Dr. Robert Wolanski and the Lakeside Dental team. In addition to quality materials, experience is crucial to patients having a positive outcome from their dental implants, Dr. Wolanski notes.

An implant is an implant? Know what you’re getting

Cost differences aren’t the only consideration in dental care

Is there a difference among dentists for the cost of implants? Like many investments, it pays to know what you’re getting for what you’re paying.

“I am asked often if there is a large difference in the fees that dentists charge for dental implants,” says Dr. Robert Wolanski, from Nanaimo’s Lakeside Dental Clinic and the Vancouver Island Implant Centre.

“Unlike many commodities, the prices of dental implant treatment do not vary substantially. On average you may find a price difference of about 10 per cent for implant treatment.”

So where does that price difference come from? With dental implants, what you pay for typically reflects what you get.

“This price difference typically reflects some offices using less-than-premium implants and prosthetic materials,” Dr. Wolanski explains.

With longstanding relationships with suppliers, Dr. Wolanski is able to offer patients average pricing, “using only premium implants with a long, established track record,” he says.

The fact that you’re also working with an established dental practice that has been serving Central Island patients for decades, brings added peace of mind.

“As well, the companies we deal with will be around for many years, which is important if for any reason replacement parts need to be obtained in the future,” he adds. “These are important considerations I’ve learned over my 28 years of placing dental implants.”

Experience matters

Along with quality materials, experience is crucial to patients having a positive outcome from their implants.

“The experience our office has is critically important to allow for the greatest long-term predictability and positive outcome of dental implant treatment,” Dr. Wolanski says.

“We are proud to offer the most experience at average prices on Vancouver Island. And because all of the procedures can be done at one location, including CT scans, implant placement, prosthetics, bone grafting and even intravenous sedation for those patients who are nervous about having the dental work done – we save our patients both time and cost.”

•••

Learn more about Dr. Wolanski and the Lakeside Dental Clinic at lakesidedentalclinic.ca or call 250-756-1300. Learn about the Vancouver Island Implant Centre at 250-756-1666.

Dental

Just Posted

Sonia Furstenau column: MCFD needs overhaul of requirements for social workers

BCASW advocating for mandatory registration for social workers with B.C. College of Social Workers.

Chris Wilkinson column: An ode to my caregiver

You help keep me safe. You help keep me strong.

Stevenson reflects on her seven years as Chemainus Elementary School principal

Strong community and parent support for the school always evident during her tenure

Drivesmart column: Advisory bike lanes: what should you do?

Imagine a narrow road that has no markings at all used by drivers

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Cooler days help crews fighting fire on mountainside north of Cowichan Lake

Firefighters making progress, but it’s ‘slow-going,’ says B.C. Wildfire Service

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Most Read