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The dental prosthetic market includes the crown & bridge, inlay & onlay, veneer and denture segments. The largest segment in 2015 was the crown & bridge segment, which continues to shift towards CAD/CAM production over manual production. This is a common trend across the dental prosthetic market; unit sales growth is minimal and ASPs are declining. However, the dental workflow continues to change as more labs and offices incorporate aspects of the digital dentistry market into their workflow. The digital dentistry market grew well in 2015 for each of the segments: mills, standalone scanners, chairside systems and intraoral scanners. Particularly for the intraoral scanners, growth is expected to be significant as lower costs and flexibility will encourage more practitioners to utilize these devices. Moreover, intraoral scanners will find growing usage for orthodontists where CAD models and 3D imaging are valued over slower and less reliable molds.

Dentures will be the fastest growing segment in the dental prosthetics market; meanwhile, the shift from manual production to either CAD/CAM or rapid prototyping systems will drive the digital dentistry market.

All segments within the dental prosthetic market, aside from the denture segment, experienced negative growth in 2015. Poor unit sales growth coupled with declining ASPs is dampening the overall dental prosthetic market. The denture segment remained positive due to the underlying patient base growth because of the growing elderly demographic in the United States.

Similar pricing constraints are affecting the CAD/CAM device market. Price conscious consumers result in price conscious dental offices and labs. This in turn leads to declining ASPs for the various CAD/CAM device segments. Moreover, pricing competition has increased due to new market entrants. This has been quite pronounced within the intraoral scanner market where there is great potential expected, particularly within the orthodontic space.

The overall dental prosthetic market has had various trends affecting the competitive make up. Patients seeking lower cost products have created pricing competition. While the number of dental labs has been shrinking, the market consolidates. Aiding this transformation is the growth of the digital dentistry device market whose large mills promote efficiency by producing prosthetics in bulk. The result is that there are fewer dental labs as they continue to merge. The largest dental lab in the U.S. remains Glidewell Laboratories, which has made inroads within the digital dentistry device market with its own mill. This also supports its own CAD/CAM material portfolio for which it has a distributorship with Henry Schein.

The digital dentistry device market is much more consolidated. The largest player is Sirona, who dominates the large chairside market. Its longstanding presence in the digital dentistry market has afforded the company its share. Prices for chairside devices are expected to drop in response to lowering prices of other CAD/CAM markets and this is expected to negatively affect its share.

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The suite covers reports on the following markets: Crown & Bridge Market, Inlay and Onlay Market, Veneer Market, Denture and Denture Teeth Market, CAD/CAM Device Market, Rapid Prototyping System Market, CAD/CAM Block Market and the CAD/CAM Disc Market. Reports also provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment.