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Dental Digital X-ray Market

Dental Digital X-ray Market

Trends of Dental Digital X-ray Market Assessed by Type, Application and End-user during 2021-2031

Dental Digital X-ray Market
  • Jul-2021
  • List of Tables : 84
  • List of Figures : 112
  • 170 Pages
  • Healthcare

Market Snapshot

Global dental digital X-ray industry analysis reveals that the market was valued at US$ 2.9 Bn in 2020, and is projected to expand more than 2X to top US$ 6 Bn by 2031.

Digital dental X-rays have become a preferred modality, as they are safer and more convenient when compared to conventional imaging techniques. Increasing awareness among consumers regarding maintenance of oral health and various preventable periodontal disorders are key factors expected to drive market expansion at a CAGR above 8% across the 2021-2031 assessment period.

Key Points Covered in Dental Digital X-Ray Industry Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Dental Digital X-rays and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Dental Digital X-ray Demand Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Future Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR – a market research and competitive intelligence provider, over the last 5 years, the global market for dental digital X-rays expanded at close to 4% CAGR. In 2020, the market was valued at around US$ 2.9 Bn. Dental digital X-rays accurately detect abnormalities that are not visible during routine dental examination.

Technological advancements and ability of digital systems to reduce diagnosis time and improve image quality have helped drive demand for dental digital x-rays. Moreover, increase in dental disorders, growing geriatric population, rising adoption of CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) systems, and surging demand for cosmetic dentistry would create more market opportunities for dental digital x-ray manufacturers over the coming years.

All these factors create an ideal environment for dental digital X-ray application across the world, and the market is expected to top a valuation of US$ 6 Bn by 2031.

Will Increasing Emphasis on Dental Care Complement Demand for Dental Digital X-rays?

According to W.H.O, oral diseases pose a major health burden for many countries, with nearly 3.5 Bn patients worldwide. These include dental caries, oro-dental trauma, oral cancer, and gum disease, among others. Consequently, spending on dental care has augmented significantly.

Dentists are leveraging dental digital X-rays for the diagnosis of oral disorders and diseases. The teeth and bones absorb X-rays and form an image. It passes easily through the gums and cheeks as these are soft tissues. Dental digital X-rays can detect abnormalities accurately. This equipment is intended for several applications - tooth roots glancing, cavities detection, checking the status of a developing tooth, and abnormal bone or teeth densities. Hence, the popularity of dental digital X-rays is surging rapidly.

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Which Factors are Stimulating Demand for Dental Digital X-rays?

Dental digital X-rays are known to be faster and impart less radiation than traditional X-rays. Images of digital X-rays appear on the computer in a matter of seconds, and can be zoomed in with the right quality image. With such advancements, patients are likely to get easy access and education regarding their oral health. Besides, digital X-rays are less harmful to patients as they contain up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional X-rays.

Prime factors that fuel demand for dental digital X-rays are technological advancements in dental imaging techniques, increasing geriatric population, and convenient as well as quick diagnosis through dental digital radiography. In addition, boom in the cosmetic dentistry market is a major factor augmenting sales of dental digital X-ray equipment.

Which Region Offers the Largest Opportunity for Dental Digital X-ray Manufacturers?

North America holds 1/3 share in the global market in terms of value and volume, due to technological advancements, rapid shift from analogue to digital systems, and rising incidence of dental disorders among children and young adults in the region.

North America dominates the global market presently due to the availability of modern and good quality dental apparatuses and technology. Apart from that, people in North America have a great level of awareness for the need for dental care.

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Country-wise Analysis

How Will Dental Digital X-ray Demand Outlook Shape Up in the U.S.?

Dental digital X-ray market analysis for North America reveals that, the U.S. generated bulk of total demand, being valued at over US$ 770 Mn in 2020. The number of patients in the country opting for dental care and resultant demand for dental products and services is high due to increased level of awareness and affordability.

Extensive consumption across key medical domains is bolstering the growth prospects for this regional market. According to American Dental Association (ADA) estimates, there are 10,658 orthodontists currently practicing in the United States, which translates to around 3.27 orthodontists for every 100,000 people. Additionally, rising geriatric population in the country is likely to contribute toward heightening demand for dental digital x-rays and related equipment.

What are the Growth Opportunities for Dental Digital X-ray Suppliers across China?

China is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$ 1.5 Bn by 2031. Positive dental digital X-ray demand outlook across the East Asian giant is attributed to extensive spending to augment healthcare infrastructure. Further impetus is being provided by the Made in China 2025 campaign.

Estimates suggest that China spends 6% of its GDP on healthcare, with its medical device market experiencing double-digit growth since the past three decades. Advancements in dental treatment have yielded fertile opportunities for dental digital X-ray suppliers.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Hybrid Dental Digital X-rays So Prominent in the Market?

Demand for hybrid dental digital X-ray systems is expected to rise at 6% CAGR over the period of 2021 - 2031.

Minimum exposure to radiation, lower price of hybrid systems as compared to high-end digital panoramic units, and rapid digitization in dentistry are propelling demand for hybrid dental X-ray systems. With such advancements, the need for more precise diagnostic tools, especially imaging methods, has become imperative.

Dental imaging has transformed from simple intra-oral periapical X-rays to advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), which have established a significant place in hybrid dental X-ray systems.

Why is the Cosmetics Sector Acquiring Popularity in the Dental Digital X-ray Space?

