Lesion detection and intraoral imaging is one of the most popular diagnostic fields in dentistry where dental cameras play a crucial role. Manufacturers are continuously engaged in development of innovative dental imaging systems to improve dental diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment. For example, Acteon Group offers SoproCARE, an intraoral camera for dental caries detection, prophylaxis, and periodontal treatment. The growing number of dental clinics is driving adoption of dental cameras and other dental equipment such as lasers, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems, dental radiology equipment, and other laboratory equipment.
The global dental cameras market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,841.6 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.7% during the forecast period (2020-2027).
Figure 1. Global Dental Cameras Market Value (US$ Mn) & Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, (2016-2027)
The rising prevalence of dental health problems is expected to drive the global dental cameras market growth
The increasing prevalence of dental problems such as tooth decay and dental caries are expected to increase the number of visits to dental clinics and hospitals and thereby drive demand for dental cameras, and others dental equipments. This is expected to drive growth of the dental camera market during the forecast period. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015, around 64% of people in the age group of 18-64 years, and 62.7% in the age group of 65 years in the U.S. visited dental facilities. Moreover, 84.7% of children in the age group of 2-17 years in the U.S. visited to dental facilities.
Launches of products such as intraoral cameras, extraoral cameras, and dental imaging systems which include dental cameras are expected to propel growth of the dental cameras market. For instance, in March 2015, DEXIS (a KaVo Kerr brand) launched DEXcam 4 HD, a next generation intraoral camera, it helps clinicians to create and record the history of improvement or decline of a patient’s oral health over time for both dental and medical purposes.
Global Dental Cameras Market - Restraints
High cost of dental equipment such as dental imaging equipment, dental cameras, and other instruments for initial set-up is expected to hinder growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, maintenance of dental cameras, repairs, software updates of dental imaging systems, and equipment replacement is considered as major concerns in dentistry practices. Thus, such disadvantages associated with dental cameras is expected to hamper the market growth.
|Base Year:||2019||Market Size in 2019:||US$ 1,841.6 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2016 to 2019||Forecast Period:||2020 to 2027|
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:||9.7%||2027 Value Projection:||US$ 3,509.6 Mn|
Envista Holdings Corporation, PLANMECA OY, ACTEON Group, DENTSPLY Sirona, Carestream Dental, VATECH Co. Ltd., Owandy Radiology, DURR DENTAL SE, Midmark Corporation, Genoray Co. Ltd., Asahi Roentgen Co. Ltd., 3Shape, PreXion, Inc., Cefla Medical Equipment, Apteryx Imaging (Canada), Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd, and Align Technology Inc.
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Global Dental Cameras Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Global dental implant market have been strongly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as this this has led to shutdown of the dental clinics. On March 16, 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) issued guidance that dental practices postpone elective procedures and only provide emergency or urgent care. The procedures that the ADA recommended dentists to postpone include radiographs, oral examinations, aesthetic dental procedures, routine cleaning and preventive therapies, and orthodontic procedures, where dental cameras are used. Due to the slow down or restricted dental practice, the demand of the dental cameras have been decline in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, thereby impacting the market growth.
Global Dental Cameras Market - Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the global dental cameras market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global dental cameras market during the forecast period owing to the increasing number of dental implantation procedures in the region which is projected to drive demand for dental cameras in dental clinics. According to statistics published by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in August 2018, around 3 million people in the U.S. received dental implants. Moreover, around 500,000 people undergo dental implantation treatment each year in the U.S. Thus, the rising number of dental implant procedures is expected to drive the dental implant market growth during the forecast period.
Moreover, the increasing number of root canal surgeries in Europe is expected to fuel the Europe dental camera market growth during the forecast period. For instance, according to the Dental Defence Union (DDU), in 2014/15, there were over 5.6 million dental patients under National Health Service (NHS) who underwent root canal treatment in England, U.K.
Figure 2: Global Dental Cameras Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Region (2020 & 2027)
Global Dental Cameras Market - Competitive Landscape
Key players operating in the global dental cameras market include Envista Holdings Corporation, PLANMECA OY., ACTEON Group, DENTSPLY Sirona, Carestream Dental, VATECH Co. Ltd., Owandy Radiology, DURR DENTAL SE, Midmark Corporation, Genoray Co. Ltd., Asahi Roentgen Co. Ltd., 3Shape, PreXion, Inc., Cefla Medical Equipment, Apteryx Imaging (Canada), Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd, and Align Technology Inc.
Dental cameras are used in assessing and diagnosing oral health and dental health problems. A dental camera allows the dentist to see and analyze the external structures of the teeth, the gums and the buccal cavity. Also, it helps to understand the progression of the previous dental treatment. Dental cameras are also used to capture videos and still images of the teeth. Dental cameras are mostly portable and can be connected to a computer wirelessly, via USB, or through a docking station. Dental cameras are generally equipped with various accessories such as LEDs, digital cameras, and USB port. There are two kinds of dental cameras; wired and wireless.
Manufacturers in the dental care industry are focusing on development of technologically advanced equipment and digital systems for dental procedures. Thus, introduction of such advanced products in the market is expected to drive growth of the dental cameras market during the forecast period. For instance, in March 2018, Futudent, a dental equipment company, launched two new cameras, the microCam and proCam. These are the world’s first miniature 4K (3840x2160@30 fps/ 13Mpix stills) dental cameras, which can be mounted on loupes or chair lights002E.
Moreover, dental cameras are extensively used in diagnosis and treatment of dental disorders such as dental cavities, gingival disease, and periodontal (gum) disease. Development of the state-of-the-art technology to produce crystal clear images within the oral cavity is creating a highly favorable environment for market growth. Moreover, the growing public awareness about dental treatment options, coupled with the increasing expenditure on dental care are driving patients to opt for preventive measures. According to a study published in the American Dental Association’s research paper of 2014, around 52.3% of adults in the U.S. visited a dentist every six months.
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