Did you know that people can enjoy massive savings on dental work in countries like Colombia, Turkey, Hungary, and other dental hotspots? 50 to 80 percent savings are standard in destinations like these, along with excellent facilities.
Some countries are known for their low-cost dentistry and beautiful landscapes. These factors make going abroad for a dental treatment more of a vacation because the patient can have the procedure and tour the country afterward, saving money compared to what they would be spending in their home country.
A wide variety of treatments can be accessed abroad, from implants to high-end veneers; this is called “dental tourism.” Not only do top dental tourism destinations around the world charge much less at their high-end dental clinics, but they also have some of the highest success rates.
Basic dental care is now financially out of reach for many average Americans. Those without dental coverage in the United States exceed 75 million, so they have to fight tooth and nail to afford procedures like tooth extractions and root canals; this is one of the main reasons dental treatment abroad is so appealing.
Here are some reasons why dental tourism is so popular among traveling patients around the world:
One of the leading reasons people prefer to seek dental treatment abroad is that it saves a lot of money, even if they add traveling and accommodation costs. US patients can expect to reduce their dental costs by at least 50% or more. In some cases, such as restorative dentistry, patients can save over 80%.
If a patient wants a dental implant in the United States, they will have to pay around $3,900 to cover the costs. But at a clinic in Mexico, it will cost them about $750. Similarly, an implant procedure in the UK will cost around $3,397 but only $516 at a Serbian clinic.
Many patients in the US postpone going to the orthodontist because of the high cost, which usually hurts their teeth and budget even more in the long run.
Patients have more treatment options to choose from abroad than at home. Since the cost of care is lower outside of America, people will likely pick the best operation for their situation versus selecting the cheapest option available.
Many lower-to middle-income countries have invested heavily in their medical infrastructure to attract the maximum medical and dental tourists, resulting in better medical equipment and facilities surpassing several in Europe and America.
Some countries are very proud of their dental education, and dentistry is considered the best profession. The machinery is state-of-the-art, and operating procedures are low priced. What more could dental tourists ask for?
Dentists catering to international patients are willing to demonstrate that they are as reliable and qualified as those in the western world. Thus, patients end up getting better dental care from them.
Clinics in Tourist Resorts
There is a vacation twist and appeal to dental tourism. In the US, a patient may grab an ice cream after a procedure. In countries like Costa Rica, which offers some of the best dental care, patients can enjoy the beaches while saving big on dental costs.
In Mexico, for example, there are resort towns like Puerto Vallarta that make an ideal choice for a dental vacation. Clinics in that area say that 80% of their patients are international, primarily coming from Canada and the United States.
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