Are Dental Implants Abroad Cheaper?
There’s been a surge of British people seeking dental implant treatments. After a survey found that 57% of British people are unhappy with their teeth, potential patients are looking for a cost-effective solution.
“The initial cost of a Dental Implant treatment abroad can be hundreds of pounds less; however, when other factors are taken into account, the savings aren’t substantial.”
When seeking treatment abroad, there are other costs that have to be considered. This can include:
- Flight Costs
- Time Off Work
- Car Parking / Taxi Hire
- Food and Drink
These costs can eventually add up and could make the cost difference minimal.
Visiting a UK dentist can provide you with the care and treatment you actually need and ensure your treatment is covered, safe and certified.
More often than not, many UK dentists have to fix and reverse the work of botched treatments abroad, which ends up costing the patient a LOT more money.
This tends to happen when dentists abroad compromise on quality – especially in the case of dental implants. Take a look here to see how implants should be made and how the procedure should be like.
What are the success rates abroad?
Unlike dental practices outside of the UK, every UK based dentist has to be GDC registered to carry out this type of treatment. The GDC (General Dentist Council) is a UK based regulation that ensures procedures are carried out correctly and appropriately.
“The GDC has no jurisdiction outside of the UK, meaning that patients that go abroad are unprotected by a legal body of the dentist industry.”
Although dental implants are usually successful, complications can arise and a visit to the dentist will be needed.
“Foreign Dental Clinics have a 17% complication rate after initial treatment whilst the UK has a success rate of around 98%”
It’s very rare that a UK dentist will rectify or offer further treatment if your dental implant was fitted abroad. This means you’ll have to book another trip and take further time off work.
Therefore, it is safer to opt for an implant dentist in the UK, which can actually save you a lot of money. For example, amazing dentist Dr Ali Rifai, who provides hundreds of dental implants in Surrey every year has a success rate of 98% – to choose a dentist of this calibre, make sure they have a CQC report like this!
We strongly recommend seeking dental implant treatment in the UK. Costs vary and dentists will design plans based on your budget and needs.
Good oral health is vital in ensuring your dental implants and natural teeth are protected from any dangers.