Dental x-rays/radiographs refer to images of teeth and jaw bones as well as soft tissues. They help diagnose problems in the jaw, mouth, & teeth. Radiographs help assess teeth & their roots, overall facial bones, hidden dental structures (e. g., wisdom teeth), and bones.
Radiographs help detect the severity or presence of abscesses, cavities, gum diseases, and tumors & cysts. They assist in determining the exact location of affected & underdeveloped teeth. Dental images are captured both prior to & post treatment.
Cone-beam Computed Tomography - A Game-Changer
Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is the most widely used technology in dental imaging around the world. It scans even the smallest details & allows the evaluation of surgical implants. Its 3D images are the main benefit.
The evaluation of 3D images helps improve surgical outcomes, as dentists diagnose and study anomalies from every angle. The only drawback of CBCT is the lack of capability of assessing bone density. Radiation exposure, which is higher than dental radiography, can lead to cancers or tumors in patients, thus hampering growth of this technology.
Dental X-Rays - Market Outlook
The worldwide dental X-ray market is projected to witness huge expansion over the forecast period (2016 to 2024), which can be ascribed to rising oral diseases. The industry is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 8.5% till 2024. Key determinants of market growth comprise increased demand for preciser radiography techniques and increase in dental diseases due to change in lifestyle.
Other crucial demographic aspects such as burgeoning geriatric populace, which is at higher risk of dental diseases, also propel the industry. Regions analyzed under the market include Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.
Few of the key industry players are Carestream Health, Inc.; Danaher Corp.; and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Creating innovative products (for raising the cost-efficiency of products) and improving technology are the vital strategies employed by these players.
In-depth report on global dental X rays market by Grand View Research: