Are dental implants done out of the country of the same quality as ones done in the U.S.?

  • Megan P
  • 3 years ago

In the forum about Clear Choice implants 2 community members mentioned going to Costa Rica to have their dental implants placed. Is this a safe option, or a cost savings that is not worth the risk? What are your thoughts?

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Hello please help me.anybody knows cheaper dental clinic in china? Or bangkok thailand or even in japan? I need teeth implant i can't afford here in Philippines and i asked many clinics it seemed they're not expert in making dental implants ! Please advise me if you have knowledge about dental implants,where should i go best.thank you ☺️
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Hello Shine, here are a list of dental treatment in Asia: http://www.placidway.com/package/2035/, you may want to check it out. That should at least give you a nice list to work with if you are considering a dental holiday for an implant. Try to request for a free cost estimate of your dental treatment from all these countries and compare them. A good way to research for a great price on the internet.
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I had a good experience at Dentzz Clinic in Mumbai for my dental implants treatment. It was really cheap in comparison to the treatments in US.
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I am planning on going to Dentzz. How many implants did you have done??. Just want to feel confident the implants are going to last at least 10 years. Did they do it in one to 2 weeks from start to finish. I am not really sure how long to book the trip for?? Did you stay somewhere close to the centre??
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Where did you go in Costa Rica, MeganP?
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Where did you go in Costa Rica?
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Well it's not like that everyone follow same technology and in all countries but we can say that US is little bit ahead than other countries whatever technology is used anywhere in World it is definitely used in USA.
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About 4 years ago I quoted a patient a full arch implant restored bridge at about £20,000, but he could not afford it. So I got in touch with a clinic in Prague and they could do it for half the price. I decided to go with the patient and have a break.
I watched the surgery and I am afraid that even though the dentist had qualified from Harvard, his planning involved just an OPG.
I watched the extractions and the implant placement with DMFD grafting.
Patient was very happy with the bridge within 1 week
4 years later the patient has implantitis and is slowly losing the support of his bridge.
I feel now that he should have had bone regeneration and then implant placement.
The problem with medical tourism is that the surgeon MUST WORK WITH WHAT HE HAS GOT NOW as opposed to a local dentist trying to improve the foundations before building the house.
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Placing a dental implant and restoring it with a crown is a multiple appointment procedure.
Sure many dentists can drill a hole in bone and screw in an implant, but it's all about planning. Implants can go wrong and then you have to fly back. Take my advice, don' t but an air ticket+, buy a bus ticket and GO LOCAL
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We had a blog post back in June that talked about Medical Tourism that may be of interest. You can click here to read it.

There was also an article posted today by DrBicuspid.com (which is a website mainly for dentists) titled "The pros and cons of dental tourism".  Click here to see the article.

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