It’s true. If you need dental implants and your dentist doesn’t offer them then you are in trouble. And this is not just because you are stuck with a broken smile that vaguely resembles the keys on a piano. Now you have to go through the arduous task of finding someone who does, but if there’s only one or two people in your area who can do it then you could end up paying out a lot of money.
But why don’t more dentists offer dental implants as part of their itinerary? Well the Dental Economics website sheds some light on this in an article by Anthony Sclar, a Miami-based oral technician.
- Inferior supporting team.
- More training.
- Some dentists just don’t enjoy it.
Ok, if the dentist doesn’t enjoy it then there’s not a whole lot you can do about any of this. Most dentists tend to work in private practice so they are entitled to pick and choose which procedures they offer.
In some cases, if an inferior team is present then there’s not a whole lot they can do about that either. If they have the ability to bring in a new team then that would be a good idea, but does the hassle really warrant the increased revenue? Some will say yes and some will say no.
Finally, let’s take a look at the dentists who just can’t be bothered. It’s their right to decide on what procedures they offer, but this might say a lot more about your dentist than you think. If they are too lazy to take a few training courses then maybe they’re too lazy to really care about your child’s toothache?
What will be the future of dental implants, though? Well the dental implant industry all around the world is on the up as more and more people are able to pay for this procedure. For example, the 8th of May 2012 saw a press release from Healthcare Global talk about how ceramic dental implants are now available in Maryland, U.S.
But the future of the dental implant industry is already bright in the UK, because despite the fact that this country is dominated by the public healthcare industry, in the form of the NHS, the dental industry bucks the trend as it’s nearly completely privatised. So finding dental implants in Sheffield, London, Manchester, or Birmingham is not actually that difficult since many dentists prefer to keep away from the NHS.