The global dental imaging market size reached US$ 3.0 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 4.9 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% during 2023-2028. The rising focus of individuals on improving the appearance of their smile, increasing adoption of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems, and rapid advancements in dental imaging techniques and equipment are some of the major factors propelling the market.
Market Size in 2022
|US$ 3.0 Billion
Market Forecast in 2028
|US$ 4.9 Billion
|Market Growth Rate 2023-2028
Dental imaging refers to the use of various imaging techniques to visualize and capture detailed images of oral structures, including teeth, gums, jawbones, and surrounding tissues. It is a non-invasive medical approach that involves various techniques, such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, intraoral cameras, and three-dimensional (3D) imaging. It helps dentists identify cavities and tooth decay in their early stages and facilitates timely restorative procedures. It aids in monitoring gum diseases and planning treatments, such as scaling and root planing. It is widely used by oral surgeons to plan and execute procedures like tooth extractions, jaw surgeries, and dental implants.
The rise of teledentistry and remote consultations is driving the need for high-quality dental imaging solutions that can be integrated into virtual dental visits. Additionally, inflating income level of individuals is allowing them to spend more on cosmetic dentistry. Apart from this, leading dental imaging companies are increasingly focusing on environmentally sustainable practices and technologies to reduce their carbon footprint and meet the growing demand for eco-friendly solutions. Furthermore, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into dental imaging software to enhance image analysis, automate diagnostics, and improve treatment planning is stimulating the market growth. Moreover, the continuous rise in dental tourism is catalyzing the demand for dental imaging services in countries wherein dental procedures are more affordable.
Dental Imaging Market Trends/Drivers:
Technological advancements in imaging techniques
Rapid advancements in the imaging technology represents one of the key factors positively influencing the market. Apart from this, the increasing adoption of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems that provide three-dimensional (3D) images of the oral and maxillofacial region with high clarity is contributing to the growth of the market. Furthermore, the integration of intraoral scanners into dental practices to capture detailed images of individual teeth and soft tissues inside the mouth is favoring the market growth. Intraoral scanners are used in restorative dentistry to improve the creation of digital impressions for crowns, bridges, and aligners. Moreover, the rising use of digital radiography is offering a favorable market outlook. It helps in reducing radiation exposure as compared to conventional film-based X-rays.
Rising awareness about oral health
The rising prevalence of numerous dental and gum disorders and the increasing awareness among individuals about the importance of oral health are the other major factors stimulating the market growth. Additionally, the growing consciousness among the masses about the advantages of early diagnosis and prevention is creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, the rising emphasis on cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic improvements is driving the demand for dental imaging as it produces high-quality images quickly, supports treatment planning in cosmetic dentistry, and allows patients to visualize the anticipated results. Moreover, the increasing number of people opting for teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontic treatments is catalyzing the demand for detailed assessments of their dental anatomy.
Rising elderly population
The increasing geriatric population across the globe, which is highly susceptible to gum and dental disorders as they have a higher susceptibility to decay due to factors like reduced saliva production and changes in dietary habits. Elderly individuals require more extensive dental care as they have a higher susceptibility to decay due to various factors like reduced saliva production and changes in dietary habits. Moreover, the escalating demand for restorative and replacement dental procedures is contributing to the market growth. Dental imaging is widely used for planning treatments like dental implants, dentures, and bridges.
Dental Imaging Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global dental imaging market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on technology, method, application and end user.
Breakup by Technology:
- Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Systems
- Dental X-ray Systems
- Intraoral Scanners and Cameras
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems dominate the market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the technology. This includes cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems (2D and 3D), dental X-ray systems (analog and digital), intraoral scanners and cameras, and others. According to the report, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems hold the largest market share as they offer optimal precision and accuracy in diagnosis and treatment planning and allow dental professionals to measure distances, angles, and volumes with great precision, ensuring optimal outcomes in procedures. Additionally, CBCT systems emit significantly lower radiation doses compared to conventional medical CT scans. Apart from this, they are versatile and serve multiple dental specialties and are widely used by orthodontists to evaluate the position and alignment of teeth and jaws. Furthermore, these technologically advanced systems are utilized by endodontists to diagnose complex root canal cases. Moreover, leading market players are constantly focusing on the development of CBCT systems to enhance image quality, reduce scan times, and integrate with other digital technologies.
