The most populous city in Vietnam, all the accoutrements of commercial and economic success are here, including fine hotels, designer shopping and upmarket restaurants. French colonial architecture sits alongside Chinese pagodas – both influences of Vietnam’s occupied past – and you can just as easily get a French-style baguette as you can an iconic Vietnamese dish such as bun cha (chargrilled pork with rice, noodles and dipping sauce).
Once you’ve sampled the frenzied pace of the city, Vietnam offers glorious beaches, exceptional countryside and a myriad of world heritage sites to explore, relax in and just to be at-one with.
Most people initially look at having dental implants in Ho Chi Minh City to make savings – and there is little doubt that you can get terrific prices on your dental implants here. What’s more, the quality in Ho Chi Minh City, providing you find a reliable dentist, can be just as good as it is at home.
The same world-renowned brands and materials available to your dentist at home, are all available in Ho Chi Minh City, so in no way will you be receiving an inferior quality implant. Of course, you will always want to make sure that your dentist is a specialist in placing dental implants, and has the right qualifications and experience.
This is why doing a little background research is so important, and you can always ask about anything you are unsure of before you make your final decision on whether to book. Trustworthy dentists will always be happy to answer all of your questions.
Our checks look into legal and criminal records and confirm qualifications or memberships of professional organizations such as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, but we also think patient reviews and other online testimonials are important too. So, too, is visiting our clinics personally, and if we are happy with all of these aspects, then only then do we publish the clinic on our website.
This information is freely available to all our would-be patients so they can use the information to make their own informed choice on whether a particular dentist is right for them. Of course, we are always on hand to chat to if you would like to talk thinks over.
Conventional dental implants usually necessitate two trips over a 12 month period, with some people who do not have viable bones in their jaws requiring three trips to include a sinus lift or bone graft procedure.
Bone graft/sinus lift and extractions will be done on the first trip and you will need to wait anything between 2 and 12 months for the gums and bone to heal before the first stage of the implant procedure can be carried out.
The first stage of the implant procedure involves the gum being split open and a small hole drilled into the jaw bone into which the implant is inserted. The gum is stitched back over and the area left to heal. During this time your bone will fuse with the implant in a process called osseointegration, which provides a secure and stable root for the false tooth (crown) to be fitted. Your dentist will check that everything is as it should be over the next 3 – 5 days before you return home.
On your next visit the false tooth can be fitted. This will involve opening the gum again, inserting a connecting post (called an abutment) into the implant which the false tooth can be fitted to. It’s a relatively quick and painless procedure – you will be given local anesthetic – and you shouldn’t feel any more discomfort than you would for a filling. Again, your dentist will need to check on your implant over the next week or so before you can go home.
The Average cost of dental implant and crown in Australia is $5,000, but a dental implant in Ho Chi Minh City only costs around $1,300.
You can book online at our website. Your dentist in Ho Chi Minh City may want to look at your x-rays, so you can get your dentist at home to do digital x-rays which can be emailed easily enough. If you prefer to talk things through, call our toll-free number and speak with our customer care team, who are always here to help.
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