LONDON, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The dental equipment and supplies market includes the tools, appliances and apparatus which are specifically designed to aid diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of a patient suffering from diseases of the teeth and gums. The dental equipment and supplies market comprises all organizations that engage in the manufacturing and marketing of dental equipment and accessories for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to teeth and gums.
Dental surgeries and treatment are done by specialized dentists such as endodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists and prosthodontists.
Asia was the largest region in the Dental Equipment and Supplies market in 2016, accounting for over 40% of the market share. Americas was the second largest region accounting for around 32% of the market share. Europe was the third largest region accounting for around 19% of the market share.
3D printing is a procedure that creates a three-dimensional object by building successive layers of raw material. Objects produced are from a digital 3D file such as a magnetic resonance image or a computer-aided design drawing (CAD). Some of the key applications of 3D printers in the dental equipment market are: aiding in the placement of dental crowns and external dental prosthetics, and object visualization during dental surgeries. For instance, Planmeca, a leading CAD/CAM software provider offers dental Planmeca PlanCAD and Planmeca PlanScan CAD/CAM software. In 2016, Planmeca launched Planmeca Creo, a new range of 3D printers used for printing dental implants and splints.
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