One of the reasons why many dental travelers from the west choose Southeast Asian countries for dental implant procedures is the reduced waiting time. It can take time to schedule such a procedure in the West due to backlog and the recovery process can take anywhere from 3-8 months.
Advanced dental implant technologies are widely available in Southeast Asia. This includes the All-on-4 technology that greatly reduces the waiting period for the process to complete. In fact, such procedures are normally completed in a single day. The patient walks out of the dental office with a new set of shining white teeth.
Unlike other dental implant procedures wherein numerous implants are affixed to the jawbones, the All-on-4 procedure only requires 4 implants. The dental prosthesis is then attached to the implants immediately after surgery.
Although widely available in Southeast Asia, it is important to note that not all the dentists are fully qualified to perform the procedure. Nevertheless, you can verify the eligibility and competence of dentists through reputable online databases such as DocDoc.
The significantly reduced waiting times for a dental implant should make travelling to Southeast Asia more attractive for you especially if you’re from the United States or Europe. Not only will you be able to have the procedure completed in a single day, you will also have time to spend visiting the beautiful and interesting places in the region.