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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a non invasive and affordable cosmetic treatment to achieve whiter and brighter teeth. Using teeth whitening bleaching gel the chemical reaction from the gel breaks down the colour pigments on the enamel of your teeth. As a result these smaller molecules on your enamel reflect less light and achieve a whitening effect. Hence depending on the causes for your teeth discolouration teeth whitening may or may not be an effective treatment for you. So people with fillings, crowns and bridges already on their teeth, unfortunately those teeth can not be whiten. To see if your teeth are suitable for the best teeth whitening Sydney, you may get this assessed by our dentists or oral health therapist at North Sydney Dentistry during your next routine check up and clean.

Types of Teeth Whitening System

teeth whitening sydneyThere are two types of whitening system available, take home teeth whitening and in-chair teeth whitening. Both of these procedures will provide the same end result, but the duration to achieve the results differ. Take home whitening can be done in the comfort of your own home and is perfect for patients with sensitive teeth where they can split the duration of time you need to wear per day. The dentist will issue you custom made whitening trays and whitening gel, and demonstrate how to use and apply them on your teeth. To see results for take home whitening you must wear the custom made tray for 2 weeks at least 30 minutes each day. However if you are looking for immediate results, in-chair teeth whitening North Sydney will be your best option. The in-chair whitening gel activated by the blue light provides instant results within 1 hour. Patients may have sensitive teeth during or after the treatment, but it will subside with time.

Teeth Whitening Procedure

Whether you decide on getting take home whitening or in-chair whitening, it is important to give your teeth a nice clean canvas to start with. That’s why having a scale and clean prior to teeth whitening treatment is very important. The dentist or oral health therapist is able to remove all the stain, plaque and tartar build up where your normal toothbrush is unable to do so. It is best to get your scale and clean done at least 2 months prior to your whitening procedure to ensure you have a clean and unobstructed surface to apply.

For in-chair whitening the clinician will apply a gum barrier to protect your gums from the strong whitening gel. After this the application cycle of the whitening gel and blue light will be repeated 2 to 3 times to achieve the teeth whitening procedure. Be mindful that teeth whitening has limitations and is unable to achieve excessive whiteness that dental veneers can provide.

Teeth Whitening Price in Sydney

In Sydney, most teeth whitening dentists cost $800 for their in-chair teeth whitening and about $400 – $500 for take home teeth whitening. This range for a teeth whitening cost in Australia is actually quite expensive which is why looking around for the best price for teeth whitening is recommended to avail quality yet cheap teeth whitening in Sydney.

Cost of Teeth Whitening at North Sydney Dentistry

Here’s our teeth whitening package and its cost:

Take home whitening: $249

In-chair whitening: $349, performed by our oral health therapist

In-chair whitening group package for 2 to 3 people: $299 per person, performed by our oral health therapist and group booking must be done in the same session and same location.

Teeth Clean and In-Chair Whitening Packages:

Teeth Clean + In-chair whitening performed by our oral health therapist: $449

Teeth Clean + In-chair whitening performed by our dentist: $549

For an additional take home whitening kit pay $100 on top of the teeth clean and in-chair whitening packages

 

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Invisalign Cost

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an invisible way to straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses invisible aligners to gently shift the teeth into position. These clear aligners are similar to clear plastic retainers and need to be changed weekly or fortnightly depending on the patient’s treatment plan. They are comfortable and clear making it virtually invisible and undetectable. By using Invisalign latest technology in their patent plastic and their clinchek program. More complex cases can be completed with Invisalign Sydney. Cases such as overcrowding, gap teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite. In most situations the dentist will perform an interproximal treatment to allow the patient’s teeth to have enough space to align. When comparing Invisalign braces to traditional metal braces, they both use the same method of applying pressure onto the teeth to straighten. However the tool of  appliance to do so is different, so where invisalign has a clear aligner system that can’t be detected. Traditional metal braces have an advantage of completing the treatment quicker with the force of the metal arch wires. To understand and learn more about Invisalign treatment, please book in a consultation appointment at North Sydney Dentistry on 8090 1108.

