Dental CAD/CAM Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Dental CAD/CAM Market: Information by Type (In-Lab, In-Office], Component (Milling Machine, Dental Printers, Scanners, and Software), End User (Dental Clinics, Dental laboratories, Milling Centers), and Region (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/HC/0901-CR | August 2021 | Region: Global | 135 pages

Dental CAD/CAM Market Forecast

The dental CAD/CAM market is expected to cross USD 2,561.31 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 11.57% during the forecast period.

Market Overview:

Dental computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAD/CAM, is the automation technology that helps dental restoration. CAD/CAM supplements earlier technologies used for these dental resolutions by increasing the speed of design and manufacturing, increasing the suitability and ease of the design, construction, and insertion procedures. This technology has made restorations possible that otherwise would not have been feasible. Other goals include sinking unit costs and making restorations affordable.

The boost of the dental CAD/CAM market is driven by the factors such as the rising prevalence of dental diseases and an increase in the number of dental procedures. In addition, an increasing number of advanced CAD productscreates a lucrative opportunity for the market. However, gray markets for dental equipment distribution are likely to restrain the market growth.

COVID-19 Analysis:

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the dental industry due to the reduced number of patient visits for dental procedures. Several restrictions placed by the governments to curb the spread of the virus and fear of contracting the virus have impacted the overall market for dental CAD/CAM. Furthermore, several government bodies, such as the American Dental Association (ADA), have officially passed regulations to halt non-urgent dental procedures and carry out only emergencies, negatively impacting the demand for dental CAD and CAM applications. Furthermore, the close contact nature of dental procedures, government restrictions such as social distancing, and risk of contracting the virus have hampered the demand. This has negatively impacted the dental CAD/CAM market. However, on the other hand, there has been an increase in the demand for tele dentistry and the adoption of a fully digital prosthetic workflow where CAD/CAM technology is utilized, reducing the risks of infection. Moreover, as dentistry colleges and universities are being conducted virtually, there has been increasing use of CAD/CAM systems for laboratory training. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has moderately impacted the demand for dental CAD/CAM.

Market Dynamics:


  • Rising prevalence of dental diseases

The increasing number of dental disorders is one of the major factors contributing to the growth of the dental industry. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, US, in April 2021, approximately 13.2% of children (5-19 years) in North America have untreated dental caries, and 25.9% of adults (aged 20-44) have untreated dental caries. Moreover, the National Center for Health Statistics stated that 64.9% of the adults aged 19 years and older in the US and 85.9% of children aged 2-17 years visited the dentist at least once in 2019. Additionally, according to the WHO, in March 2020, the oral disease affects 3.5 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay (dental caries) impacting almost half of the world's population. Furthermore, the WHO stated that oral cancer stands as one of the top three cancers detected in Asia-Pacific countries. Therefore, the increasing prevalence of dental disorders will drive market growth during the forecast period.

  • Increasing in the number of dental procedures


  • Gray market for dental equipment distribution

The cost of dental equipment is rapidly increasing. Hence, the users are more attracted to cheaper products. According to the Journal of American Dental Association, dental manufacturers have reported that 15% of the products in dental clinics have either been from the gray market or have been sold illegally through the black market. In October 2018, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had seized USD 2.4 million worth of fake medical devices and medicines, including dental equipment, in the UK. In the case of dental CAD/CAM distribution, dental products sold through the gray market are not that effective and not fit for utilization due to factors such as products exceeding their expiry date and not meeting the industry standards leading to risking the patient's health.


  • Increasing number of advanced CAD/CAM products

In the coming years, the international economy is predicted to witness a boom in the dental CAD/CAM industry due to the growing geriatric population requiring several different types of dental treatments ranging from cavities to other diseases. According to a report published by the UN in December 2020, the older population in the world is growing rapidly due to increasing levels of life expectancy and decreasing fertility levels. According to the same report, 727 million persons aged 65 years or over were living in 2020, and it is projected that this number would increase to 1.5 billion approximately in 2050. This is projected to drive the growth of the dental CAD/CAM market. The majority of older people suffer from tooth loss or other dental problems, which form a large consumer base for the dental CAD/CAM market. The growing demand for dental procedures across the globe and rising developments in dental technology in developing countries are estimated to create more opportunities in the near future. Thus, the dental CAD/CAM market may experience significant growth in all its segments in terms of volume as well as value.

Global Dental CAD/CAM Market Share (%), by Type, 2020
Global Dental CAD/CAM Market Share (%), by Type, 2020
Source: MRFR Analysis

Value Chain Analysis

The dental CAD/CAM market is growing at a steady rate due to the rising prevalence of dental diseases which create lucrative growth opportunity for increasing number of advanced CAD/CAM products. The value chain analysis of the dental CAD/CAM market comprises four major components starting with the research & development and designing, followed by manufacturing of the products, distribution & sales, and ends with post-sales monitoring.

