An intraoral camera is a tool that dentists use to look at various parts of a patient’s mouth more closely. Intraoral camera is a lightweight, stylish tool that can be used to take quality color pictures of teeth and gums and other parts of the mouth if necessary. Dentists may use intraoral camera to improve oral health and diagnose dental issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease and tooth damage such as a damaged or chipped tooth.
The global intraoral cameras market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,604.5 Mn in 2022 and expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Figure 1. Global Intraoral Cameras Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Type, 2022
A rise in the prevalence of dental diseases is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
A rise in the prevalence of dental diseases is expected to drive the global intraoral cameras market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, it is estimated that oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide, with caries of permanent teeth being the most common condition. Globally, it is estimated that 2.3 billion people suffer from caries of permanent teeth and more than 530 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 1,604.5 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017-2020||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||9.3%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 3,265.3 Mn|
Danaher Corporation, Sirona Dental System, Carestream Health, Gendex, Owandy Radiology, TPC Advanced Technology Inc., Digital Doc LLC, Shofu Dental Corporation, Polaroid, Flight Dental Systems, Imagin Systems Corporation, Rolence Enterprise Inc., Acteon, Dentsply Sirona, Royal Dental, TPC Advanced Technology, Durr Dental, and PhotoMed
|Restraints & Challenges:||
Figure 2. Global Intraoral Cameras Market Share (%), By End User, 2022
Increasing technological advancements in intraoral cameras are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
Increasing technological advancement in intraoral cameras is expected to drive the global intraoral cameras market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in August 2019, Digital Doc, an industry leader in intraoral cameras, had launched the IRIS X80 camera with Liquid Lens autofocus. The IRIS X80 is the first intraoral camera of its kind to boast a host of technical innovations that Digital Doc developed to streamline dental processes and increase case acceptance and patient safety.
Global Intraoral Cameras Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization had declared it a public health emergency. According to the World Health Organization’s report, the manifestation of coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in more than 423 million infected individuals worldwide as of February 21, 2022.
The COVID-19 can affect the economy in three main ways; by directly affecting production and demand, by creating disruptions in distribution channels, and through its financial impact on firms and financial markets. Due to nationwide lockdowns, several countries such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and others are facing problems with regard to the transportation of drugs from one place to another
Furthermore, players operating in the global intraoral cameras market are facing major challenges on various fronts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These major challenges include disruption in the supply of raw materials required for manufacturing drug formulations due to irregularities in transportation. Moreover, distributors are experiencing irregular demand for products from retailers due to an increase in the number of patients suffering from the COVID-19 and other life-threatening disorders.
Global Intraoral Cameras Market: Restraint
The major factors that hinder the growth of the global intraoral cameras market include the shortage of dental radiologists to meet the increasing demand for imaging services. According to data released by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in 2017, the U.K. does not have enough radiologists to meet imaging and diagnostic demand in the National Health Service (NHS). The U.K. has the least number of radiologists per person in any country in Europe, with a shortage of 1,000 radiologists.
Danaher Corporation, Sirona Dental System, Carestream Health, Gendex, Owandy Radiology, TPC Advanced Technology Inc., Digital Doc LLC, Shofu Dental Corporation, Polaroid, Flight Dental Systems, Imagin Systems Corporation, Rolence Enterprise Inc., Acteon, Dentsply Sirona, Royal Dental, TPC Advanced Technology, Durr Dental, and PhotoMed.
An intraoral camera is a small pen-like device with a high-definition camera at the end. The camera contains a bright Light-emitting diode (LED), which helps dentists diagnose cavities or fractures that are difficult to see with the naked eye. Intraoral camera is used to take video and still images of the interior of the mouth. These images and videos are recorded in high definition and used to examine dental conditions at leisure, ensuring that the dentist has the time to evaluate the nature of the condition in detail and decide on the best course of treatment.
Rising technological advancements and increasing product launches by key players are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in April 2017, MouthWatch, LLC, a company that develops high-quality affordable intraoral cameras and teledentistry solutions, announced the release of new Android ExamTab software that turns tablets and phones into dental visual case presentation tools. With MouthWatch’s ExamTab intraoral camera and tablet combination, MouthWatch aims to enhance the benefits of intraoral cameras by connecting the camera to a portable, easy to handle tablet PC. Moreover, on March 21, 2019, GoodDrs USA, a company that specializes in manufacturing the world’s most advanced dental intraoral cameras, curing lights, and other innovative dental equipment, released 5M, a five-megapixel intraoral camera that features a lightweight metal body and advanced liquid optic lens technology.
Key features of the study:
“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.