If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are considered the best option for replacement among many dentists due to their stability and ability to prevent bone loss. However, dental implants often have a high upfront cost, since they are rarely covered by insurance and involve both a surgical procedure and custom built false teeth. This leads many patients to seek out the cheapest implants that they can find, but cheap implants can have a high cost in the long run.
When considering dental implants, the best thing you can do is to search for a dentist that has a high skill level and experience placing implants for a variety of patients. The worst thing you can do is look for the cheapest price available or go abroad for treatment.
Dr. Jorge Paez has a high patient satisfaction rate and a high rate of implant success. Call Nevada Dental Esthetics today at 702-737-3553 to schedule your consultation.
Why It's a Bad Idea to Go Abroad for Dental Implants
While there are plenty of dentists working abroad who are skilled and experienced, you can run into a number of substantial problems if you choose to go abroad for your treatment because of a lower price, especially if you go to a third world country. These can include:
- Language barrier: If your doctor does not speak fluent English, you will have trouble communicating your preferences and you'll have a hard time if something goes wrong.
- Lower quality standards: Dentists in third world countries are often not held to the same quality and certification standards as dentists in America and other developed countries.
- Lack of aftercare: Aftercare is one of the most important parts of having implants placed. Your dentist should be able to easily check on you to make sure you are healing properly and to investigate any abnormalities. A doctor in another country, no matter how qualified, will not be able to check on you as often as needed.
Implants are one of the best investments for your teeth that you can make, as long as you have them placed by an experienced dentist who cares more about you than his profits. Dr. Paez will let you know honestly if he thinks you are a good candidate for implants, and if you are not, he will recommend other treatment options to help you obtain a better smile.
In addition, he treats each patient as a person, not a number, and will help you customize your treatment and follow up with you regularly to make sure everything is going well. He uses only the most advanced technology for his implants, and provides guidance on keeping your mouth healthy and practicing good oral hygiene.
Risks of Dental Implants When Placed By An Inexperienced Dentist
Dental implants are usually extremely safe with a low risk of complications. However, if you have implants placed by a careless or inexperienced dentist, you run the risk of a number of complications, including:
- Infection (peri-implantitis)
- Sinus problems
- Nerve damage
- Incorrect positioning of the implant leading to pain or implant failure
The costs to correct a problem caused by an unqualified dentist can end up being more than you paid for the implants in the first place. Plus, you could end up with long-term damage to your jaw, teeth, or overall oral health.
If you are interested in dental implants but are put off by the high upfront costs, many experienced dentists offer financing plans to help you afford the quality care you deserve. Dr. Paez offers dental financing through CareCredit, and he takes credit card and insurance as well. Insurance will usually not cover much, if any, of the cost of implants, but it's worth checking with your provider.
If you are missing teeth, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Paez at 702-737-3553 to schedule your consultation. Dental implants are safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing when done correctly. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, we offer several other options as well.
We serve patients in Summerlin, Spring Valley, and other areas of greater Las Vegas, Nevada.