Last fact-checked: 31 January 2019
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Dental implants allow patients to replace their missing tooth or teeth with something much more akin to their own. Traveling to Manila for the procedure will usually work out to be considerably less expensive than at home, even with the additional cost of airfare and accommodations.
Manila is a global city with an infrastructure that caters well to industries such as healthcare, finance, media, the arts, entertainment and, of course, tourism. Manila’s ties to its history are evident throughout, for example, in the old Hispanic walled city of Intramuros, one of the many fascinating districts of this expansive city. Another quirk of this southeast Asian country is that English is spoken by nearly everyone, a result of the American occupation prior to the Philippines' independence in the 1940's.
You should always do your research for any dental procedure, particularly if you are going abroad. However, patients who are concerned about the quality of dental care in Manila needn’t worry. While it is true there are good and bad dentists anywhere in the world, the standard of training for dentists in the Philippines is high.
In common with Western dentists, dentists must be members of their professional organization and are regulated throughout their careers. Cross-border training has ensured that many dentists are also members of the professional organizations in other countries, such as the US, or have an international affiliation with, for example, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Patients will also find that dental clinics are well-equipped, modern and clean as well as being situated in convenient locations throughout the city.
Of course one of the main reasons patients initially look to travel to Manila for dental implants is the cost. You can save over AUD $2000 on just one implant, and with the Dental Departures price guarantee you will pay the very best price available.
The procedure to fit all three parts is usually done on two separate trips. For some patients, it may be possible to do it in one visit, and for others, it may be three visits if a sinus lift or extraction are needed.
On your first visit to the dentist, the implant is usually inserted. Your dentist will create an indentation in the jawbone so the implant can be placed. Once this is done the gum will be stitched over the implant. Your dentist will probably want to check on you again to make sure everything is as it should be before you return home and wait for the healing process to take place, so you may need to be around for a few days. During the healing process, the jaw bone will fuse with the implant (called osseointegration), providing a sturdy base for the crown to be attached. This process takes at least three months, but it can be left for up to 12 months, so you have some flexibility on when to return.
On your second trip, the abutment and crown will be placed. This is a fairly quick procedure but you will need to be around for a few days so your dentist can check there is no infection or any other complications.
The average cost of a titanium dental implant with abutment and standard crown in Australia is AUD $3,800. In Manila’s dental clinics implants cost as little as AUD $1,500.
For anyone who thought dental implants weren’t affordable, traveling to Manila for them will change your mind. Check out the prices at some of our top-rated clinics:
• Smile More Dental Clinic
• White House Dental Optical Clinic and Laboratories
• Metro Dental Manila
Compare prices, view photos, take virtual clinic tours and scan real patient reviews. Then choose your dentist and book your dental implants in Manila online or use our toll-free number. Choose Dental Departures for guaranteed the best prices, quality-checked dentists and superior customer service.
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