Lasers have become an essential part of the medical world, with one of them being dental lasers. Dental lasers have seen a lot of development and innovation in the past few years, from being bulky and complex to being small, portable, and convenient to use. They are one of the fastest-growing segments of the overall dental devices market that basically used for treating tooth decay, gum diseases, biopsy or lesion removals, and teeth whitening, among others. The use of dental lasers has reduced the treatment time and decreased the use of anesthesia as well, along with improving the dental experience of the patient. Thus, looking at all these advantages over traditional methods, the demand for dental lasers has increased over time, thereby stimulating the growth of this market.
Driving Factors and Opportunities
The growth of the global dental lasers market can be majorly attributed to the following factors:
- Growing aging and middle-class population
- Growing awareness about oral hygiene
- Reduced costs and time of treatment
- Increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry
- Technological developments
Owing to the rising cases of soft tissue diseases like gingivitis and periodontal diseases, the soft tissue dental laser segment among product type is projected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Moreover, the increasing awareness regarding dental lasers, especially in developing economies like India and China, is expected to drive the market in Asia-Pacific towards growth.
Estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period, the global dental laser market is expected to hit USD 224.7 Million by 2020. In 2014, North America held the majority of the market share. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period.
On the basis of its type, the segment of soft tissue dental lasers was the dominant market, followed by all-tissue dental laser segment, whereas among end-users, the dental clinics segment accounted for the largest share of this market. Among application, while the market was dominated by the conservative dentistry segment, the periodontics segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR between 2015 and 2020.
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The global market for dental lasers has been studied and predicted on the basis of following segmentation:
- Product: Soft Tissue, All Tissue Dental Lasers, Dental Welding Lasers
- Application: Conservative dentistry, Endodontic treatment, Oral Surgery, Implantology, Peri-implantitis, Periodontics, Tooth Whitening
- End-User: Hospitals, Dental Clinics
- Geography: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, RoW