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

U.S. Dental 3D Printing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, By Application (Orthodontics, Prosthodontics), By Technology (Selective Laser Sintering), By Material (Photopolymer, Ceramic), By End-use, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-307-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 80
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

U.S. Dental 3D Printing Market Size & Trends

The U.S. dental 3D printing market size was estimated at USD 1.01 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.8% from 2024 to 2030. The increasing demand for customized treatments, advancements in materials, and increased cost efficiency and time reduction are the key drivers for the market growth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), approximately 17% of dentists adopted 3D printing technology in their practices in 2023. It also stated that about 67% of dentists were utilizing this technology for a relatively short period. Specifically, less than two years implies the rising adoption of dental 3D printing in the U.S.

U.S. Dental 3D Printing market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

The U.S. holds a dominant position in the global dental 3D printing market. Several factors contributing to the growth include the escalating demand for cosmetic dentistry, technological advancements, and an increasing consciousness among individuals regarding the importance of oral health maintenance. In addition, the rising geriatric population, growing healthcare expenditure, favorable government policies, and enhancements in healthcare infrastructure also create a favorable market outlook.

The 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% of the edentulous population makes dentures each year. Edentulism affects the most vulnerable populations, economically challenged and aging populations. Approximately 120 million individuals are affected by tooth loss, with at least one missing tooth, while over 36 million Americans face the challenge of complete edentulism or the absence of natural teeth. Over the next two decades, it is anticipated that the number of people in the U.S. experiencing tooth loss, including both partial and complete edentulism is likely to increase. Consequently, a significant proportion of the aging population, as well as younger individuals are opting for dental procedures with dental implants as a viable solution for addressing their dental needs.

COVID-19 caused a huge disruption in the supply chain of the overall medical device industry. The outbreak decreased the number of procedures performed, leading to a decline in the market. It also negatively impacted the demand and sale of dental equipment and procedures owing to the restrictions imposed in the country. In addition, many manufacturers shifted their focus on fighting the COVID-19 disease, which further affected market growth. For instance, in March 2020, Formlabs, a U.S.-based 3D printer company, reported that it was using over 250 in-house 3D printers at its printing facility in Ohio to produce up to 150,000 COVID-19 test swabs a day.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

The market growth stage is high, and the pace of growth is accelerating. The U.S. dental 3D printing market is characterized by a high degree of innovation due to the R&D in dental materials and dental 3D printing technology. The research on high-quality materials with the capability to mimic the properties of natural teeth and improve their appearance is the motivating factor for research and development in the market.

U.S. Dental 3D Printing Market Concentration & Characteristics

The merger and acquisition activity in the market is high, as it creates opportunities to introduce innovative and advanced products to increase the customer base. For instance, in February 2023, an engineering technologies firm Renishaw formed a strategic partnership with medical devices expert Permedica, aiming to advance the adoption of additive manufacturing processes for the large-scale production of medical components in the healthcare sector, thus fostering industry innovation.

The market is subject to regulatory scrutiny by regulatory authorities in the country. The Food and Drug Administration does not directly regulate 3D printing, a type of additive manufacturing, but the medical products produced via these devices. The regulations related to these products depend upon the type of the product and its intended use. In addition, the manufacturers have to receive clearance from the FDA to commercialize their products, which affects product availability in the country. For instance, in December 2023, Align Technology, Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Align’s IPE system. The clearance is expected to help make the product available for a broad patient pool, including growing children, teens, and adults in the country.

Dental 3D printing has a limited number of substitutes, such as dental milling. 3D printing has become a preferred solution in dentistry in recent years, however, dental milling technology also holds significance when it comes to the choice of material and durability.

The end-user concentration is a significant factor in the market. The increasing preference for aesthetic surgeries is driving the demand for 3D printing among end-users, such as dental laboratories and clinics.

Application Insights

The orthodontics segment held the largest revenue share of 39.6% in 2023 and is expected to grow at a significant rate of 25.9% during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the rising number of cases of misalignment and gaps in the teeth. In addition, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has advised that children should have their initial orthodontic evaluation before reaching the age of 8, increasing its demand. The rising demand and need for orthodontics treatment are driving the overall growth of the industry.

The prosthodontics segment is estimated to witness the fastest growth from 2024 to 2030 due to increasing cases of edentulism and tooth decay. For instance, as per the information published by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay continued to be one of the most widespread chronic conditions affecting adults and children in the U.S.

Technology Insights

The selective laser sintering segment dominated the market with the largest share in 2023 due to its benefits, such as superior chemical resistance, biocompatibility, and outstanding surface finishing. Selective laser sintering is a revolutionary additive manufacturing technology, allows creation of complex 3D objects from various materials, such as nylon, polyamide, and even metal powders. Such factors are contributing to segment growth.

The other technological segment is expected to register a significant CAGR from 2024 to 2030. This is driven by the increasing research and development investments to advance the dental industry, such as electron beam melting, material jetting, and binder jetting methods. The application frequency of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is increasing owing to the extensive availability of robust, biocompatible, and sterilizable thermoplastics. The FDM's affordability and versatility in creating intricate shapes and designs make it the most popular method.

