“Is it safe to go abroad and have my implants placed, they do it so cheaply?”Previously in the past UK residents with a need for dental implants had to travel overseas for treatment but thankfully this has now changed and dental implants are much more common as any other dental procedure that you may undertake in the UK and this no more so than here in the heart of London were premier techniques are carried out on a daily basis. Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre we understand that dental implants treatment, although life changing, is a substantial investment. However, while deciding where you want to have your treatment done, we should state that we have re-done a substantial amount of dental implant treatments that were initially performed abroad. If patients are considering going abroad for their dental implant treatment before making that decision we urge all patients to ensure that you have all the relevant information you need to know before you go and you should bear in mind when weighing up this decision. One of the many factors that people going abroad need to take into consideration when having dental implants placed abroad apart from the actual cost of the dental implant treatment, there are many other related costs such as travel and accommodation required that when added up can make it very expensive. Upon a closer analysis, it is clear that the cost of having the dental implants treatment done abroad is up to three times the cost of having it done in the UK. The other questions you will need to ask is..
What aftercare and follow up care will be provided.. and how much will this cost and who covers these expenses?This is because any specialist treatment requires regular maintenance that has to be administered at the place of treatment. These additional costs sometimes discourage people who have gone for treatment abroad from continuing with the follow up visits. This can have a very negative effect on their teeth. Having had the dental implant treatment elsewhere, dentists in the UK would be reluctant to do the maintenance in case of an infection or damage on the dental implants, they would not wish to be legally responsible. You will also need to ensure that the person placing the dental implants is suitably qualified as in the UK we are heavily regulated, tested and must be completely registered with continued training every year. Our professional clinicians must also have the adequate insurance before we can even begin to practice dentistry or dental implants to ensure the care and services provided to the patients are the best and correct services. It therefore makes a lot of sense for a resident of the UK to have the dental implants placed in the UK. Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre we pride ourselves on our transparency with our patients and our patient care when recommending dental implant treatment. Our treatment plans include all treatment fees and time scales, there are no hidden costs. Our consultants are experts in their field with over several years expertise and are all GDC registered, a regulated professional body. If you are considering having your dental implant placement treatment abroad you may want to consider these points as it may be more costly than you think in the long term.
All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 34 34 29 34.