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Dental 3D Printing Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, And Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 116 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5617096
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The dental 3D printing market is projected to register a CAGR of 19.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 epidemic has wreaked havoc on a variety of industries, with dentistry being one of the hardest hit. The epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) essentially shut down around 198,000 active dentists and dental specialists in the United States, according to an essay published in August 2020 titled "COVID-19 and Dentistry: Challenges and Opportunities for Providing Safe Care."

While the impact of COVID-19 continues to disrupt many sectors, the 3D-printing industry appears to have regained strength and is moving on a steady upward trajectory, according to a news article published in December 2021. Many factors in the dental industry have fueled this growth, including the need to streamline chairside appointments and improve safety for both dentists and patients. In the third quarter, 3D Systems, a leader in the dental industry for more than 30 years, saw double-digit growth compared to 2020 results. Healthcare revenue increased by 28.3% to USD 76.4 million, compared to the same period last year. When divestitures were taken into account, 3D Systems reported that high demand for dental applications, both printers, and materials, resulted in overall healthcare revenue increasing by 44.5% year over year.

Materialize is another company that is expanding. The Belgium-based company reported a 28.0% revenue increase in 2021 compared to 2020, with revenue for its medical segment up 10.2% and manufacturing up 62.0%, among several key areas of focus. Furthermore, Stratasys, a leading 3D-printing company for industries such as healthcare, consumer goods, and more, reported revenue growth of 24.3% and systems sales growth of 34.7% year over year. Revenue increased from USD 127.9 million in 2020 to USD 159.0 million in 2021, according to the company's third-quarter report. This was owing to contributions across all regions and all business lines.

In dentistry, technological advancements act as a catalyst for innovation and growth. This is especially true in digital dentistry. Although not everyone has embraced this technological evolution, most dental professionals would agree that going digital is the way to go. For starters, the advantages of 3D printing in dentistry are numerous. It allows dental professionals to stay current while also being more cost-effective than analog methods. There are frequent software updates, new dental materials launches, and rapidly evolving dental applications. For instance, in February 2022, Nobio announced the official launch of infinix, a new line of advanced antimicrobial restorative materials designed to fight recurrent decay. Also, in November 2019, Apex Dental Materials introduced RE-GEN, a suite of bioactive materials comprised of a Flowable Composite, Bulk Fill & Resin Cement, Pit & Fissure Sealant, and the world's first-ever Bioactive Universal and Self-Etch Adhesives.

Besides, 3D printing can significantly improve the workflow in any dental practice or laboratory and can drastically reduce patient chair time. It provides product customization flexibility as well as superior quality and accuracy in 3D-printed dental models. Dental professionals can now print occlusal splints and other dental models in-house in just one day, which was once unthinkable. This not only helps to generate revenue but also makes dental treatment easier. 3D printing materials are constantly evolving to provide users with a growing list of indications, and 3D printing can be easily integrated into any dental practice or laboratory's workflow.

The market is also driven by an increase in the number of dental caries and the need to treat them around the world. According to an article published in July 2019 titled "Oral illnesses: a global public health concern," oral diseases are among the most common diseases worldwide, posing substantial health and economic burdens, and significantly lowering people's quality of life. Dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease, tooth loss, and malignancies of the lips and oral cavity are the most common and serious oral disorders worldwide. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that oral disorders impact approximately 3.5 billion people globally, and severe periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth loss, is also highly common, according to a March 2020 update.

Hence, increasing dental caries, technological advancements, the launch of new products, and the benefits associated with the 3D printing technology are all factors that are projected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

The Orthodontics Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share in the Dental 3D Printing Market

The segment is majorly driven by the rising number of misalignment (Malocclusion) and gaps in the teeth, as well as rising demand for cosmetic dentistry. As per the article published in January 2020 on “Prevalence Of Developmental Maxillary Midline Diastema In Children- A Retrospective Study,” Children of age 6-8 years showed the maximum prevalence of presence of midline diastema at 57.1%, followed by the age group 8-10 years 36.7%, the least number of maxillary midline diastema was seen in the age group 10-12 years 6%.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO) Statistics of 2021, malocclusion is one of the most important oral health problems after caries and periodontal disease. Its prevalence is highly variable and is estimated to be between 39% and 93% in children and adolescents. Considering the other anomalies, crowding was one of the most frequent, with a prevalence of up to 84%, followed by spacing, which reached a frequency of 60%. Also, as per the article published in June 2021 by Maxillo-Faciale Clinique MFML, Class 1 dental malocclusion is the most common type of malocclusion. Approximately 50% to 55% of children between the ages of 6 and 17 have some form of Class 1 malocclusion.

