iData provides dentistry market research reports on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. iData’s dentistry market research includes coverage of bone graft substitutes, dental cements, dental hygiene, dental imaging, dental materials, overdentures, dental prosthetics, digital dentistry (CAD / CAM equipment devices) and materials as well as other dental devices and procedures.
The unit growth is mainly driven by a demographic shift towards the senior population. The increase in pricing has been outpacing inflation for the last past five years mainly due to increased value proposition (i.e. more expensive materials and labor for more visually appealing products).
Dental X-ray procedures include intraoral and extraoral X-ray shots, as well as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Intraoral X-ray shots consist of only one X-ray image that is captured intraorally. The number of intraoral X-ray shots can range from single bitewing shots to a full-mouth series, which consist of 15 to 20 shots. Patients are recommended to receive a full-mouth series on an annual basis in order to track the health and development of their teeth. However, depending on individual insurance coverage, this is not always the case.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners for dental use have been present since the early 2000s. CBCT scanners operate with an X-ray scanner that is mounted on a rotating arm that circles a patients head. As it rotates, the scanner uses a cone shaped X-ray beam that is projected through the patient and onto the imaging sensor. This enables a three-dimensional reconstruction of the bone structure of the patients face and jaw.
The European CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) block and disc market includes both permanent and temporary material types for blocks and discs. Permanent materials include ceramics and metals, while temporary substances are most often waxes.
The U.S. CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) block and disc market consists of the consumable materials used in dental CAD/CAM milling machines. These materials are sold in either block or disc form. Both the block and disc market segments include permanent and temporary materials such ceramic, metal or wax among many others. The products also vary by size from single crown producing blocks, to larger blocks from which bridges can be milled, to discs of varying thicknesses and diameters.