Dental implant usage predicted to rise

Dental implants and injectables, such as Botox™, are likely to be the fastest growing surgical sectors.

This is according to the Medical Research Group (MRG), which has suggested that dental implant procedures will grow by nine per cent over the next five years.

Furthermore, facial injectables are likely to show a 12 per cent growth.

April Chan, publications manager at MRG, commented: "The aesthetic and dental areas have consistently shown greater than average growth."

She explained that this has been driven by a rising consumer demand for anti-aging treatments as populations around the world start to age.

Procedure volumes in other areas, predominantly orthopaedics, endoscopy, urology and gynaecology, will grow at between four and five per cent a year in the run up to 2015.

Ms Chan added that new surgical technologies are also likely to see strong growth levels, with spinal nonfusion implants and percutaneous heart valves on the rise.


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