Digital Impression Standalone Scanners Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2015 -- The digital impression standalone scanners are the machines, which capture accurate digital impressions of the elements of hard and soft visible tissues. It is utilized as an alternative for traditional elastomeric material. The advantages of utilizing these scanners are the accurate, high speed, and painless dental treatments as compared to the usual methods of impression. These scanners decrease the possibility of errors in the treatment and also enable the dentists to prepare restoration models within 24 hrs. These scanners function on a cost competitive technology that saves ample time, encouraging dentists to start employing digital impression standalone scanners in dental practices.
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Highly sophisticated diagnostic devices and therapies in dental treatment are the reasons augmenting the digital impression standalone scanners market. The rise in the adoption of CAD/ CAM based dental restoration techniques are also adding to the growth of this industry. However, the technical limitations such as the size of camera head and the inability to scan full-arch impressions are creating hindrances in the growth of this market.
Apart from this, the rise in concerns relating to the accurate and relaxed dental treatment and decline in prices of digital impression standalone scanners are likely to stimulate the growth in this market the near future. In 2013, the global digital impression standalone scanners market had reached a value of US$54.4 million. It is expected that this industry will grow at a 17.1% CAGR during the period of 2014 to 2020 and will worth US$178.9 million in the end of 2020.
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Asia Pacific Digital Impression Standalone Scanners Market to Rise at Highest CAGR
The technologies employed in the digital impression standalone scanners are optical wand technology and confocal microscopic imaging technology. In 2013, the scanners based on optical wand technology led the global digital impression standalone scanners industry with the highest revenue share. The smaller size and low cost of these scanners supported the growth in this market. Additionally, the introduction of highly sophisticated powder-free scanners that are based on optical wand technology is likely to trigger the growth of this market in the coming years.
Owing to these benefits, intraoral scanners based on the optical wand technology are expected to continue dominating the market in the coming years. Intraoral scanners based on the confocal microscopic imaging technology provide powder-free scanning that enables them to perform the procedure without keeping any distance between scanner and teeth. However, the high cost linked with these scanners is suppressing the digital impression standalone scanners.
The digital impression standalone scanners market in Europe acquired the largest market share accounting for 39.3% of the global industry. This development was credited to the early introduction and higher rate of implementation of digital impression standalone scanners in dental applications in the region.
As the prices of the digital impression standalone scanners are declining, the market in Asia Pacific is expected to rise at the highest CAGR for these scanners during the period of 2014 to 2020. Japan is one of the highest contributors in the digital impression standalone scanners market attributed to the geriatric population coupled with the rising concerns pertaining to dental healthcare. The strong potential for market growth from nations such as China, India, and South Korea is likely to fuel the digital impression standalone scanners market in Asia Pacific in the coming years.
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The global digital impression standalone scanners industry is consolidated in nature, wherein the market leaders such as 3M ESPE, Sirona Dentals Systems, Inc., 3Shape A/S, and Align Technology, Inc. collectively held over 72.5% share in the total revenue generated in 2013. Other prominent players of this market are Densys3D Ltd., Glidewell Laboratories, Planmeca Oy, Ormco Corporation, Carestream Health, Inc., and Hint-Els GmbH.
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