THINKING OF GETTING SOME DENTAL WORK DONE OVERSEAS?
Aussies have been travelling to places like Thailand and Bali for dental treatments because it has been significantly cheaper than Australian prices.
While some of the top clinics in Asia offer a level of dental care comparative to what you’d receive in Australia, some of their prices are marginally different to those offered by Australian dental clinics for things like veneers, dental implants, fillings and other treatments. People have been seeking exceptionally cheap dental prices in Asia, believing that all veneers or dental implants are the same.
THIS IS NOT THE CASE.
Most of the top brand materials have similar costs throughout the world. Clinics that offer exceptionally cheap dentistry have to cut their costs somehow, either through poor equipment, using non-name brand materials, or even less trained staff.
THE PROBLEMS WITH USING NON-NAME BRAND DENTAL MATERIALS;
- The material doesn’t function the same as the real product,
- Getting repairs or replacements done later can be very difficult…
Most dental treatments aren’t reversible which means repairing mistakes takes a lot of time, can be quite costly and sometimes they just cannot be fixed. This means your cheap dental treatment may result in the need to remove teeth, or even cause so much damage to the bone that implants can’t even be used.
The other thing you should consider with dental holidays is the speed in which the work needs to be done. For some procedures, such as dental implants, shortening the time frame significantly increases the risk of complications, which can be complicated and costly to fix.
While we can’t ignore the many Aussies success stories of people who’ve travelled to Asia for dental treatment and had great outcomes, there are many cases of people who have had bad outcomes.
The patient who went for implant retained dentures – infection had eaten all the bone around the implants just 3 months later. The damaged bone meant it was impossible to put new implants in.
The patient who went for veneers – 6 months later they needed to be redone because the imitation material had already started to chip away.
The patient who went for a mouthful of crowns – there were gaps left between every tooth and no time to remake the crowns. They were simply cemented in place and the patient was told to ‘fix it when you get home.’ The fix involved replacing all the crowns.
It may be cheaper to take a ‘dental holiday,’ but you’ll be gambling with your teeth, your appearance, and your health. Not to mention the added costs you may face in fixing rushed or poorly done dental work.
We at The White Bite have undertaken extensive research and believe by undertaking bulk work we can offer prices that are truly competitive with the top clinics in Asia, without the risks. Contact us for more information on dental procedures and our competitive rates.