Digital Dental Impression Market Size & Share, by Type (Standalone, Mobile/Portable System, Intra-oral Devices, Extra-oral Devices, 3D Face Scanners, CBCT, CAD/CAM, Prosthetic Software, Implant Software, Accessories & Consumables); Compatibility (Third-party, Integrated); Technology (Video Scanning, Photo Scanning); End-user (Dental Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Academic and Research Institutes, Forensic Laboratories) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Feb 21, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Digital Dental Impression Market size is anticipated to reach USD 33 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 17% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of digital dental impression was over USD 7 Billion. The growing integration of AI and machine learning in medical devices is accelerating the growth of the market. To increase the efficiency of digital impression, AI and machine learning streamline processes and make them easier to perform. This efficiency enables dental practices to see more patients, providing a faster recovery time for treatment. Recent research suggests that by streamlining care processes, the adoption of artificial intelligence in healthcare can reduce up to 20% of clinician time. More precise treatment planning and manufacture resulting in better patient outcomes are achieved through the use of AI-enabled digital impression. This facilitates the satisfaction of patients and increases their choice to use Digital Dental Practices.

A growing understanding of the demand for digital impression systems over traditional impression methods, such as The most important impact of simple, easy, and precise scans with minimum effort for both the patient and dentist is Digital impression systems are sold worldwide. As a result of these systems, the time-consuming and unpleasant process of creating an elastomeric imprint on the teeth is eliminated. The use of these products in dental procedures has grown significantly. In addition, the number of retakes that are needed in applications such as dentistry is reduced by the demand for Digital Imaging Systems. The restoration, reduced total time and increased productivity are positive for the growth of the market.

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Digital Dental Impression Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increased Innovative Product Launches by the Manufacturers - To bring cutting-edge technology into digital impression systems, manufacturers are constantly investing in research and development. Improvements in the ability to scan, improve software features, and integration with a variety of digital dentistry technologies are commonly part of these developments. Consequently, the adoption of these innovative solutions by dental professionals is increasing and this will lead to market growth. For instance, the gingival retraction paste was introduced by the well-known German company VOCO to achieve a more precise outcome without sacrificing patient comfort. This paste can be used before creating fillings that are close to the gingival margin, cementing restorations, or taking traditional or digital impression.
  • Increased Technological Advancements in Digital Imaging and 3D Modeling - The possibilities and precision of digital impression systems have significantly increased due to ongoing technological breakthroughs in digital imaging, scanning, and 3D modeling. As per a report, by 2026, AI in the medical imaging industry is projected to grow to a value of USD 4.3 billion globally. Due to these developments, dentists can take exact and thorough digital impression, which improve restoration design and treatment planning. For example, improvements in intraoral scanner technology have paved the way for the creation of more ergonomic, smaller devices that are also better at scanning. With the use of cutting-edge optical technology, these scanners can accurately represent the teeth and surrounding tissues by capturing high-resolution images of the oral cavity.
  • Increased Usage of Advanced Audio Interfaces in the Dental Industry - Modern audio interfaces, such as intraoral cameras and digital scanners, let dentists show patients their treatment plans and processes in real time. Oral practitioners can improve patient acceptance and understanding by providing patients with graphic representations of their oral condition and suggested treatment alternatives. Patients may be more satisfied and eager to have digital dental imprints taken as part of their treatment plan as a result of this enhanced patient experience. Digital workflow systems and advanced audio interfaces are frequently combined to enable smooth data transfer between various dental practice components, including CAD/CAM systems, treatment planning software, and patient management software.  


  • Higher Initial Investment Costs - In addition to training of staff, significant initial costs for healthcare providers including the acquisition of both hardware and software components can be incurred for digitization systems. Smaller dental practices and clinics operating with limited financial means may be significantly affected by this initial investment. Therefore, this factor may impede the growth of the digital dental impression market.
  • Lack of Awareness Regarding the Technology may Hamper the Growth of the Market
  • Lack of Trained Workers may Hinder Market Growth

Digital Dental Impression Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 17%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

 ~ USD 7 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

 ~ USD 33 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Digital Dental Impression Segmentation

Type (Standalone, Mobile/Portable System)

The mobile/portable system segment in the digital dental impression market is anticipated to grow majorly with a share of 24% during the forecast period. Innovation in the market for transportable Digital Images is being driven by technological developments, such as handheld scanners and tablet-based applications of software. For instance, Google is releasing a suite of tools designed to improve the interoperability of medical pictures and assist businesses in creating machine learning and artificial intelligence models based on them. Every year, billions of medical images are scanned, and 90% of all healthcare data is comprised of imaging data. The adoption by dental professionals of mobile/portable digital impression systems is also supported by these new technologies which offer improvements in scanned accuracy, faster processing speeds, and enhanced ease of use. Also, ergonomic designs and lighter components that can improve patients' comfort in impression-taking procedures are frequently incorporated into portable digital image systems. The removal of bulky impression boxes and materials, which result in a more positive patient experience, reduces the discomfort associated with traditional impression as well as gag reflexes. Therefore, these factors are propelling the growth of the segment.

