Countries such as Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary or Poland are top of the list when it comes to dental tourism. These countries have got a very well setup infrastructure of dental clinics catering to the needs of patients coming from countries such as the UK or the USA.
At these destinations you will be able to find some truly reputable dental clinics which are set up with medical equipment at the highest possible standards. Even the greatest majority of the staff graduated at dental schools right in the United States or the UK, so language is not going to be a barrier for you.
It is extremely important to keep in mind that you should choose only reputable clinics. Nowadays, you can easily check out the reputation of a certain clinic in the world, by researching a little bit online. The greatest majority of patients will come back from their dental tourism trip and they will start writing reviews online.
Even more so, you can contact directly former patients of a certain clinic in any of the above mentioned countries, for a private discussion. You need to ensure that the clinic is indeed reputable and that the dental services offered are not only cheap but also of the highest quality.
Of course, there is no reason to choose dental tourism if you need only basic or preventative dental care. Mostly, these treatments will be covered even by a “weak” insurance and if you need to pay out of pocket anything, it will be very cheap.
You should however consider dental tourism for major treatments such as gum disease treatment, dental implants, dental braces or TMJ disorders and even oral health surgery treatments.
According to statistics you can save anything between 30% and up to even 70% of the overall cost of the treatments, if you choose dental tourism. Search for reputable companies which offer dental tourism packages, which include not only all your visits and the treatments proper at the dental clinic, but also accommodation, meals and transportations to and from the clinic as needed.
Besides getting high quality treatments on very low prices, you also get to spend some time enjoying the beauties of the country you are visiting. Many people enjoy the fact that they can combine their dental health needs with a little vacationing.
Mexico would be your number one choice if you are located in the US. Also, this is the country you should choose if you need to go for follow up treatments. For example, if you will get dental implants, you will need to visit the dental clinic again after a few months when the implants have healed, so that the abutments and the permanent crowns can be fitted.
If you are thinking about getting the immediate load dental implants which take only a few days to complete, you can orientate yourself to further, more exotic destinations such as Costa Rica, Thailand or India. Always make a well informed decision when it comes to dental tourism.