Cheaper is definitely not an option for dental implants. Remember whatever you pay and spend on your dental implants is really worth it because it’s after all a matter of your health, hygiene and personal appearance as well. So why should you compromise on it at all?
The cost of dental implants varies widely across the country and often dental insurance barely covers even half of the amount of the total cost. And the cost of the entire implant can depend on your particular dental situation. If the condition is severe, you might be in for an expensive dental implant surgery but then again keep in mind the comfortable functioning that dental implants will bring to you and the success rates of the implant surgery is also very high, thereby consolidating it as the gold standard for tooth restoration.
The cost might double if you are in need of bone grafting along with the surgery too. As a result of the high costs, a lot of people consider going to different countries to get cheap dental implants and then they suffer. This is because a lot of people don’t really examine the pros and cons associated with getting dental implants from abroad. They don’t pay attention to issues such as aftercare, difference in culture and communication with the doctors, unavailability of insurance in case the surgery goes wrong, risks associated with getting a dental implant surgery from a foreign country and then of course the cost of travel, accommodation, food and a surgery in a totally new place. If you take into consideration all of this, you will surely know that traveling abroad to get a dental implant is nothing but a recipe for disaster by all means.
Don’t Risk Your Health
Don’t forget the cheap dental implants will definitely be compromising on the quality the higher priced implants promise to deliver. And where is the guarantee that getting a cheap implant is going to yield positive outcomes for you? If you really care for your health, then you should know that it is really not worth it to get cheap dental implants and have yourself, and your health, at a risk.
The biggest disadvantage of getting a cheap dental implant, even from abroad, is the bad and compromised quality of aftercare. Dental implants take about half a year to heal and you simply cannot forgo your aftercare in this period. Imagine if you chose to get dental implants that are cheaper abroad, how will your doctor be available for aftercare in case you chose not to stay. Suppose you opted for a doctor with a cultural and language difference. How would you communicate if an issue arose?
Remember that only getting a dental implant is not the concern. There are issues that you need to look into even after your surgery. Therefore going abroad or opting for cheap dental implants is not at all an option worth considering. Also keep in mind that your insurance might not pay up for an elective procedure performed abroad and you might end up bearing the entire cost of the procedure yourself.
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Last Reviewed by Dr. Eli Friedman on December 18, 2020