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3D Printing In Dentistry 2023: Market Study & Forecast

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  • 67 Pages
  • May 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Additive Manufacturing Research
  • ID: 5819876

Report Confirms Dental Industry’s Transition to 3D Printing, Growth to $4.0B in 2022

In 2022 the dental 3D printing market generated $4B in revenue, accounting for nearly one third of the overall additive manufacturing market. The report details how changes in the post-pandemic era of healthcare impact the adoption of 3D printing technologies, as well as dentistry’s greater role in the development of the AM industry itself.

The seventh edition of 3D Printing in Dentistry details trends in the broader dental industry that have emerged since the fade of the COVID-19 era upheaval, and provides a look into the future of the dental printing market. The study and accompanying market database cover dental printing hardware innovations, competitive landscape and strategies, segmentation of the industry, and future scenarios driving both growth and challenges that will face the litany of current market participants. Companies mentioned within the report and data include but are not limited to: BEGO, Dentsply Sirona, Whip Mix, DMG, Straumann, Ivoclar, 3D Systems, Stratasys, Desktop Health (ETEC), DWS, Formlabs, SprintRay, Asiga, Structo, Trumpf, EOS and EPlus.

The 3D Printing in Dentistry is the authoritative market report for additive manufacturing in the dental industry, historically relied upon by global dental companies, 3D printing companies in the dental industry, and entrepreneurs and investors.

Report Scope:

The analyst's studies of the evolving opportunities in dental 3D printing date to 2014, making it the longest running dedicated research study for professionals in the dental industry. The latest edition of the report analyzes the market in the post-COVID era with the acceleration of digital adoption at the clinical level and wholesale backing of 3D printing technology by dental industry giants.

In addition to an extensive written analysis of the changing market dynamics, those who purchase the study also receive the most extensive database of dental 3D printing market opportunity and forecast data available, updated for the changes resulting from the ongoing pandemic impacts and expected market recovery timeline.

Key Highlights:

  • The total global dental 3D printing market will grow from an estimated $4B in 2022 to just over $9.7B by 2031. Currently, dental printing accounts for around 30 percent of the total additive manufacturing market when accounting for the value of printing by laboratories and production centers. The analyst estimates that in 2022 the global additive manufacturing market generated about $13.5B in total.
  • Competitive pressure in the dental 3D printing market is catalyzing a revitalization of technical development for 3D printing. These dynamics are seen in many examples, from seemingly small printer features that can further reduce costs or improve user friendliness, to entirely new solutions that can capture share based on entirely new concepts from a customer base that soon will become savvy end users of printing.
  • The dental industry is in the process of meting out whether traditional players in 3D printing will succeed as independent solution developers or if ultimately the incumbent dental solution providers will take the development torch from here.


Table of Contents

Chapter One: The New Technical Revolution in Dental 3D Printing Begins
1.1 Printing Now Fully Integrated into the Structure of the Dental Industry
1.1.1 Additive Dental Printer Companies Must Secure a Spot in the Traditional Dental Industry Now to Remain Relevant in the Long Term
1.1.2 The Role of Dental Consumer Trends in the Future of Dental Printing Increases in Teledentistry and Impacts on the 3D Printing Industry Same-Day Dentistry on the Rise and Being Driven by Printing
1.2 Review of Market Activity, Prior Market Predictions, and Key Developments Since 2020
1.3 Application-Oriented Segmentation Emerging for Dental Printers
1.3.1 Growth Driver Shift in 2023/24 Away from Aligners, into Dentures and Office Printing In-Office Printing as the Market Growth Engine Through 2025
1.4 Advanced AM Technological Development Restarting to Support Dental Opportunity
1.4.1 Metal Market Still Innovating and Ripe for Disruption
1.5 Summarizing Future Market Scenarios and Forecasted Growth Trends
1.5.1 3D Printing Technology Will Become the Leading Production Technology in Dentistry
1.5.2 Scope of Market Unchanged, But Opportunities Continue to Evolve

