In the quest for a perfect smile, dental implants have emerged as a beacon of hope for millions, offering a solution that closely mimics the look and feel of natural teeth, restoring oral health and happiness in the process. Unfortunately, high healthcare costs have forced thousands who desperately need dental care to embark on what’s been called “dental tourism.” Seeking lower costs, patients often pursue affordable dental implants or other cosmetic dental procedures outside US borders, in countries like Mexico, Costa Rica, or Guatemala. While the allure of lower-cost procedures abroad can be tempting, the risks associated with dental tourism often outweigh the initial savings. Here at DICE Dental, we understand the importance of both affordability and safety in dental care, and we’re here to offer a solution that doesn’t compromise on either.

The Dangers of Dental Tourism

Dental tourism often promises significant cost savings. It’s why roughly 400,000 Americans per year travel abroad to seek affordable dental implants or other procedures. Despite the costs of travel and lodging, patients still may see an 18% savings on the total cost of their procedure. This is because the costs of living, insurance, and education in popular dental tourism countries are much lower.

However, despite these savings, there are risks that patients considering dental tourism should think about before booking a plane ticket.

  • Language Barriers: Not all dentists in popular dental tourism countries speak English. Miscommunications can cause complications at each step of the procedure. If you are unable to speak your dentist’s native language, ensure your dentist can speak English so you can communicate the care you want and need.
  • Lack of Proper Hygiene Standards: When embarking on dental tourism, the CDC warns of the risk of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. In the United States, you can get proper care from a licensed doctor with a certificate that meets ADA standards, and any medicine they prescribe is regulated through the FDA.
  • Care Continuity: Your dental history can tell your dentist a lot about the care you need and help them ensure a successful treatment. However, your history isn’t always available to dentists in foreign countries, unless you remember to forward it to them. Additionally, should you get an infection from your procedure and become ill, you may not have access to quality healthcare to treat your issue.

It’s important to note that not all dental tourism is dangerous. There are practices that employ English-speaking staff and even US dental school graduates. However, it’s vital that you do your research carefully and thoughtfully and not just settle on the practice offering the lowest price.

Why DICE Dental is the Preferred Choice

Understanding the anxiety and pain points that cause many Americans to travel abroad for dental care, there are practices here in the US working hard to keep costs low so patients don’t have to travel thousands of miles to save on their healthcare. At DICE Dental, we prioritize your health, safety, and satisfaction above all. Our team of expert dentists is committed to providing top-tier affordable dental implants that are of the highest quality for only $1250.

Here’s why choosing us for your dental implant needs is a decision you can feel confident about:

  • Certified, Experienced Team: Our team of cosmetic dentists is certified and educated here in the US. They have years of experience in both general and cosmetic dentistry, with thousands of patients smiling brighter because of their care.
  • High Expertise, Low Overhead: We specialize only in affordable dental implants and dental crowns. This ensures high expertise and low overhead, which in turn keeps our costs low. We pass these significant savings on to you.
  • Daily Cleaning and Maintenance: Just like natural teeth, dental implants require meticulous care. Our team provides comprehensive guidance on daily brushing, flossing, and the use of non-abrasive toothpaste to keep your implants in pristine condition.
  • Routine Dental Check-Ups: The longevity of your dental implants significantly depends on regular dental check-ups. These visits allow our dentists to detect and manage potential issues early on, preventing conditions like peri-implantitis that can lead to implant failure.

Discover Dental Implant Care at DICE Dental

Choosing DICE Dental for your dental implants means opting for a team that is dedicated to your oral health, safety, and satisfaction. Our state-of-the-art care and personalized approach ensure that you receive the best affordable dental implants without the risks associated with dental tourism. See which treatment is right for you, right here in the Lehigh Valley.

We invite you to experience the difference at DICE Dental. Contact us today to request a free consultation and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier smile.