Dental Implants Cost: Perth vs Bali – let’s weigh things up

by | Apr 27, 2016 | Dental Implants

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.

Get all the info you need on dental implants at Dentistry Plus including costs, procedures & finance here…

Get all the info you need on dental implants at Dentistry Plus including costs, procedures & finance here…

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 just $1499 per implant. (Does not cover the abutments, attachments, etc.).

Alternatively, you could go to Bali and pay just $1000, or even less, for a single dental implant.

But we don’t know the quality of that implant, or whether it would be approved in Australia by our 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).

You’ll also have to wait several months before you complete the procedure as the implant has to integrate into the bone in a process known as osseointegration. So you’d have to return to Bali couple of months later.

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 will have to pay for another trip to Bali, with another lot of accommodation expenses – and another dental implant cost of $1000 for a repeat procedure if the bone is not too damaged.

Common problems with implants performed by Bali dentists include:

  • Poor materials used for implants
  • Teeth and jaw infections
  • Failed implants

Certainly, though, prices for dental implants in Bali are lower. Not only is the standard of living over there cheaper, but they used to be 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 is 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 dental practitioner’s extensive training and experience
  • the quality of the implant used (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 working with the dentist
  • the extensive level of infection control in the dental surgery, which is dramatically higher than overseas.

Where you 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.

Download our brochure on dental implants to learn more

Dental Payment Plans

At Dentistry Plus, we offer extremely competitive prices for our dental implants in our Perth dental clinics. However, we realise that people don’t always have thousands of dollars spare change. That’s why we’ve introduced payment plans to make your important dental implant procedure more budget-friendly.

Contact us to find out more about dental implants in Perth

Available at Dentistry Plus Leeming, Joondalup, Maddington and Leederville