I never considered going out of the country for affordable dental work but now that I need dental implants, it’s hard for me not to consider it.
If a travel and accommodations plus the dental care are cheaper in another country, I think it would be unwise not to investigate. I know there are risks for everything, but if something goes wrong with the treatment there, how agreeable would a dentist here be to doing the follow-up work? Thanks. Drew
Drew – If you choose to receive dental work out of the country and you need the assistance of another dentist in the U.S., you will be able to find a dentist who will assist you. But we often ask our patients, why take the chance?
It is recommended that you do a lot of research before choosing to leave the country for dental work. Some of the information you need to gather includes the dentist’s credentials and how you will verify them; the facility in which the care will be administered; governmental regulations for dental implants in that country; the quality of implants used; follow-up care; and how you will handle emergencies or implant failure.
We understand patients’ concerns about the cost of implants in the U.S., but we are concerned about your on-going oral health. You will find many implant dentists in your area who will work with your budget and provide payment options to help make treatment affordable for you.
This post is sponsored by Lowell, MA dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.