In many well off countries of Europe and all across the US, dental health treatments are quite costly.
This is the reason why more and more people choose to take up dental tourism as their best and most advantageous option, and start looking for countries that offer very low cost dental treatments.
Such a country is India, which continuously attracts dental tourists from all parts of the world.
According to recent statistics, in the US only 50% of the citizens have proper dental insurance.
Many of them have certain medical treatments covered by insurance, but dental coverage is many times excluded.
Therefore, they start to travel abroad for cheap oral health care treatments.
Here are some important numbers, so that you can make your comparisons:
- In both the US and in some European countries, a patient might have to pay even an astronomical $300 or $400 for dental fillings. If one chooses Mumbai or Delhi, for the same treatment dentists require between $20 and $40.
- For a root canal treatment in US one would have to pay around $1,300. In India, one would be charged with only $200 to $250 maximum.
- For dentures, in the US and some European countries, one has to pay up to or even more than $1,000. In Mumbai and Delhi, dentures cost $300.
- For dental implants, a US citizen has to pay $3,000. In India, one has to pay $1,100 (ceramic prosthesis included!).
These are enough reasons that make a good proof for why India is becoming a dental health paradise for US and European residents alike.
With the growing infrastructure of India, along with the insurance problems, specifically in the US, more Americans and Europeans could possibly travel to India in the future for dental work.