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The global dental X-ray market size is projected to reach a value of USD 2,788.7 million by 2027 with a CAGR 8.66 % between 2022 and 2027. The growth of the market depends on several factors, including the increasing prevalence of dental diseases, the increasing demand for portable dental X ray systems, and high spending on dental health.
|Market Size (2017) Historic Year
|USD 1643.07 million
|Market Size (2027) - Forecasted Year
|USD 2788.77 million
|Historic Opportunity (2017-2021)
|USD 67.19 million
|Forecasted Opportunity (2023-2027)
|USD 948.01 million
|Market Opportunity Transformation Growth
|Market Opportunity Capitalization
|USD 1015.20 million
This dental X ray market research and growth report extensively covers market segmentation by product (analog dental X-ray systems market and digital dental X ray systems), type (intraoral and extraoral), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of World (ROW)). It also includes an in-depth market growth analysis of drivers, trends, and challenges. Furthermore, the report includes historic market data from 2017 to 2021.
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The increasing prevalence of dental diseases is notably driving the market share analysis growth, although factors such as the high cost of digital X ray systems may impede the growth. Our researchers analyzed the data with 2022 as the base year, along with the key drivers, trends, and challenges. A holistic analysis of drivers will help companies refine their marketing strategies to gain a competitive advantage.
The increasing prevalence of dental diseases is notably driving the market growth. The prevalence of dental diseases such as cavities, periodontal disease, and oral cancer is increasing globally, which has increased the demand for dental X rays as a diagnostic tool. Some of the factors behind this prevalence include rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles. Inadequate fluoride exposure, availability and affordability of sugary foods, and poor access to oral health services are driving the prevalence of dental diseases.
The consumption of foods and beverages that are high in sugar, tobacco, and alcohol increases oral health problems. With the aging population, the number of dental issues increases, which further surges the demand for dental services, including dental X rays. Adults are more likely to experience dental problems and require frequent dental checkups, which will boost the growth of the global dental X ray market during the forecast period.
Digitalization of dental X ray technology is a key trend in the market. Digital X ray systems offer numerous benefits over traditional film-based systems, such as better image quality, lower radiation exposure, and faster image processing. Hence, dentists can easily obtain high-quality images of teeth and gums, which has increased the demand for dental X rays. Digital X ray machines are faster and more efficient than traditional X ray machines, as they can produce images in seconds, whereas traditional X ray machines can take several minutes.
Digital dental X rays use less radiation than traditional X rays and, hence, are safer for patients. Moreover, digital dental X rays produce higher-quality images, which makes it easier for dentists to identify dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bone loss. Hence, digitalization is boosting the demand for dental X rays. These factors will positively impact the growth of the global market during the forecast period.
Innovations such as hand held and portable X-ray devices facilitate convenient consultations and treatments, ensuring patient comfort and confidence. Dental CBCT technology revolutionizes treatment outcomes, offering detailed 3D imaging for better diagnostics and treatment planning. Market trends showcase an increasing demand for aesthetic dental procedures, emphasizing smile enhancement and appearance. With a surge in family visits to dental clinics and the growing popularity of cosmetic dentistry, the dental X-ray market continues to be a crucial component in ensuring optimal oral healthcare for everyone, from children to adults seeking the best treatment options available.
The high cost of digital X ray systems may impede market growth. Digital X ray systems are significantly more expensive than traditional X-ray systems. They are classified as capital goods requiring huge budget allocations and high maintenance. Technological advances in medical imaging and the shift toward early detection and preventative medicine have increased the demand for advanced devices, such as digital dental X rays. Moreover, the procurement of these systems involves many steps.
Healthcare reform and the incorporation of various austerity measures by governments will have a significant impact on market growth. For example, federal austerity measures in the US have reduced funding for healthcare. As a result, the budgets for public hospitals and research institutes have been reduced, which has created financial issues in purchasing new equipment or updating existing equipment. Equipment maintenance and staff training further add to the financial burden on hospitals and other healthcare facilities. However, various factors, including the high costs associated with digital X-ray systems, pose potential impediments to the industry's market trends and analysis and subsequent growth.
Technological advancements have led to the development of sophisticated imaging solutions like intraoral scanners, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), and handheld x-ray devices. Ongoing efforts in product innovation and research and development by renowned institutions such as the Institute Straumann, Cefla Medical Equipment, and Midmark Corporation continue to drive significant advancements in dental X-ray technology. The demand for advanced x-ray equipment and X-ray machines is on the rise in nations like Italy, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, and South Korea. Continuous advancements in X-ray systems and dental imaging technology, including CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) and handheld devices, have revolutionized the accuracy and efficiency of dental diagnostics. The focus on innovation, including the development of handheld X-ray devices and intraoral scanners, significantly contributes to market expansion.
