You’ve decided on dental implant surgery and now you’re shopping around. You may have heard that going abroad for dental implants can be cheaper. This may be true, but there are many benefits of getting dental implants locally, which you should consider before booking any flights.
There are No Extra Costs for being Fitted Locally
When you book an appointment for dental implant surgery, you pay for the cost of the surgery and nothing more. If you decide to go overseas for surgery, you have pay for flights, airport fees, hotels, food, taxis, car rentals, insurance, and a whole load of other expenses. You should budget these extra costs in mind when you consider surgery abroad.
Aftercare is Much Easier at Home
Getting dental implants is not a one-trip experience – you’ll need to revisit your surgeon a few times for each stage and you’ll need to go back after your surgery to have check-ups too.
It’s much easier to make the multiple surgeries and revisits with a local dental surgeon. Each appointment is only a walk or a drive away. And there’s no better place to rest and recover after surgery than your own bed.
What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?
Many patients who have had their dental implants fitted abroad later seek treatment at their home dental clinics. It’s not uncommon for dental implants to develop complications after surgery – more so if the surgeon is unqualified. Getting treatment to deal with these complications can be time-consuming and costly. It’s a good idea to get your implants done locally so that if anything does go wrong, you’ll have your dental surgeon nearby (who will often treat you at reduced or no cost).
Better Communication with the Dental Practice
When your implants are fitted locally, you can be sure of good communication between you and your surgeon. Getting fitted by a surgeon abroad often comes with a language barrier. You’ll probably have questions, but they won’t have answers. This language barrier will negatively affect your treatment and recovery process. Having your implant done locally ensures that you will get full support from your dental clinic staff if anything goes wrong. You will also be better able to understand instructions on surgery aftercare and how to prevent infection. It’s easier to take care of your implants and your overall dental health when all details are clearly communicated to you.
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