Published: 2022 June 06
Dental Imaging Equipment Market
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Dental Imaging Equipment Market is segmented By Technology (X-Ray Systems, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Intraoral cameras, Dental cone beam computed tomography, Others), By Application (Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Cosmetic, Forensic), By Method (Intraoral Imaging, Extraoral Imaging, Other), By End Users (Hospitals, Independent Dental Clinics, Dental Research Institutes, Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029

Dental Imaging Equipment Market Size Analysis 2023-2030

[150 Pages Report] The Global Dental Imaging Equipment Market is estimated to reach growing at a CAGR 7.9% during the forecast period (2022-2029). Dental imaging equipment refers to instruments and tools used to obtain medical images of oral cavities, hidden dental structures, benign or malignant masses, bone masses, and other damages that cannot be viewed through conventional check-up procedures. Dental imaging equipment such as simple intraoral analog X-rays has evolved much in recent years. Advanced imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and cone-beam computed tomography along with the shift from analog to digital dental imaging have made the imaging process in modern dentistry faster and simpler while providing dentists with options for image storage, easy retrievals, and image manipulations. These advanced imaging equipment and techniques adopted into the field of dentistry produce adequate imaging during the planning of dental procedures and help doctors in giving an accurate diagnosis for further treatments.

Dental Imaging Equipment Market - Strategic Insights



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Technology, By Application, By Method, By End Users, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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Market Dynamics

The significant drivers of the global of dental imaging equipment market are the rising incidence of craniomaxillofacial disorders and oral cancer, increasing adoption of dental implant procedures and surgeries due to trauma cases are expected to contribute to the growth of the global dental imaging equipment market. Moreover, the rising demand for improved healthcare infrastructure is expected to drive the market.

Rising incidence of craniomaxillofacial disorders and oral cancer will require inputs of dental imaging equipment

The increasing prevalence rate of oral cancers due to changing lifestyles is expected to boost the Dental Imaging Equipment market growth. Contemporary diagnostic techniques for detection of oral cancer and craniomaxillofacial disorders include imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT). Oral tongue cancer incidence has increased in recent decades in the United States. Magnitude of increase has been similar across gender. An increase in tobacco use, increasing alcohol consumption rates, and weakening immune systems across the world have contributed to growth in oral cancers. Thus, the demand has been steadily growing for this market for better detection and screening of oral cancers and craniomaxillofacial disorders. These factors are driving the growth of the market in the forecast period.

An increase in the adoption of dental implant procedures is expected to drive the market growth  

Increasing applications of dental implants in various therapeutic areas along with increasing demand for prosthetics are some of the key factors expected to boost the market growth. The acceptance level for dental implants is increasing among patients and dental surgeons due to limitations of removable prosthetics, such as discomfort, lack of natural appearance, and need for maintenance. Prosthetics mounted on dental implants do not encroach on soft tissues and enhance aesthetics, which is further expected to drive the market.

High costs associated with advanced technology-based devices make dental imaging equipment unappealing for use

As imaging technologies become more sophisticated, they offer more advanced imaging capabilities across categories, better resolution, and definition. However, this is accompanied by increasing costs of equipment, increasing maintenance costs, high cost of replacements, need to hire expert technicians, etc. thus making this an expensive service for consumers. Patients in low-income categories, doctors from smaller clinics are now more likely to avoid expensive imaging and use older technology or entirely abandon the pursuit. This can impact the market growth, especially in low-income countries.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to endanger global health and hamper the world economy, there are growing concerns about different parts of personal health, which has made the general public more receptive to medical treatments. Complications of COVID-19 that arise in patients during pathogenesis and in post-recovery effect the respiratory tract. Dental imaging has been used by health professionals to deal with these complications. In the short term, the market has taken a hit due to the lockdown. But this seems to be a temporary setback that the industry is expected to recover from. All areas of healthcare are focusing on digitization and adopting more technology, which will drive market growth for dental imaging equipment.

Segment Analysis

By Technology:

  • X-Ray Systems
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Intraoral cameras
  • Dental cone beam computed tomography
  • Others

By Application:

  • Diagnostic
  • Therapeutic
  • Cosmetic
  • Forensic

By Method:

  • Intraoral Imaging
  • Extraoral Imaging
  • Other

By End Users:

  • Hospitals
  • Independent Dental Clinics
  • Dental Research Institutes
  • Others

By technology, the global dental imaging equipment market is segmented into X-ray systems, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), intraoral cameras, dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), and others. The X-ray systems segment accounts for the most substantial portion, while dental CBCT is the most rapidly-growing segment in the dental imaging market, this is due to CBCT increasingly replacing traditional imaging modalities as it has more advanced imaging features, especially in developed nations.