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Around Sydney, Invisalign cost about $7,000 – $9,000 depending on the type of Invisalign that your teeth needs. It is quite costly as compared to North Sydney Dentistry that offers cheap Invisalign with payment plan as well.

How much is Invisalign at North Sydney Dentistry?

At North Sydney Dentistry we have four different Invisalign packages to suit any type of Invisalign treatment. To see which package you fall under, please make an appointment with our experienced dentists to examine your case. Invisalign cost in North Sydney has four different packages: Express, Lite, Moderate and Comprehensive ranging from $3700 to $7190.

  • Express Package: $3700, that gives you up to 7 aligners
  • Lite Package: Invisalign Lite cost Australia is $6,190, that gives you 14 aligners and 2 sets of refinement for 2 years
  • Moderate Package: Invisalign moderate cost is $6,990, that gives you 26 aligners and unlimited refinements for 2 years
  • Comprehensive Package: Invisalign Comprehensive package cost $7,190, that gives you unlimited aligners for 5 years

So if the patient’s situation is a complex case, the comprehensive package will be the most suitable to allow flexibility and multiply adjustment made throughout the process. If there are any movements or shifts that occur within the 5 years. Additional aligners can be ordered to move them back into position.

Is Invisalign Cheaper than Porcelain Veneers?

Invisalign can be more expensive than porcelain veneers depending on the complexity of the case. If patients are happy with the shade, size and shape of their teeth, but are looking to straighten their teeth. Invisalign price can be cheaper, if their teeth are slightly crooked or gappy and that’s the only concern for the patient. However if you are unhappy with the overall size and shape of your teeth. Getting porcelain veneers can improve your whole mouth dental aesthetic by correcting slightly crooked or gappy teeth and making them symmetrical as well as brighter and whiter. Having mentioned that if your situation is complex with overcrowded or crossbite you may need to combine Invisalign and porcelain veneers together to achieve a functional and aesthetic pleasing smile. At North Sydney Dentistry our experienced dentists have treated multiple cases with Invisalign and porcelain veneers combined. Please call us on 8090 1108 to book in a consultation appointment with one of the dentists to discuss and plan your options and treatment plan.

 

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Best Cosmetic Dentist Sydney

Cosmetic Dentistry (sometimes referred to as Aesthetic dentistry), is a treatment principle and approach that aims at restoring, and improving, smiles. It employs all aspects of dentistry, as well as a keen eye for beauty. At North Sydney Dental, we have cosmetic dentists who specialise in Cosmetic Dentistry. Have a look at our real life case pictures below, after which we outline more information for your benefit.

North Sydney Cosmetic Dentist – CASE 1

Before

Patient is not happy with the aesthetic of his smile. An otherwise dentally fit young man, the patient has had a very well placed dental crown some 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the colour of his natural teeth have darkened since the provision of the dental crown.

After

Aesthetic Restorative Template/ART mock-up. Direct Resin mock-ups are placed on the teeth without any preparation to demonstrate the options available to improve this gentleman’s smile.

After thorough discussion, the patient consented to ceramic veneers with Emax from Ivoclar Vivadent. The gentleman now enjoys a new and improved smile, with carefully selected shade and anatomy that is not too fake or too white.

North Sydney Cosmetic Dentist – CASE 2

Before

Aesthetic Restorative Template/ART Mock-up

Direct veneer mock-ups in place by the end of the first treatment. A dramatic improvement was achieved in just one visit. This is a good technique to allow suited patients to visualise what can be achieved with cosmetic dental treatments. The final veneers can be made of porcelain or composite resin.

AFTER

This is the effect after the porcelain veneers for both the top and bottom teeth were completed. A number of changes have been made to suit the patient’s preference. We believe in communication and we encourage our patient to give us input during aesthetic dental treatments. The patient was extremely happy with the final result.

North Sydney Cosmetic Dentist – CASE 3

Before

Patient has lost a central incisor at a very young age and unfortunately over a number of years, the adjacent teeth have tilted into the space. The existing removable partial denture is uncomfortable to wear and is too small in comparison to the mirroring tooth.

