Does dental tourism really save you money?

Why travelling abroad for teeth implants could wipe the smile off your face

There’s an old saying that goes: You only get what you pay for.  And it’s undoubtedly true.  There’s also another one that says: If it looks too good to be true then it probably is.  And time after time that has also proved to be accurate.  So when you see articles and advertisements in the papers with headlines similar to ‘FLY YOUR SMILE TO EUROPE’ then please be aware and look a little deeper at the bigger picture.

One of the most popular dental treatments that British patients travel abroad for is undoubtedly teeth implants and at first sight the alluring prices and headline cost savings really do appear to be extremely attractive when compared to costs here in the UK.

But you need to look beyond the headlines.

Teeth Implants

Teeth Implants

For instance, a recent advertisement quoted £830 for teeth implants.  A good price …but they conveniently forgot to mention the additional cost involved for the inclusion of the necessary crowns!

Clinics abroad often promise to refund airfares and provide free hotel accommodation and to an extent they will.  Until something maybe goes wrong and you have to fly out again for another unexpected visit.  This time probably at your own expense.

At Carisbrook we have seen many patients who have travelled to Europe for dental implants, but they have later come to us because they were not satisfied with the outcome of their treatment.

We’re not saying that all European clinics are not up to UK standards but very often they work to a price and that generally means utilising cheaper teeth implants materials that are inferior to those we at Carisbrook insist on.  The risk of failure within a shorter period is therefore considerably increased.

The other concern that patients have expressed to us is that because the clinics are so far away from where they live, if there is any problem then they can’t simply call the clinic and arrange an appointment that same day.  They have to book flights and accommodation and work around airline schedules.  The cost and the inconvenience of all this can be considerable.

So having teeth implants treatment at Carisbrook should never be viewed as expensive … rather you should see it as extremely good value for money.

First of all you’ll be seen by a highly qualified and locally based British registered dental surgeon.  All the materials we use for teeth implants are the very highest quality products from world-class manufacturers with a proven track record for long-term success.  While of course all your treatment is carried out locally at one of the country’s most respected dental practices.

If you are concerned about cost you should always remember that at Carisbrook the final cost analysis for teeth implants is very competitive when compared with all the ‘extras’ you can face when travelling abroad for treatment.  We also offer a Free Consultation with no strings attached for all new patients.  What’s more our payment arrangements also allow you to spread the cost with 0% Interest Free Finance … meaning that for outstanding treatment at one of Britain’s most respected dental clinics it is more competitive and more affordable that you ever thought possible.
If you would like to discuss dental implants or any other dental treatments please do not hesitate to contact us for a Free Consultation.  You can call us on 0161 951 7295.  You can also contact us by using the online form on our Appointments page.