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

The Dental Impression Systems Market is Segmented by Product (Impression Material, Intraoral Scanner, and Other Products), Application (Orthodontics, Restorative and Prosthodontics Dentistry, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018-2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.2 %

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Market Overview

The dental impression systems market is expected to witness an estimated CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period.

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the medical industry. The rate of weekly visits to a dentist in the United States was 33% lower from March through August 2020, when compared to 2019, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, published in 2021. The access is restricted to essential care only, as the total healthcare providers are engaged with COVID-19, and the temporary closure of dental clinics has drastically reduced dental visits. Even the treatment proximity to infected patients with COVID-19 is a challenge for dentists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States government has reduced Medicaid dental coverage considering the fiscal conditions. Thus, these factors led to severe impacts on dental impression systems manufacturers and their supply chain.

The major factors responsible for the growth of the market studied include the rising incidence of dental diseases and the demand for cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is generally used for any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums, and/or bite. According to the World Health Organization (2020), oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people, and over 530 million children suffered from caries of primary teeth. In 2019, facts about oral health given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that more than 1 in 4 adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay. Oral cancers are most common in adults who are aged above 55 years. A report published in June 2020 at the Journal of Public Health and Emergency on periodontal disease stated that periodontal disease is the 12th more prevalent pathology, worldwide. The risk of prevalence and incidence of this disease is 13% higher in women and 67% higher in older people aged 65 and above. Along with this, the rise in demand for medical tourism considering the benefits of better treatment at the best price, especially in developing countries, is also a major factor for the dental impression systems market. Hence, owing to the factors mentioned above, the market is expected to witness significant growth in the future.

Scope of the Report

The dental impression system is a negative imprint of teeth and soft tissues in the mouth, from which a positive model or cast can be produced. A 3D digital model that can be used for CAD/CAM dentistry is generated by capturing the intraoral scans and gingival tissue. It is captured using safe, non-invasive imaging technologies.

The dental impression system market is segmented by product (impression material, intraoral scanner, and other products), application (orthodontics, restorative and prosthodontics dentistry, and other applications), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Impression Material
Intraoral Scanner
Other Products
By Application
Restorative and Prosthodontics Dentistry
Other Applications
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

The Intraoral Scanners Segment is Expected to Grow Over the Forecast Period

Intraoral scanners are used for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. In order to avoid the final restoration issues, it is much needed to reproduce the intraoral condition as accurately as possible. Making an impression then is considered uncomfortable for the patient and time-consuming for clinicians, but with advancements in technology, such as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), things got better in shape. A 2020 study, 'comparing the accuracy of six intraoral scanners (Trios, iTero, Planmeca Emerald, Cerec Omnicam, Primescan, and Virtuo Vivo) on prepared teeth and the effect of the scanning sequence' concluded that the accuracy of digital impressions varies depending on the intraoral scanner (IOS) and scanning sequence used. Among the six intraoral scanners (IOSs), the highest accuracy was recorded with Primescan, while the most deviation was showed by Emerald inaccuracy for single crown preparations.

Some commercially available intraoral scanners are CEREC AC with Bluecam and CEREC 3D Service Pack Version 3.85; Lava Chairside Oral Scanner COS and Lava Software Version 3.0; iTero and iTero software Version 4.0. According to a study on the accuracy of intraoral scans for primary impressions of edentulous jaws published in February 2020, the intraoral scanners i500, Trios 3, and CEREC Primescan scanners showed good precision and were also used to obtain digital data to make individual trays and diagnostic dentures, which helps in reducing cracks when sending impression from clinics to laboratories. The above conditions show that the market is carved positively and promising growth rate for the forecast period.


North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America holds the major market share in the dental impression systems market, owing to developed healthcare infrastructure, the rising burden of dental disease, and growing technological advancement in the region.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAround, 64.9% of adults aged 18 and above had dental visits in 2019 in the United States. Furthermore, companies are focusing on the launch of new products in the region. For instance, in January 2021, Carestream Dental LLC introduced CS ScanFlow v1.0.3, which reduced the steps in the scanning process, protected data, and made patient engagement easier. CS ScanFlow is the advanced software that powers the CS 3700 intraoral scanner and is also available for the CS 3600 intraoral scanner.

According to Canada Health Fact Sheets, around 74.7% of Canadians visited dentists in 2018, almost two-thirds of Canadians (64.6%) have dental insurance to cover their expenses. General oral healthcare is not a part of the Canada health act, but it has several government programs to look into dental issues, such as dental coverage by British Columbia state. Therefore, these factors strongly pave the path for the dental impression systems market positively.


Competitive Landscape

The dental impression systems market is moderately competitive, with several players across the world. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. With the rising patient awareness levels and high prevalence of dental disorders, many regional players are expected to be part of the dental impression systems market over the forecast period. Some of the major players of the market are Dentsply Sirona, Henry Schein, 3M, Parkell Inc., Zest Dental Solutions, etc.

Recent Developments

In June 2021, 3Shape introduced a service agreement that is new and improved for its award-winning TRIOS intraoral scanner, includes first-time TRIOS buyers who can have a five-year warranty, 24-48 hours replacement service for faulty systems, 3Shape Academy training points for 1:1 3Shape Academy sessions, and unlimited technical support.

In February 2020, 3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent formed a team to create the ultimate workflow for chairside restorations, including the award-winning 3Shape TRIOS 4 intraoral scanner, TRIOS Design Studio chairside software, and the ultra-compact 5-axis PrograMill One milling machine.

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 Rising Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry

      2. 4.2.2 Spike of Dental Related Diseases

      3. 4.2.3 Rising Demand of Medical and Dental Tourism

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Expensive Dental Procedures

      2. 4.3.2 Reimbursement Issues

    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 Product

      1. 5.1.1 Impression Material

      2. 5.1.2 Intraoral Scanner

      3. 5.1.3 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Orthodontics

      2. 5.2.2 Restorative and Prosthodontics Dentistry

      3. 5.2.3 Other Applications

    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 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Dentsply Sirona

      2. 6.1.2 Henry Schein

      3. 6.1.3 3M

      4. 6.1.4 Parkell Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Zest Dental Solutions

      6. 6.1.6 Ultradent Products Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 DETAX

      8. 6.1.8 Septodont Holding

      9. 6.1.9 Kerr Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Global Dental Impression Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.2% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Dentsply Sirona, 3M, Parkell, Zest Dental Solutions, Henry Schein are the major companies operating in Global Dental Impression Systems Market.

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