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

Dental Laboratories Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Restorative), Material (Metal-Ceramic), By Equipment (3D Printing Systems), By Prosthetic Type (Crowns), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-949-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 134
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2023
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Dental Laboratories Market Size & Trends

The global dental laboratories market size was valued at USD 21.77 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2024 to 2030. Increasing demand for cosmetic dental procedures and the growing geriatric population are among the factors anticipated to fuel market growth. According to World Population Aging, the number of aged people is anticipated to double to 1.6 billion by 2050. This is anticipated to propel the growth in the coming years.

U.S. Dental Laboratories market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

The swift progress in dental laboratory technologies, exemplified by innovations like the incorporation of bone morphogenic proteins and hydroxyapatite coatings in implant materials, has significantly transformed oral procedures. These advancements contribute to reduced chair time, faster healing, and more comfortable experiences for patients. Additionally, the integration of sophisticated imaging techniques such as Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) has revolutionized the planning and execution of intricate oral procedures. The utilization of these advanced imaging technologies enables precise 3D visualization of dental implants, crowns, and bridges, enhancing the accuracy of patient diagnoses and improving overall treatment outcomes.

Periodontal disease and dental caries stand as the most widespread oral health issues globally, affecting over half of the world's population. 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.

The surge in celebrities and social media influencers flaunting flawless smiles on various platforms has sparked a global demand for aesthetic appeal in dentistry. Notably, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that an overwhelming 99.7% of individuals consider their smile a crucial social asset, with nearly 84% feeling heightened pressure to attain a perfect smile. This phenomenon has led to a substantial increase in the number of celebrities and adults actively seeking orthodontic treatment. The heightened demand for aesthetic oral solutions has, in turn, driven the development of a diverse array of techniques and procedures tailored to meet the specific needs and desires of patients. Consequently, this trend has become a significant catalyst for the growth of the market, with a particular focus on cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

Innovation within the market is evident through the integration of CAD/CAM systems, adoption of advanced materials like zirconia, and the implementation of digital workflows. These advancements enhance precision, efficiency, and customization in restorative dentistry, leading to improved patient outcomes and streamlined laboratory practices.

Dental Laboratories Market Concentration & Characteristics

Several companies such as Envista Holdings Corporation, Dentsply Sirona and 3M Health Care, are involved in merger and acquisition activities. Additionally, a focus on technology adoption, such as CAD/CAM integration and digital workflows, enhances efficiency, precision, and customer satisfaction, positioning these companies for sustained growth in the competitive market.

Regulations in the industry have a significant impact, driving industry players to invest in advanced technologies and quality assurance measures. Compliance with regulatory frameworks ensures patient safety, fosters innovation, and establishes trust among customers.

3D printing technology presents a potential substitute in the industry, allowing for the direct production of dental prosthetics. As this technology advances, it offers an alternative to traditional milling methods, influencing industry dynamics by providing a more flexible and potentially cost-effective solution for dental product fabrication.

Companies are pursuing regional expansion strategies through market entry into new geographic areas, forming partnerships with local distributors, and customizing products to align with specific healthcare needs in each region.

Product Insights

Oral care segment led the market and accounted for 27.67% of global revenue in 2023. It is also anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period owing to an increase in 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 growth. Based on product, the report has been further categorized into restorative, orthodontics, endodontic, oral care, and implant.

The orthodontic segment is expected to show lucrative growth during the forecast period due to the growth in research-related activities and a higher uptake of novel dental treatments due to the growing demand for long-term alternatives to conventional operations are further driving the expansion of the orthodontic consumables market. The coronavirus outbreak massively influenced every business, including the cosmetics industry, as a result of the stringent limits placed by authority bodies globally as a precaution to control its spread.

Material Insights

Metal ceramics segment led the dental laboratories market and accounted for 56.59% of global revenue in 2023. This can be attributed to their longstanding history of reliability, durability, and versatility in restorative dentistry. Metal ceramic restorations typically consist of a metal alloy base covered with layers of dental porcelain, combining the strength of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain. This combination makes metal ceramics suitable for a wide range of dental prosthetics, including crowns, bridges, and implant-supported restorations.

The CAD/CAM materials segment is expected to show lucrative growth during the forecast period due to the transformative impact they have on the fabrication process of dental prosthetics. These materials are specifically engineered to be used with CAD/CAM systems, allowing for precise digital design and automated milling or 3D printing of restorations. The integration of CAD/CAM technology streamlines the production workflow in laboratories, reducing manual errors, enhancing efficiency, and enabling the creation of highly customized and accurate dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers.

Equipment Insights

System and parts segment led the market and accounted for 35.93% of global revenue in 2023. The widespread adoption of different systems and parts in dental laboratories is driven by technological advancement and high demand worldwide. Systems like 3D printing, Cone Beam CT Systems, and others allow technicians to produce prosthetics that meet specific patients’ needs and preferences. Additionally, the speed at which 3D printing equipment can produce unique surgical guides, implants, and splints contributes to its dominance, enabling dental laboratories to enhance their productivity and meet the growing demand for customized and high-quality dental prosthetics.

The dental lasers segment is expected to show lucrative growth during the forecast. This can be attributed to the development and launch of new advanced laser for dental practice. For instance, in December 2023, Oral Science and Zolar Technologies launched Photon EXE Soft-Tissue Diode Laser for treatment dental issues like soft tissue crown lengthening, implant recovery, gingival troughing, uninterrupted teeth, and others. This launch is expected to boost growth in the dental lasers segment during the forecast period.

