The dental impression systems are a negative imprint of soft tissues and teeth in the mouth, from which a positive model or cast can be produced. These systems can capture intraoral scans of a person’s gingival tissue and teeth to produce a 3D digital model that can be utilized for CAD/CAM dentistry. The advantages of the dental impression system are simplifying the impression process, enabling digital integration with dental laboratories, increasing accuracy, and decreasing procedure time.
The increase in the prevalence of periodontal disease, the rise in the edentulous population, the surge in the need to maintain oral hygiene, and the surge in the popularity of cosmetic dentistry are the major factors that drive the growth of the market. Moreover, favorable reimbursement policies, government initiatives, and an inclination toward advanced innovative products further boost the market growth.
Dental clinics across the globe were shut for over two months during the lockdown period as dental surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare workers are at the maximum risk of contracting & transmitting COVID-19. Due to this, the need for dental impression systems has gone lower and hence, the crisis has slowed down the demand for dental impression systems globally. Moreover, it also affected the supply chain of dental impression scanners and dental impression materials. However, with the ease of restrictions in 2021 and significant economic revival, the dental impression system market is anticipated to witness growth over the forecast period.
Based on the end-user, dental hospitals & clinics is anticipated to account for the highest market share due to the majority of dental patients visiting dental hospitals & clinics due to the availability of specialists in dentistry and the increase in the number of dental procedures in dental clinics across the globe. In addition, dental hospitals & clinics lay greater emphasis on innovative modes of dental care treatment and patient care, which is anticipated to lower costs and rise the adoption of dental services across the globe which drives the growth of the market.
The North American region is expected to witness the largest market share and growth over the forecast period. The factors such as the increase in preventive approaches towards oral care and hygiene, an increase in disposable income, and an increase in R&D activities in dentistry are the major factors that boost the growth of the North American market. The increase in government funding for dental care programs is likely to contribute to the growth of the market.
The industry is marked by the presence of numerous small and large industry players. The dental impression system market is highly competitive in the regions such as North America and Europe. Key global industry players include Dentsply Sirona, Henry Schein, 3M, Parkell Inc., Zest Dental Solutions, Ultradent Products Inc., DETAX, Septodont Holding, Kerr Corporation, Kuraray Co. Ltd., Premier Dental Products Company, Ivoclar Vivadent, and DMG America.
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