AFTER

After careful assessment and communication with the patient, the dentist was able to improve her smile and symmetry with a ceramic bridge. The patient’s expectations have been met and are always our priority in North Sydney Dental.

What one must understand is that, beauty is only in the eyes of the beholder. This means, what I as a Cosmetic Dentist, or another dentist may consider beautiful, may not be how YOU define as beauty. For this reason, we have specifically designed our treatment protocol for Cosmetic dentistry into a few stages:

1) Restorative phase: Before cosmetic dental treatment is performed, all other dental problems must be addressed first. Remember, if you do not have restorative dental treatment completed, you may not suffer from toothache, BUT if you leave dental problems unattended, things may get ugly.

2) Rehabilitation phase: Once all restorations are completed and reviews have shown good compliance with oral hygiene maintenance, we will begin to plan your cosmetic dental treatment. Cosmetic Dentistry treatment options may include the above mentioned options, such as orthodontics, surgeries, porcelain veneers, composite veneers and crowns, and gum lifting.

We believe in your own input in the treatment plan, and all cosmetic dental treatment plans are openly discussed and we do not proceed with a treatment until you consent to it. Because permanently changing your teeth to a different shape and shade can be very dramatic, we anticipate that you will feel strange and perhaps, not used to them, so for that reason, a provisional stage may be incorporated into the cosmetic dental treatment plan, in the rehabilitation phase. Provisional restorations may be provided to you upon request and adjusted until you are comfortable with them, from which they will be used as a template for the permanent restoration to be made from. Provisional stage can be anywhere between weeks to even a month or two. The temporary restorations are made with high strength restorative materials, but they are by no means the final restorations. For that reason we still need to routinely review them and adjust them and replace them with final restorations as soon as possible.

Veneers

Veneers are a thin layer or tooth-coloured material placed on the surface of a tooth. It is designed to mask imperfection and alignments of the tooth. The preparation is typically minimally invasive, and wherever possible, we do not trim your tooth. It can be made from two main types of material, ceramic and composite resin.

Often people assume that health insurance do not cover for veneers, it may come as a surprise that some levels of insurance covers are more comprehensive than others. But insurance should not come into your decision making when it comes to cosmetic dentistry because the outcome is not only healthy teeth, but a better smile that radiates confidence and presence. Should you suffer with bad smile because your health insurance will not pay for it?

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic or porcelain veneers are longer-lasting veneers. The types of ceramic we use include lithium disilicate and leucite-reinforced feldspathic ceramic. making our veneers highly resistant to fractures. We start by preparing your teeth and take an impression of your teeth, then once we have milled the veneers in our CAD-CAM machine, we try-in the veneers to make sure that everyone is happy with the results. After consent from you, we then cement these veneers. The advantage of try-in is that, we have an opportunity to see the veneers in place before cementing them, and should you be dissatisfied with the veneer, we can make another one RIGHT ON THE SPOT. Ceramic veneers keep their shine and aesthetic better in the long-term and typically require less maintenance.

The only disadvantage with ceramic veneers when compared with composite resin is the higher initial cost, however the longevity and aesthetic is far superior to that of composite resin veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite Resin veneers are veneers made from our dental filling material. We use nano-filled and nano-hybrid composite resin with high gloss and strength for all our resin restorations, and they exhibit initial aesthetic comparable to ceramic. In fact if a composite resin veneer is polished well, it is very difficult to pick even in high definition photographs of teeth. Another advantage with composite resin is its flexibility; we can add, change shape and colour, even alignments, during the placement of them. They are also significantly cheaper than ceramic veneers.

Disadvantages are that unfortunately, composite resin materials tend not to maintain their shine for as long as ceramic materials do, so routine recall and maintenance is necessary. And also they may wear down and visibly degrade over-time, where they need to be replaced.

Crowns

Crowns can also be utilised in cosmetic dental treatments of your teeth, especially when a tooth has been endodontically treated (root canal therapy) and has turned dark. Often as a consequence of root canal therapy, heavily restored with large fillings, or trauma to the tooth, the tooth can become discoloured and weak. In these situations your dentist will recommend a crown, as one of the strongest type of dental restorations, to protect and improve the function and aesthetic of your tooth.

