The growing burden of dental diseases and the challenges associated with the conventional dental product manufacturing methods has significantly increased the adoption of 3D printing in the dental industry
Roots Analysis has announced the addition of “Dental 3D Printing Market, 2023 – 2035” report to its list of offerings.
The popularity of 3D printing technology within the dental industry can be attributed to its ability to print high quality / accurate dental products, including crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants and surgical guides. Driven by the overall growth of the additive manufacturing (3D printing) industry, and wide adoption of 3D printers in the dental sector, the dental 3D printing market is anticipated to witness a steady growth in the foreseen future.
Key Market Insights
Currently, around 230 dental 3D printers are available for use across wide range of applications
Majority (38%) of the dental 3D printers use digital light processing (DLP) as printing technology, followed by those using stereolithography (SLA) technology (21%). Further, close to 75% of the dental 3D printers can produce crowns / bridges / dentures, followed by those manufacturing working models (61%) and surgical guides (59%). It is worth highlighting that around 55% of the dental 3D printers currently available in the market have a price range below USD 10,000.
More than 80 companies claim to offer dental 3D printers, across the world
Majority of the firms (46%) engaged in this domain are mid-sized players, followed by large (32%) and small firms (22%). It is worth highlighting that, more than 50% of the companies in this domain have been established post-2010. Further, around 85% of the dental 3D printer manufacturers are based in Asia-Pacific and Europe, followed by those headquartered in North America (16%), and within the Asia-Pacific region, China emerged as the most prominent hub, featuring the presence of maximum number of players (62%).
Partnership activity has grown at an annualized rate of over 70%, between 2018-2022
Maximum number of partnerships were established in 2021 (56) and 2022 (44), indicating the recent surge in the partnership activity in this domain. Majority of these (26%) were product integration agreements. Further, most of the intercontinental as well as intracontinental deals have been inked by the players based in North America.
500+ patents related to dental 3D printing have been granted / filed between 2019 and 2022
R&D activity related to dental 3D printing is largely concentrated in Asia-Pacific, considering the fact that 50% of the total number of patents were filed in this region. It is worth highlighting that, within the Asia-Pacific region, China emerged as the most active country with ~230 filed patents. In addition, most of the patents in this domain are patent applications (65%).
North America and Europe are anticipated to capture around 75% share of the market by 2035
In addition, the market in Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at a relatively faster pace (with CAGR of 16.3%) in the long term. Further, in 2035, based on type of printing technology, majority of the revenue share (64%) of the overall market is likely to be driven by vat polymerization technology. Further, in terms of application area, prosthodontics currently holds largest share (55%) of the market.
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Key Questions Answered
- How is 3D printing used in the dental industry?
- How many dental 3D printers are currently available in the market?
- Which 3D printers are best for dentistry?
- What is the growth rate of the dental 3D printing market?
- Which region captures the largest share of the dental 3D printing market?
- Which printing technology is widely used in the dental 3D printers?
- Which application area currently holds the largest share in the dental 3D printing market?
- What are the partnerships and collaborations trend in the dental 3D printing domain?
- How many patents have been filed / granted related to dental 3D printing in the recent years?
The financial opportunity within the dental 3D printing market has been analyzed across the following segments:
Type of Printing Technology
- VAT Polymerization Technology
- Powder Bed Fusion Technology
- Polyjet Technology
- Metal Extrusion Technology
- Other Technologies
- Dental Implants
- Other Applications
Type of Printing Material
- Other Material
Key Geographical Regions
Middle East and North Africa
Rest of the World
The research also includes detailed profiles of key players (listed below) featuring a brief overview of the company, details related to dental 3D printer portfolio, recent developments, and an informed future outlook.
Digital Wax Systems (DWS)
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