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Why Paying Less For Your Dental Implants Can Cost You More

Most of us can probably say that at some time or other we’ve been tempted by an advertisement promoting a lower price or questioning why we should pay more. Many of us are bargain hunters and the majority of us want to spend as little as possible. However, how many times have you been lured by so called “low prices” only to find that the deal wasn’t as great as it was cracked up to be. Paying bargain base prices for dental implants in Richmond or elsewhere in the country or even overseas can be similar to this.


If you’ve ever traipsed across town to buy groceries from a discount store only to realise that it’s probably cost you £5 in petrol and an extra hour of your time, then you’ll understand the meaning of ‘false economy’. In essence, it means an action which you thought was going to save you money in the short term but actually ended up costing you more in the long run.


It’s not hard for dentists to offer a discount or reduced price, they simply need to check out what others are charging and reduce their prices accordingly. What is more difficult, however is delivering an equal standard of service and quality of product at a heavily reduced rate, and this is where the problem lies.


Take the example of people who are often lured into travelling abroad for a cheap dental implant. Sounds good on paper right, but the consequences can be far less appealing. We’re not saying that foreign clinics all offer shoddy work and inferior implants, but it pays to do some research and ask the relevant questions before booking your flight ticket. Cheaper prices can mean an inexperienced dentist is carrying out your dental implant surgery, and do you really want to be a guinea pig for him to practice on? Alternatively, the clinic may have sourced cheaper inferior implants than we use here at Sheen Dental, which contain a mixture of titanium and other alloys. Titanium is the choice of material for implants because it’s rarely rejected by the body and in fact loves bone so much that it will fuse with it and even encourage regeneration, to form a solid platform in which to secure the titanium implant securely. Once other alloys are added, then rejection and the failure of your implant could be a distinct possibility. What happens if your implant fails or you suffer some other set-back? Will you be able to return to the clinic for another attempt and will this incur yet another air fare? These are all questions which need to be addressed.


Here at Sheen Dental our highly experienced dental team led by Dr. Harmit Kalsi place dental implants in Richmond adults on a regular basis and use top quality titanium implants which have proven to be tried and tested with great success. Our state of the art equipment allows us to precisely place the implant into healthy bone tissue in the correct position to give it the best possible chance of success. We also insist that any dental problems such as gingivitis are dealt with before an implant can be placed. With our full and continued support, the chance of a successful dental implant is very high, which is why paying a higher price can be more reassuring in the long run.


To find out more about dental implants in Richmond then call us on 020 8876 5277 to book a free consultation or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk for more information.

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