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How Dental Implants Overseas Can Save You Money

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/25/2017 2:58 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

Driven by new technologies and innovations, dentistry has advanced dramatically in the last few years. And one of the best examples of this massive leap forward has to do with dental implants

Whereas in the past many people were obligated to replace missing teeth with bridges or dentures – which often weakened teeth in the long run and made them more prone to decay – today they can get dental implants that aren’t just permanent, but superior to natural teeth. That’s the good news.

The bad news, however, is that dental implants are pricey and can easily cost more than $5,000 per implant. The cost is typically comprised of several procedures and treatments, including:

  • The titanium dental implant itself
  • The abutment which screws into the dental implant (if a custom abutment is required, the costs are higher)
  • The crown that attaches to the abutment
  • Dental surgeon fees
  • Additional medical costs as required (e.g. anesthesiologist, etc.)
  • Prescriptions, medicated mouthwash, etc.

What’s more, as noted by Time Magazine, dental insurance plans typically don’t cover dental implants (and if the tooth was missing before the policy was purchased, then it certainly won’t be covered). And individuals who do happen to have coverage usually aren’t in much better financial shape, because the maximum payout of their plan is usually $1500 per year. That doesn’t even cover the cost of a single dental implant!

Fortunately, there’s a solution that hundreds of thousands of Americans each year are taking advantage of: getting their dental implant (or implants) overseas.

The key reason for this trip to the airport vs. the local dentist’s office is simple: massive cost savings that can be anywhere from 50-80 percent. Indeed, for many people, this doesn’t just make the procedure much more affordable – it makes it outright viable. In other words, there’s simply no way they could afford dental implants in the U.S.

At the same time, many of these dental tourists are enjoying other advantages of heading overseas, including (as you might have already guessed!) what amounts to a free vacation, complete with 4 or 5-star accommodations at a resort in Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Brazil, and many other popular destinations. Many people are also choosing to have other medical and dental treatments performed during the same trip, such as having scans and tests done that would cost thousands in the U.S., but hundreds overseas. 

Learn More

To learn more about how getting dental implants overseas can save you money, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is free, as is access to our database of world-class, pre-screened dental surgeons.

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