Intraoral scanning and inspection system is used in dentistry procedure to create a digital impression of tooth anatomy and implants in three-dimensional structure. Intraoral scanners project light source on the object, which is to be scanned and thus give three dimensional structure of the object. Intraoral scanner is accurate for capturing impression for dentistry procedure such as inlay, crown, and impression of missing teeth. Moreover, intra oral scanner and inspection system is used in orthodontics for fabricating aligners and custom made devices.
Global Intraoral Scanning and Inspection System Market - Drivers
Patient acceptance of intraoral scanning is more than conventional impression techniques. Moreover, intraoral scanning and inspection techniques are useful emerging trends mostly used in dentistry and orthodontics, therefore medical device companies are focusing on various initiatives to promote growth of digital practices in the medical industry. For instance, in July 2020, Align Technology announced the global launch of Align Digital and Practise Transformation (ADAPT). The goal of ADAPT is an expert and independent fee based business consultancy service, which will promote higher growth and greater efficiency of digital practice transformation such as invisalign and iTero (intraoral scanners) in orthodontic practices. These factors are expected to drive the global intraoral scanning and inspection system market.
Global Intraoral Scanning and Inspection System Market - Impact of COVID-19
COVID-19 pandemic has become a significant public health challenge. Dental care providers are at higher risk due to direct interaction with patients and transmission mode of COVID as a communicable disease. Therefore, dental treatment during this pandemic is limited. Therefore, demand for intraoral scanning, which is prominently used in dentistry procedures and orthodontic procedures, is expected to be negatively affected due to Covid-19 for a certain period of time.
Global Intraoral Scanning and Inspection System Market - Restraints
In the case of dentistry and orthodontic procedures, intraoral scanners produce higher illuminance and color of impressions of prosthetic restoration procedures, which make them less precise. Moreover, the impression time of intraocular scanners is very slow as compared to previously used conventional impression techniques. These factors are expected to restrain the global intraoral scanning and inspection system market.
Global Intraoral Scanning and Inspection System Market - Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, of the global intraoral scanning and inspection system market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. In North America, dental market is changing and evolving due to higher self-awareness and hygiene in the population. Thus, digital impression technology, which is prominently used in dentistry procedures, is having significant growth in oral health market. Therefore, dental equipment companies are focusing on betterment of technologies that are being used in dentistry by focusing on research and development to achieve growth in the global intraoral scanning market and inspection system market. For instance, in 2019, Denstply Sirona, an U.S.-based dental consumables producer, launched ‘Primescan’, a highly precise pixel intraoral scanner, which can capture more than 50,000 images per second in 3-d image.
Moreover, in Europe, according to the World Health Organization, at around 30% of European have no natural teeth till 65-75 of age, thus dental caries and severe periodontal diseases are major contributors in dental diseases. Thus, Europe is expected to witness significant growth in intraoral scanning and inspection system market over the forecast period, owing to rise in dentistry procedures in Europe, which is expected to drive demand for intraoral scanner and inspection systems in Europe. Therefore, dental equipment companies are focusing on research and development for advancement in digital technologies used in orthodontics. For instance, in 2019, 3Shape announced the release of TRIOS 3, an entry level intraoral scanner with basic features such as lightweight scanner with ultra- speed scanning used in implant scanning in orthodontics.
Furthermore, in Asia Pacific, tooth decay, predental disease, oral- dental trauma, and oral cancer are having high prevalence in some countries of Asia Pacific. Intraoral scanners are prominently associated with dentistry procedures therefore, Asia Pacific is expected to witness distinctive growth in the intraoral scanning and inspection system. Therefore, dental equipment companies are focusing on research and development to achieve growth and make profit in intraoral scanning and inspection system market. For instance, Medit, a South Korean dental equipment manufacturing company, launched ‘i500’ intraoral scanner, which offers highly accurate, ultra-fast, powderless scanning in vivid colors and are used in orthodontics.
Global Intraoral Scanning and Inspection System Market - Competitive Landscape
Key players operating in global intraoral scanning and inspection system market include MEDIT corp, Align Technology, Inc, 3Shape, Carestream Health, Sirona Dental Systems Inc, Dentsply Sirona, exocad GmbH, Dental Wings Inc, and Planmeca.
Global Intraoral Scanning and Inspection System Market – Taxonomy
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