people, and an increase in dental problems are other key drivers of the intraoral scanner market's expansion. This allowed dentists to immediately share and manipulate data and reduced the restrictions of taking tooth impressions in traditional ways.
However, the lack of qualified professionals is a major challenge for global intraoral scanners market growth. The cost of installation leading to its less adoption also hinders market growth, especially in emerging economies.
The global intraoral scanner market has been analyzed from four perspectives: modality, application, end-user, and region.
Intraoral Scanners Market by Modality
Based on modality, the intraoral scanner market is segmented into standalone and portable. During the projected period, the portable segment is anticipated to hold the greatest market share. However, due to the enhanced workflow of dental professionals during oral scanning operations and the improved outputs of these devices, standalone devices are predicted to experience promising growth. The addition of the side-oriented tip in small intraoral scanners has, however, made buccal surface scans considerably simpler, quicker, and more efficient because of the market release of miniature portable intraoral scanners. Therefore, it is anticipated that the improved output provided by these devices will fuel the segment's expansion.
Intraoral Scanners Market by Application
Based on application, the global intraoral scanners market has been divided into, orthodontics, dental restorations, periodontics, and endodontics. The dental restoration segment dominates the intraoral scanners market. As most dental cases are related to the restoration of tooth structure, and it gives accurate and precise results making it easier for dental practitioners, to capture the tooth contour and plan a course of treatment. However, the orthodontics segment is expected to observe a high growth rate because of the rise in adoption of this technology amongst orthodontists, to get the best 3D image of the oral cavity for further treatments.
Intraoral Scanners Market by End-User
Based on end-user, the global intraoral scanner market has been divided into, dental hospitals & clinics, dental academic and research institutes, and dental diagnostic centers. The dental hospital and clinics segment holds a significant share in the intraoral scanners market. This is attributed to the increase in teeth malfunctioning cases or other dental conditions and the preference of patients for more advanced techniques for diagnosis. This is going to continue in the forecast period owing to improved infrastructure, a rise in multi-specialty facilities, and favorable reimbursement policies.
Intraoral Scanners Market by Region
Based on region, the global intraoral scanner market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America leads the market and is experiencing rapid expansion. This is mostly due to an increase in the elderly population sensitive to oral ailments, many patients with dental issues, and advanced healthcare infrastructure. As one of the largest intraoral scanner markets, North America is anticipated to provide market vendors with several expansion chances throughout the course of the projected period. Over the course of the projection period, factors including rising population increased knowledge of oral care, and government measures to improve healthcare infrastructure may have a substantial impact on market growth in this area. Furthermore, awareness amongst orthodontics regarding advanced imaging techniques, patient comfort, and compliance during the scanning procedure also drive the segment. Increased investments in R&D activities and the presence of key players in the region support the market growth.
Some of the prominent players operating in the intraoral scanners market are:-