When calculating the overall price of a tooth implant, cost per tooth is the most important factor if you require multiple teeth replacing. Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular solution to the stigma of broken or missing teeth. But, with an average price of over AUD $5,000 per implant being charged by dentists in Australia, the treatment can be unaffordable for many, especially if more than one implant is required.
Dental Tourism – The Affordable Alternative
When a person travels abroad for the specific intention of having dental treatment carried out, this is known as dental tourism. There are several reasons why somebody might choose to go overseas:
- Quality of treatment
- Lack of waiting lists
Treatments abroad are often available at around 70% cheaper than back home. For many, this can be the main driving factor, although the standard of treatment is also a major consideration. There are far more dental clinics abroad than at home, and all are competing to attract lucrative international custom. This means an abundance of state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified dentists, resulting in a much shorter wait for the treatment that you crave.
Average Costs For Dental Implants
By choosing to get your dental implants abroad, you can save between 50%-70% on the cost of each implant. So, it you need to have several implants fitted, you can literally save tens of thousands of dollars on the overall cost of your treatment. The table below illustrates the savings that can be made by visiting dentists in Phuket, Bangkok and Bali:
Australia Overseas Cash %age
Cost (AUD) Cost (AUD) Saving Saving
Phuket Dentists $5,100 $2,410 $2,690 53%
Bangkok Dentists $5,100 $2,445 $2,655 52%
Bali Dentists $5,100 $1,820 $3,280 65%
What Does a Dental Implant Procedure Involve?
Getting a dental implant is a three-stage process:
Fitting The Implant
A small incision is made in the gum to allow a small hole to be drilled into the jawbone. A threaded, titanium implant is inserted directly into this cavity and needs to fuse with the bone through a process known as osseointegration, which can take anywhere between 3 and 12 months.
Attaching The Abutment
Once osseointegration is complete, the gum will be reopened to allow an abutment to be screwed securely into implant in your jawbone.
Affixing The Crown
Once the abutment is in place, a crown can be securely fitted into place. This part of the procedure is usually carried at the same time the the abutment is screwed into place.
How Can I be Sure of Receiving Quality Treatment Abroad?
You can find details of quality-checked dentists and clinics on our website, many of which have affiliations with globally-recognised, professional bodies such as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) .
So, for more information about a tooth implant, cost per tooth and details of reputable dental healthcare providers overseas, contact the Customer Care Team at Dental Departures now.