As technology continues to advance and as orthodontic treatment becomes more affordable, an increasing number of adults are choosing to invest in orthodontics. New figures released by the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) in July 2019 revealed that the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK remains high. Hence, all the above-mentioned factors boost the market growth.

North America is Expected to Hold a significant share in the market and is expected to do the Same in the Forecast Period.

From the initial shutdown in March 2020 to the current day, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant influence on the dentistry profession. The main consequence of the pandemic on dental practices in Canada, according to an article published in February 2021 titled "The Biggest Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry," has been a decline in revenue. As dentists were unable to practice during the initial lockdown, revenue suffered the most. However, as the country approaches a year of living with the pandemic, it has been demonstrated that dentistry is a critical service, and practices have been able to stay open despite new lockdowns around the country."

Also, as per another article published in September 2020, "A New Study Explores COVID-19's Significant Impact on the Dental Industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the health care system, including the dental industry. In March and April, when the pandemic first became rampant in the United States, many dental practices closed except for emergencies. Even after they reopened, changes were noticeable. According to an American Dental Association poll of dentists taken the week of August, 98.9% of respondents were open, but only 47.6% reported "business as usual"; 51.3% were open but had "lower patient volume than usual."

The expanding elderly population, robust medical infrastructure, the presence of important market competitors, and improvements in preventative and restorative dental treatments are all driving factors in the North American market. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strives to eliminate inequities in cavity rates and to incorporate oral health programs into chronic disease prevention and medical care. North America will emerge as the most potential, high-growth market in the projection term as a result of the confluence of all of these variables.

Competitive Landscape

The dental 3D printing market is fragmented and competitive and consists of several major players. Some of the players operating in the market are 3D Systems, Inc., Formlabs, Nexa3D, Zortrax, Quoris3D, Stratasys, NextDent B.V., Renishaw plc., Desktop Metal, Inc. (EnvisionTEC), Institut Straumann AG, GENERAL ELECTRIC, SprintRay Inc., Rapid Shape GmbH, Ackuretta, and Asiga. Market players are launching various products in the market to remain competitive.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Incidence of Dental Caries and Other Dental Diseases
4.2.2 Rising Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry
4.2.3 Growing Adoption of Dental 3D Printers due to the Advantages it Offers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Cost of Electroceutical Devices
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Technology
5.1.1 Vat Photopolymerization
5.1.2 Polyjet Technology
5.1.3 Fused Deposition Modelling
5.1.4 Selective Laser Sintering
5.1.5 Other Technologies
5.2 By Product & Service
5.2.1 Materials Plastic Metal Others
5.2.2 Equipment Dental 3D Scanners Dental 3D Printers
5.2.3 Services
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Prosthodontics
5.3.2 Orthodontics
5.3.3 Impantalogy
5.4 By End User
5.4.1 Dental Laboratories
5.4.2 Hospitals & Clinics
5.4.3 Others
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.5.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.5.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.5.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 3D Systems, Inc.
6.1.2 Formlabs
6.1.3 Nexa3D
6.1.4 Zortrax
6.1.5 Quoris3D
6.1.6 Stratasys
6.1.7 NextDent B.V.
6.1.8 Renishaw plc.
6.1.9 Desktop Metal, Inc. (EnvisionTEC)
6.1.10 Institut Straumann AG
6.1.12 SprintRay Inc.
6.1.13 Rapid Shape GmbH
6.1.14 Ackuretta
6.1.15 Asiga

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 3D Systems, Inc.
  • Formlabs
  • Nexa3D
  • Zortrax
  • Quoris3D
  • Stratasys
  • NextDent B.V.
  • Renishaw plc.
  • Desktop Metal, Inc. (EnvisionTEC)
  • Institut Straumann AG
  • SprintRay Inc.
  • Rapid Shape GmbH
  • Ackuretta
  • Asiga