Digital Dentistry Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Digital Dentistry Market is Segment by Type (Instruments, and Consumables), End Users (Hospitals, Dental Clinics, and Others), 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-mentioned segments.

Market Snapshot

Digital Dentistry Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 9.2 %

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Market Overview

The digital dentistry market is projected to register a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented health concern and has significantly impacted the digital dental market. In March 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA), the nation’s largest dental association, recommended that dental practices postpone elective dental procedures until April 6, 2020, and provide emergency-only dental services to help keep patients from burdening hospital emergency departments. This recommendation was updated on April 1, 2020, when the ADA advised offices to remain closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest because of the rise of COVID-19 cases. As a result, access to dental care substantially decreased. During the week of March 23, 2020, an ADA Health Policy Institute survey indicated that 76% of dental offices surveyed were closed but seeing emergency patients only, 19% were completely closed, and 5% were open but seeing a lower volume of patients. Also, as per an August 2020 update by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) effectively shut down approximately 198,000 active dentists and dental specialists in the United States. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the studied market and is expected to grow at a slow pace with the upliftment of lockdown as there has been an increase in the number of people undergoing dental care visits has accelerated the demand for dental services that, in turn, has opened the scope of growth for the market. Additionally, if vaccination rates increase worldwide, dental clinics resume, and hospitals providing these services might reopen, the market will witness growth at a slower pace.

Dental disorders are the disease of the tooth and oral cavity. Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the two most common dental diseases of importance to public health worldwide. Dental caries is a progressive infectious disease, and untreated or unmonitored oral diseases like dental caries in the elderly population can significantly impact the quality of life of older people around the world, which is a leading factor driving the growth in the studied market over the forecast period. In addition, the studies depict that the prevalence of dental caries in the geriatric population is also driving the growth of the market. For instance, according to the research study published in the International Journal of Oral and Dental Health, in February 2019, titled “Dental Caries in Geriatric Dentistry: An Update for Clinicians,” the prevalence and incidence of caries in elderly patients are the highest as compared to other age groups evaluated during the study, and it increases with institutionalization. The same study also reports that the prevalence of caries was more than 40% in people aged 75 years and more, driving the demand for oral care in the elderly population. The increasing demand for oral care would increase the market growth of digital dentistry as digital devices are more efficient and advantageous compared to traditional or mechanical tools. Also, the increasing geriatric population is expected to drive the growth of the market for dental caries treatment. They have degenerative changes that become more severe with age, and as per the United Nation’s World Ageing Highlight of 2020, there were 727 million people living around the world with age 65 and more. This number is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2050, which complements the growth of the market. The aging population is likely to require more dental care. Due to this, there will be increased dental visits which would increase the market growth. Since digital dentistry devices offer advantages over traditional devices, the market would increase with the increasing demand for oral care from the aging population. As per the report, the share of the geriatric population in the world population was 9.3% in 2020, and by 2050, it is expected to reach 16% of the total world population, which will have a very significant impact on the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.

Hence, the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the overall growth of the market studied.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope, digital dentistry refers to the use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures instead of mechanical or electrical tools. The use of digital dentistry can make carrying out dental procedures more efficient compared to mechanical tools for both restorative and diagnostic purposes. The digital dentistry market is segmented by type (instruments and consumables), end users (hospitals, dental clinics, and others), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above-mentioned segments.

By Type
By End User
Dental Clinics
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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

