DMFT and Dental Aesthetics to Propel United States Dental Equipment Market: Ken Research


Dental equipment is used for the diagnosis and treatment of various dental ailments. Dental equipment market in the United States is primarily driven by advancements in diagnostics and treatment technologies coupled with increasing awareness about role of dentistry in aesthetics. It was observed that there is an increasing population with DMFT (Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth) which explains the need for sophisticated dental treatment and upgraded dental equipment in the country. Furthermore, the awareness on aesthetics and affordable consumer spending limit has motivated majority of the Americans to spend on expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Dental equipment in United States has extended its use in the cosmetic surgery field to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gum, and bite. This trend is termed as dental aesthetics which focuses on improving colour, position, alignment, shape, size of teeth, and the overall appearance of a person’s smile.

According to the study “United States Dental Equipment Market Outlook to 2025”, various dental equipment available in the United States are dental radiology equipment, extra-oral equipment, dental lasers, systems and parts, laboratory machines, hygiene maintenance, and other equipment. The leading players in United States dental equipment are Dentsply Sirona Inc, Getinge AB, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Tuttnauer USA Co Ltd, Henkel AG & Co KGaA, 3M Co, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Ultradent Products Inc, Coltene Holding AG, Kerr Corporation, American Ultraviolet Co Inc, Walker Electronics Ltd and Elma Schmidbauer GmbH. The available dental procedures are oral surgeries, maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

Systems and parts market account for a major share of the overall dental equipment due to their wide range of applications in dental procedures. Cone beam CT holds a major share within the dental equipment market due to its advantages over conventional x-ray equipment. New technology, dental lasers account for a very less share however, with more exposure to advantages they are expected to grow at a rapid rate in the future. Dental laser equipment is portable and used in almost all dental surgeries because the patient experiences less healing time after surgery.

The increasing awareness among end-users about healthy clean teeth and aesthetical reasons is motivating researchers to continuously work on new technologies in the field of dental equipment. Increasing spending on cosmetic dental procedures will contribute a fairly large market for dental equipment over the forecast period. United States dental equipment market is continuously growing hand-in-hand with technological advanced and sophisticated equipment. Introduction of digital x-rays with less radiation and VELscope are the key factors propelling the dental equipment market.

Newer technology in the field of dentistry, aging population, and increasing dental awareness among population in the United States will witness a continuing future within the dental equipment market. Conversely, the need of refurbishment of dental equipment, relatively high costs of advanced dental equipment and tax on certain dental equipment are the major restraints over the next few years.

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