Cosmetic Dentistry Overseas
Western Australia, August 3, 2013 —
Principal Dentist of www.1800smiling.com.au, Dr. Adrian Kat explains how more and more West Australians are heading overseas for medical care completely unaware of the potential pitfalls which can include dangerous complications and infections.
Perth cosmetic dentist Dr. Adrian Kat said that he is seeing a greater number of patients in need to help after overseas dental treatment has failed.
“Dental treatment has always been considered expensive in Australia and it is understandable that people are looking at cheaper alternatives in overseas medical and dental treatment overseas,” said Dr. Kat.
“Many people are travelling to Thailand or Bali for a medical holiday where a vacation is combined with a medical or dental procedure,” he said.
“Unfortunately the treatment is usually a bit hit and miss.”
“It is difficult to know the experience of the doctor or dentist and what treatment is being completed.”
“Rarely are the possible complications discussed or alternative options.”
Dr Kat said some of the issues he has seen in recent times due to failed overseas dental care include:
- Porcelain crowns and veneers breaking or coming off
- Teeth and jaw infections after treatment
- Failed implants and bridges
- Poor materials or the use of metals
“It is very difficult for Perth dentists to resolve these problems because we have no idea what has been done or what is underneath the work.”
Dr. Kat said in most cases the patient has then had to spend even more money correcting the problem.
“In some cases there is no option but to remove the teeth.”
“It really can be a case of you get what you pay for – and paying cheap can mean paying twice.”
“I’d like to see the government step in and educate Australians about the dangers to their health of going overseas for treatments.”
Dr. Kat runs Advanced Dental Artistry Perth which specializes in cosmetic and implant dental treatment.
He offers complimentary discussions with regards to any aspect to dental care and regular regular information evenings.
Appointments are available Monday to Thursday. More information is available at www.1800smiling.com.au.
- Contact Information
- Dr. Adrian Kat
- Principal Dentist
- Advanced Dental Artistry
- (61) 92768550
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