Hospitals are Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period

The hospital segment highly contributes to the growth of the studied market since the majority of the hospitals have a well-developed infrastructure. The rising use of dental procedures in order to treat various dental cavities is augmenting the demand of hospitals. Patients have been relying on hospitals as primary care centers, which is likely to continue during the forecast period. Furthermore, the qualities of dental treatments in hospitals have improved by leaps and bounds in the urban areas, although there is a marginal level in rural areas. The number of patients getting treated also varies, and the cost factor also comes into play. There is an urgent need for research on the dental services provided by the hospitals in the present scenario. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is found to be the most common chronic disease among 20% of children ages 5 to 11. But recently, with this COVID-19 pandemic situation has grown significantly, it has been found to have an unprecedented impact on the global economy, including that of the dental industry. Most dental clinics are found to be shut, and a few are offering only emergency services. The routine dental care was suspended and will start to get back to normal after some time. Emergency dental care was provided with advice on strict personal protection and measures to reduce and avoid the production of droplets and aerosols. Research studies have provided an insight into the new approach to improving dental care post-pandemic. For instance, in February 2022, a research study published titled "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Dentistry and Dental Education: A Narrative Review" stated that approximately 80% of dentists have adopted precautionary recommendations and modified them according to the type and particularities of each dental treatment. For example, to increase the safety of the working team, a recent study showed that approximately 30% of dentists wore additional protective equipment, applied sanitation and ventilation procedures beyond those recommended by the guidelines and local health authorities, and preferred to treat infected patients or those suspected of infection at the end of the working day and used an FFP3 mask during treatment. Approximately 78% of dentists replaced the FFP2 mask after eight hours of use, even when treating non-contaminated patients, and 62% covered the FFP2 mask with an FFP1 surgical mask. Such precaution increases safety during the procedures. This would increase the number of dental procedures and the usage of digital dentistry devices and would increase the market growth. Therefore, as the situation becomes better, the dental clinics will restart their services. Hence, all these factors are expected to show steady growth over the forecast period.

Digital Dentistry Market Trends

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

The North American region is likely to dominate the market. Factors such as advancements in technology for dental care in the region, and an increase in product launches, supported by the rising burden of dental disorders, are expected to increase the demand for dental services in the region. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics titled ‘Oral and Dental Health’ updated in August 2021 reported that from 2015 to 2018 there are 13.2% of children aged 5-19 years and 25.9% of adults aged 20-44 years have untreated dental caries in the United States. Furthermore, the National Center for Health Statistics report titled ‘Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2019 National Health Interview Survey released in September 2020 reported that in the United States, 64.9% of the adults aged 18 and over visit dental care centers for a dental exam or cleaning in the past 12 months in 2019. Also, the National Institute of Health article titled ‘Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories’ published in June 2021 reported that an estimated USD 638 million annual research support for dental/Oral and Craniofacial Disease based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms used across the National Institutes of Health. According to the Dental Care 2018 Report by Statistics Canada, released in September 2019, a total of 74.7% (72.1% of males and 77.1% of females) of Canadians visited the dentist in 2018. Such a large number of visits creates demand and thus boosts the growth of the market. Collaborations and partnerships are other factors in the growth of the market in the region. For instance, in April 2022, CAD-Ray entered into a partnership by selling TRIOS intraoral scanners to 3Shape, Inc. This partnership would increase CAD-Ray’s position as the fastest-growing and most trusted distributor, supporter, and educator of CAD/CAM technology. Such partnerships increase the presence of key players in the region, which increases the market growth.

Hence, the abovementioned factors are expected to increase the market share.

Digital Dentistry Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The market is partially fragmented and consists of several major players. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are PLANMECA OY, Ivoclar Vivadent, J. MORITA CORP., Midmark Corporation, and Carestream Dental LLC, among others.

Recent Developments

  • In March 2022, Dentsply Sirona, a pioneer in digital dentistry, collaborated with Google Cloud and a separate new 3D printing solution, Primeprint, in a virtual global event and introduced a series of innovations designed to significantly enhance digital workflows with benefits for dentists, dental labs and patients globally.
  • In March 2022, Huma and AstraZeneca partnered to accelerate innovation for digital-first patient care.

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 focus on Digital Dentistry

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Geriatric Population

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost Associated with Implementation

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value – USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Instruments

      2. 5.1.2 Consumables

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.2.2 Dental Clinics

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 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 Align Technology Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Apteryx Imaging Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Carestream Dental LLC

      4. 6.1.4 Dentsply Sirona

      5. 6.1.5 GC Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Ivoclar Vivadent

      7. 6.1.7 J. MORITA CORP.

      8. 6.1.8 Kulzer GmbH

      9. 6.1.9 Midmark Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 PLANMECA OY

      11. 6.1.11 Shofu Dental

      12. 6.1.12 Zimmer Biomet

    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 Digital Dentistry Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Digital Dentistry Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.2% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

PLANMECA OY, Ivoclar Vivadent, J. MORITA CORP, Midmark Corporation, Carestream Dental LLC are the major companies operating in Global Digital Dentistry Market.

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