Where should I get my dental implants?
Dental implants may be expensive for some Australians who may resort to going overseas for this treatment.
Cheaper doesn’t always mean that you save money!! Read our in-depth dental implant comparison to find out more.
There are a few disadvantages to going abroad for dental implants.
Dental Implants Bali
A big disadvantage with dental implants in Bali is that many dental practitioners are not fully trained or even carry full licences to carry out such dental treatments. The more complex a treatment like dental implants is the higher the risk of something going wrong. Australian dentists are fully trained of the highest level, the Australian Dentistry Board has rules and regulations in which every dentist must follow. Overseas countries may not be as strict with these dentistry rules and regulations.
Dental Implants Thailand
Going to Thailand for dental implants will mean you’ll need to take time off work.
Tooth implants take a few treatments to be completed so dentists abroad that may offer the dental implant to be done within a week or in one sitting are truly more interested in the money rather than your wellbeing.
As dental implants need a few months this means more time off work!
We go into more details about the real cost of dental implants in Thailand in the comparison table below.
Dental implants cost comparison: Thailand, Bali, Australia Perth
|DENTAL IMPLANTS COST
|Single Tooth Dental Implant ($AUD)
|$2,400 – $2,600*
|$2,500 – $2,800*
|Risk of infection
|FREE Consultation with Australian Dentist
|Total Dental Implant Cost
*Implant Units (prices quoted per case & inclusive of surgical and doctor’s fees)
**Travel and accommodation prices are estimates only to enable a real comparison of the true dental implant cost overseas
In summary, the dental implants cost comparison shows that there are no real savings to be had, at least not without taking significant risks for your health.
The Australian Dental Association strongly urges Australians to consider having their dental surgery in Australia, as the risks outweigh the benefits.
Terms and conditions:
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
T&C Regarding ‘Dental Implant Pricing estimates’:
- Lowest price offer is for implants and placement only
- Quotes only provided to patients whereby the dentist deems the procedure suitable.
- Does not apply for any Groupon or Scoopon-type specials
Why are dental implants so expensive in Australia
When choosing dental implants in Perth, you are paying for:
- the dental professionals’s extensive training and experience
- the quality material and certification of the implant used and the cost to get approval in Australia
- the level of expertise of supporting staff working with the dentist
- the quality of the parts that attach to the dental implant
- the dental clinic equipment and processes that are of a higher standard
- the extensive level of infection control in dental surgery, which is dramatically superior to overseas clinics
Other Factors To Consider For Medical Implant Procedures:
What is the recovery time for dental implant procedures?
Dental Implants take a number of months to heal. During this healing process it is advised to visit your dentist regularly to ensure the healing process is effective. While it may be cheaper to travel abroad for your dental treatment you would have to return to the treating dentist abroad regularly which in the end will result in some expensive trips! You may lose your savings after all.
Taking Time Off Work For The Oral Surgery
Going abroad for dental implants will mean you’ll need to take time off work. Dental implants take a few treatments to be completed so dentists abroad that may offer the dental implant to be done within a week or in one sitting are truly more interested in the money rather than your wellbeing. As dental implants need a few months this means more time off work!
It’s also worth considering that unknown to quite a few travellers but general travel insurance does not cover medical treatments such as dental implants if something were to happen during or after treatment.
What if a problem arises after surgery?
If a problem were to arise after your treatment, consulting a local emergency dentist would be difficult as they would not know your treatment case. If you went overseas and your dentist did not speak your language, how would you communicate your problem via telephone? Also remember there may even be a significant time difference!
Can there be Complications with implant procedures?
If the procedure is done badly or it did not go to plan there is a chance your local dentist will not be able to fix the problem. However, if the problem is fixable and significant work has to be done, you will end up spending possibly hundreds of dollars on fixing your treatment.
Risk of infection:
Dentists and nurses within Australia have to follow strict infection protocols. Dentist abroad may have different protocols such as sterilization techniques. Use of cheap dental equipment is also a major factor when receiving dental treatment overseas.
Contact Radiant Smiles Dental Implant Centre in Perth Today!
So here at Radiant Smiles Dental Care we offer dental implant in Perth with no overseas travel, no time off work and at your own convenience with payment plans available.
Dental Payment Plans
At RadiantSmiles, we offer extremely competitive prices for our dental implants in our Perth dental clinics. However, we realise that people don’t always have thousands of dollars spare change. That’s why we’ve introduced payment plans to make your important dental implant procedure more accessible for Perth’s locals.
For more information from the Australian Dental Association visit: http://www.ada.org.au/.