Dental imaging is a technology utilized in the visualization of malignant & benign masses, hidden dental structures, cavities, bone masses, and others that cannot be seen via normal checkups. Some of the instruments that are utilized in dental imaging include cone-beam computed tomography imaging, cephalometric projection systems, panoramic x-ray systems, extraoral X-ray systems, storage plates, intraoral phosphor, intraoral sensors, oral plate scanner, intraoral x-ray systems, and intraoral cameras.
The increasing adoption of optical imaging techniques in place of conventional auto medical imaging methods like x-ray computed tomography, dental radiography, and several others is one of the major factors driving the growth of the global dental imaging devices market. Mesoscopic fluorescence molecular tomography (MFMT) is an advanced optical imaging method that is used to extract molecular contrasts in dental samples. It can extract molecular contrast in 3D widely scattering tissues. Moreover, the generative noise lowering in CBCT is likely to significantly fuel the growth of the market. There is an influx of several digital imaging systems which lowers the downtime as no time is required to be devoted for developing images out of the films. The increasing operations of these devices along with growing capital funding are likely to create many lucrative growth opportunities in the global dental imaging devices market in forthcoming years.
The global dental imaging devices market can be segmented into end-user, application, method, technology, and region.
By end-user, the market can be segmented into dental clinics, dental research & academic institutes, dental laboratories, and others.
By application, the market can be significant to cosmetic, therapeutic, diagnostic, and others.
By method, the market can be segmented into extraoral and intraoral imaging.
By technology, the market can be segmented into intraoral cameras, magnetic resonance imaging, dental cone beam computed technology, x-ray systems, and others.
North America accounts for the largest share in the global dental imaging devices market due to the growing number of dental visits in the region. Moreover, the growing prevalence of oral diseases in the region is likely to significantly escalate the growth of the regional market in the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is likely to witness a significant growth rate in the forthcoming years due to the growing disposable income of people along with growing cloud-based artificial intelligence solutions.
Some of the significant players in the global dental imaging devices market are Carestream Dental, Envista, CALCIVIS, KaVo, Acteon Group, VATECH Co. Ltd., Dentsply Sirona, Carestream Health Inc., Planmeca Oy, and Danaher Corporation. To cite, Planmeca USA introduced an advanced CBCT imaging unit in September 2019, at the ADA FDI 2019 World Dental Congress in San Francisco. It is known to be a significant advancement in the field of dental imaging technology.