Replacing a tooth is an easy decision to make, however if you have decided to have dental implant surgery you may be wondering whether you should visit a local dental surgery or perhaps go abroad where the treatment might be cheaper.
Even though a cheaper price is enough to tempt most people abroad, there are many advantages of getting dental implants locally, which you may perhaps like to consider before you make your final decision.
No hidden costs
If you book into a local dental practice, you will need to pay for the cost of the procedure but there shouldn’t be any additional costs that you need to budget for. This is not true if you decide to go further afield as you will need to consider accommodation, travel costs, and possibly taxi and airport parking fees too. Also sometimes the procedure will be quoted to you for the dental implant, which is essentially the artificial root, but not the crown. It is important to know the total cost, before committing to the surgery.
Having dental implants is unfortunately not a one trip experience. Multiple visits are necessary and you will need to revisit your surgeon a few times for the different stages that need to be carried out, and will need to go back after your surgery to have regular dental check-ups as well.
It is far more convenient to do this if you have used a local dental practice, and you won’t have far to go for each appointment, and no-one wants to have to travel too far to get home after surgery either.
Post operative complications
You always need to consider what could possibly go wrong when you have surgery so you feel confident that you will be able to deal with any issues that may occur.
It can be challenging to work on dental implants which were placed by someone else as procedures and materials can be different, especially if the surgery was done overseas. Having a local dental implant dentist is useful as you will be able to reach it quickly if you were to have any problems post-surgery.
With these benefits to take advantage of if you book into a local dental implant surgery for your treatment, there is really no need to look elsewhere to ensure that you have a comfortable and stress-free experience.
At Skye Dental Capalaba we offer free Implant consultations to answer any questions you may have.