A Reminder About ‘Cheap’ Dental Implants

A Reminder About ‘Cheap’ Dental Implants

Going abroad for cheaper implants may not be the bargain that you hoped for.

You may have read in the news very recently, of a patient who travelled to India 2 years ago to have his dental implants placed. On the surface of it, he saved a lot of money. However, because of complications from his procedure, he has had to undergo further treatment in the UK.

This is not an uncommon result of seeking out special offers for implant placement in other countries. Whilst this is by no means inevitable, it is a real risk that patients should consider before making a decision about whether to risk the overseas treatment, or pay the usual UK rates and have a safe and effective implant procedure at our convenient Chelmsford surgery.

There are a number of things that you should consider if you are thinking of having your treatment abroad.

Is the dentist suitably qualified? – In the UK, an implant dentist must be registered with the General Dental Council and have undergone the extra training and passed the relevant qualifications before they can place implants. It can be very difficult to ascertain the degree of a dentist’s skills in some countries and regulations may also vary from place to place.

Are they using high quality implants? – This is one way that some dentists abroad may manage to cut costs significantly. This is a dangerous move though, as only titanium implants will bond successfully with the bone, the key to this procedure’s success. Using other materials, or general poorly made implants means that the risk of failure is much higher.

What about aftercare? – Any UK dentist will want to see their patient for regular checks following the placement of the implant, until such a time that they are happy that the process has been successful. Even then, regular six monthly check ups will be necessary to make sure that they, and your natural teeth, are healthy. Follow up appointments abroad could prove to be very expensive, and, if the dentist is not properly qualified, may only add to the risks.

Local implant placement

Although Blue Sky Dental may not be able to match the prices offered on some of these special offers, we can assure you that we only use highest quality dental implants and that all of our implant dentists are highly skilled and fully qualified – indeed most of them are specialists. You will be in excellent hands with our Chelmsford dental team who will take very good care of you from your first initial implant consultation, through to your long term aftercare.

We also offer a range of payment plans that will help you to spread the cost of your treatment. This enables patients to have a safe and successful dental implant procedure affordably.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of having implants to replace your missing teeth, please call Blue Sky Dental on 01245 211070 and arrange an initial consultation with us.

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