GVR Report cover Dental X-ray Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental X-ray Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Analog, Digital), By Type (Intraoral, Extraoral), By Application, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-228-0
  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Industry: Healthcare

Dental X-ray Market Size & Trends

The global dental X-ray market size was estimated at USD 2.91 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% from 2024 to 2030. Dental X-rays are medical images of a person’s teeth and the surrounding structures that are used to evaluate oral health. It involves the use of low levels of radiation to capture images. An increase in the preference of people for better aesthetic and oral care and a rise in the burden of teeth disorders has led to an increase in the frequency of dental X-ray procedures, which is, in turn, boosting the market growth.

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

The rapid adoption of cosmetic dentistry, increasing disorders of teeth, the introduction of innovative imaging solutions, and the rising geriatric population are the key factors propelling the market growth. The dental digital X-ray market has been experiencing many technological advancements, one such path-breaking innovation is the cone-beam Computed Tomography System (CBCT). CBCT has provisions for fast, accurate, and 3-D imaging of patients to examine dental disorders. This system has successfully surmounted the pitfalls of the conventional 2-D X-ray imaging aiding precision studies and effective diagnostics of dental diseases.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted its impact across various markets, including the dental industry, owing to government-imposed lockdowns as a precautionary measure. The supply chain for dental X-Ray has not been immune to these effects, experiencing disruptions. The broader medical device industry has also faced substantial challenges and disturbances in its supply chain due to the ongoing pandemic. The outbreak of coronavirus has impacted the market negatively as there was a decline in the number of dental treatments after the second quarter of 2020. However, this is estimated to be a temporary effect and during the forecast period, the demand for X-rays is likely to increase post-pandemic. An increase in awareness of oral care and rising problems related to teeth will drive the market growth.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report published in 2019, around 84.9% of children aged between 2 and 17 years, nearly 64.0% of adults from 18 to 64 years of age, and nearly 65.6% of adults aged 65 and above have had at least one visit to a dentist. The routine checkups mainly include crowns, root canals, maxillofacial procedures, bonding treatments, and dental fillings. Thus, regular dental checkups are anticipated to fuel the growth of the global market.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

Emerging technologies such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and the increasing adoption of digital X-ray systems underscore the dynamic and innovative nature of this market. Several market players such as Catalent Inc., Dentsply Sirona, and Biolase, Inc, are involved in merger and acquisition activities. Through M&A activity, these companies can expand their geographic reach and enter new territories.

Dental X-ray Market Concentration & Characteristics

Regulations significantly impact the market by ensuring stringent compliance standards for product safety, quality, and documentation. While promoting patient welfare, these regulations also necessitate rigorous tracking, reporting, and adherence to good clinical practice (GCP). Potential substitutes in this market include emerging imaging technologies such as intraoral scanners, 3D optical imaging, and artificial intelligence-based diagnostic tools, challenging traditional X-ray methods. Regional expansion involves establishing strategic distribution hubs and partnerships to efficiently navigate diverse regulatory landscapes.

Product Insights

Based on the product, the analog segment led the market in 2023 with the largest revenue share of 59.3%. However, the market share of analog is expected to decline in the next few years. The slow growth can be attributed to the need for multiple x-rays for an image of decent quality, which causes repeated exposure to radiation. This exposure exceeds the digital systems. Apart from the risk of high radiation exposure, the system entails increased consumption of time & chemicals, and developing the x-rays requires trained staff.

The digital segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This is due to the technological advancements, digital innovation, and expansion of companies. This segment is estimated to retain its position in the market owing to the speeding adoption of digital sensors. The increasing adoption rates of digital sensors are credited to factors such as lower operating time and excellent quality imaging.

Type Insights

Based on the type, the intraoral segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2023. Intraoral radiology equipment provides detailed images, allowing dentists to spot cavities and monitor the general health of teeth & jawbones. Intraoral x-ray imaging is the most widely used diagnostic method in the field of dentistry. Intraoral imaging is utilized for an assortment of procedures, such as diagnosing caries & checking endodontic file location. Intraoral x-ray equipment is expected to show high growth due to the exceptional spatial and contrast resolution offered by these devices.

The extraoral segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period as they enable control over radiation exposure in comparison to intraoral methods. They are most commonly used in the identification of larger disorders, such as temporomandibular joint disorders or wedged teeth. To date, Dentsply Sirona has installed around 100,000 extraoral imaging units globally.

Application Insights

In terms of application, the medical segment dominated the market in 2023.Dental radiography is essential for dentists in evaluating the severity of conditions such as cavities, tumors, and fractures, aiding in the assessment of tooth decay levels and identification of other oral issues like cysts or abscesses. The market is categorized into medicals, cosmetic industry, and forensic applications, showcasing its diverse uses. Serving as a valuable diagnostic and treatment planning tool, dental radiography provides a comprehensive view of various oral conditions, including cavities, tumors, and fractures, ensuring effective care.

