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Considering Dental Implants Bali? Explore The Pitfalls

If you are considering undergoing dental implants in Bali, then you’re not alone. Each year around 15,000 Australians travel abroad for dental and medical treatments. The main reason is the price. Did you know for example that if you take the short 3.5 hour flight to Bali, dental implants can be up to two thirds cheaper than back home here in Australia?

If you are wondering how much do dental implants cost in Bali? Well, dental implants, including the abutment and crown, can be had for a snip at just $1700. On the contrary, back here in Australia, this same service will set you back anywhere between $3000 and $7000.

Throw in beautiful weather, sun kissed beaches and sparkling turquoise water and it’s easy to see why so many people jump on a plane and take advantage of the cheaper dental implant cost abroad.

But before you start booking your flight abroad, there are some pitfalls that you might not always get when you undergo the same treatment back home and while this is not meant to dissuade you entirely from undergoing dental tourism, it is well worth considering the risks involved in addition to the (let’s face it) huge dental implant cost savings you think you might make.  With this in mind, let’s take a closer look.


Overseas Dental Implants Pitfalls

Pitfall #1 – Complications and problems

Despite the huge advancements in implantology over the last decade or so, complications and/or problems can and do occur. This is irrespective of whether you undergo dental implants in Bali or visit your local implant dentist back home. The difference being that if and when they do arise, it isn’t such a big deal to revisit your chosen local dentist for advice or a second opinion.

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In addition, because of the way Australian dentists are regulated by the Dental Board of Australia, they are bound to put right any problems caused by them should the need arise – at no further cost to you! On the contrary, there is no guarantee that the same thing will happen with a dentist in Bali who may or may not be regulated by such a board. This can make sorting out problems far more complicated and that’s even before we’ve mentioned the logistics of hopping on a plane and the extra costs that are likely to incur.


Pitfall #2 – Not a quick fix solution

It stands to reason that most patients who undergo dental implants do so because they need multiple treatments which would otherwise make the dental implant cost very expensive back in Australia. It also stands to reason that most dental tourism trips to Bali involve a short or limited vacation period. The problem is that multiple implants and/or multiple treatments take time as ideally, the bone needs to heal in between treatments. In many cases, when multiple dental implants are placed in destinations like Bali, it’s done with one eye on the patients returning travel plans. Naturally this might not always be in the best interests of the patient and can therefore be a risky strategy.


Pitfall #3 – Differing standards

When you are sitting in the dental chair at any one of our No Gaps Dental Clinics, you never for one minute have to wonder whether your treating dentist is sufficiently qualified. Dentists here in Australia have to undergo rigorous training and are nationally registered via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency so it’s easy to check out a dentist’s qualifications online.

On the contrary, while there are many highly skilled dentists abroad, heading overseas purely based on what dental implants cost in Bali might not always guarantee you the same standards of skill. Ask yourself this…

Can you be sure that your implant dentist in Bali has had the same degree of training as your local dentist back home? If not, then you might want to reconsider.

It’s not just differing standards in training that may be under scrutiny. In addition you need to take into consideration factors like disease control. Here in Australia, disease control has tightened up immensely over the last few years and is now strictly regulated. Conversely, those same standards might not always be in place abroad.


The key takeaway

If you are considering undergoing dental implants in Bali and other destinations then don’t be swayed purely by the cheaper implants’ cost. Instead, look at the bigger picture and weigh up all the pros, cons and risks involved. Questions like:

  • Can the dentists qualifications and experience be verified?
  • Do they take necessary precautions not to place dental implants quicker than they should
  • How easy will communication be if I want to ask any questions? In other words, does the dental hospital staff speak your language
  • What happens if there are any problems 3-6 or 9 months down the line? How easy is it to seek recompense if the need arises?
  • What about the implant materials? Are they using well known and proven brands?

…should all be considered.

If after doing your homework, you are satisfied that everything checks out, then by all means take the plunge. If however, there is any doubt at all, then you will be better off seeking out a local dental implant dentist who fits your needs.

Oh, and if you still can’t get over the dental implants cost in Bali as opposed to back here in Australia, then we have some good news for you.

Because No Gaps Dental is a multi-location dental group, we can afford to keep our dental implant cost low. This means that you still receive first class treatment with all the latest technology and gentle dental care you might expect, but at a competitive price that won’t break the bank.


Visit our No Gaps Dental website to find the most convenient dentist for you.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.

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