For more detailed information regarding dental crowns, as well as bridges, please click here –> Crowns and Bridges

Call (02) 8090 1108 if you have any questions about how our cosmetic dentists can transform your smile in just days.

 

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Best Teeth Whitening in North Sydney

Teeth whitening is part of cosmetic dentistry that lightens the colour of teeth. This type of treatment is currently booming in all over the place especially in North Sydney.

A lot of dental clinics are now offering different types of teeth whitening. Most of the dental practices that offer teeth whitening in North Sydney are professional dentists who perform this treatment using high end and expensive equipment.

Since there are lots of people that are offering this type of treatment, professional teeth whitening Sydney could give you optimal results. Others could offer you a cheaper whitening package but could damage your teeth in the end just like the one you can buy over the counter that you may not be satisfied with the results.

Nothing beats the best teeth whitening in North Sydney which is an in-office teeth whitening or professional teeth whitening which could take 60-90 minutes and might require 2-3 visits for you to achieve the shade you want for your teeth.

Achieving your perfect smile can be a bit challenging for some as other patients have sensitive teeth. Some dentists do not suggest teeth whitening for patients who have sensitive teeth or gum disease.Best teeth whitening in north sydney

They could suggest for you to treat the gum disease first then you can have your teeth whitened. Most gum diseases can be treated and once the dentist feels you are now in good condition then you will have a go signal to pursue the treatment.

If you have sensitive teeth, make sure you only go to the professionals to help you as they know how to do teeth whitening for sensitive teeth. Don’t perform experiments if you are not aware of the advantages and disadvantages.

Sometimes it helps to be practical or buying cheap do-it-yourself teeth whitening products but if you experience unusual side effects then it’s time for you to seek professional help.

 

 

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Titanium Dental Implants in North Sydney

Dental implants are widely used for replacement of missing teeth, but we are not familiar what these dental implants Sydney are made of. An implant is made of Titanium which is known to be compatible with our body, non-toxic and it is widely used in most of dental implants surgery.

Titanium is a screw for about 8 and 16 mm long which is inserted into a socket in the jaw where the titanium is screwed as a replacement of the missing tooth. So are titanium implants safe? Yes, they are safe and a convenient way as a replacement with a success rate of about 95%.

Most dentists also say that this lasts for about 30 years. Titanium Dental Implants in North Sydney is widely used as well as other parts of the world.

As we say, it is safe and convenient but how much does the Titanium tooth implant cost?

Tooth Implant Cost in Sydney

The cost of an implant with titanium is typically between $4,000 up to $6,000 and that is only for the parts not including the x-rays, surgery and other things related to this treatment. Most insurance companies do not cover this type of treatment but mostly could cover just a portion of it. Asking around dental practices is recommended to know which dental clinic offers the best deal.

Dental Implant Cost in North Sydney Dentistry

At North Sydney Dentistry, our titanium tooth implant costs $3,999 with payment plan and only $3,599 if you pay upfront, that’s 10% further discount. Our dental implant package comes with a CEREC crown making North Sydney Dentistry one of the best dental practices in Sydney that offers affordable rate yet made with excellent quality.

We also need to ask whether titanium implants are safe and based on medical and dental fields, titanium has been around since the 60’s and it has been proven and mostly recommended by dentists.Titanium Dental Implants in North Sydney

However, even though it is standard to use titanium with implants, there could still be danger associated with it like Titanium allergy. Some patients could show some allergic reactions and it is important to inform your dentist as early as possible.

Other titanium dental implant problems are corrosion and smoking. Corrosion happens when titanium wears down which causes discomfort and needed to be replaced.

Smoking also needs to be considered when doing an implant because if you are a smoker, healing could be less effective and will decrease your chances of healing successfully.

 

 

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Types of Dental Implants

When we say dental implants, we don’t usually know that there are different types of dental implants. Aside from the famous Titanium, we also have the Zirconia Dental Implants which is also becoming famous nowadays.

We are able to compare these 2 so that we will all be knowledgeable on what to choose between these 2 types of dental implants. First, we have the titanium which is widely known in dentistry services and most dentists have been using this since 1960’s.

