17 Aug The Do’s & Don’ts Of Having Your Dental Implants Done in Bali
Restorative dentistry can be expensive, we understand that. When you consider the factors that need to be taken into account: the materials used, the skill of the dental practitioner and the cost of running his or her practice, these costs can generally be accounted for. There is growing interest in dental implants Bali or dental tourism, where patients are prepared to travel abroad in order to have access to cheaper services.
While Bali may be an amazing holiday destination with top notch tourism facilities, dental technology is not necessarily at the same standard. There are risks associated with having dental procedures carried out overseas, so let’s take a look at some of the disadvantages and how, saving in the short term could cost you more over the long term.
Your Time In Bali Is Limited
If you are contemplating jetting off to Bali for your implant procedure remember that your time there will be limited. That means you will have less time available to consider rejecting the colour work. If you are not happy with the colour match there may not be enough time for you to have a remake done. If you are not completely happy with the results, your travel dates will need to change and this could result in additional expenses.
Your Relationship With Your Dental Practitioner Is Long Distance
If you have implants placed locally, follow up appointments with your dental practitioner are much easier and more practical. Your Australian dental would place your final crowns in temporary cement so that you have some time and breathing space to decide how you feel about your new teeth. If there is something you are not completely happy with, your dentist would work with you to ensure your implant is comfortable and that you are satisfied with the outcome. When you jet overseas this relationship is difficult to maintain.
Also consider that it take between four and six months for the site of your implant surgery to heal. It is ideal to be in contact with the dental practitioner who performed the procedure in case complications do arise. While an Australian dentist may be able to assist you to some degree, it is better for the dental practitioner who placed the implant to offer you post-surgical care.
How Many Implants Will Be Used And What Size Are They?
Cheap implants are a reality and some Balinese practitioners may use parts that are not original. If you absolutely want to have your implants placed in Bali make sure you ask the dental office for the lot number of the implants they intend to use. Ask if the implants are original and whether the dental office carries spare parts. This is important because high quality dental implants are meant to last a lifetime. If yours are not original they are not likely to last as long.
Once you do return home it is difficult to engage with a Balinese practice and your dentist may not be able to find the spare parts you need in the future.
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