Cosmetic dentistry deals with procedures used to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth and gums through improvement of dental aesthetics such as color, shape, size, and alignment of the teeth. Cosmetic dental procedures include dental implantology, teeth whitening, fillings, tooth bonding, smile makeover, and periodontal plastic surgery.

Intraoral cameras provide well-defined, clear images, and are relatively low priced; hence, they are widely used in the cosmetics dentistry. Advent of such dentist- and patient-friendly technologies drives further growth of the market.

Demand for CBCT systems is growing significantly in cosmetic dentistry for accurate planning when placing dental implants. CBCT systems help create high-resolution 3D images for ridge mapping, location of vital anatomical structures, and proper planning and placement of dental implants. Less exposure to radiation as compared to other imaging systems is a key advantage of these systems.

How Has COVID19 Impacted Demand for Dental Digital X-rays?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the dental industry due to significant decrease in elective procedures, many of which are being postponed or canceled so that hospitals can focus their resources on treating patients with COVID-19.

Major countries such as the U.S. and India procure raw materials and electronic components from China, and the supply chain of many dental equipment and product manufacturers has been affected. Countries effectively shut down their manufacturing plants, which has negatively impacted medical device manufacturing companies.

Many organizations will go through stages of reaction, rehabilitation, and restoration. Building business flexibility and empowering dexterity will assist industries in moving past the COVID-19 emergency and into the next normal.

The ADA (American Dental Association) predicts that dental expenditure will grow and recover either fully to post-pandemic projected levels or 80% of pre-pandemic levels. 2021 is projected to be better, with the market regaining its original traction by 2022.

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Competitive Landscape

The global market is fairly consolidated and is highly competitive. Major market participants are competing on the fronts of increased portability, mobility, and advancements in imaging resolution.

Key players in the market include Carestream Health, THE YOSHIDA DENTAL MFG. CO. LTD., Dentsply Sirona Inc., Air Techniques Inc., Midmark Corporation, Cefla S.C., Danaher Corporation, Planmeca OY, LED Dental, and Vatech, Apteryx Imaging Inc.

  • In February 2016, Sirona Dental Inc. (U.S.) merged with Dentsply International (U.S.) to form Dentsply Sirona Inc. This merger combined Dentsply’s consumables platform with Sirona’s technology and equipment to offer a broad range of products and integrated solutions for dentistry procedures, such as implantology, endodontics, and orthodontics.
  •  In 2019, Carestream Dental celebrated the global launch of CS 9600 imaging unit at the 2019 International Dental Show. This system's multifunction imaging blends 2-D panoramic technology and CBCT imaging with 3-D facial scanning and 3-D model scanning to create one powerful unit. The rising number of technologically advanced dental X-rays is expected to be supportive in propelling the growth of the market. 

Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Type
  • Application
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Carestream Health
  • Dentsply Sirona Inc.
  • Air Techniques Inc.
  • Midmark Corporation
  • Cefla S.C.
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Planmeca OY
  • LED Dental
  • Vatech
  • Apteryx Imaging Inc.


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Key Market Segments in Dental Digital X-ray Industry Research

  • Type

    • Intraoral Dental Digital X-ray Systems
    • Extraoral Dental Digital X-ray Systems
    • Hybrid Dental Digital X-ray Systems
  • Application

    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Diagnostics
    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Therapeutics
    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Cosmetics
    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Forensics
  • End User

    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Dental Hospitals & Clinics
    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Dental Academic and Research Institutes
    • Dental Digital X-ray Systems for Forensic Laboratories

Dental Digital X-ray Market: Report Scope

A recent study by Fact.MR on the dental digital X-ray market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates recent market developments, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, product approvals, product launches, geographical expansions, and technological innovations associated with offering dental digital X-ray market!

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the dental digital x-ray market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies manufacturing dental digital X-rays, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of dental digital x-ray products across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of dental digital x-ray products during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative markets for dental digital x-rays?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of the market?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading dental digital x-ray manufacturers?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (‘000 Units) and value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for dental digital X-rays are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “‘000 Units” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global dental digital X-ray market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the dental digital X-ray market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for dental digital X-rays has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value and volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of dental digital X-ray products, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in offering dental digital X-rays has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the dental digital X-ray market.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the dental digital X-ray market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

The global dental digital X-ray market is worth around US$ 3 Bn at present, according to Fact.MR industry analysis.

Dental digital X-ray sales are projected to rise at a CAGR of over 8% during 2021 – 2031.

The global market increased at a CAGR of close to 4% during 2016 – 2020.

Increasing awareness among consumers regarding maintenance of oral health around the world is largely expected to shape market expansion.

Over the forecast period, cosmetic dentistry is likely to be a major demand driver for dental digital X-rays.

Top 5 key players in the dental digital X-ray landscape account for around 60% share in the global market.

Top 5 countries driving demand for dental digital X-rays are China, the U.S., Japan, Canada, and Germany.

North America accounts for around 30% of global dental digital X-ray demand, and will continue to flourish over the years ahead.

The European market for dental digital X-rays is projected to expand at a CAGR of more than 5% during 2021 – 2031.

The market in South Korea and Japan is set to expand at around 4% CAGR each through 2031.

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Fact.MR follows a methodology that encompasses the demand-side assessment of the market, and triangulates the same through a supply-side analysis. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structure, methods, and definitions.

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