Dental implants are expensive treatment all over the world. Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover dental implants so people have to pay for them. That’s why when most people hear the words “dental implant” the first thing they try to find out is how much it is going to cost. We have made a simple guide, which will help you choose the best place for dental implants. Let’s dig deeper and find out what exactly is a dental implant?
How are dental implants implanted?
This is a complex procedure and your dentist should have enough experience. Not every dental education covers this topic so make sure you have asked him. Modern dental implants in Singapore have a titanium screw that is inserted into the jaw bone. The procedure is precise and several things have to check before its beginning. For example, every experienced dentist will check if the gum and the bone are enough stable to implant in them titanium screws. On the top of the screw, the dentist will position a new tooth – actually, this is the point of the implant, to ensure a stable foundation for the new tooth (called crown). If the patient is missing more than one tooth, then they called it a row of crowns or a bridge.
I will have titanium in my mouth. Will I be a real-life Iron man?
Unfortunately, no. Iron man has more than a few implants in his jaw bone. But titanium does have some magical properties. Titanium is able to bond extremely hard with the jaw bone for only a few months. That’s why they use exactly this metal for the procedure.
What should I have in mind before the dental implant procedure?
There are a few things you should be prepared for before and after the procedure. First, your dentist will require radiographs test to find out if your bone is stable enough. Then he will choose the right place for the implant and make a small incision. Have in mind that you don’t have to drink coffee before the procedure because the local anaesthesia won’t have an effect. In addition, your doctor might tell you not to drink alcohol or aspirin a few days before the procedure. After the procedure, you have to apply ice, in order to reduce swelling. In addition, you have to eat only soft food and try not to chew on this side for some time. Clean your crown carefully and slowly floss. If you are afraid of flossing, don’t do it. There is a risk of extracting the crown. After dental implant procedure, your teeth need rest so don’t push them too hard if you don’t want to repeat the procedure.
How much does it cost?
All over the world, the procedure is the same so the difference comes from different health prices in different countries. In addition, dentists have a different experience and this might affect the price. Our advice is to find the best dentist and the best clinic especially if you travel abroad. The clinic is not less important than the dentist is, because your dentist uses their machines and furniture. Have in mind that reputable clinics, such as Dental Designs, are easy to find so eventually you have to choose between a few. Choose wisely! Here, we will share with you, the average cost of dental implants in most popular countries for dental tourism. Yes, this is a term and people really travel abroad to find a good dentist.
Costs for a single dental implant:
- Mexico – $750;
- Costa Rica – $650;
- Thailand – $2071;
- United States – $4,000;
- Singapore – $3,000.
Have in mind, that if you need a bridge the cost is higher. These prices include dentist’s fee also, but they are average so don’t use them for granted. When you choose a good clinic and dentist contact with them and find out what their prices are. In addition, have in mind that countries, which are famous with cheap medical and dentist service, like Mexico and Thailand, probably are not the best choice.
Don’t forget that you have to include tickets, hotel and other expenses if you travel to these countries. If you have additional time you might walk around and you will need more money. Make sure your language allows you to explain your dental history and bring with you all the medical documentation you have.