Breakup by Method:
Intraoral holds the largest market share
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the method has also been provided in the report. This includes intraoral and extraoral. According to the report, intraoral represents the largest market segment as it provides dentists with a clear view of the inner parts of a mouth, which makes it an essential tool for diagnosing a wide range of dental conditions. Additionally, intraoral images offer exceptional diagnostic accuracy due to their proximity to the area of interest and allow dentists to capture detailed images of individual teeth, soft tissues, and any abnormalities or issues within the oral cavity. Apart from this, intraoral cameras assist dentists in documenting the progression of conditions over time, making it easier to track changes and the effectiveness of treatments. Moreover, intraoral imaging techniques, such as digital radiography and digital sensors, are designed to minimize radiation exposure while producing high-quality images.
Breakup by Application:
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Implantology holds the majority of the market share
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the application. This includes implantology, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and others. According to the report, implantology accounts for the largest market share as it focuses on providing long-term solutions for tooth replacement. Additionally, imaging technologies help implantologists assess bone health, implant stability, and potential complications early in the treatment process. This proactive approach enhances the longevity and reliability of implant-supported restorations, fostering patient trust and satisfaction. Apart from this, implantologists use computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems to create custom implant abutments and prosthetic restorations that require precise imaging data for accurate planning and fabrication. Furthermore, the integration of imaging technology enhances efficiency and outcomes in implant dentistry. Advanced dental imaging technologies, such as guided surgery software, enable implantologists to plan and execute minimally invasive implant procedures with high precision.
Breakup by End User:
- Dental Hospitals and Clinics
- Dental Diagnostic Centers
- Dental Academic and Research Institutes
Dental hospitals and clinics hold the largest market share
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the end user has also been provided in the report. This includes dental hospitals and clinics, dental diagnostic centers, and dental academic and research institutes. According to the report, dental hospitals and clinics accounted for the largest market share as they adhere to strict regulatory standards and quality assurance protocols and ensure the safety and accuracy of their imaging equipment for both patients and staff. Additionally, they have easy access to advanced imaging equipment, which allows them to provide timely and comprehensive care to their patients. Apart from this, in-house imaging reduces the need to refer patients to external imaging centers, streamlining the diagnostic process and expediting treatment planning. Moreover, dental hospitals and clinics have specialized dental departments, such as oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. The presence of specialized departments drives the demand for a wide range of dental imaging technologies.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
North America exhibits a clear dominance, accounting for the largest dental imaging market share
The market research report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America accounted for the largest market share as the region is home to numerous dental schools, research centers, and academic institutions specializing in dentistry and oral health. Apart from this, North American countries, especially the United States has a robust healthcare system with high levels of spending. Furthermore, North America boasts a sizable dental industry with a significant number of dental professionals, including general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and periodontists. The presence of specialized dental practices, such as oral surgery clinics and orthodontic centers, further drives the adoption of advanced imaging technologies. Moreover, North America has stringent regulatory standards governing the safety and performance of medical devices, including dental imaging equipment.
Companies are actively engaged in several key strategies and activities to remain competitive and meet the evolving needs of dental professionals and patients. They are also investing heavily in research and development (R&D) activities to innovate and enhance their imaging technologies. This includes improving image quality, reducing radiation exposure, and developing new imaging modalities. Additionally, they are continuously introducing new hardware and software solutions that incorporate cutting-edge advancements. Apart from this, they are providing educational resources and training to dental professionals. This includes courses and workshops on how to use their imaging equipment effectively, interpret images accurately, and integrate imaging into treatment planning.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- Acteon Group
- Align Technology
- Carestream Health
- Cefla s.c.
- Dentsply Sirona
- Flow Dental
- Genoray Co.Ltd.
- Midmark Corporation
- Owandy Radiology
- Planmeca Oy
- The Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd.
- In February 2022, Dentsply Sirona entered a partnership with FDI and smile train to create best-in-class cleft care protocols that will help advance the future of cleft care to change the lives of children.
- In March 2023, Planmeca Oy introduced new AI-based tools to Romexis, which help optimize the daily tasks at a dental practice and make working with patient images and treatment planning even easier and faster.
- In September 2023, Align Technology announced X-Ray insights technology designed to streamline X-ray assessments, improve patient communication, and enhance the digital treatment experience.
Dental Imaging Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- End User
||Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Systems (2D, 3D), Dental X-ray Systems (Analog, Digital), Intraoral Scanners and Cameras, Others
||Implantology, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Others
|End Users Covered
||Dental Hospitals and Clinics, Dental Diagnostic Centers, Dental Academic and Research Institutes
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Acteon Group, Align Technology, Carestream Health, Cefla s.c., Dentsply Sirona, Flow Dental, Genoray Co.Ltd., Midmark Corporation, Owandy Radiology, Planmeca Oy, The Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd., Vatech., etc.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s industry report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the dental imaging market from 2017-2028.
- The research report provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global dental imaging market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the dental imaging industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.