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Asia Pacific implant and abutment market predicted to grow

According to a new report, Asia Pacific’s ageing population is spurring on the growth of the implant market. (Image: RossHelen prod/Shutterstock)

Thu. 13. January 2022


VANCOUVER, Canada: When the global pandemic hit, dental treatments such as implant therapy were cancelled or rescheduled. This affected not only dental clinics but the entire implant market. Despite this impact, according to a recent report, the Asia Pacific dental implant and definitive abutment market is expected to recover and increase in all geographical areas by 2027 to reach a combined value of US$1.8 billion.

Compiled by healthcare consulting and market research firm iData Research, the report stated that one of the key factors contributing to this growth is the region’s ageing population. The report noted that this is an “interesting market trend that acts as a common factor within the Asia Pacific markets” and that even in Japan, where the entire population continues to decrease, the ageing demographic affects the overall market.

According to a March 2021 report, around 3.5 million people in Malaysia are over 65. In Australia, a June 2020 analysis stated that around 16% of the country’s total population is 65 and over and that this will increase to 25% by 2050. Owing to the pandemic, the global market for dental implants and definitive abutments in 2020 declined by over 36% compared with 2019. The market is however predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 and then continue to grow. In the Asia Pacific region, this growth will be driven by its ageing population and the consequent demand for dental restorations.

Another key factor of the market growth in the region is an increase in oral health awareness. As reported by iData Research: “With the increase in the understanding of dental treatments in emerging and existing economies, including the desire for cosmetic dentistry and dental aesthetics, product distribution is expected to increase to meet the growing desire for improved oral health.” This desire for better oral health can be seen in countries such as Singapore, where National Dental Centre Singapore has initiated an oral health movement to help increase awareness and diagnose oral disease in people aged 40 and above.

Emerging economies such as India are also focusing on oral health, and the iData Research report stated that India’s dental implant market size is projected to reach US$120 million in 2021, the value implant segment showing the highest growth. “The Indian market is expected to more than double in size by 2027 and reach a valuation of US$328 million,” noted the analysis.


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