The South American dental intraoral scanners market share witnessed significant growth in the past and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.27% during the forecast period (2024-2032).
Dental intraoral scanners are utilized for capturing optical images of teeth, primarily to identify cavities, scan dental arches, and assist in placing intraoral scan bodies for implants. These scanners contain three key components: Intraoral Scanning (IOS) Hardware, a Central Processing Unit (CPU), and a Display Monitor. By enabling surgeons to access magnified 3D images, these scanners enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment.
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Periodontal diseases refer to conditions that affect the gums and the supporting bone structure of teeth. These diseases are gaining recognition from public and private institutions, which aim to raise awareness about their impact on dental and oral health. The United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) have collaborated to increase awareness of these diseases among low-income individuals.
Various organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and South America Federation of Periodontology (EFP), have initiated awareness programs to educate the general population about preventive measures, diagnosis, and the consequences of periodontal diseases. As a result, more people are becoming aware of the significance of these diseases for their overall health and are actively seeking regular check-ups. This growing awareness and patient demand have increased the need for intraoral scanners among dental professionals for diagnostic purposes.
Dental intraoral scanners currently have a starting price of USD 20,000, and their cost is anticipated to rise due to technological advancements. However, there has been a noticeable decline in prices, and many organizations offer subscription-based payment options. Certain expenses, such as CAD models, implant scan bodies, and collaborative IT systems, are fixed and cannot be modified.
The cost aspect poses a significant challenge for emerging economies to adopt these scanners. Consequently, they choose more affordable alternatives, expecting the product's price to increase annually with technological advancements. This is likely to hinder the market's growth during the forecasted period.
The market for dental intraoral scanners is witnessing growth due to technological advancements, leading to increased investments in research and development by key players. These innovations are expected to create new opportunities in the market. For instance, Align Technology Inc. launched the iTero Workflow 2.0 software, which provides improved visualization, faster scanning, and enhanced tools for patient communication. Similarly, 3Shape A/S introduced the TRIOS 4, a fourth-generation intraoral scanner with built-in fluorescent technology for detecting dental caries. These advancements drive innovation, enhance patient care, and improve diagnostic capabilities in the dental intraoral scanner industry.
The dental intraoral scanner market in South America is characterized by a varied landscape that varies depending on the country in the area. Increasing dental tourism and an advanced healthcare infrastructure contribute significantly to the country's market share. The dental industry is experiencing growth due to the increasing health consciousness of the middle class. Additionally, the dental tourism sector of the nation contributes to the need for advanced dental equipment, such as intraoral scanners.
The South American dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into by type, by technology, by modality, by application and by end-user
Based on type, the South American 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 South American 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 South American 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 South American 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 South American dental intraoral scanners market is segmented into dental hospitals and clinics, dental diagnostic centers, academic and research institutes and others
The availability of state-of-the-art dental equipment and the provision of a secure clinical setting contribute to the increased utilization of dental treatments within hospital settings. Moreover, a systemic clinical examination is imperative in assessing and managing periodontal diseases and their associated therapies. Consequently, the anticipated growth in the dental sector is expected to be propelled by highly skilled dental professionals working in dental hospitals and clinics.