5 Tips For Choosing The Best Implants Abroad
Poor oral health can be a cause of many diseases and health problems, which is why you would like to make sure you choose a dentist who will take good care of your dental health and make smart decisions, while taking into account your own unique needs and concerns. Taking care of your teeth means taking care of your heart, respiratory system, your whole body- they are causally linked and connected in different subtle ways. Choosing the right dentist is extremely important, because you want to make sure that your oral health is in good hands.
If you are a medical tourist or you are considering getting your dental implants treatment abroad, take a look at the following tips, as they will guide you on all the possibilities and then help you choose a quality dentist.
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1) IS THE DENTIST EXPERIENCED?
This is especially important for more complicated and delicate procedures that require not only extensive knowledge and formal education, but also, many years of experience. For example, if you are looking to get your dental implants abroad, it is essential that you choose a more experienced dentist. Dental implants are much more likely to fail if the dentist is inexperienced, and has carried out less than 50 procedures. That being said, it’s useful to know that Dr. Vukić at the Digital Smile Academy has over 25 years of experience; and that the success rate of dental implants at the DSA clinic is 98%. If you take proper care of your dental implants, they will last for a lifetime.
2) DOES THE DENTIST ENGAGE IN CONTINUING EDUCATION?
If you read the previous tips, you will know that experience is vital. However, experience alone does not guarantee a good dentist. Imagine this: your dentist has years of experience and has treated a great number of patients, but hasn’t continued his professional education and hasn’t taken any course on dental implants in over 5 or maybe even 10 years. What does this mean? It means that the dentist isn’t up to date with the latest developments in dental implants. Technology is changing fast, so your dentist should engage in continuous education.
At Digital Smile Academy, we continually educate ourselves in order to remain updated and competent. We use cutting-edge technology and advanced rehabilitation planning processes like Digital Smile Design (For more information, see tip no. 4).
3) WHAT IS THE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS ABROAD?
Suffice to say, the price of dental implants abroad is something you should take into account. Ideally, you want to pay a reasonable price and get quality dental treatment abroad. In the UK, the prices of dental implants are among the highest in Europe. In Croatia, dental implants cost half as much as in the UK, while the quality of the dental treatment remains at the same level.
4) DOES THE DENTIST USE LATEST TECHNOLOGY?
As outlined in tip no. 2, technology is changing every day. This includes dental prosthetics and implantology as well.
Imagine you had to go through the same hardships our ancestors had to go through a hundred years ago! It wasn’t until 1846 that anesthesia was invented, and it still isn't concluded whether silver fillings are 100% safe.
Because of the various health risks, you would like to have a dentist that uses the safest and the most recent technology, as well as quality materials for dental implants.
At Digital Smile Academy, we use digital technology when planning your dental implants treatment, which means that all information about your condition is collected digitally. This significantly reduces the number of times you have to come to the clinic. It also means that the doctor can plan the whole prosthetic using the digital data collected. Digital Smile Design also enables you to see your new smile in advance!
5) PATIENT TESTIMONIALS
Patient reviews are a great way of seeing the results of other people’s dental implants treatments.
Bear in mind that some clinics use stock photos as fake testimonials. You can ask your dentist to send you photos of their previous work with dental implants or look around their website, in order to see if their work suits you.
You can take a look at various testimonials on the DSA clinic website. The patients’ satisfaction and overall happiness is our primary concern, and what we strive for.