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Medical tourism describes the practice of seeking treatments or procedures outside of one’s own country. Patients are attracted by factors including lower costs, greater availability of treatments and shorter waiting periods. However, there are several serious risks associated with medical tourism.

When something seems too good to be true, it often is. When it comes to medical or dental treatments, you are risking your life by going due to potentially unregulated or unethical treatments. You may choose to travel to another country for dental implants. Before you do, it is important to understand the risks.

Dental Implant Scams

In the first instance, you may not ever see the inside of a dentist’s office. Medical tourism has created opportunities for scam artists to exploit those desperate for treatment. If a provider in another country asks for a deposit or payment upfront, it should raise red flags about the legitimacy of the business.

Poor Hygiene Practices

Excellent hygiene is a crucial component of providing any kind of medical treatment. The teeth and gums can become infected if hygiene is lax. Patients who have engaged in medical tourism often report medical personal smoking and eating in the theater. Other dangerous practices include failure to clean dental tools, not wearing protective gear and generally unsanitary offices.

Dangerous Dental Techniques

Installing dental implants involves complex techniques that require extensive training. Unfortunately, many practitioners who offer cheaper solutions engage in cost-cutting measures. From improper techniques to using wooden implants, there are several risks that could leave you in severe pain or permanently disfigured.

Regional Health Regulations

The health regulations related to dental implants differ from country-to-country. You have no guarantee of recourse should something go wrong. It is also next to impossible to bring legal challenges against a dentistry provider outside of the United States if you are not a citizen of that country.

Dental Implant Consultation in California

At Ora Dental Implant Studio, we understand your concerns about cost and availability of treatment. Our team specializes in providing solutions for replacing missing teeth in California. If you want to explore safe and effective options, call our offices today for a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dental Implant Studio

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 170
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 546-7911

Our Patient Reviews

Ora Dental Implant Studio

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Based on 6 reviews

Umakant D.

I will highly recommend Dr. Dalla. I found him to be very pleasant and highly professional. I had implants done and he did it so well that I had no discomfort. He is an excellent dentist specialist.

Lisa O.

I went to Ora last month for a denture implant consultation, soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by the ladies in the front. My consultation went great Dr. Dalla was great, he listened to my concerns and explained what would be the best procedure for my situation. Also worked with my financial situation. I had all my teeth extracted and my dentures placed. Tia was so wonderful she did her best to calm me down and reassure me there was nothing to be nervous about. Before he started I expressed how nervous and scared I was he assured me I was in great hands and I was. The staff there is the best. I have a little discomfort but when I looked in the mirror for the first time a hour ago I was very very happy with my outcome. I still have to go back for the implants then I'll be finished. I want to thank the whole staff at Ora for giving me my confidence back in my smile.

Gary B.

The whole experience went great. From the front office staff to the back office staff. The implants look and feel great. Thanks for everything... I will see you in the new year....

Darnell H.

Nice everyone and everything there is very nice they explain things in a way you can perfectly understand. I will be looking forward to having the things I need fixed

Dennis H.

First visit went very well, the Doctor listened to what I needed/wanted done, and gave me a schedule to complete the work.

Mashoq A.

Everything about this office is amazing from the staffs to the dentist and the dentist take his time to take care of his patients