Chapter Two: Dental Printing Technology Development Trends and Activity by Segment
2.1 Technical Advancements in Vat Photopolymerization Dental Printers
2.1.1 Rise of LCD Challengers to DLP and Laser Photopolymerization 4K Projector Technology in the DLP Dental Printing Sector
2.1.2 Continuous and Extended Production in Vat Photopolymerization Development Other Automation Efforts in Vat Photopolymerization - Post Processing
2.1.3 Advancements in Printing for Permanent Ceramic/Composite Restorations
2.2 Creation of Next-generation UV Material Jetting Dental Printing Technologies
2.2.1 Material Jetting Technology Advances to Create Cross-Segment Competition with Vat Photopolymerization
2.3 Reports on Alternative and Specialty Dental AM Printing Processes
2.3.1 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion and Material Extrusion
2.3.2 XJet Nanoparticle Jetting in 2023
2.4 Trends in Metal Additive Production for Dentistry
2.4.1 Asian Metal Powder Bed Fusion Vendors and the Dental Market
2.4.2 Re-Introduction of Metal Binder Jetting in Dentistry

Chapter Three: Dental 3D Printing Market Structure and Competitive Landscape
3.1 Strategy Review of Dental Industry Leaders' Integration of 3D Printing Solutions
3.1.1 BEGO
3.1.2 Dentsply Sirona
3.1.3 Whip Mix
3.1.4 DMG
3.1.5 Straumann
3.1.6 Ivoclar Vivadent (Ivoclar)
3.2 Analysis of Leaders and Innovators in Dental Printing Solutions by Technology Segment
3.2.1 Leaders and Innovators in Vat Photopolymerization Dental Printing 3D Systems Stratasys Desktop Health (EnvisionTEC/ETEC) Digital Wax Systems (DWS) RapidShape (Straumann) Formlabs SprintRay Asiga Structo Other Notable Providers Market Share Analysis of Dental Vat Photopolymerization Segment
3.2.2 Leaders and Innovators in Metal Powder Bed Fusion Dental Printing Trumpf EOS EPlus 3D Systems
Chapter Four: Quantitative Illustrations of Key Dental Printing Market Trends
4.1 Trends in Aligner Production, Short Term and Long Term
4.2 3D Printing Accelerating Shift to Clinical Production
4.3 Growth in Ceramic Printing for Restorations and Implications for Metal Additive and Milling
4.4 Total Market Opportunity for Dental Printing

About the AnalystAcronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Examples of Application-Designed Printing Hardware and Software Dental Solutions
Exhibit 1-2: Align Technology Clear Aligner Shipment Trend
Exhibit 1-3: Comparison of Dental Printer and Material Revenues by User Segment, Global, 2019 to 2031
Exhibit 1-4: Current versus Prior Dental 3D Printing Market Size, Global, by Segment
Exhibit 2-1: Technical Development of Dental 3D Printing Technologies and Impact on Dental 3D Printing Market Adoption Scenarios
Exhibit 3-1: 2021 Vat Photopolymerization Printer Market Shares by Revenue, all Dental User Types
Exhibit 3-2: 2022 Vat Photopolymerization Printer Market Shares by Revenue, all Dental User Types
Exhibit 3-3: 2022 Vat Photopolymerization Market Shares by Revenue, Labs and Production Centers Only
Exhibit 3-4: 2022 Vat Photopolymerization Market Shares by Revenue, Offices and Clinics Only
Exhibit 4-1: Total Printed Dental Aligner Global Production Volumes by User Group and Process Type, 2019-2031
Exhibit 4-2: Total Printed Dental Device and Restoration Production Comparison, Current Expectation versus Past, all Device Types
Exhibit 4-3: Total Printed Ceramic Dental Restoration Production Forecast, Lab/Center vs. Office/Clinic, 2020-2031
Exhibit 4-4: Total Dental Device Production and Growth Comparison, Printed Metals vs. Printed Ceramics
Exhibit 4-5: Global Dental 3D Printing Revenue by Segment, All Technologies and User Types



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • 3D Systems
  • Asiga
  • BEGO
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Desktop Health (ETEC)
  • DMG
  • DWS
  • EOS 
  • EPlus
  • Formlabs
  • Ivoclar
  • SprintRay
  • Stratasys
  • Straumann
  • Structo
  • Trumpf
  • Whip Mix