The market analysis and report includes the adoption lifecycle of the market, covering from the innovator’s stage to the laggard’s stage. It focuses on adoption rates in different regions based on penetration. Furthermore, the report also includes key purchase criteria and drivers of price sensitivity to help companies evaluate and develop their market growth and trends strategies.
Global Dental X Ray Market Customer Landscape
Vendors are implementing various strategies, such as strategic alliances, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, geographical expansion, and product/service launches, to enhance their presence in the market.
3M Co. - The company offers dental X rays, which are used to examine structures that cannot be seen during a routine checkup, such as Invisalign, dentures, veneers, crowns, implants, cavity, jawbones, nerves, sinuses, teeth whitening and teeth roots.
The report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market and information about 15 market vendors, including:
The market forecast collaborations between Envista Holdings Corporation, 3M Company, and others have intensified the competition between these technologies. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of vendors has been conducted to help clients understand the wider business environment as well as the strengths and weaknesses of key dental industry players. Data is qualitatively analyzed to categorize vendors as pure play, category-focused, industry-focused, and diversified; it is quantitatively analyzed to categorize vendors as dominant, leading, strong, tentative, and weak.
The landscape of dental imaging has evolved significantly with the advent of digital dental X-ray technology, transforming the way professionals diagnose and treat various oral conditions compared to traditional X-ray methods. This shift has led to significant advancements in the x-ray industry, impacting end users, including professionals and patients. Digital Dental X-ray systems, like those offered by Carestream Dental and Air Techniques Inc., have revolutionized the market overview due to their efficiency in product launches and imaging systems. These technologies leverage artificial intelligence to enhance image quality, aiding in the detection of subtle issues such as dental caries, tumors, and cysts with higher accuracy than traditional methods.
Furthermost, traditional X-ray systems, while established, have limitations in contrast and resolution. They are less adept at detecting early signs of tooth decay, fillings, and root tip abnormalities, especially in the maxilla and mandible regions. However, they are still widely used in regions like Poland, Latin America, and the UAE, owing to assumptions about healthcare reimbursements and supply chain limitations.
The Dental X-Ray Market exhibits significant growth potential with advancements in dental radiography market and dental CBCT technologies. This market segment caters to a broad patient population, offering precise treatments while ensuring safety and compliance with FDA standards. The end-user segment encompasses dental clinics, hospitals, and individual practitioners aiming to enhance diagnostic workflows and treatment options. Market opportunities are evident in regions like the Middle East, South America, China, and Japan, fostering investments and boosting market size.
The market share growth by the analog dental X ray systems segment will be significant during the forecast period. The analog dental x ray systems segment had the largest revenue share in 2022. However, the growth rate for this segment is slow, as multiple X rays are required to obtain an image of adequate quality, resulting in repeated exposure to radiation. In addition, the system consumes more time and chemicals and requires trained personnel.
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The analog dental X ray systems segment was valued at USD 967.11 million in 2017 and continued to grow until 2021. The rapid prevalence of cosmetic dentistry and the eventual increase in the demand for X rays are driving the growth of the market. The expanding applications of dental X rays in diagnostics, therapeutics, cosmetics, and forensics will also drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.
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North America is estimated to contribute 39% to the growth of the global market during the forecast period. Technavio’s analysts have elaborately explained the regional trends and drivers that shape the market during the forecast period.
The X-ray market in the Asia-Pacific region, has witnessed substantial developments in recent years. The incidence of cases related to cavities, fractures, and jaws abnormalities has propelled the popularity and need for advanced imaging methods like dental radiography. Despite innovations in resolution and methods, restraints such as the extent of radiation exposure remain a concern among end-users. Danaher Corporation, a key player in the market, has introduced innovative operations, yet the costs and regulatory constraints persist, especially in regions like Thailand, Turkey, Hungary, Saudi Arabia and Africa. Collaborations and partnerships between dental clinics, dental diagnostic centers, and dental professionals facilitate the widespread adoption of advanced imaging technologies, further expanding their reach and influence. The pandemic has further highlighted the importance of dental X-rays in treatment planning, but limitations in detecting early caries and a limited view of soft tissues continue to pose challenges in comprehensive dental diagnosis. Nonetheless, dental X-ray technology stands as an essential tool, offering invaluable insights crucial for effective dental care.
The growth of the regional market is attributed to factors such as the presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure and rising healthcare spending in developed countries such as the US and Canada. Favorable medical reimbursement and increasing government initiatives in the region are also driving the market penetration of these systems. In addition, the rise in demand for cosmetic dentistry procedures and the increasing adoption of digital dental imaging technologies are expected to drive the growth of the dental X ray market in North America during the forecast period.
