The global dental 3D printing market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 25.6% during the forecast period, attaining a market size of USD 6.2 billion by 2024. Dental 3D printing combining with oral scanning, and CAD/CAM design can rapidly and accurately produce bridges, stone models, crowns and range of orthodontic appliances. The global dental 3D printing market is growing at sa ignificant rate, due to mounting occurrence dental diseases, expanding geriatric population and mounting need for cosmetic dentistry. Different product and services contributed to the dental 3D printing market size. The market has witnessed high demand for services in the coming years due to mounting outsourcing done by the dental hospitals, dental laboratories, and small dental clinics, to the dental 3D printing service providers.
Insight by Product and Services
On the basis of product and services ,the market is subdivided into equipment, services and materials. Of all product and services, services segment accounted the largest share in the market due to mounting outsourcing done by the dental hospitals, dental laboratories, and small dental clinics, to the 3D printing service providers.
The equipment is further subdivided into dental 3D printers and dental 3D scanners. Moreover, the materials are further subdivided into plastic, metal, and others.
Insight by Technology
On the basis of technology, the market is subdivided into polyjet technology, vat photopolymerization, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling and others. High precision and accuracy of this technique are some of the factors responsible for the growth of the vat photopolymerization. Of all the technology, the vat photopolymerization accounted foremost share in the dental 3D printing market. The vat photopolymerization market is further subdivided into stereolithography and digital light processing.
Insight by Application
On the basis of application, the market is subdivided into prosthodontics, implantology and orthodontics. Mounting edentulous population, the escalating need for crowns and bridges, the mounting occurrence of dental caries, mthe ounting occurrence of tooth loss, the launch of innovative technologies such as CAD/CAM and the mounting acceptance of dental 3D printers and scanners are the factors growing the demand of prosthodontics. Among the all applications, the prosthodontics accounted the largest share in the dental 3D printing market.
Insight by End User
The different end users of the market are dental laboratories, dental academic and research institutes, and dental hospitals and clinics. Mounting number of dental laboratories, speedy implementation of innovative technologies by dental laboratories, and expanding need of customized dental outlining solutions are the factors growing the demand of dental 3D printing in dental laboratories. Among the all end users, the dental laboratories accounted the largest share in the dental 3D printing market.
Inventions in the dental 3D printing industry, mounting implementation of dental dentistry and alliance of dental laboratories are the trends in the dental 3D printing market.
Mounting occurrence of dental caries and other dental diseases, implementation of dental 3D printers in clinics and hospitals, and the mounting need for cosmetic dentistry are the primary growth drivers for dental 3D printing market. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 60%-90% of school children suffer from dental cavities.
Expanding geriatric population, mounting acceptance of CAD/CAM technology and mounting healthcare spending are also facilitating the growth for the dental 3D printing market. For instance, according to the WHO, globally in 2010 approximately 524 million people were aged 65 years and older, and is expected to reach 1.5 billion in 2050.
Mounting number of huge dental practices and elevated capital investment and operational costs are the major challenges for the growth of dental 3D printing market.
Globally, the manufacturing companies trying to enter the dental 3D printing market are required to maintain stringent regulatory standards. Moreover, the high level of capital requirement also poses a major barrier for the entry of new players. This offers an edge to the established players in the industry competition.
Geographically, North America is the largest dental 3D printing market as in the region the occurrence of dental caries and tooth loss due to the aging population is increasing. Mounting oral care expenditure, technological improvement, the mounting need of cosmetic surgery, and escalating attractiveness of digital dentistry are also up surging growth of the North American dental 3D printing market.
Asia-Pacific is observed to witness the fastest growth in the market, due to expanding geriatric population. In addition, the mounting occurrence of dental diseases, mounting medical tourism, and mounting healthcare expenditure are also creating a positive impact on the dental 3D printing market growth in the region.
Key players in the dental 3D printing market are catering to the demand of these devices by investing on technologically advanced products in their product portfolio across the globe. In June 2018, 3D Systems introduced DMP Flex 100 and DMP Dental 100 3D printers, to provide versatility and material for entry-level metal 3D printing and dental applications. Stratasys, Renishaw, Carbon, 3D Systems, Formlabs, Concept Laser, Envisiontec, SLM Solutions Group, DWS, Prodways Group and EOS GmbH are the key players offering dental 3D printing.