In research and development, new models and designs are introduced to make the products better and cost-effective. The major focus of designing is to increase conformability. To make the devices easy to handle and more effective many companies are focusing on introducing innovative and advanced devices. In the manufacturing process, the strategies are ready, and the manufacturing process starts. The manufacturing process begins with the assembling of raw materials. Manufacturing is a fast process, and which is followed by testing of accuracy and comfortability. This particular process of the value chain delivers moderate value to the whole chain. In the dental CAD/CAM market value chain analysis, distribution consists of intermediaries, direct selling, and others. As these products are a specific product of the overall industries thus, the distribution for these varies in accordance with the overall industry. As the major buyers of the products are hospitals, dental clinics, the market focuses majorly on the hospitals and dental clinics. Dental CAD/CAM devices are developed for a special purpose. Hence, post-sales monitoring is a must. The follow-ups stage gives an idea of the selling of the products and helps to understand any limitations or feedback of the users.

Segment Overview:


  • In-Lab:

These systems are complete in-house production services which consist of a compact milling unit with a built-in laser scanner controlled by a standard commercially available professional corporation (PC). Furthermore, these lab systems are seamless, flexible, and are economically viable. For instance, Sirona's In-Lab system SW 4.0 helps the entire digital production process, from scanning and receiving digital impressions to designing and milling restorations or models.

  • In-office:

In-office CAD/CAM systems include a scanner and a milling device. The conventional impression is replaced by a digital optical impression, and in most cases, the prosthetic restoration is manufactured on the spot. The in-office system allows the clinicians in private offices to independently design and machine dental ceramic restorations in hours by enabling reconstruction during a single visit.


  • Milling Machine

Dental milling machines are used for machining artificial teeth. These milling machines are compatible with the CAD/CAM software and various materials to provide more flexibility. Moreover, some five-axis milling machines can be used for more complex indications with dry materials.

  • Dental Printers

A dental printer is a vital component used to print teeth according to the patient's teeth design. Currently, 3D printers are widely used for printing teeth. These printers produce teeth with more accuracy and in less time.

  • Scanners

Scanners are used for scanning the teeth of the patient. The scanner creates a 3D scan of the patient's mouth that is then used to design teeth.

  • Software

The software enables the creation of 3D data from scans used in designing and manufacturing teeth. Cloud-based software is accommodated on the vendor's servers and retrieved through a web browser. Moreover, it can be used by all users; thus, the use of cloud-based software has been increasing over the last few years. On-premise software is installed and runs on the lab's computers and servers.

  • Other

Others include materials and other small components. Materials are selected according to the client's requirements. The materials used for teeth include gold, zirconia, titanium, and ceramics.


  • Dental Prosthesis

The dental prosthesis segment held the largest share of the dental CAD/CAM market globally due to the increasing number of dental caries, increasing per capita disposable incomes in emerging markets, rising dental tourism, and growing cosmetic dentistry treatments.

  • Dental Implant

The dental implant is the process of replacing teeth. These are metallic posts made up of titanium, positioned into the jawbone surgically underneath the gums. Once these implants are positioned into the jawbone, they allow the dentist to mount the replacement teeth over them. The dental implants market shows sound growth owing to the increasing prevalence of dental diseases and dental trauma, the growing geriatric population, and rising dental health care expenditures.

By End User

  • Dental Clinics

Dental clinics held the largest share of the dental CAD/CAM market globally. Many doctors now prefer to use the CAD/CAM system to develop the restoratives with accuracy and precision. The increase in the arrival rate of dental patients in clinics is boosting the dental clinics segment.

  • Dental laboratories

A dental laboratory is a prime place where most of the CAD/CAM procedures are conducted. Dental CAD/CAM systems provide patients with all dental restorations in one single appointment. This is mainly because of four things: the accuracy of the final product, precision, and consistency in performance, and ease of the user interface. Large dental labs are making enormous investments in machines that do many of the routine tasks of the typical lab technician.

  • Milling Centres

Milling centresare the developers of bridges, crowns, implants-based prostheses, individual structures, inlays, and dental bars. Nowadays, milling centreshave got huge attention owing to the continuously increasing demand for dental products.

  • Others

Others include hospitals, academics, and research, among others. The growth of this segment is due to the increasing geriatric population, rising prevalence of dental diseases.

Dental CAD/CAM Market Share (%), by Region, 2020
Global Dental CAD/CAM Market Share (%), by Region 2020
Source: MRFR Analysis

Regional Analysis

  • Americas

The Americas is expected to hold the largest share in the dental CAD/CAM market. The presence of major market players in the region, strategic acquisitions to enhance product portfolio, increasing cases of oral disorders, and availability of advanced technology such as CAD/CAM and digital scanners are expected to push the market growth in this region. The US accounts for the largest market share in the North America Dental CAD/CAM market. This large share is due to the rising rates of oral disorders among the population. For instance, according to the National Centre for Health Statistics, US, in April 2021, approximately 13.2% of children (5-19 years) in North America have untreated dental caries, and 25.9% of adults (aged 20-44) have untreated dental caries.

