Dental Imaging Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2017–2025

Dental imaging is the process of creating high quality images for diagnosing the dental problems. Dental imaging is a technology that helps the dentists to diagnose dental diseases by providing visual images of dental problems such as cavities, bone loss, oral malignant melanoma and hidden dental structure. Radiography is a valuable imaging tool that helps to examine the dental problems. Radiography is developed with image sensor technologies such aspanoramic, cephalometric, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), and intra-oral dental imaging. The dental beam tomography is type of x-ray machine, which is used instead of regular dental or facial x-rays.

There are several types of dental X-rays devices which shows different aspects of teeth includes intraoral x-rays, bite-wing x-rays, periapical x-rays, extraoral x-rays, panoramic x-rays, tomograms, sialogram and Cephalometric projections x-rays.  The extraoral x-rays are used to treat the problems of jaw and skull. Cone beam CT is a type of 3D imaging x-ray that creates 3D images of dental soft tissues, nerves and bones. It also helps to guide tooth implantation and evaluates cysts and tumors in the mouth and can also detect problems of gums, roots of teeth. The periapical x-ray is used to see the whole tooth from the crown and beyond the root where the tooth attaches into jaw it also detect unusual changes in the root and surrounding bone structures.

Based on application the dental imaging market covers therapeutic application, diagnostic application, forensic application and cosmetic application.

Dental imaging market by taxonomy

Dental Imaging Market by Product Type:

  • Intraoral x-rays
  • Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)
  • Periapical x-rays
  • Extraoral x-rays
  • Bite-wing x-rays
  • 3D imaging x-ray
  • Cephalometric projections x-rays
  • Sialogram

Dental Imaging Market by End User

  • Dental Clinics
  • Dental Academic
  • Research Institutes
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Dental Laboratories

Dental Imaging Market, by Geography

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Increase in prevalence of dental diseases and growth in elderly population expected to support the growth of dental imaging market

Global demand for dental imaging equipment is expected to increase due to the rise in number of dental diseases, dental surgeries and dental procedures such as prosthodontics and endodontics. Technologies advancement in dental imaging equipment and growth in elderly population are some of the major factors that expected to influence the growth of dental imaging market.

North America is expected to hold the largest market for dental imaging followed by Europe and Asia Pacific in the forecast period. This is due to the technological advancements in dental imaging, increase in prevalence of dental diseases, rise in health care expenditure, increase in disposable income and improved health care infrastructure in the region. The emerging countries such as China, India are expected to show high growth in dental imaging market supported by increase healthcare expenditure and development in healthcare facilities.

According to the World Bank it is estimated that the world’s elderly (65 and over) population in 2015 was to be around 8.267%. As per SenioreCare the elderly population in U.S. expected to be around 50 million in the year 2016.According to World Health Organization (WHO) worldwide around 60 to 70% children were suffering from dental cavities nearly around 100% adult were suffering from dental cavities in the year 2012.

As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC), In 2012, there were nearly 40,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx diagnosed in the U.S.and nearly 9,000 death due to high risk behaviors, that include cigarette, cigar or pipe smoking, use of smokeless tobacco, and excessive use of alcohol. Whereas the percentage visits to dental clinics in U.S. for the treatment of dental disease in 2014 was to me estimated according to the age group in 2014 in children it was around 83%, adults it was around 62%.

Increase in dental treatment expenditure expected to drive the dental imaging market towards positive direction. According to the Oral Health Foundation in 2017 the U.K. spends around US$ 6.5 billion annually on dental treatment.

Key players in dental imaging market includes:

Some of the major companies operating in the global dental imaging market are Danaher Corporation, Carestream Health, Inc., Dentsply International Inc., LED Medical Diagnostics Inc., Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co., Ltd., Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., Planmeca Oy, Midmark Corporation, Vatech Co., Ltd.,  FLOW Dental Corporation, Carestream Heath, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Patterson Companies, Inc, Vatech Co., Ltd.

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