Compatibility (Third-party Compatible, Integrated)

The digital dental impression market for the third-party compatibility segment is poised to hold the largest share of 53% by the end of 2036. Dental offices frequently employ a range of software programs and digital instruments from various suppliers. Digital impression systems with third-party compatibility can easily interface with other hardware and software, resulting in a more efficient workflow. Since there is no longer a need for redundant data entry or manual data transmission, interoperability benefits dental professionals' productivity and convenience. In addition to this, practices can potentially reduce the cost of purchasing and maintaining proprietary equipment or software licenses by allowing digital impression systems to work with third-party devices and software. This cost-effectiveness enables a wider range of dental practices, including smaller or independent practices with limited budgets, to benefit from digital impression technology.

Our in-depth analysis of the global digital dental impression market includes the following segments:


  • Standalone
  • Mobile/Portable System
  • Intra-oral Devices
  • Extra-oral Devices
  • 3D Face Scanners
  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
  • Computer-Assisted design/Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Prosthetic Software
  • Implant Software
  • Accessories & Consumables


  • Third-party Compatible
  • Integrated


  • Video Scanning
  • Photo Scanning


  • Dental Hospitals
  • Dental Clinics
  • Dental Academic and Research Institutes
  • Forensic Laboratories

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Digital Dental Impression Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

North American digital dental impression market is expected to hold the largest share of 37% by the end of 2036. Due to factors including a sophisticated healthcare system, widespread adoption of digital dentistry procedures, and increased consumer knowledge of dental technologies, North America has emerged as a leader in the market for digital impression systems. The market has experienced a notable expansion in the United States owing to the early adoption of modern dental technology and the presence of important players in the industry.

European Market Statistics

The digital dental impression market in Europe is poised to grow majorly with the second-largest share of 28% during the forecast period. With its well-established dental healthcare systems and strong demand for cutting-edge dental treatments, Europe is another important market for digital impression systems. The main nations driving market expansion are the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. The region's market is expanding due in part to an aging population and a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry. A few decades ago, older people made up a tiny minority of the population, but due to higher life expectancies and low birth rates, their share of the population has been steadily increasing. Approximately 25% of Europeans are 65 years of age or older. It will reach over thirty percent by 2050.

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Companies Dominating the Digital Dental Impression Landscape

    • GE HealthCare Technologies Inc
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Siemens
    • Parkell, Inc.
    • Ormco Corporation
    • Dental Wings Inc.
    • Carestream Health, Inc.
    • Agilent Technologies Inc.
    • Covidien plc
    • Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.


In The News

  • The latest version of Digital Expert Access with remote scanning has been granted U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance to GE HealthCare, making it the first remote patient scan solution to achieve this approval. Real-time remote console control and the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and timely guidance are made possible with Digital Expert Access. This creative solution has now advanced to allow remote patient scanning, which is compatible with GE HealthCare magnetic resonance (MR) devices, with the new edition of Digital Expert Access with remote scanning.
  • Within the next ten years, Siemens Healthineers hopes to scan one billion people using photon-counting-based computed tomography scanners, making its cutting-edge imaging accessible to an increasing number of communities. The system has scanned more than 500.000 people thus far at a sizable installed base, in a variety of settings from large university hospitals to independently owned practices, each with its own distinct clinical case mix. Since its release in 2021, Naeotom Alpha3 is the only system on the market with photon-counting technology approved for clinical application.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 5706
  • Published Date: Feb 21, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increased innovative product launches by the manufacturers, increased technological advancements in digital imaging and 3D modeling, and increased usage of advanced audio interfaces in the dental industry are the major factors driving the growth of the digital dental impression market.

The market size of digital dental impression is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 17% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are GE HealthCare Technologies Inc., Siemens, Parkell, Inc., Ormco Corporation, ALIGN TECHNOLOGY INC., Dental Wings Inc., Carestream Health, Inc., Agilent Technologies Inc., Covidien plc, Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. and others.

The third-party compatible system segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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