Material Insights

The photopolymer segment held the largest revenue share in 2023. The photopolymer resin is specifically designed for dental applications. These resins are known as dental 3D printing materials or biocompatible resins and are formulated to closely mimic the mechanical, optical, and thermal properties of natural teeth. Such features of these resins are leading to the surge in demand for photopolymer resin and is expected to boost the market growth. The natural appearance of the teeth due to photopolymer resin is expected to increase the demand in the population and potentially drive segment growth.

The ceramic segment is estimated to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2030. This is attributed to some of the benefits of ceramic materials, such as high efficiency, aesthetics, and the ability to create complex shapes. The new product approvals and launches in the U.S. market are further expected to drive the segment demand. For instance, in November 2021, Desktop Metal, Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance for Flexcera Base hybrid ceramic resin to be used in the 3D fabrication of high-quality dental prosthetics.

End-use Insights

The dental laboratories segment dominated the market with the largest revenue share in 2023 and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2030. The rising adoption of advanced technologies in the U.S. dental laboratories is supplementing the segment growth. Moreover, the rise in the number of dental laboratories, increasing outsourcing of different manufacturing functions to dental laboratories in the country, and increased demand and preference for customized dental framing solutions needed for several applications are fueling the demand for dental 3D printing technologies.

U.S. Dental 3D Printing market share and size, 2023

The dental clinics segment is estimated to witness significant growth from 2024 to 2030. This is attributed to some of the benefits such as customized treatment, reduced time, cost efficiency, and the development of biocompatible and high-performance 3D printing materials. The application of 3D printing in dental clinics in the U.S. has been increasing due to its numerous advantages, high preferences of dentists and among population. Further, the 3D printing technology in the U.S. dental clinics enables dentists to create models, surgical guides, and other visual aids that help patients better understand their treatment plans, leading to improved communication and patient confidence.

Key U.S. Dental 3D Printing Company Insights

Some key players operating in the market include 3D Systems; Stratasys Ltd; EnvisionTEC; and DentsPly Sirona.

  • 3D Systems is a provider of 3D printing solutions, offering dental 3D printers, materials, and software, such as the DMP 8500 and D2P 2500.

  • Stratasys Ltd. offers dental 3D printers including the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer and the J750 Dental 3D Printer, along with materials suitable for dental applications.

Formlabs, DWS GmbH., and Markforged are some of the other market participants in the market.

  • Formlabs provides the Form 3B and Form 3L 3D printers, which are popular choices for dental laboratories and clinics due to their precision and affordability.

  • DWS GmbH manufactures the Ceramill Map 400 3D Printer, a ceramic 3D printer designed for dental applications.

Key U.S. Dental 3D Printing Companies:

  • 3D Systems
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • EnvisionTEC
  • Straumann
  • DentsPly Sirona
  • Renishaw plc
  • Carbon3D
  • Argen X
  • Asiga
  • Formlabs
  • DWS GmbH
  • Markforged

Recent Developments

  • In March 2023, 3D Systems introduced significant advancements to fortify its portfolio of digital dentistry including the launch of two new materials, NextDent Base and NextDent Cast, and a printing platform, the NextDent LCD1.

  • In December 2022, Stratasys and 3Shape jointly introduced an innovative automated digital color workflow designed specifically for dental 3D printing aiming to streamline the color customization process in dental applications, enhancing efficiency and accuracy.

  • In September 2019, Dentsply Sirona and Carbon jointly introduced a new 3D printed denture workflow and material system, enhancing the denture manufacturing process by bringing together Carbon's innovative Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology and Dentsply Sirona's dental expertise to enhance the quality and efficiency of denture production.

  • In February 2018, EnvisionTEC launched a high-speed 3D printer that boasts an impressive build size and introduced new dental materials designed to enhance the quality and realism of dental models and restorations.

U.S. Dental 3D Printing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market Size in 2024

USD 1.3 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 4.96 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 25.8% from 2024 to 2030

Base year for estimation

2023

Historical data

2018 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Application, technology, material, end-use

Country scope

U.S.

Key companies profiled

3D Systems; Stratasys Ltd.; EnvisionTEC; Straumann; DentsPly Sirona; Renishaw plc; Carbon3D; Argen X; Asiga; Formlabs; DWS GmbH; Markforged

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U.S. Dental 3D Printing Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at country levels and provides an analysis of the latest vertical trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. dental 3D printing market research report based on the application, technology, material, and end-use:

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

    • Orthodontics

    • Prosthodontics

    • Implantology

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

    • Vat Photopolymerization

      • Stereolithography

      • Digital Light Processing

    • Polyjet Technology

    • Fused Deposition Modelling

    • Selective Laser Sintering

    • Others

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

    • Metals

    • Photopolymer

    • Ceramic

    • Others

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

    • Dental Clinics

    • Dental Laboratories

    • Academic and Research Institutes

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