Titanium has been known to be strong and light weight and less toxic which is compatible with our body and has a success rate of 95%. It could also last up to 30 years.

On the other side, we have the Zirconia which is an alternative to titanium dental implants in North Sydney which was just recently used in the U.S since 2007.

Advantages of Zirconia are:

  • no chance of metal allergy
  • shorter surgery as it is only in one piece
  • it is in white colour that looks like a natural teeth or aesthetically appealing

What is the best material for dental implants Sydney? Titanium vs. Zirconia Dental Implants. With all the pros and cons of dental implant surgery we should focus on which is the best material to be used for the treatment.Types of dental implants available in North Sydney

Both implant materials are used and are always being considered to be effective. According to research, it says that both titanium and zirconia are bio inert materials which mean it is acceptable by our body.

Dental implants in North Sydney are normally composed of professional dentists or highly skilled professionals that could help you decide on which treatment would be better for you. These dedicated dentists are able to help you maintain a healthy oral hygiene.

Most people are still choosing Titanium because it is long lasting and will be cost-effective in the long run.

 

 

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What are the Pros and Cons of Veneers?

         

 

A lot of people are now considering veneers as treatment which is a part of cosmetic dentistry. What is a veneer? What are the pros and cons of veneers? Are veneers worth it?

These are the questions we asked the cosmetic dentist before we proceed with the treatment. We should exhaust all our options so that when the time comes, we will not be disappointed with the results.

Dental veneers are aesthetically designed to be placed over in front of your natural teeth. This type of aesthetic can correct a variety of dental issues like crooked teeth, chipped teeth, and stained teeth that cannot be corrected by whitening.

Your dentist must provide you with all the veneers teeth pros and cons before proceeding as well.

For everyone’s knowledge, here are the advantages of veneers:

  • Can be done in only 2 dental visits
  • Strong teeth with more shade selection and more natural looking
  • Durable and can last up to 15 years
  • Does not stain easily

Disadvantages of veneers:

  • Price is more expensive than other dental treatments
  • Irreversible, which means once done it is already permanent.
  • Teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold and can be fragile when eating and grinding.veneers in north sydney

By providing all the pros and cons of having veneers, the most obvious benefit of this is having a great flawless smile. Maintaining the oral hygiene throughout the years or as long as you have veneers will prevent the teeth from damages or chipping and cracking.

Dental veneers in North Sydney now use the most advanced technology with all the highest quality material. So you need to see a dentist with a high level of experience in performing this kind of procedure. Since this type of treatment is not the most affordable, we have to make sure that the quality will not be compromised as well.

 

 

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What’s Cheaper? Braces or Invisalign?

What’s cheaper will not always be the best treatment, sometimes the materials and effectiveness of a treatment also depends on the materials used. Choosing among these 2 treatments needs a consultation with an orthodontist and has to be provided with the best option.

We can ask what’s cheaper, braces or Invisalign? Should I get an Invisalign or braces? What are the cost for these 2 treatments? Which is most effective?

These 2 treatments give you the best same results, they are both for oral health improvement and can help straighten your teeth. The difference lies between the process and how much can Invisalign vs braces cost.

We can compare these treatments by their benefits. Teeth braces are irremovable which means it will stay in place and patients don’t have to worry about misplacing it which is good for patients who often lose their trays. Treatment is about 2 years, quicker than the Invisalign since braces are worn every day.

On the other hand, Invisalign is a removable treatment that allows you to eat and drink without any food getting stuck in between. The tray is clear that’s why other people may not see that you are on treatment. It gives comfortability to the patients because there are no metals which sometimes cause mouth sores. Invisalign vs braces cost in North Sydney

How Much Are Braces in Sydney?

Invisalign and braces cost around Sydney are quite expensive. Invisalign cost is about $7,000 – $9,000 whilst traditional braces ranges from $8,000 – $15,000. Since orthodontic treatment is costly, looking around for better deals or special offers from dental practices is recommended.

