Dental CAD/CAM Systems and Consumables Market - Global Forecast to 2019
Fueled by the growing focus on esthetics, preventive dental care, and technological advancements, the dental CAD/CAM systems and consumables industry has experienced significant growth in the past decade. The pivotal factors in the growth of this market are the growing edentulous population, rising incidences of teeth loss due to oral diseases, increase in disposable incomes, growing desire for better aesthetics, and rising demand for advanced dental solutions. The increasing awareness of dental care, rising demand for the painless treatments, and minimal chair time further propels the market for dental CAD/CAM systems and consumables. The application of CAD/CAM technology in dentistry has provided several advantages, such as reduced treatment times and increased digitalization leading to greater precision. This has led to a significant increase in the CAD/CAM milling procedures in both dental laboratories and general practice settings. However, the high cost of dental solutions and limited reimbursement inhibits the growth of the market to a certain extent.
The global CAD/CAM systems and consumables market is broadly segmented by types of products, applications, end-users, geographic regions, and countries. It also discusses the key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges of the global CAD/CAM systems and consumables market and its sub-markets.
Chair-side systems are experiencing a significant growth as these systems being movable, enable dentists in-house milling of dental restorations, which eliminates the need for a dental lab altogether. In CAD/CAM blanks segment, Zirconia blanks are witnessing healthy growth, because the all-ceramic restorations are more resilient and natural-looking than their alternatives.
Europe is the largest market for global CAD/CAM systems and consumables, with the Germany contributing a major share, followed by North America, Asia-Pacific, and rest of the world. The market in Asia-Pacific region, especially India, China, South Korea, and Thailand is expected to witness a boost in demand for dental CAD/CAM systems and consumables and is poised to register maximum growth over the next five years, as a result of its economic development as well as rising dental tourism in this region.
The major players in the dental CAD/CAM systems and consumables market include Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Nobel Biocare Holdings AG (Switzerland), Straumann (Switzerland), Dentsply International (U.S.), 3M ESPE (U.S.), Ivoclar Vivadent AG (Principality of Liechtenstein), Danaher Corporation (U.S.) Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (U.S.), Biomet 3i (U.S.), BioHorizons, Inc. (U.S.), and DeguDent GmbH (Germany), among others.