  • Europe

Europe accounts for the second-largest share in the dental CAD/CAM market, primarily due to the adoption of advanced treatments and the rising number of dental procedures. According to Atlas Dental, in March 2019, a total of 69,075 dental operations were performed in German hospitals in 2017. Most of the procedures were of tooth extractions, followed by tooth removal through osteotomy. Moreover, Europe is at the forefront in terms of using advanced technology. Many European countries are updating themselves with advanced equipment such as intraoral scanners. For instance, according to the same report, 525 and 380 new digital intraoral scanners were installed in Germany and France, respectively, in 2017.

  • Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing regional market due to continuous advancements in developing countries such as India and China. The increasing geriatric population, advance technology development as well as the presence of hug opportunities for the development of the market propel the growth of the Asia-Pacific dental CAD/CAM market. According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia's elderly population is projected to reach 923 million by 2050. However, the high cost of devices and high maintenance costs are hampering the growth of the market in developing countries.

  • Middle East & Africa

The Middle East & Africa dental CAD/CAM market is segmented into two major regions, namely, the Middle East and Africa. Developed countries in the Middle East, such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are the ones with the maximum share in the dental CAD/CAM market. The advanced infrastructure, increased expenditure in the healthcare sector, and growing per capita disposable incomes of the people in these countries contribute to the large share of the market in this region.

Competitive Landscape

The dental CAD/CAM market is characterized by the presence of global, regional, and local vendors. The market is extremely competitive, with all players contending to gain market share. The growth of market vendors is dependent on market conditions, government support, and industry development. Thus, vendors should focus on expanding geographically and improving their products. They primarily focus on the development of novel products. Although international players are dominating the market, regional and foreign players with small market shares also have a presence. The international players may strengthen their presence worldwide through acquisitions during the forecast period

List of Key Companies Covered in Dental CAD/CAM Market Report:

  • Danaher Corporation (US)

  • Hexagon AB (Sweden)

  • PLANMECA OY (Finland)

  • 3Shape A/S (Denmark)

  • Dental Wings Inc (Canada)

  • Zimmer Biomet (US)

  • Roland DGA Corporation (US)

  • Dentsply Sirona (US)

  • Align Technology Inc (US)

  • Institut Strauman AG (Switzerland)

  • EG Solutions (England)

Recent Developments

  • In June 2021, Dentsply Sirona (US) entered a partnership with 3Shape (Denmark), a developer and manufacturer of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • In August 2019, Roland DGA Corporation (US) added Young's Dental (US) as its authorized dental dealer for DGSHAPE DWX-42W wet mill. Using this, Young's Dental helps dental milling operations to maximize the company's prosthetic production capabilities.

  • In August 2019, Dentsply Sirona (US) introduced CEREC Ortho SW 2.0 software for the Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM system. It gives users access to special orthodontic functions immediately after the digital impression with a scanner named CEREC Primescan.

  • In June 2019, Align Technology, Inc (US) launched the iTero Element Foundation intraoral scanner with restorative software. The iTero Element Foundation extended the company's portfolio of intraoral scanners with a powerful 3D visualization to better meet doctors, labs, and patients' needs.

Report Overview:

  • Dental CAD/CAM market size and estimation from historic years to forecast period (2018-2027)

  • The major market segments and their share, globally as well as regionally

  • The market drivers, restraints, and opportunities

  • Competitive Landscape of the dental CAD/CAM market

  • Key market players profiling along with SWOT analysis

Scope of the Report & Segmentation

Dental CAD/CAM Market, by Type

  • In-Lab

  • In-office

Dental CAD/CAM Market, by Component

  • Milling Machine

  • Dental Printers

  • Scanners

  • Software

    • Cloud-based

    • On-Premise

  • Others

Dental CAD/CAM Market, by Application

  • Dental Prosthesis

  • Dental Implant

Dental CAD/CAM Market, by End User

  • Dental Clinics

  • Dental laboratories

  • Milling Centers

  • Others

Dental CAD/CAM Market, by Region

  • Americas

    • North America

      • US

      • Canada

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Rest of Latin America

  • Europe

    • Western Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • UK

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Rest of Europe

      • Eastern Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 2,561.31 Million
  CAGR   11.57% (2021-2027)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2027
  Historical Data   2018-2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type,Component, Application, and End User
  Geographies Covered   Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   Danaher (US), Hexagon (Sweden), PLANMECA OY (Finland), 3Shape (Denmark), Dental Wings (Canada), Zimmer Biomet (US), Roland DGA Corporation (US), Dentsply Sirona (US), Align Technology Inc (US), Institut Strauman AG (Switzerland), EG Solutions (England).
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing number of advanced CAD/CAM products
  Key Market Drivers   Rising prevalence of dental diseases, and increasing in the number of dental procedures, increasing advantage and adoption of advanced technology.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The dental CAD/CAM market projected CAGR would be 10.23% for the duration of the forecast period.

The dental CAD/CAM market valuation would be USD 14,581.0 Million by 2027.

The end users are milling centers, dental laboratories, and dental clinics.

The applications are dental prosthesis, material, and dental implant.

The dental CAD/CAM market report includes segments like scanners, milling machines, equipment, and software.

This table of content is tentative and subject to change as the research progresses.

Please Note:  Financial details of company cannot be provided if the information of the company is not available in public domain and or reliable source.