India has always been an interesting and at the same time fascinating tourist spot for people from all over the world. However, recently India has earned a new title for itself, that of the best hotspot for medical and dental health tourism.
The industry has gone very rapidly from a profit of US$310 million/ year up to US$2 billion, which makes a huge difference. The dental medical treatments are in this country cheap but of extremely high quality.
The greatest majority of tourists who come to India arrive for dental procedures, or cosmetic dentistry services (which are most of the times not covered by their insurance policy in their country).
There is quite a low percentage of the American citizens who own a proper dental insurance. Even if they have it, several dental procedures are not covered by the policy.
So what hey do is go to India and get cheap and quality dental treatments. Just to give you a simple example to see the difference, in the US one will pay approximately $530 for a root canal treatment, while for the same service in India one will pay as little as $155.
There are also many highly advantageous dental tourism packages offered by the major companies across India. Here are the procedures and services that are usually present in these packages:
- Professional teeth whitening, dental implants and metal free bridges
- Professional tooth cleaning, root canal treatment, porcelain crowns, fillings, or “smile” designing
- Gum treatments, maxillary surgery (which is an extremely expensive service in the US!), tooth reshaping and contouring, or even fluoride treatments for children.
All these services are of extremely high quality and dentistry offices use the latest technology and tools for examination and treatments. Cosmetic dentistry services include dental veneers, dental bonding, cosmetic contouring or gum contouring (in order to straighten the gum lines), or gum re-pigmentation (adding color to the gums for those who have discolored gums).
These packages, besides including all the dental treatments that you need, most often also include vacationing options (cultural tours, trips to majestic spots around the country, etc.).