GVR Report cover Dental Laboratories Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental Laboratories Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Restorative, Implant, Oral Care), By Equipment Type (Dental Lasers, Systems & Parts, Hygiene Maintenance Device), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-949-4
  • Number of Pages: 134
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental laboratories market size was valued at USD 27.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing demand for cosmetic dental procedures and the growing geriatric population are among factors anticipated to fuel market growth. According to the World Bank, the 65 years and above population accounted for nearly 8.4% of the global population in 2016 and reached 9.3% in 2020. This is anticipated to propel the growth of the market in the coming years.

U.S. dental laboratories market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the economy in 2020. The repercussions of the pandemic resulted in disruptions in the supply chain of various industries. The market for dental laboratories was also adversely impacted by the pandemic. Supply chain disruptions, shelter-in-place mandates, and closure of dental clinics severely impacted the market in 2020. According to ADA, in March 2020, over 75% of dentists closed their offices for non-emergency cases. Moreover, research from ADA and American Dental Hygienists Association revealed that 3.1% of the U.S. dental hygienists were suffering from COVID-19 as of October 2020.

Rapid technological advancements in dental laboratories, such as the use of bone morphogenic proteins and hydroxyapatite coatings as implant materials, have resulted in reduced chair time, faster healing, and painless procedures. Similarly, the introduction of advanced imaging techniques such as Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) has facilitated planning and handling of complicated procedures as well as 3D imaging of dental implants, crowns, bridges, leading to better patient diagnosis.

Periodontal disease and dental caries are the most prevalent oral diseases across the globe. More than half of the global population suffers from periodontal diseases and dental caries. Governments of various countries and organizations, such as WHO, are undertaking initiatives to improve oral health across the globe. For instance, in 2019, oral health was included in the political declaration on universal health coverage. Member states of the UN, with the support of WHO, developed strategies to improve oral health in Africa, East Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific regions.

Furthermore, the increasing number of celebrities and social media influencers showcasing their perfect smiles on social media platforms has triggered a need for aesthetic appeal in the field of dentistry worldwide. For instance, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of individuals believe that their smile is a vital social asset and nearly 84% of individuals agreed to be under an increased pressure to perfect their smile, thereby, increasing the number of celebrities and adults seeking orthodontic treatment. This high demand has resulted in the development of a wide range of techniques and procedures that cater to the specific needs of the patients, thus, propelling the growth of the market.

Product Insights

The oral care dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 27.5% in 2020. It is also anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period, owing to increasing awareness regarding oral hygiene and the growing adoption of dentures. The restorative segment followed the oral care segment in terms of revenue share. Technological advancements in areas such as CAD/CAM implant dentistry, digital radiography, intraoral imaging, and caries diagnosis have led to improvement in the accuracy of restorations, thus fueling market growth.

The restorative segment followed the oral care segment in terms of revenue share. Technological advancements in areas such as CAD/CAM implant dentistry, digital radiography, intraoral imaging, and caries diagnosis have improved the accuracy of restorations, thus, fueling market growth.

Equipment Type Insights

The systems and parts segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 36.2% in 2020. Dental systems and parts are the supporting equipment required to carry out dental laboratory procedures. It includes milling equipment, scanners, furnaces, and articulators. System and parts are essential equipment, especially for traditional dental technicians.

Global dental laboratories market share, by equipment type, 2020 (%)

The dental lasers segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 8.3% in the market over the forecast period. Growing adoption of computer-aided manufacturing, computer-aided design, laser welding, and laser sintering is expected to augment segment growth. Dental lasers have a wide range of applications in diagnostic and surgical procedures. Key advantages associated with these devices include regeneration of bones and ligament tissues, minimal bleeding, and reduced surgery discomforts. Hence, these lasers are expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. 

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and held the highest revenue share of 38.2% in 2020, owing to well-established healthcare infrastructure, high healthcare expenditure, and high awareness regarding oral health. Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest CAGR over the forecast period due to the lower cost of dental laboratory work, growing dental tourism, and improving awareness regarding oral health in the region.

In Asia Pacific, the market is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. Progressive economy, a large number of elderly populations, increasing disposable income, increasing awareness of oral healthcare among the population, larger untapped opportunities, and rapidly improving healthcare infrastructure are factors driving the market in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Mergers and acquisitions are key sustainable strategies undertaken by market players. For instance, in June 2021, Dentsply Sirona acquired Propel Orthodontics. This acquisition is a critical step in the company's strategy to improve its position in the rapidly expanding clear aligner sector. The acquired product lines are a perfect match for Byte and Sure Smile. Some of the prominent players in the dental laboratories market include:

  • Envista Holdings Corporation

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • A-dec Inc.

  • Straumann AG

  • Henry Schein, Inc.

  • Champlain Dental Laboratory, Inc.

  • Knight dental design

  • National Dentex Corporation

  • 3M Health Care

  • Dental Services Group 

Dental Laboratories Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 29.9 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 43.5 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, equipment type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Envista Holdings Corporation; Dentsply Sirona; A-dec Inc.; Straumann AG; Henry Schein, Inc.; Champlain Dental; Laboratory, Inc.; Knight dental design; National Dentex Corporation; 3M Health Care; Dental Services Group

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global dental laboratories market report on the basis of product, equipment type, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Restorative

    • Orthodontic

    • Endodontic

    • Oral care

    • Implant

  • Equipment Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Dental Radiology Equipment

    • Dental Lasers

    • Systems & Parts

    • Laboratory Machines

    • Hygiene Maintenance Device

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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