Orthodontic Treatment Cost in North Sydney Dentistry

At North Sydney Dentistry, our orthodontic treatment is cheaper than most dental practices around Sydney. Our Invisalign cost in North Sydney starts from $3,700 – $7,190 depending on the Invisalign package chosen. For traditional braces, our other dental branches in Hornsby and Macquarie Park offer this type of orthodontic treatment. The braces cost starts from $4,500 – $6,000+ depending on the complexity of the situation.

Comparing these two treatment is really up to you, there are dentists that could offer affordable and cheap Invisalign. A lot of factors can be considered when sorting out through your options. Aside from the treatment itself, there are after care costs as well that have to be considered too.

A lot of patients are also sorting out to have treatments outside their country. The cost of Invisalign in North Sydney could be more competitive since there are lots of dental offices that are offering this kind of treatment.

Just always remember to try to negotiate for the price and terms, some are offering discounts like we do if you are to pay upfront which could be favourable to you too.

 

 

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What is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

Generally, a dentist is a professional who takes care of our oral hygiene. Whenever we have toothache, decay or cavities then we have to consult a general dentist. However if you are looking more on how to improve your smile or getting teeth whitening then this time you need to see a cosmetic dentist Sydney.

But what is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist? Both dentists have received the same initial training and basic education, they can both perform treatments such as regular cleaning, fillings and check-ups but a cosmetic dentist has received additional training on aesthetics and mostly they do help you on improvement of your teeth or smile which is through veneers, bonding, implants and crowns.

Various cosmetic dentistry procedures can be done from simple to the most complicated ones. In addition, cosmetic dentistry prices ranges from the cheapest to the most expensive as well.

Normally, the simple procedure is the cheapest and complicated ones are pricey. The price ranges from $350 for a simple teeth whitening and could take up to $7000 on a comprehensive Invisalign.

Before agreeing to any procedure, we can always check with the health fund insurance whether the treatment is covered or a portion of it can be covered as this will be a great help.Cosmetic dentistry procedures in North Sydney

The best cosmetic dentist in North Sydney is here to help you flash that healthy attractive smile. Knowing who to talk to when you need help in regards to any dental treatment is important.

Though, both type of dentist can give you treatment, but with different approach, good oral hygiene and aesthetics should come together. North Sydney has the best professionals that can accommodate our needs and the only thing that could separate these dentists are their experiences and accomplishments throughout their professional years.

 

 

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Durability of Dental Implants

Dental implants are durable enough that could last a lifetime as long as it’s taken cared of properly which is why a lot of patients choose this type of treatment in case they have to replace a missing tooth.

A lot of people asks, how long do dental implants last? Research shows that an implant could last from 25 to 30 years. There’s a lot of ways that could improve the durability of dental implants.

If you want your implant to last then you should improve your oral hygiene by daily flossing and brushing as well as regular dental check up every 6 months. As much as possible, avoid biting hard items or chewing ice or nuts with your teeth.

Most of the best dental implant surgeon in North Sydney are well educated and knows how to take care of patients. A good surgeon knows to look after the health and well-being of their patients.

Dental tourism is becoming popular and most patients cannot afford the dental treatments in their own country like dental implants in Sydney costs about $4,000 -$6,000 so most tourists get their implants done in another country where they find the treatment a lot cheaper.

A lot don’t know that there are dental implants in North Sydney that offer a much more affordable rate as compared to other dental clinics. North Sydney Dentistry for example offers dental implant package which comes with a CEREC crown already for only $3,599 if you pay upfront. If you opt to avail our payment plan, then it is $3,999 but this payment plan is such a big help as the payment will not be taken in bulk hence, it will not be too heavy on your end.

If you would really like to choose doing the treatment abroad, then there are lot of things to consider especially with dental implant surgery.durability of dental implants in North Sydney

Finding a reputable dentist, facilities and equipment, the treatment cost and the after care should be considered. You might want to consider all these things before deciding to have your treatment abroad.

Most dental implants are complex procedures and are costly which is why patients need to consider a lot of things like the durability. The money spent on this treatment could go a long way.

Yes, you could be paying a lot at the moment but it is like an investment that has high quality and could last up to 30 years or even more. The question we have to ask ourselves is why get a denture every year when you could get an implant that is a solution that could last a lifetime.

 

 

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