Now that you’ve decided to get dental implants, it’s important to consider the benefits of having them done locally, instead of going abroad.

An attractive price may prompt you to travel for your procedure. If this is the case, ensure that you have done in-depth research on the company. However, have you weighed up the many benefits of getting your implant procedure done locally?

Choosing to have your implants fitted locally can make your immediate aftercare much easier for you and possibly save you a lot of money! Due to the nature of the procedure, it will require you to visit your dental specialist more than once. You will be required to revisit your dental surgeon at various stages of the process, as well as an after-surgery check-up. This could prove to be difficult if you have hopped on a flight for your surgery. Moreover, choosing to stay local means that you are able to recover in the comfort of your own home. After all, nobody wants to spend a plane journey in pain!

Travelling for any kind of surgery can come with risks. What if something goes wrong? Language barriers can cause issues. Do you know for certain that the ‘dental specialist’ carrying out your procedure is qualified? A high percentage of patients who have had their surgery abroad, later seek corrective treatments locally. This will cost you time and money. If you were to decide to stay local, you will have better communication with your surgeon, and this will enable you to easily discuss any worries or discomfort you may have.

Have you considered what material may be used abroad to complete your procedure? Certain countries may have different regulations to the UK regarding what material they use. This could also cause complications and health dangers.

You may end up going abroad for a cheap procedure, that will in the long run cost you more through corrective surgery. The phrase “you get what you pay for” stands here!

Peter Young PhD, BDS and his talented team offer expertise in dental implant treatments and have been providing private dentistry from the clinic in Northwich, Cheshire for over 33 years. In addition to routine dentistry, Peter is a highly experienced specialist in oral surgery and has placed over 4,000 dental implants over the last 26 years.