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The Pitfalls of Having A Cheap Dental Implant Abroad


Here at Sheen Dental we deal with a variety of cosmetic, preventative and restorative dental issues including dental implants. In Richmond , London we see many people who have gone abroad for dental implant treatment only to find that they’ve encountered problems. As a team of dedicated professionals we feel that we have a duty to warn people against the pitfalls of receiving treatment abroad.



Poor treatment planning

One of the main issues that we see is a distinct lack of long term treatment planning. The reasons for this are that when patients book dental treatments abroad, it’s generally only for a short period of time. Therefore the dentist carrying out the process will end up doing far too much too quickly, often at the expense of cutting corners, such as ignoring gum disease. The main issue is that these problems aren’t always immediately apparent and may take a few months or even years to come to light. The result is that a patient may find it very difficult to seek any kind of recourse. On the contrary, when it comes to undergoing treatment for a dental implant in Richmond, here at Sheen Dental we make sure that a carefully thought out treatment plan is available for all our patients.


Cheap isn’t always best

Another issue is that many people get lured into so called ‘dental tourism’ because of it’s value for money. However you have to ask yourself …

‘If I can get this treatment done for a fraction of the cost that I can in the UK, then what am I actually getting for my money?’

The truth is that for many they experience cheap and outdated implant systems and unregulated dental practices and in some cases unqualified or inexperienced personnel are used to carry out the treatment.

This article isn’t meant to scare people, as there are some excellent dental implant clinics abroad providing a much needed service. However in order to avoid the pitfalls of receiving shoddy work which may end up costing you a lot more in the long run, you may want to put a few questions to the clinic in question before signing on the dotted line. Questions such as…..

  • Who exactly is providing my treatment and what are their qualifications?

  • What experience do they have and how many times have they fitted dental implants?

  • What happens if I’m not happy with the result?

  • How can the regulatory body of that country help?

In essence, dental tourism isn’t going to go away and is in fact big business. However in order to avoid costly remedial work being carried out at our clinic for dental implants in Richmond, we recommend that if people are considering travelling to places such as Bulgaria, India, Romania, Poland and Hungary for implant surgery, then they need to do their homework.

If you want to know more information about how Sheen Dental can help you restore your beautiful smile and bring back your confidence, then call us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk

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