GVR Report cover Dental 3D Printing Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental 3D Printing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Implantology), By Technology (Vat Photopolymerisation, Polyjet Technology), By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-446-8
  • Number of Pages: 180
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental 3D printing market size was valued at USD 2.0 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.9% over the forecast period. There was a decline in the demand for dental 3D printers in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dental 3D printing dentistry has established a strong position in today’s dental products due to the combination of a state-of-art 3D printing technology with a potential footprint. The design and development of advanced products such as invisible aligners, advanced fabrication to provide an aesthetic look, and delivery positioning are some of the factors that are increasing the demand and adoption of dental 3D printers. The user-friendliness and ease of 3D printing procedures have promoted the dentistry industry to print products that can meet the dental requirements of different individuals. These printers will increase the output and also reduce fabrication time. Furthermore, the digitalized workflow will also overcome procedural discomfort and enhance customer satisfaction.

U.S. dental 3D printing market size, by application, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

The dental 3D printing market is growing at a significant rate and is expected to grow further in emerging economies. The American College of Prosthodontists stated that about 15 percent of the edentulous population makes dentures each year. Edentulism affects the most vulnerable populations – the economically disadvantaged and the aging population. Around 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million American population do not have any teeth. These numbers are expected to grow in the next two decades. The majority of the aged population needs to go for replacements of the tooth. However, even partially toothless people, aged or young undergo dental procedures, they view dental implants as a viable option.

COVID-19 outbreak has caused a huge disruption in the supply chain of the overall medical device industry. The pandemic has resulted in a decrease in the number of procedures performed each year, resulting in an overall decline in the industry. The demand and sale of dental equipment and procedures were negatively impacted due to the global restrictions and lockdown in most countries. Furthermore, many devices manufacturers shifted their focus to fight against coronavirus. For instance, in March 2020, 3D printer company Formlabs reported that it was using its more than 250 in-house 3D printers at its printing facility in Ohio to produce up to 150,000 COVID-19 test swabs per day. However, the medical device industry is trying to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.

In recent years, the medical device industry has witnessed a significant number of consolidations in the market. Major manufacturers are using acquisition and collaboration strategies to expand their business operations by leveraging their products portfolio worldwide. The competitive nature of the market is likely to enhance further with a rise in product innovations, product/service extensions, and M&A. For instance, Stratasys Ltd. American-Israeli manufacturer, a leading provider of polymer 3D printing solutions in December 2021, introduced the Stratasys Origin One Dental, the advanced printer in the growing portfolio of the company’s 3D printing solutions for the dental industry.

The U.S. dental 3D printing market dominates the market and is expected to continue during the forecast period. The surging demand for cosmetic dentistry, technological advancements, and the growing awareness among individuals regarding the maintenance of oral health are propelling the market growth. Other factors, including the rising geriatric population, increasing healthcare expenditure, favorable government policies, and improving healthcare infrastructure, are also expected to create a positive market outlook. Furthermore, the leading manufacturers are engaging in research and development (R&D) activities to launch innovative product variants.

Application Insights

Based on application, the market is segmented into orthodontics, implantology, and prosthodontics. The orthodontics segment held the largest share in the market in 2021 and is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the rising number of cases of misalignment and gaps in their teeth. Furthermore, it is observed that approximately 3 million Canadian and American teens have braces, with the number of adults beginning orthodontic treatment rising at a steady rate. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children should be seen for their first orthodontic constellation before the age of 8. The rising demand and need for orthodontics treatment are driving the overall growth of the dental 3D printing market.

However, the prosthodontics segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 26.2% slightly higher than that of orthodontics during the forecast period. This is due to the growing cases of edentulism and tooth decay that are contributing to the growth of the segment.

Technology Insights

Based on technology, the dental 3D printing market can be segmented into PolyJet technology, VAT polymerization, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, and others (binder jetting, material jetting, and electron beam melting). The selective laser sintering held over 38.0% in 2021 and hence dominated the market. The segment is likely to maintain its position throughout the forecast period, owing to its advantages over other technologies such as good chemical resistance, biocompatibility, and excellent surface finishing.

