What is the Downside of Cheap Dental Implants?

Las Vegas Dentist Serving Summerlin, Spring Valley and Nearby Nevada Locations

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There is no harm in shopping around before choosing where to have your dental implant procedure, but cost should never be the deciding factor when it comes to your health. Choosing a dentist for your dental implant procedure should involve consideration of the practitioner’s experience, the ease of follow-up care, and your level of comfort with the practitioner and his or her practice. All factors considered, getting cheap dental implants abroad could come with high costs.

Dr. Jorge Paez is a Las Vegas dentist offering comprehensive cosmetic dental solutions and care. Through ongoing education and a commitment to staying current with best practices and technological advancements, Dr. Paez is able to offer customized, safe, and effective cosmetic dental treatment, including dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

dental implant minfographicDental implants are a long-term tooth replacement solution. This cosmetic dental procedure preserves your jawbone and facial structure and provides durable, fully functional tooth replacement. Dental implants involve a minor surgery in which a titanium post is placed in the jaw. The post will fuse with your jawbone over the following months, providing a stable and sound root for a dental crown.

What are the Risks of Getting Dental Implants Abroad?

It is no secret that medical and dental costs in the U.S. are high compared with costs in some other countries. However, before you book your dental implant procedure outside the U.S., consider the following:

  • Travel costs – When you add on flights, accommodations, and other travel expenses, a lower cost procedure can quickly become as expensive or more expensive than having the procedure locally.
     
  • Communication – A language barrier is a major disadvantage when it comes to dental surgery.  You want to be sure you understand the scope of your treatment, and you want to be sure your dentist understands your concerns and wishes.
     
  • Rolling the dice on your comfort – When you book a procedure abroad, you are gambling that the dentist and facility will meet your expectations and needs. It is important that you trust your dentist with your health and your smile before having a procedure done. If you book a trip and then have reservations about the practice once you get there, you may feel pressure to go through with the procedure rather than canceling.
     
  • Undetermined standard of care – Certain standards are mandated for dental treatment in the U.S.  Dentists must undergo specific education and training processes, and there are standards for patient care and safety. Such standards may not exist or be enforced in other countries, and you may have no recourse if you are injured or do not get the results you expected. While dental implant procedures are generally safe when performed by a trained dentist, an inexperienced or careless dentist could leave you with nerve damage, sinus issues, infected tissue, or a failed implant.
     
  • Aftercare – Follow up appointments will be necessary to ensure that the implant site is healing properly. Additionally, if there are any complications with your implant, you want to be able to see your dentist in a timely and convenient manner.

Affordable Dental Implants in Las Vegas

At Nevada Dental Esthetics, we offer several options for payment to make this treatment affordable for our patients. We accept credit cards, debit cards, checks, and Care Credit.  We will work with you to find a financing option in your budget.

An investment in dental implants is an investment in your health. Though costly at first glance, the local price of dental implants can be justified by the many benefits of addressing missing teeth with this long-term solution.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation in Las Vegas

If you’re considering dental implants, the best place to start is to call 702-737-3553 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paez. As part of the local community, he and the team at Nevada Dental Esthetics take personal pride in providing quality care and beautiful results. We proudly serve the communities of Summerlin, Spring Valley, and the greater Las Vegas area.