The Europe dental intraoral scanners market size witnessed significant growth in the past and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period (2024-2032).
Dental intraoral scanners capture optical images of teeth, primarily for identifying cavities, scanning dental arches, and facilitating the placement of intraoral scan bodies for implants. These scanners consist of Intraoral Scanning (IOS) Hardware, a Central Processing Unit (CPU), and a Display Monitor. By enabling surgeons to obtain magnified 3D images, these scanners enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment.
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Periodontal diseases pertain to conditions impacting the gums and the supportive bone structure of teeth. The awareness surrounding these diseases is growing, with numerous public and private institutions collectively emphasizing their challenges to dental and oral health. The United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) have collaborated on a plan to enhance awareness among low-income individuals about these diseases.
Several organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) have launched awareness programs to educate the general population about preventive measures, diagnosis, and the consequences of periodontal diseases. As a result, more individuals are becoming aware of the impact of these diseases on their health and are seeking regular check-ups. Consequently, there is an increased demand for intraoral scanners among dental professionals for diagnostic purposes.
The price of dental intraoral scanners currently starts at USD 20,000 and is expected to rise due to technological advancements. However, prices have decreased significantly, and many organizations offer monthly or yearly subscription fees. Additionally, additional costs like CAD model expenses, scan bodies for implant scans, and collaborative IT systems are fixed and cannot be altered.
This cost factor is a major deterrent for emerging economies adopting this product. Instead, they opt for cheaper alternatives, anticipating that the product cost will increase each year with technological advancements. Consequently, this will likely impede the market's growth during the projected period.
Technological advancements in dental intraoral scanners are driving market demand for these products. Key players in the market are investing significant funds in research and development to enhance the product's attributes and stimulate demand. These advancements by various companies are expected to generate new and improved opportunities for the dental intraoral scanners market. In June 2021, Align Technology Inc. introduced the latest version of its iTero Workflow 2.0 software. This upgraded version offers exclusive features such as enhanced visualization, faster scanning, and improved patient communication tools, ultimately enhancing patient effectiveness. Similarly, in March 2019, 3Shape A/S announced the release of their fourth-generation intraoral scanner, TRIOS 4. This advanced scanning system incorporates built-in fluorescent technology, enabling timely surface and interproximal caries detection, thus providing valuable diagnostic capabilities. Overall, these developments in dental intraoral scanners drive innovation and create opportunities for improved patient care and diagnosis.
The Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented by country: Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, and the Rest of Europe.
Germany dominated the market during the forecast period.
The Europe dental intraoral scanners market exhibits significant growth potential due to the rising adoption of advanced dental technologies, increasing dental healthcare expenditure, and a strong presence of key market players. The region's emphasis on oral healthcare and technological advancements contribute to its promising market outlook.
Numerous factors, including an increasing geriatric population, a growing prevalence of dental disorders, technological advancements, rising public awareness, and the saturation of market participants on the European continent, have contributed to the European market's significant market share.
As stated previously, the European regional market is characterized by an aging population that is more susceptible to dental diseases such as tooth loss, cavities, and caries, necessitating the use of intraoral scanners to diagnose or fabricate customized dental implants. The graph below depicts the increase in the geriatric population in Italy, the country in Europe with the oldest average population age.
The Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into type, technology, modality, application and end-user.
Based on type, the Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into Optical Scanners, Laser Scanners, Confocal Microscopy Scanners, Structured Light Scanners, Ultrasound Scanners and others
Optical scanners utilize optical technology to make images, whereas laser scanners use laser technology to produce exact scans. Confocal Microscopy Scanners make use of advanced microscopic imaging techniques. Ultrasound Scanners use sound waves, whereas Structured Light Scanners produce light patterns.
Based on technology, the Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into confocal microscopic imaging, optical ward, and others.
The adaptability of confocal microscopic imaging facilitates the scanning of dentition. This imaging technique produces precise images of the plane of focus without disturbing the background fluorescent light. The segmental growth is driven by factors such as the ability to control field depth, the reduction of image degradation, and the capacity to capture serial optical sections.
Based on modality, the Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into benchtop, standalone, Wall-mounted and portable.
There are many advantages to using a tabletop scanner, including its portability, manageability, and high image quality. Segmental expansion is also anticipated to be aided by an aging population and the associated rise in geriatric diseases and tooth loss/edentulism.
Based on application, the Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into Dental Restoration, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and Others
Intraoral scanning technology is one of dentistry's fastest-growing fields because it enables precise three-dimensional imaging of the mouth, which is required for various procedures, including restorative dentistry and orthodontics. Most of the more than ten intraoral scanning devices designed for applications such as restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics are commercially available.
Based on end-user, the Europe dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into dental hospitals and clinics, dental diagnostic centers, academic and research institutes and others
Dental hospitals and clinics dominated the market and are expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period. The use of advanced apparatus and a secure environment facilitates the utilization of dental products in hospitals. In addition, a systemic clinical examination is necessary for periodontal diseases and related treatments. Thus, competent dental professionals in dental hospitals and clinics will drive segment growth.