Dentistry is an essential medical service for almost everyone. Your average dentist can extract teeth, fill cavities and give your teeth a good polish but their remit extends far beyond that in the 21st century. Dentists who specialise in cosmetic procedures, AKA cosmetic dentists, can carry out anything from simple teeth bleaching to dental implants quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. The reason why people opt for cosmetic dental services are wide and varied, some choose it for aesthetic reasons and others choose it as a result of gum disease or injury. Dental implants, if needed, can be prohibitively expensive in Western countries, whereas a dental implant in Thailand can be very affordable in comparison.
Cosmetic dentists in Thailand are generally highly qualified and trained to use the latest equipment in state-of-the-art dental clinics, in fact, the dental facilities in Thailand in general are at least comparable to those found in the USA and Europe. Many people visiting Thailand on holiday often have dental treatment whilst in the country and when costs are calculated, they find the price of their holiday and dental treatment in Thailand is less than just the dental treatment in their home country! If you are planning a trip to Thailand in the future and are considering cosmetic dental treatment whilst you are there, please see below for just a few of the procedures available for a fraction of the cost you’d pay at home:
- Dental Implants
- Dental Veneers
- Orthodontic Treatment
- Zoom Whitening
- Home Bleaching Kits
- Oral Surgery
- Fillings and X-Rays
There are other treatments available, you can ask your dentist at your first consultation.
The Rise of Rise of Dental Tourism
Like the more established medical tourism industry, dental tourism is becoming a niche area in itself. Why? Firstly, because it’s a lot cheaper than many other countries and secondly because the level of service received is generally higher. Another thing to factor in is time. Dental hospitals in Thailand tend to have more appointment availability, there is no way you’ll be asked to come back in 2 weeks for an available slot! In my experience, you can visit an established cosmetic dentist and be seen almost immediately, and if not, within 2-3 days.
Pick an Established Cosmetic Dentist
As part of your holiday preparation, you might find it useful to check out cosmetic dentists before you leave. This will give you enough time to find a specialist that can carry out your required procedures ahead of time and also give you the chance to check testimonials from satisfied patients who may have had the same or a similar procedure. This will give you enough information to proceed with confidence and book your appointment online or by telephone. Once this has been completed it’s time to actually start packing your bag with your holiday clothes and trying to find the right chargers for your tablets and telephones! Bon Voyage!