Global Dental X-ray market share and size, 2023

The cosmetic dentistry segment has been anticipated to show lucrative CAGR over the forecast period. Growing global concerns about dental esthetics have led to a significant uptick in the demand for cosmetic procedures, with an observed doubling in recent years. This surge is driving the need for imaging systems, particularly in cosmetic dentistry, where intraoral and extraoral radiographs play a vital role. These radiographs are routinely taken before dental procedures like whitening, teeth contouring, or cavity filling. In cosmetic dentistry, intraoral x-rays are indispensable for assessing dental roots, a crucial step before embarking on any cosmetic operation. Radiographs are particularly valuable in preparing inlay or Onlay restorations, aiding in the evaluation of critical criteria such as periodontal support, extent of decay, and proximity of the tooth to the nerve.

End use Insights

Based on the end-use, the dental hospitals & clinics segment dominated the market in 2023 due to their central role in providing comprehensive healthcare products, including diagnostic and preventive dental care. X-rays play a crucial role in the diagnostic process, aiding dentists and healthcare professionals in identifying dental issues such as cavities, infections, and structural problems. The centralized nature of hospitals and clinics allows for the integration of dental X-ray products into overall patient care, facilitating coordinated and efficient healthcare delivery, thereby contributing to the overall segment growth.

The dental diagnostics centers segment is anticipated to witness a lucrative CAGR during the forecast period. Dental diagnostic centers are at the forefront of the end-use segment due to their specialized focus on providing comprehensive and advanced diagnostic products in the field of dentistry. These centers are specifically designed to cater to the diagnostic needs of patients, offering a range of imaging products, including X-rays, panoramic radiography, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Their dedicated approach allows for a heightened level of expertise, ensuring accurate and detailed imaging for both routine examinations and complex cases drives the overall segment growth.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a revenue share of 38.0% in 2023,due to the presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure and growing healthcare spending in developed countries, like the U.S. Moreover, favorable healthcare reimbursements and an increase in government initiatives in this region boost the market penetration of these systems.

Dental X-ray Market Trends, by Region, 2024 - 2030

The U.S. held the largest market share in North America in 2023. The country is characterized by a high prevalence of dental clinics, private practices, and advanced diagnostic centers, equipped with state-of-the-art X-ray technology. The innovative landscape, coupled with a well-established regulatory framework, positions the U.S. as a leader in adopting and advancing dental X-ray technologies, contributing significantly to its dominance in the North American market.

The Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This is due to the rising awareness in the developing countries of the region regarding various oral problems, thus facilitating rapid diagnosis and treatment. The geriatric population in China is also another major factor driving the market. Moreover, India and China are currently the largest tobacco-producing and consuming countries having the lowest smoking awareness. The government in the developing countries like India, and China are taking extensive efforts to improve the healthcare infrastructure owing to which the adoption of innovative solutions for diagnostics and therapeutics increased.

China accounted for the largest share of the market in the Asia Pacific region in 2023. China's dominance in the dental X-rays market within the Asia Pacific region can be attributed to its rapidly growing healthcare infrastructure, increasing awareness of oral health, and substantial investments in advanced diagnostic technologies.

Key Dental X-ray Company Insights

Some of the key players operating in the market include Dentsply Sirona, and Biolase, Inc

  • Dentsply Sirona offers a range of dental X-ray products, including intraoral and extraoral imaging systems, digital X-ray sensors, and imaging software

  • Biolase, Inc. is a global leader in dental lasers and medical devices that provide biological treatments to reduce pain and improve patient safety

Zimmer Bioment Holdings and A-Dec Company are some of the emerging players in the global market.

  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings offers a range of dental products and solutions, including dental implants, components, biomaterials, and digital dentistry solutions

  • A-Dec, offers a variety of dental X-ray films for different purposes including Intraoral X-rays, extraoral X-rays as well as panoramic X-rays

Key Dental X-ray Companies:

The following are the leading companies in the dental X-ray market. These companies collectively hold the largest market share and dictate industry trends. Financials, strategy maps & products of these dental X-ray companies are analyzed to map the supply network.

  • Planmeca OY
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Institute Straumann
  • Zimmer Bioment Holdings
  • 3M Company
  • Align Technology Inc,
  • A-Dec
  • Biolase Inc

Recent Developments

  • In October 2023, Denti.AI has officially announced the significant achievement of securing FDA 510(k) clearance for Denti.AI Detect. This groundbreaking AI-powered imaging solution enhances disease detection capabilities in intra- and extraoral radiography, along with providing charting automation

  • In June 2023, LunaLite Dental, has unveiled its latest breakthrough in dental care, the LunaLite automated laser-guided dental x-ray positioner. This cutting-edge device is set to revolutionize the x-ray process, providing improved efficiency and comfort for both dental professionals and patients

  • In February 2022, Overjet has successfully obtained a U.S. patent for its artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which is designed to measure anatomical structures and quantify disease on dental X-rays. This accomplishment reflects the recognition and protection of Overjet's innovative approach in the field of AI-driven dental imaging

Dental X-ray Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 3.16 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 5.26 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.9% from 2024 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2022

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, type, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; 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

Dentsply Sirona; Planmeca OY; Danaher Corporation; Institute Straumann; Zimmer Bioment Holdings; 3M Company; A-Dec; Align Technology Inc; Biolase Inc.

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Global Dental X-Ray Market Report Segmentation

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

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

    • Digital

    • Analog

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

    • Intraoral

    • Extraoral

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

    • Medical

    • Cosmetic Dentistry

    • Forensic

  • End-User Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Dental Hospitals & Clinics

    • Dental Diagnostic Centers

    • Dental Academic & Research Institutes

  • 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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