Dental CAD Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Dental CAD Market is Segmented by Component (Scanners​, Milling Machines​, Software​, and Other Components​), Application (Dental Prosthesis and Dental Implants), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Dental CAD Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.5 %
Dental CAD Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The dental CAD market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period.

Dental services are of increased focus during the current COVID-19 pandemic as dental procedures are considered one of the most potent sources of viral transmission. According to the research article published in BMC Oral Health, in 2020, the SARS-CoV2 viral transmission in dentistry was expected to occur through air, droplets, and contact. Additionally, the American Dental Association (ADA) issued guidance for a dental emergency and non-emergency care in March 2020. As per ADA, Orthodontic procedures apart from those conditions with acute pain, infection, trauma, removal of asymptomatic teeth, and restorative dentistry, including treatment of asymptomatic carious lesions and aesthetic dental procedures, were categorized as non-emergency. However, tooth fractures, dental treatment cementation, pericoronitis, etc., were listed under emergency dental procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the high risk of viral transmission through dental procedures, the dental CAD market is expected to be impacted during the pandemic.

The increasing burden of oral diseases and oral cancer, globally, is the major factor bolstering the growth of the dental CAD market. Additionally, the rising geriatric population, an increasing number of dental clinics and practitioners providing large-level dental care services are the other factors driving the growth of the dental CAD market. According to the United Nations' World Ageing Population, in 2019, approximately 703 million persons were aged 65 years or above, globally, and this number is expected to double to 1.5 billion in 2050. Oral health is directly linked to aging due to the interactions of biological, behavioral, and socioeconomic factors, and thus, results in the declination of oral health among the geriatric population. As the geriatric population is expected to witness an increasing trend in the coming years, globally, the demand for dental procedures is also expected to surge, which, in turn, leads to the healthy growth of the dental CAD market over the forecast period.

However, the high cost of the procedures and lack of proper reimbursement policies are likely to hamper the growth of the dental CAD market.

Scope of the Report

Dental computer-aided design (CAD) is a field in dentistry and prosthodontics, which uses CAD to enhance the design and creation of dental restorations. CAD technology helps in the delivery of well-fitting, aesthetic, and durable prostheses for the patient. The dental CAD market is segmented by component, application, and geography. By component, the market is segmented into scanners​, milling machines​, software​, and other components. By application, the market is segmented into dental prostheses and dental implants. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Component
Milling Machines
Other Components
By Application
Dental Prosthesis
Dental Implants
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

The Scanners Sub-Segment within Component Segment is Expected to Hold Significant Share in Dental CAD Market over the Forecast Period

The Scanners' sub-segment is expected to grow rapidly, due to the use of intra-oral scanners and open architecture solutions. Intraoral scanners are the most widely used scanners to capture direct optical impressions in dentistry. Most dentists use highly advanced intra-oral scanners to take impressions of the teeth at high speed. Moreover, most dental CAD system manufacturers are shifting toward open architecture, as the software can be used in collaboration with any milling unit. Due to the increased demand for scanners, companies are investing in this segment. Some of the companies offering intraoral scanners are Kavo Kerr, 3Shape, Planmeca, Dental Wings Inc., and Carestream, among others.

According to the research article published in the Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2020, intraoral scanners provide digital impressions, which helps in the reduction of discomfort among patients. Also, intraoral scanners are time-efficient and aids in simplifying dental procedures, thereby, eliminating the need for plaster models and improving the communication between dental technicians and patients. Additionally, in September 2019, Zimmer Biomet entered a multinational distribution agreement with Align Technology Inc. to distribute the iTero Element family of intraoral scanners, thus enabling Zimmer Biomet to establish a global footprint in the digital restorative dentistry solutions market. Thus, with the advantages associated with the scanners, the increased demand for scanners, and the growing focus by key players in the development and commercialization of advanced scanners, the studied sub-segment is expected to grow over the forecast period.

Dental CAD Market Key Trends

North America Holds the Major Share in the Dental CAD Market and is Anticipated to Continue the Same Over the Forecast Period

The growing burden of dental diseases and the availability of sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, along with the increasing adoption of advanced dental treatment procedures, are major factors driving the growth of the dental CAD market in North America. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2021, approximately 54,010 American population are estimated to be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer, and nearly 10,850 of these people are estimated to die of oral cancers in the United States. Additionally, as per the research article published in Acta Scientific Dental Sciences, in 2019, dental caries among American Children aged 5-17 years was estimated to be 5 times more than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. The study revealed that the prevalence of dental caries was 63.9% among all groups. In particular, for children aged between 4-5 to 6-8 years, the prevalence of dental caries was 62.5%, and 71.2% was observed, respectively. Thus, the growing burden of dental disorders is expected to propel the studied market growth in the region.

Furthermore, the technological advancements in intraoral scanners and CAD provide multiple benefits, ranging from safety to improved treatment outcomes. There has been a growing inclination of the American population toward dental CAD, as tooth repair procedures can be completed in less than a day, and no further or repetitive dental appointments may be required. Additionally, in February 2018, Nobel Biocare launched its newly expanded CAD/CAM product, KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner, in partnership with KaVo. The product was designed to enhance flexibility and connectivity between dental technicians and patients. Thus, the increasing number of dental problems and technological advancements are expected to increase the growth of the dental CAD market in North America.

Dental CAD Market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

The dental CAD market is moderately competitive, and the major players are focused on expanding their business in different areas by adopting various market strategies, such as partnerships, collaborations, acquisitions, and mergers, along with investment in R&D activities and new product launches. For instance, in January 2021, Dentsply Sirona acquired Datum Dental Ltd, which helps in the expansion of Dentsply Sirona within its dental implants business. The major players of the Dental CAD market include Dentsply Sirona, Align Technology Inc., Zimmer Biomet, 3Shape, Planmeca, Envista Holdings Corporation, and Carestream Dental LLC, among others.

Recent Developments

In November 2020, Planmeca USA launched two new CAD/CAM products, namely Planmeca PlanMill 50 S 5-axis mill and Planmeca PlanCAD Premium design software, for developing dental prosthetics.

In April 2020, Align Technology Inc., completed the acquisition of exocad Global Holdings GmbH, which is one of the major players in the dental CAD/CAM software market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Burden of Oral Diseases And Ageing Population

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in Dental Imaging Methodologies

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Excessive Costs Involved in Private Health Insurance

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Component

      1. 5.1.1 Scanners

      2. 5.1.2 Milling Machines

      3. 5.1.3 Software

      4. 5.1.4 Other Components

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dental Prosthesis

      2. 5.2.2 Dental Implants

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Planmeca

      2. 6.1.2 Dentsply Sirona

      3. 6.1.3 Kelkar Dynamics LLP

      4. 6.1.4 3Shape

      5. 6.1.5 Zimmer Biomet

      6. 6.1.6 Align Technology Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Carestream Dental LLC

      8. 6.1.8 Dental Wings Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Hexagon AB

      10. 6.1.10 Roland DGA Corporation

      11. 6.1.11 Institut Straumann AG

      12. 6.1.12 Datron AG

      13. 6.1.13 Amann Girrbach AG

      14. 6.1.14 Envista Holdings Corporatoion

      15. 6.1.15 Zirkonzahn

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Dental CAD Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Dental CAD Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Planmeca, Dentsply Sirona, 3Shape, Align Technology Inc., Zimmer Biomet (Zfx Dental) are the major companies operating in Global Dental CAD Market.

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