This report forecasts the contribution of all the segments to the growth of the market. The American Dental Association (ADA) is a prominent professional association in the field of dentistry, recognized for its contributions to dental health, education, and advocacy in the United States. In 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 hurt the dental X ray market in North America. However, in early 2021, large-scale vaccination drives led to the removal of lockdown restrictions. As a result, dental X ray machine manufacturing units were restarted, which led to the recovery of the dental X ray market in the region. The adoption of digital X rays is expected to positively impact the growth of the dental X ray market in the region during the forecast period.
The dental X-ray market in the Asia Pacific region has witnessed substantial developments in recent years. The incidence of cases related to cavities, fractures, and jawbone abnormalities has propelled the popularity and need for advanced imaging methods like radiographs. Despite innovations in resolution and methods, restraints such as the extent of radiation exposure remain a concern among end-users. Danaher Corporation, a key player in the market, has introduced innovative operations, yet the costs and regulatory constraints persist, especially in regions like Saudi Arabia and Africa. The pandemic has further highlighted the importance of dental X-rays in treatment planning, but limitations in detecting early caries and a limited view of soft tissues continue to pose challenges in comprehensive diagnosis. Nonetheless, dental X-ray technology stands as an essential tool, offering invaluable insights crucial for effective dental care.
Dental X-ray systems encompass various types designed for specific imaging purposes in dentistry. The primary types include intraoral and extraoral systems. Intraoral X-ray systems are the most common, capturing detailed images inside the mouth. Bitewing X-rays focus on detecting decay between teeth, while periapical X-rays provide a comprehensive view from the crown to the root and surrounding bone. Extraoral X-ray systems are taken outside the mouth and offer broader views. Panoramic X-rays produce an overview of the entire mouth, while cephalometric X-rays capture side-view images of the head, beneficial in orthodontics. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) systems generate detailed 3D images useful in complex procedures and dental implants planning. Digital X-ray systems use sensors for image capture, offering enhanced quality and easier storage. Handheld devices provide portability and flexibility in diverse clinical settings. Each type serves distinct diagnostic and treatment needs, enabling dental professionals to obtain specific views and information for effective patient care.
The dental X-ray market refers to the global market for X-ray imaging devices specifically used in dentistry. Dental X-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool for dentists to visualize and detect dental problems that may not be visible during a regular dental examination. The market for dental X-ray systems includes various types of devices such as intraoral X-ray systems, extraoral X-ray systems, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems. Technological advancements in dental X-ray imaging have led to the development of digital radiography, which offers benefits like reduced radiation exposure and enhanced image quality. The increasing prevalence of dental disorders, coupled with the growing awareness about oral health, has contributed to the growth of the dental X-ray market worldwide.
The dental X ray market report forecasts market growth by revenue at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and growth opportunities from 2017 to 2027.
The global dental X-rays market forecasting report includes within the Health Care Equipment sector, encompassing products and R&D related to dental treatment, dental equipment, dental products and imaging technologies. Additionally Dental Market is related to other equipment such as radiographic imaging, dental radiology, dental devices, and dental radiographs. Technavio calculates market size based on revenues generated by manufacturers of diagnostic and therapeutic dental equipment. This comprehensive report analyzes external factors influencing market growth and forecasting covering dental radiography, imaging, appointments, dental aesthetics and the dental imaging market providing insights into the evolving landscape of dental healthcare and the dental X-ray market.
Dental X Ray Market Scope
Growth momentum & CAGR
Accelerate at a CAGR of 8.66%
Market growth 2023-2027
USD 948.01 million
YoY growth 2022-2023(%)
North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of World (ROW)
Performing market contribution
North America at 39%
US, Canada, Germany, Japan, and China
|Leading vendors, market positioning of vendors, competitive strategies, and industry risks
Key companies profiled
3M Co., 3Shape AS, Acteon Group Ltd., Align Technology Inc., Asahi Roentgen Ind. Co. Ltd, BIOLASE Inc., Cefla SC, Danaher Corp., Dentsply Sirona Inc., Envista Holdings Corp., Institut Straumann AG, J. Morita Corp., LargeV Instrument Corp. Ltd., Medit Corp., PEARL INC., Planmeca Oy, TAKARA BELMONT Corp., The Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd., VATECH EWOO Holdings Co. Ltd., and Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.
Parent market analysis, Market growth inducers and obstacles, Fast-growing and slow-growing segment analysis, COVID-19 impact and recovery analysis and future consumer dynamics, Market condition analysis for the forecast period
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