Global Dental 3D Printing Market: By Product Type (Printers, Software, Components), By Technology (Digital Light Projection, 3D Jet Printing, Stereo Lithography Apparatus (SLA) 3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Laser Metal Sintering (DLMS)), By Application (Orthopedic Implants, Dental Restoratives), By End User (Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Others), and Geography – Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2013-2017 and Forecast 2018-2024
The concept of 3D printing is taking the world by storm. 3D printing and 3D scanning have revolutionized dental treatment. The potential applications are endless, with particularly promising advances in the medical and dental fields. It’s still a relatively new technology, but traditional dental laboratories could go the way of typewriters and film cameras if 3D printing continues forward at its current pace.
Increase in the incidence of dental disorders is driving the growth of the market. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2012, the prevalence of cavities was 60–90% of children up to the age of 15 years and 100% in adults. Technological advancements are the key factors attributing the growth of the dental 3D printing market. The rising awareness among the patient population regarding the modern treatment procedures is anticipating the growth of the market.
The 3D printed devices allow designing the product with intricate details like a tooth’s particular grooves, crannies which are providing accuracy to the patient and is likely to influence the growth of the dental 3D printing market. The growing adoption of the modern treatments is adding fuel for the growth of the dental 3D printing market. The customization options available in the 3D printing is boosting the growth of the dental 3D printing market. However, the lack of regulations relating to 3D printing is hampering the growth of the dental 3D printing market.
Dental 3D printing market is segmented based on the product type, technology, application, and end user
Based on the product type, the market is segmented into the following:
Based on the technology, the market is segmented into the following:
- Digital Light Projection
- 3D Jet Printing
- Stereo Lithography Apparatus (SLA) 3D Printing
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Direct Laser Metal Sintering (DLMS)
Based on the application, the market is segmented into the following:
- Orthopedic Implants
- Dental Restoratives
- Surgical instruments
Based on the end user, the market is segmented into the following:
- Dental Clinics
Geographically, global dental 3D printing market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. North America dental 3D printing market is growing due to its advancements in the technology. The growing awareness among the patient population regarding the modern treatment methods and increasing adoption of these treatment methods is likely to propel the growth of the dental 3D printing market. Asia Pacific dental 3D printing market is expected to grow exponentially over the forecasted period owing to the presence of the emerging economies. The growing urbanization along with a change in lifestyle is driving people towards the adoption of modern treatment procedures and the increasing government support in the improving healthcare infrastructure is adding fuel for the growth of the market in this region.
Some of the players in the global dental 3D printing market include:
- Rapid Shape, Inc. (Germany)
- SLM Solutions GmbH (Germany)
- Solidscape Inc. (U.S.)
- Stratasys Ltd, (Israel)
- 3D Systems, Inc. (U.S.)
- Concept Laser GmbH (Germany)
- DWS Systems (Italy)
- EnvisionTEC Inc. (Germany)
- EOS GmbH (Germany)
- Innovation MediTech GmbH (Germany)
- Renishaw plc. (U.K)
- In February 2017, 3D Systems has acquired 3D printing dental materials leader Vertex-Global Holding B.V., a maker of dental materials under the Vertex and NextDent brands.