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The penetration rate of CAD/CAM dental prosthetics has been somewhat limited by difficult economic circumstances in many Asia-Pacific countries. The economic recession has slowed unit sales growth; dental lab discretionary budgets have been constrained.
“We’re seeing less investment in CAD/CAM systems in many Asia-Pacific countries due to preferences for porcelain-fused to metal, as opposed to all-ceramic restorations. Dental labs increasingly prefer standalone scanner systems as a more affordable option than higher-priced milling units,” explains Dr. Kamran Zamanian, CEO of iData. “Standalone scanners will be a larger driver of the growth in this market, as many companies in the Asia-Pacific region seek to expand their networks of scanners to support their full in-lab CAD/CAM systems.”
As the prices of CAD/CAM systems and materials declines, and as more CAD/CAM system manufacturers enter the market, downward pricing pressure is expected; a larger number of dental laboratories are then expected to be able to afford and adopt this technology.
Other key findings from the iData Research report entitled Asia-Pacific Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices:
Shifts in Demand and Demographics
Because periodontal disease, tooth decay and caries become more severe and more prevalent with age, older generations tend to have fewer natural teeth than younger ones. The aging population and demand for superior dental aesthetics will drive the Asia-Pacific dental prosthetics market. Demographic factors will play an important role in the growth of this market.
Sirona leads the Asia-Pacific CAD/CAM system market with a majority share. However, the company has been challenged to expand into the potential market as rapidly as some other competitors due to a lack of involvement in certain market segments. But, despite the standalone scanner segment not being Sirona’s primary focus, sales of Sirona’s chairside CAD/CAM systems have compensated for their lack of sales in other segments.
Other notable competitors in the Asia-Pacific markets for dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM devices include E4D Technologies, 3M ESPE, 3Shape, Nobel Biocare, KaVo, Dentsply, Wieland, Roland, among others.
For Further Information
More on the dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM market in the Asia-Pacific region can be found in the report published by iData entitled Asia-Pacific Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices. This report covers Japan, South Korea, Australia, and China, and includes the following market segments: CAD/CAM prosthetics, crown and bridges, dentures, CAD/CAM systems, milling CAD/CAM systems, standalone CAD/CAM scanners and chairside systems.
The full iData series on the market for dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM devices covers the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and 15 countries in Europe. Full reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment.
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