If you’ve been suffering from severe gum disease and tooth loss for some time, then the idea of dental implants abroad may sound like a dream come true. Affordable, accessible and often promised to be completed in just one sitting – it’s no wonder why so many people opt for this line of treatment.
But the truth is that dental implants can – and do – fail. Even when performed in the most esteemed regulated dental practices here in the UK.
If one of our patients runs into issues with their dental implants, we have a duty of care to ensure it is rectified with thorough aftercare included.
When you choose cheap dental implants abroad, that security blanket is often lost, leaving you to fend for yourself if issues arise later down the line. So how protected are you when you go abroad for your dental implants?
What you need to know about dental regulation standards
Here in the UK, all dental clinics work to a set of regulation and registration standards that ensure that everything from core ethical principles to meeting the expectations of the patients is addressed. It’s these regulations that ensure you are protected as a patient if something were to go wrong with your dental care.
It is compulsory that all UK dental practices register with the General Dental Council and adhere to these regulations, but not all foreign countries enforce the same standards. EvoDental, as well as all other registered dental practices in the UK, must also comply with the strict standards laid out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – so you know that cost aside, you’re in safe hands when you choose to get your dental implants with us.
If you’re seeking affordable dental implants abroad in a country that doesn’t have these regulations in place, you could be exposing yourself to a much higher risk.
Most packages for dental implants abroad include travel and accommodation for the duration of the trip, with most patients ready to return home mere days after their procedure. However, without the additional costs of travelling back to the location for your aftercare appointments, once your implants have been fitted, you’re usually on your own.
Here at EvoDental, we pride ourselves on custom aftercare for each of our patients, ensuring the help, advice, tools and maintenance plans you receive are personal to your specific needs. We also see you routinely to keep a better eye on how your new smile is settling in.
What’s more is that we have all the facilities in-house to fix complex issues should they occur, meaning that we can always provide hands-on support. However, if you opt for dental implants abroad and have issues later down the line, the fix isn’t as simple as returning to the clinic where you received the treatment.
Of course, you can choose to return to your dentist abroad for all your aftercare, but the cost of travel and accommodation alone is likely to rack up more than opting for dental implants in the UK from the start.
Failed dental implants abroad? EvoDental can help!
We understand that dental implants aren’t cheap, and they’re certainly not something most of our patients can decide to get on a whim. That’s why we have invested so much time and money into our facilities to ensure we can provide the most thorough and innovative treatment options.
And, whilst we will always recommend our patients benefit from our free consultation before going abroad for dental implants, we can also help you if you have already had dental implants abroad and are suffering from complications.
Our highly experienced, friendly team are here to help – so if you’ve had dental implants abroad and need the help or advice of our team – or if you’re considering dental implants here in the UK – get in touch with us today on 0800 470 3050 Click to Call.
What can be done for advanced gum disease?
Prevention is always better than cure – however in the case of advanced gum disease where most or all the teeth have been lost, reversing symptoms is no longer a possibility.
The good news is that all is not lost, and there are still options available that can deliver the confidence, self-esteem and quality of life associated with a full and healthy smile. Here at EvoDental, we are the only dental clinic in the UK specialising exclusively in full jaw dental implants, and thanks to our advanced techniques we can offer an alternative to the popular restorative all on four dental implant procedure, which means you can benefit from a brand new smile – even where significant tooth and bone loss has taken place.
If you have struggled with periodontitis for a long time and fear that dentures may be your only solution – why not get in touch with us? We have significant experience in this field, and offer a free 90 minute consultation, during which we can tell you there and then whether you’d be suitable for our advanced procedure.