However, fused deposition modeling is expected to show the highest CAGR of 26.2% during the forecast period, due to the rising investments in R&D related to fused deposition modeling. In dentistry, the popularity of fused deposition modeling is rising due to the availability of a wide range of strong, biocompatible, and sterilizable thermoplastics. Furthermore, FDM is very cost-effective and is the most widely used technique to produce complicated shapes and designs. is projected to expand at a CAGR of 26.2% slightly higher than that of orthodontics during the forecast period. This is due to the growing cases of edentulism and tooth decay that are contributing to the growth of the segment. 

End-use Insight

Based on end-use, the segment is divided into dental clinics, dental laboratories, and academics & research institutes. The laboratories segment was the dominant segment in terms of revenue in 2021. The segment is likely to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The rising adoption of advanced technologies in laboratories is supplementing the growth of the segment. Moreover, the increasing number of dental laboratories, rising outsourcing of various manufacturing functions to dental laboratories, and increasing demand for fabricated/customized dental framing solutions required for several applications are fueling the demand for dental 3D printing technologies.

Global dental 3D printing market share, by end use, 2021 (%) 

Academic and research institutes are undergoing collaboration with private and government-funded institutions and associations for the R&D process. For instance, in 2016, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter and the University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology collaborated to form the Inkjet Printing program to support challenges in the 3D printing industry. Such supportive initiatives from the players in R&D are likely to lead to manifold growth of the segment over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global dental 3D printing market revenue in 2021. The region is expected to retain its position through 2030. Factors that are supporting the dominance of the region in the global market are the high purchasing power of the populace, widening base of edentulous population, availability of suitable reimbursement policies, and strong government support for quality healthcare in the U.S. and Canada. For instance, in the U.S, the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare, provides affordable and quality health insurance schemes to its citizens. Moreover, the rising favorable government initiatives to support the R&D for healthcare are also augmenting the adoption of dental 3D printing technologies.

The Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the most lucrative growth over the forecast period. The dental 3D printing growth of the Asia Pacific market can be attributed to the rising commercial activities by major industry manufacturers, expanding the number of patients undergoing tooth replacement surgeries, and improving healthcare infrastructure in the emerging economies. The rising geriatric population, flourishing dental tourism, growing per capita income, and favorable government policies are some of the factors that are driving the growth of the regional market. India and China are projected to spearhead the growth in the Asia Pacific and market players are looking forward to investing in these countries.

Competitive Insights

Players in the dental 3D printing market could face two restrains- lack of skilled dental professionals and the high cost of dental 3D printers which can hamper their growth pace. The industry is a highly competitive market with the presence of large and medium-sized organizations. The growing demand for advanced technologies in the field of dentistry is encouraging the manufacturers in the market to enhance their existing scope of R&D activities by allocating high funds to incorporate advanced technologies.

These manufacturers also focus on various growth strategies such as mergers & acquisitions and launch of the new products. For instance, 3D Systems in February 2020, Formlabs Massachusetts-based company, announced a partnership with Germany-based BEGO, a provider of implants and prosthodontics for the dental industry. Furthermore, in June 2018, 3D Systems launched the new DMP Flex 100 and DMP Dental 100 3D printers, superior quality, versatility, and throughput for entry-level metal 3D printing and dental applications. Together, they are working to bring temporary and permanent 3D printed crowns and bridges to support dental applications. Some key players in the global dental 3D printing market include:

  • 3D Systems

  • Stratasys Ltd

  • Renishaw

  • Roland DG

  • SLM Solutions

  • EnvisionTEC

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • Straumann

  • Form Labs

  • Prodways

  • Planmeca

Dental 3D printing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 2.52 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 15.9 billion

Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Market representation

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Application, technology, product and services, material, end use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India;  Australia; South Korea;  Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Colombia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

3D Systems; Roland DG; Planmeca; Renishaw; SLM Solutions; Form Labs; Straumann; EnvisionTEC; Prodways

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental 3D printing market based on application, technology, product and services, material end use, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Orthodontics

    • Prosthodontics

    • Implantology

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Vat Photopolymerization

      • Stereolithography

      • Digital Light Processing

    • Polyjet Technology

    • Fused Deposition Modelling

    • Selective Laser Sintering

    • Others

  • Product And Services Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Service

    • Equipment

      • Dental 3D Scanners

      • Dental 3D Printers

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Metals

    • Photopolymer

    • Ceramic

    • Others (Dental Composites, Mixtures of Materials, etc.)

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Dental Clinics

    • Dental Laboratories

    • Academic and Research Institutes

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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