The intraoral scanners segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Intraoral cameras (IO cameras) produce accurate images of teeth and the supporting structures, allowing patients to see problems with their teeth and/or gums including tarnished or corroded fillings, fractured teeth, etc. Radiographic images are essential for proper patient diagnosis, treatment, and re-evaluation. The market is divided into extraoral and intraoral imaging systems based on product. Intraoral scanners are expected to increase at the fastest rate during the forecast period, owing to the benefits of taking direct dental impressions, lowering the rate of restoration remakes, and enabling overall superior clinical operations.

Diagnostic use of dental imaging will see the largest growth as compared to other applications of dental imaging

Based on application, the market is further segmented into diagnostic, therapeutic, cosmetic, and forensic. The implantology segment commanded the largest share of the market in 2019. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the growing adoption of new technology, increased digitization, growing concern about oral hygiene in the public mindset, etc.

Dental hospitals & clinics to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period.

The market is divided into three segments based on end-user: dental hospitals and clinics, dental diagnostic centers, and dental academic and research organizations. Dental hospitals and clinics are expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. This end-user segment's rapid growth can be attributed to the increasing affordability of advanced dental imaging systems, rising patient awareness, and the growing need for rapid and accurate patient diagnosis and treatment planning.

Geographical Analysis

North America region holds the largest market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX%

North America holds a major market share in the global dental imaging equipment market due to changing lifestyles among people and increasing prevalence rate of oral cancers, poor dental hygiene, increasing drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and changes in eating habits. According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 64.7 million Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. More than 1 in 4 (26%) adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay. Nearly half (46%) of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of gum disease; severe gum disease affects about 9% of adults. While complete tooth loss among adults aged 65-74 years has steadily declined over time, but disparities exist among some population groups. Oral cancers are most common in older adults, particularly in people older than 55 years who smoke and are heavy drinkers.

Competitive Landscape

The dental imaging equipment market is moderately competitive with the presence of local as well as global companies.  Some of the key players contributing to the growth of the market are Planmeca Oy, Dentsply Sirona, Midmark Corporation, LED Medical Diagnostics, Inc., Carestream Health, Inc., Danaher Corporation, The Yoshida Dental Mfg. Co., Ltd., VAtech Co. Ltd., Flow Dental Corporation, Acteon Group. The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, which are contributing to the growth of dental imaging equipment globally. For instance,

  • In January 2019, Vatech officially launched Vatech Middle East (VME), a wholly-owned subsidiary, in the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) to become the top dental imaging company in the Middle East. VME plans to strengthen its sales force in four major Middle Eastern countries – Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, and Egypt – as well as other regions while establishing a strong brand trust through customer-oriented marketing in the Middle East.
  • In December 2018, LED Medical Diagnostics subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration on their XVWeb 3D imaging service. XVWeb 3D is uniquely designed to provide additional functionality to its XVWeb service platform by providing dental professionals with a wide variety of visualization and diagnostic capabilities for Cone Beam Computed Tomography DICOM data sets via an intuitive web-based user interface.
  • In September 2018, Carestream Dental launched the CS 9600 cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system an all-new imaging system that enables new levels of image quality, usability, and, ultimately, accurate diagnostic capabilities.


Overview: Planmeca, established in 1971, is a Finnish manufacturer of high-tech dental equipment, such as 3D and 2D digital imaging devices, dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, and software. Planmeca works in close co-operation with dental universities and institutions. Planmeca Oy is a global leader in many fields of health care technology, with products distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, it is the largest privately held company in the field of dental equipment and the parent company of Planmeca Group.

Product Portfolio: The company’s product range includes digital dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices, and comprehensive software solutions. The company has also pioneered in developing and marketing digital dental practice concepts that allow efficient and ergonomic information management. They also deal in dental units, dental stools, operating lights, imaging technologies, tools for 3D, panoramic imaging to different types of intraoral imaging, one-shot cephalostat, scanning cephalostat, imaging plate scanners, 3D printers, intraoral scanners, their patented software, and a reputed university for dental studies.

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