Dental Implants - Costs
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I am looking at getting dental implants, I live in Scotland and the prices are prohibitive, my dentist has referred me to Edinburgh Dental Specialists and I could be looking at £14,000 for 4 x implants and 2 x bridges. I have found a place in Milton Keynes which offers similar prices to travelling abroad - DaVinci Dental Care. The cost there would be more like £6500 for the same work. Seems like a no brainer but of course my dentist here is not encouraging that option. Anyone got any opinions on the best course of action?
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Your dentist will have no knowledge of the bargain basement place in Milton Keynes. It will obviously be working under UK regulation & protocols, so that is good - but even in the UK practices do go bust, and there are some places that change the staff & dentists more frequently that the Newspapers in the waiting room (Ahhhh - the days when we could have newspapers in the waiting room!! Even the days when we could have people in the waiting room!!)
So - you may be fine going to this place, but it would be a long way to drive back to if anything unforeseen happened either during or after treatment.
You pays yer money, you takes yer choice. If you've not had either place look at you yet though, I wouldn't be presuming such a wide discrepancy in costs until both have actually examined you and you have the proper treatment plan in front of you.
1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.