Health & Family Dental implants done in India?

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  1. Anthony Brew

    Anthony Brew Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, 1 & 3 make sense.
    But genetics causing all teeth to be removed by 20? Never heard of anything like that. Is that really a thing?!?

    Holy freakin jesus! So this genetics thing and losing all your teeth is real!!??
    How have I never heard of this.
    Is this due to making it harder to brush in certain places leading to decay and holes? Or is there just nothing you can do to prevent it? I always assumed that if you brushed well and regularly/consistently (enough to make sure your teeth did not erode, indicated by never needing fillings) that you were pretty safe.
     
  2. skater

    skater Capitalist -- www.skatepro.com.au Premium Member

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    I don't know. Dental care has changed greatly over the years. Mum always had bad teeth as long as I remember. Fillings were expensive and painful. Often, depending on the dentist, there was no mention of ways to keep teeth that were failing, so crown's etc, weren't offered, and in Mum's case, even if they were, she wouldn't have had the funds to have them.

    These days dental care, while expensive, is much better, but I suspect that much like other ailments some people are just more susceptible to problems, despite good care.

    For instance, my mother smoked like a chimney since she was 13 years old. Dad died of lung cancer (from smoking), however mother went to a specialist sometime in her 70's & after doing an x-ray said something along the lines of 'of course, you are not a smoker'. So, obviously she didn't have the same issues that most smokers do.
     
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  3. Redwing

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    First link is a Choice Article, I've spoken to people who have gone to both Malaysia and Thailand

    The rise of dental tourism

    Most Australians looking for discount dental work are flocking to Malaysia and Thailand

    3 Top Asian Countries for High Quality, Low Cost Dental Care

    The Australian Dental Association estimates up to 10,000 Australians go overseas each year in search of cheaper dental treatment. A growing number of patients have learned that they can save tens of thousands of dollars on dental treatment without foregoing on quality…and all of these services are just a short plane journey away.
     
  4. Francesco

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    One of the articles mentioned abut half a million dental tourists went to Thailand alone. With only 10,000 Australians in dental tourism, there is big scope for Australians to catch up!
     
  5. Shogun

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    People often ask for good places to get there car serviced yet will go overseas for dental work,. I wouldn't be going over seas for dental implants maybe minor dental work.
     
  6. PeterYB

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    I am not a dentist, but I have dentist friends who told me horror stories about people getting major work done overseas -- they became 'unfixable'. Just buyer beware I guess
     
  7. Francesco

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    When doing your dental work overseas make sure you can see the crown, colour, dental implant, material etc before it is installed. Make sure everything is going to be done as discussed. The quality of the material makes up much for the cost of the procedure.
     
  8. Propertunity

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    Hi @oracle. Any update?
     
  9. oracle

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    Yes. Got implant done. Total costs $900.

    I need to wait 4 months before they can fix tooth. Dentist gave me a contact of another dentist in Sydney who can do it for me so don’t have to go back to India.

    So far no complains.

    Cheers
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  10. geoffw

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    What would be the cost of the tooth in Sydney as compared to India?
     
  11. oracle

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    Hopefully don’t have to pay dentist anymore. It’s just a screw and some filling to cover it. He is friend of dentist in India.

    Cheers
    oracle
     
  12. Sannie

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    I have my pre molar and third molar extensively worked on both jaws and also have a cap on my canine which is solid as a rock till date, all were done back in 2009/2010 in India. Don’t remember how much exactly but cannot be more than $300-500 at max . Finding the right dentist is the key I guess. I am trying to remember his name and googling to get through his details online but so far unsuccessful.
     
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  13. geoffw

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    What did you decide to do?
     
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    Please take care to ensure you access a high quality clinic with excellent hygiene standards. This may sound like telling you how to suck eggs however there is an increased risk of contracting diseases such as Hep C with some of the overseas clinics due to prevalence and poor hygiene practices. While treatment is now relatively simple (for Hep C), prevention is obviously better than cure.
     
  15. boeman

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    Had crowns done at a great dentist in Perth for $10k-ish after private health refunds, but will likely need implants (4-8) later so keep the stories coming. Asia preferable for me as the cost here is going to really hurt.
     
  16. Propertunity

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    Hi Geoff,
    I actually went to Mumbai and had a lot of work done over a 2 week period. I was at the dentist everyday for 2 weeks except for Sunday. It seems like forever ago now.

    In total, I had 3 x extractions (1 was a wisdom tooth, I'd had the other 3 out some years ago). Many old amalgam fillings were leaking - so I had them replaced. I also had a bone graft (in preparation for 2 more implants next year), a sinus lift, several root canals and a couple of implants. Also every tooth in my head is now capped, with bridges for the missing teeth not being replaced with implants. I think they look and feel great.

    I found the people to be very caring and especially hard-working (9:00am to 9:00pm and often later - sometimes to 11:00pm for patients on a deadline for a plane).

    Most of the patients I met in the waiting room were aussies from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne & Perth. Others there were from the UK & NZ.

    I observed a high level of hygiene practice. They had a room called the "Sterilization Room" which I joked to them that I did not want to go into, in case I wanted more children in the future :) Then I had to explain the joke! But all the instruments went in there to be autoclaved and a team cleaned each of the surgery rooms after each patient.

    Many people from the PC forum offered advice as to which dentist and country to go too - from Thailand to Croatia - all around the world really, which probably represents the multi-cultural make-up of the PC community here. Thank-you to all of them.

    Before & after photo (just my bottom teeth) attached as an example of their work.
     

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  17. Ross 355

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    Could you give us a rough idea how much cheaper it was there as opposed to having the same work done her please?
     
  18. Propertunity

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    Cost is about 1/3 to 1/2 cost of same thing in AU.

    I have a similar aged friend who got much the same work done as I did. She paid a little over $60K here in AU. I paid $25K (including 2 separate visits - had to wait for bone grafts to harden up) with all the flights, meals & accomm.
     
  19. Terry_w

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    How did you like India? I have been watching a few youtube videos and it seems to be generally very cheap.
     
  20. Ross 355

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    Ok.thanks for the reply,its appreciated.
     
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