There are very few of us that wouldn’t love a neater, brighter smile. There is only so much you can get from at home kits, or from the right toothpaste. Dental implants are one of the best ways to get teeth that will truly last a lifetime. And the first and most simple fact is that getting dental implants abroad is cheaper. And that isn’t a reflection on the care that you get either.
So, how about we start discussing some myths and some facts about dental implant abroad.
Lacking In Quality
This is probably the most important myth to bust asap. The assumption is that because it is cheaper, your care during the treatment and the follow-up isn’t up to par. Well, actually most other countries charge a pretty unnecessary premium. In many cases, it has been reported that indeed, the care people have gotten after having dental treatment has been of a higher standard than from their home country.
The Costs Stack Up
It will delight you to know that in many cases, the dental treatment will come in a very generous package that includes travel too. You can book an airport pickup, hotel accommodation, exclusive lounge and pretty much all you need to do is the flights. The experience is designed to be as smooth as possible.
So when you stack the costs of a flight and excellent treatment abroad against having a single veneer in your home country the chances are you’ll find it more than palatable. Plus, once you’re done, you can stay for a few days and enjoy the sunshine – should you wish to.
If you have even been on holiday, and headed to a charming little cafe, only to find that you can’t order what you want. Your pronunciation is off, and they don’t speak English at all. It’s a challenging experience for many people. You will be happy to know that you can pop this little myth bubble. The dentists are fluent in English, and all of the information about your treatment will be in English too.
Be sure that you read many reviews of the dentist before you book. And if you are in any doubt then give them a call directly or start researching somewhere else.
They are more than happy to accommodate you and talk you through your treatment to the highest possible standard.
Your Usual Dentist Will Struggle
You are going to need regular aftercare for the rest of your life. Dental implants need to have a specific type of aftercare. There are over 50 different systems for dental implants and treatments. You will simply need to ask for what your system is, what is the UK/US comparison treatment and get as much information as you can. So when it’s time to go to the dentist back home, you will be able to give them all of the information to treat you properly.
Even if you do present your dentist with a nasty infection, if you are paying for the care, this shouldn’t be a problem for them. After all, if you had transferred from a different dentist, they would treat you, and this is no different. Of course, in many cases, they might not be particularly happy about it.
In And Out
When you have dental implants, you are usually required to arrive a day or two before your treatment, and stay a few days after. This means that your dentist has a chance to get all of the right measurements and see your teeth in person before you get fitted. Then, in the following days, they will be checked to ensure that there is no infection starting.
It is not the case that you will fly in, in the morning, and leave again in the evening with any reputable dentist.
Higher Infection Rate
This myth should be kicked to the curb asap. The risk of infection for a dental implant abroad or in your home country is equal. The aftercare, the bit that you do, will make the difference. Of course, with any oral treatment, there is a risk of infection. You will be given an in-depth care sheet, and you should follow that until you no longer need to. Although, in general, keeping your oral hygiene levels high is more beneficial in the long run.
Dental tourism has become more popular. What could be better than having a few days or a week in a warm balmy country? Well, leaving with a brand new smile, of course.