Prosthetic Type Insights

Crowns segment led the market and accounted for 35.53% of global revenue in 2023, due to their widespread use in restorative dentistry. Crowns are custom-made caps that cover a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are highly versatile and can be crafted from various materials such as metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), all-ceramic, or zirconia, catering to different patient needs and preferences. Additionally, the increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry and the growing awareness among patients about the benefits of dental prosthetics further propel the dominance of crowns.

Global Dental Laboratories market share and size, 2023

The bridges segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that consist of two or more crowns, anchoring onto adjacent teeth implants to bridge the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. The rising prevalence of tooth loss, whether due to decay, trauma, or age-related factors, has fueled the demand for bridges as a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution.

Regional Insights

North America region led the market and accounted for 38.04% of global revenue in 2023 owing to well-established healthcare infrastructure, high healthcare expenditure, an increase in the prevalence of dental diseases, a surge in the number of oral procedures in the region, and high awareness regarding oral health. The rise in the number of orthodontic practitioners also drives the growth of the market. For instance, according to American Dental Association, nearly 202,304 registered dentists actively practicing in the U.S. in 2023.

Dental Laboratories Market Trends, by Region, 2024 - 2030

U.S. Dental Laboratories Market Trends

The U.S. dental laboratories market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2024 to 2030. The key factors contributing to the growth are the increasing geriatric population, which is susceptible to oral problems, and presence of well-established infrastructure relating to advanced treatment options such as laser treatment, Computer Aided Design (CAD)/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, and digital radiography.

Europe Dental Laboratories Trends

Dental laboratories market in Europe region is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to an increasing prevalence of oral disorders, a rising aging population, and a growing awareness about oral health.

UK dental laboratories market held over 19.0% share in the European market due to various factors such as growing adoption of cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening; rapid technological advancements, such as advanced high-resolution screening system, advanced imaging techniques, such as CAD and CAM; favorable medical insurance & reimbursement policies; and presence of key market players in the country.

Dental laboratories in Germany are anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5%. This growth can be attributed to various factors such as increasing geriatric population, which is more susceptible to tooth decay, the rising prevalence of dental caries, and the growing burden of sugar-induced oral disease in Germany.

France dental laboratories market is growing at the fastest rate due to poor oral habits including neglected interdental space, high prevalence of dental caries, favorable reimbursement for procedures, and well-established healthcare infrastructure.

Asia Pacific Dental Laboratories Trends

Dental laboratories market in Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period due to the lower cost of laboratory work, growing dental tourism, and improving awareness regarding oral health in the region. Further, a progressive economy, many 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.

China dental laboratories market held a significant share in the Asia Pacific region. This growth can be attributed to an emerging and rapidly developing economy, large population, low cost of manufacturing, and strong research & development activities. China’s population is aging rapidly due to a declining birth rate, hence age-related disorders are a major disease burden.

Dental laboratories in Japan is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period. The growing geriatric population in the country is expected to increase the risk of age-related dental diseases, such as periodontal gum disease, which is likely to boost the need for its treatment options.

Key Dental Laboratories Company Insights

Key dental laboratory companies include Envista Holdings Corporation, Dentsply Sirona and 3M Healthcare. The company's primary strategies involve a comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of major players, anticipation of future market trends, identification of opportunities and challenges, and proactive decision-making based on insights into emerging technologies and evolving consumer preferences.

Knight Dental Design and Henry Schein, Inc. are some of the emerging companies in the Dental Laboratories Market. These players are continuously focused on niche segments, leveraging specialized technologies to differentiate themselves.

Key Dental Laboratories Companies:

The following are the leading companies in the dental laboratories market. These companies collectively hold the largest market share and dictate industry trends.

  • 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

Recent Developments

  • In October 2023, ZimVie Inc. has recently introduced Azure Multi-Platform Product Solutions, a comprehensive array of restorative components designed to efficiently meet the needs of the dental laboratory market.

  • In March 2023, 3Shape A/S introduced two dental lab innovations at IDM with the goal of expanding their presence and fortifying their service portfolio.

  • In March 2023, Freqty Technology launched the smallest and latest PANDA intra-oral scanner, the PANDA Smart, at IDS 2023. This product launch is anticipated to drive market growth.

Dental Laboratories Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 22.96 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 33.16 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2024 to 2030

Actual data

2018 - 2023

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Report updated

February 2024

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, material, equipment, prosthetic type, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Japan; China; India; Australia; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

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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Global Dental Laboratories Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the dental laboratories market report based on product, material, equipment, prosthetic type, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Restorative

    • Orthodontic

    • Endodontic

    • Oral care

    • Implant

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

    • Metal Ceramics

    • Traditional All Ceramics

    • CAD/CAM Materials

    • Plastic

    • Metals

  • Equipment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Dental Radiology Equipment

    • Dental Lasers

    • System and Parts

      • 3D Printing Systems

      • Integrated CAD/CAM Systems

      • Other Systems and Parts

    • Laboratory Machines

      • Casting Machines

      • Milling Equipment

      • Furnaces

      • Articulators

      • Other Laboratory Machines

    • Dental Scanners

    • Others

  • Prosthetic Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Bridges

    • Crowns

    • Veneers

    • Dentures        

    • Clear Aligners

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

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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