Published: January 2024 | Report Code: 12825 | Available Format: PDF
The global dental compressors market revenue has been estimated at USD 369.1 million for 2023, which is expected to observe a compound annual growth rate of 5.1% during 2024–2030, to reach USD 512.8 million by 2030.
The rapid growth of this market is attributed to the rising geriatric population across the globe and the surging incidence of oral health problems as a result. Moreover, the growth in the younger population suffering from such health issues, technological advancements in the field of dentistry, and the initiatives taken by governments to promote oral hygiene are expected to drive the market growth.
Dental compressors are used to maintain oral hygiene by influencing air quality. Their capacity to provide clean, oxygen-rich air directly influences the patient’s safety. These machines allow particles that would otherwise be resistant to airflow to be pushed out; as a result, dental practitioners and patients confront fewer challenges.
Older people are visiting dentists’ clinics more frequently to retain their natural teeth and maintain their overall oral health. The elderly population is unable to maintain its oral hygiene, which gives rise to several teeth and gum diseases. In this regard, the unawareness regarding proper oral hygiene is fueling the growth of the market.
Dental visits are also rising in frequency among the younger population, due to the increasing incidence of dental issues with the adoption of unhealthy habits, such as tobacco chewing, alcoholism, and smoking. Furthermore, manufacturers are focusing on R&D to allow the healthcare industry to cater better to the oral hygiene needs of people, by bringing out cutting-edge pieces of equipment.
Additionally, the availability of refurbished dental air compressors may provide a great opportunity for market growth.
Globally, teeth problems are rising in prevalence due to the frequent snacking, consumption of sugary drinks, and improper cleaning of teeth, which lead to bacterial attack in the mouth. The world's most-common health problems include cavities and tooth decay. While they are most common in children, teenagers, and older adults, individuals of any age who have teeth, including infants, can develop cavities. Without proper treatment, they get larger and affect the deeper layers of the teeth. Hence, the frequent requirement for dentist visits for people with such issues is augmenting the growth of the market.
According to the WHO’s Global Oral Health Status Report 2022, oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide, with 3 out of every 4 affected people living in middle-income countries.
Market Size in 2023
USD 369.1 Million
Revenue Forecast in 2030
USD 512.8 Million
Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling
By Type; By Technology; By Application; By End User; By Region
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Based on type, the oil-free category holds the larger revenue share of the dental compressors market, of 60%, in 2023, and it will maintain its dominance during the forecast period. This is because oil-free compressors have minimal requirements for maintenance, as well as high energy efficiency. Moreover, currently, the healthcare sector primarily uses oil-free dental compressors as they enable higher patient safety. Thus, their extensive utilization in developing and underdeveloped areas will contribute to growth in the forecast period.
Still, the lubricated bifurcation is set to showcase the higher CAGR during the forecast period, because they are less costly and lightweight. Moreover, they help reduce the cost of ownership with their lower maintenance requirements and eliminate product contamination. A lubricated compressor contains oil, which lubricates the rotatory element, allowing the machine to work smoothly and without harm. It also aids in heat dissipation and air compression.
During the forecast period, the rising demand for compact, low-noise, and low-vibration dental compressors to tackle space constraints will propel the market growth in this category. Moreover, lubricated air compressors are better suited due to their durability and long lives, which is why they are popular in developed and underdeveloped countries.
By technology, the desiccant-based category holds the larger revenue share, of 70%, in 2023, because these variants are an efficient method of controlling the moisture content in the supply air. Moreover, they are popular for the desiccant dryers’ ability to resist freezing, while producing extremely low dew points, and the fact that they do not cost too much to operate. They also do not use any ozone-depleting coolants and consume less energy than vapor-compression systems.
Moreover, the membrane-based bifurcation is expected to witness the faster growth during the forecast period. These variants remove the moisture from the compressed air by passing it through a semipermeable, nitrox membrane. Additionally, the compact size of membrane dryers is advantageous as these variants can be placed nearer to the point of usage.
Dental clinics account for the largest revenue share in the dental compressors market, of 40%, in 2023, and they are further expected to maintain their dominance during the forecast period. This is because the majority of the patients visit private dental clinics due to the cost-efficiency factor, availability of technologically advanced equipment, and the prospect of being treated by specialists. Further, the count of independent dental practices is rising globally, and over 80% of the dental clinics are run by the owners themselves.
Moreover, with the growing awareness about oral amidst the rising prevalence of dental caries and other periodontal diseases, the usage of technologically advancement compressors is surging in dental clinics.
The dental hospitals category is expected to expand at a significant rate in the future. This is owing to the rising awareness about oral health, which is why people are inclining toward routine oral health checkups. Moreover, as people become more conscious about their oral health, they are increasingly purchasing healthcare insurance, which is making hospital-based care more affordable than ever.
North America is dominating the market in 2023, with a share of around 55%. This is credited to the technological advancements in dental equipment, presence of advanced medical infrastructure, rapid lifestyle changes, surge in oral disease incidence, shift in demographics, and heightened awareness among patients regarding the effect of oral hygiene on overall health.
Additionally, the U.S. market is expected to significantly grow over the decade because of the presence of many established companies offering these medical devices. Further, their strategic approaches continue to make better variants available to dentists across the region. For instance, ELGi EQUIPMENTS LTD. launched its Rot Air brand of air compressors in March 2020 in order to enter the market in the U.S.
Canada is also showing significant growth in the dental compressors market of North America, owing to the rise in the popularity of dental clinics, especially among the increasing geriatric population. The growth is further fueled by the country’s improving healthcare infrastructure, robust support of the government for people with oral conditions, significant consumer awareness of oral health, and technological advancements.
Furthermore, Europe is showing a significant growth in the usage of these machines, attributed to the steadily increasingly elderly population prone to oral problems, presence of major industry players, and favorable reimbursement policies. Additionally, the growing awareness of oral health drives the demand for teeth repair operations.
Within Europe, Germany stands out with its significant growth potential. This is owing to the surge in the country’s healthcare outlay, adoption of technologically advanced healthcare solutions, and the government’s initiatives to make people aware of oral health and provide reimbursements for associated procedures.
This report offers deep insights into the dental compressors market, with size estimation for 2017 to 2030, the major drivers, restraints, trends and opportunities, and competitor analysis.
Based on Type
Based on Technology
Based on Application
Based on End User
The size of the market for dental compressors will be USD 512.8 million in 2030.
The dental compressors industry 2023 value is USD 369.1 million.
Oil-free variants lead the market for dental compressors, while the demand for lubricated variants is rising quicker.
The popularity of the membrane-based technology is growing faster in the dental compressors industry.
The market for dental compressors is propelled by the rising incidence of oral issues among people of all age groups.
Dental compressors industry players are launching advanced dental compressors.
North America is the largest market for dental compressors, while APAC is witnessing the highest CAGR.
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