Factors which affects the cost of dental implant treatment
Complex dental implant treatment is very expensive as the material cost, expertise, expensive equipments, etc contributes. Most of the complex dental implant treatment can only be done by experienced doctors, whose professional fee is more. The surgeon himself should have done at least one thousand dental implants before he can call himself an experienced dental implant specialist. All these training, material cost, infrastructure expenses, salary of the supporting staff etc makes this treatment expensive.
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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – UK (Addenbrookes NHS Trust)
TRINITY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, DUBLIN-IRELAND
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Why in some clinics the cost is very low?
There are amateur dental implant surgeons who are new in profession who are doing implants at cost or below the cost to get cases. One should find out how long he is in profession and how many implants he has done. There are also clinics using sub-standard non certified implants which are very cheap.
You must ask the clinic the brand of the implant he is using and find out if the same brand is used in your part of the world so that aftercare is available. Some clinics advertise that the cost is only 250 US$. But when detailed pricing comes there are extra cost for abutments, extra cost for crowns. When you add all this it will be comparable to other reputed clinics.
Especially if a dentist sticks on to one brand or claims that he is comfortable with only one design then his training needs to be questioned. For example the dentists who say only single piece implants are the best and they faced with problems in two piece it clearly says their incompetence as one has to use different designs for different clinical situations as indicated. World renounced treatment centers use different systems as the clinical situation warrants, but this needs experience.
Claims of Immediate loading in all cases
Immediate loading or single visit implants are a reality now and we all do that routinely .But the selection of cases are very important and patients must be aware of any limitations if there are any.
It is absolutely misleading when dentist says they can do immediate loading in all cases and their implants are most suited in smokers and in Diabetic patients it clearly shows their ignorance and lack of competence. Visit the leading implant dentists web sites and how careful are they are in making such claims.
Connecting the implants to the adjacent teeth
This is one way inexperienced dental surgeons bring about immediate loading. They place single piece implants and connect it to adjacent healthy teeth and claims single visit implant treatment. When we say immediate loading or single visit implant the implants placed has to take the load by its own ( not when they are connected to the teeth).
Selection of a treatment center overseas
Selecting a dental implant clinic for High Quality Dental Implants at Affordable Prices has to be done very carefully. It is wise to ask for references of previous patients who are treated at this clinic and whose implants are in function over 10 years. Dental clinic which does exclusive dental implant treatment are much more desirable for the simple reason that's all they do day in and day out. These clinics are much more familiar with more complex cases. These are centers that one should consider especially in case of full mouth rehabilitation