Where should I get my dental implants?
Dental implants are a revolution in the world of dentistry. And for many, they are life-changing. But that’s not the issue; people don’t need to be convinced, they need to afford the procedure. Consequently, many are turning to Bali for implants, and wonder why implant procedures cost more in Australia. In this article, we look at why this is so.
The cost of dental implants
“How could such tiny little screws cost so much?”
The cost of dental implants in Perth is often discussed. Why not go to Bali and get them done for $1000?” There are good reasons.
How much do teeth implants cost?
At Dentistry Plus, dental implants are $1499 each (Does not cover the abutments, attachments, etc.). Alternatively, you could go to Bali and pay just $1000 or less for a single dental implant.
But you don’t know the quality of the implant, or it would be approved by Australia’s stringent TGA. We don’t know if the implant will be placed correctly or if poor implementation will result in further problems. That is a risk you have to take. You also have to hope that promises of hygiene will be delivered.
A $1000 price tag will probably not include an abutment and crown (the dental implant is just the screw that goes beneath the gum line into your jawbone).
If you let the Bali dentist complete the procedure without waiting the recommended time, you may be up for even more problems if the implant fails to integrate.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…
Added to the fee will be your airfare to Bali and accommodation. Fingers crossed that the procedure goes correctly. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay for another trip to Bali, with more accommodation expenses – and another dental implant cost of $1000 for a repeat procedure.
Common problems with implants performed by Bali dentists include:
- Poor materials used for implants
- Teeth and jaw infections
- Failed implants
Certainly, prices for dental implants in Bali are lower. Not only is the standard of living cheaper, but they use inferior materials that may not be accepted by Australian government standards. There are hundreds of dental implants on the market today, but only a small handful are accepted by the TGA in Australia. Finally, Bali dentists have far fewer qualified staff to help with the procedure.
Your teeth and jawbone sit incredibly close to your brain. Are you prepared to risk an infection in this area?
Where does the money go when paying for dental implants in Perth?
When choosing dental implants in Perth, you’re paying for:
- the dedicated dentist’s extensive training and experience
- the quality of the implant (only a small handful – out of hundreds – are accepted in Australia)
- the quality of the parts that attach to the tooth implant
- the level of expertise of supporting staff
- the extensive level of infection control in the dental surgery, which is dramatically higher than overseas.
Dental payment plans
At Dentistry Plus, we offer competitive prices for our dental implants in our Perth dental clinics (In fact, we’ll beat any WA implant quote). But it’s still hard to pay the fee in one lump sum. That’s why we’ve introduced payment plans to make your important dental implant procedure more budget-friendly.
Where you choose to have your implant surgery performed is up to you. However, as Australian dental professionals, we strongly advise you to have your dental implant procedures performed here in Perth.