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Calculating the Cost of Dental Care Abroad

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Calculating the cost of dental care abroad

When calculating the cost of dental care abroad, you need to compare apples to apples. Many times, in the UK and USA, you will receive only one cost, and then there are all these hidden costs. Ensure the dental treatment’s price is the same as the quote you receive in your home country.

In the UK, one dental implant can cost up to £3,500 ($5,000 in the USA), but at Smile Clinic Slovakia—Dental Holiday, you will pay only €820 for each implant, with a lifetime guarantee. Crowns, bridges, and veneers are also much less expensive. An all-ceramic crown and porcelain veneer can cost just £397 each.

Of course, when calculating the cost of dental care abroad, you must include a flight (Ryan Air, around £100 round trip) and accommodation at many of the hotels in town, which cost around €35/night per visit.

For this post, we will provide two examples: an “all-on-4” dental implant procedure and a smile makeover with typically 4-8 crowns on them.

replace a denture with 4 dental implants

The first example, All on 4 Dental Treatment – 

Includes 4 implants supporting a fixed bridge of 12 new teeth completed by our expert implantologist, Dr. Marek. A full in-depth description of an All-on-4 dental implants.

Dental Treatment:

4 x (€562) Dental implants and 4 x (€258) Titanium Abutments  = €3280 +

12 x (€397) Specialized and strengthened porcelain implant crowns  = €4764

Total dental treatment = €8044 with lifetime guarantee

Flights and Accommodations:

3 visits at four days each (there is typically 1-2 months between visits for healing)

3 flights per person – £300

Meals at several restaurants in town are around £15 a day = £60 per visit per person = £180

Accommodation 3 visits at 4 days each, at €35 each day) = €140

Total flights and accommodations for 3 visits = £840

Total all on 4 treatment, plus flights and accommodations for three trips over six months = £7376

FREE of charge: You save in transportation, consultation, temporary bridge and healing caps = €330

You can expect to pay 50-70% more in the UK and USA. We offer initial quotes by email so the more information you give us the better the quote. Most treatments can be completed in 2 to 3 months depending on healing time and of course, our materials are of the highest quality.  Dr. Marek (Mark) Salka has done thousands of dental implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers since 2006.


If a bone graft or sinus lift is needed, it can also be done on your first visit at the same time as the dental implantation.

The cost for a sinus lift/bone graft varies from £400 to £800 depending on the surgeon’s time and the bone material involved.

+ any extractions which may be needed (£47 per tooth)

We require the payment in 2 parts:

£3920 is the amount payable on visit 1 – 60% of £6536 – the total fee of the “all on 4” system per jaw.

(12 crowns on a bridge supported by 4 dental implants & abutments)

The remaining 40% should be paid on your last visit.

(this is the total cost for the upper or lower jaw of 4 implants supporting 12 teeth. If you should need both done then the cost is x2)

Second example, Smile Makeover:

What are crowns?
photo of crowns

Typically, 4-8 crowns / veneers across the top teeth are all that is needed to create a new bright symmetric smile. A good way to check is by smiling in front of the mirror and checking how many unsightly, crooked, discoloured or uneven teeth are visible. This is the number of teeth that will need crowning/veneering. One visit is required for four days.

What are dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers

Pure ceramic crowns / veneers are £397 per tooth. There are no hidden or extra costs involved.

(Zircon / Emax is one of the best dental materials used in world-class dentistry today for dental crowns and bridges that last, look great when photographed, and have no metal in them whatsoever)

Dental Treatment:

4-8 crowns = £1188 – £2376

Flight = £100

Accommodations and food for four days approximately = £180

Total = £1468 – £2656

FREE of charge: Transportation to and from the Bratislava airport = £60 savings, consultation and x-rays include CT Scan – £150 savings. Total FREE savings of £210

Our UK-accredited dental clinic is renowned throughout Europe for its high level of treatment, technology and personal service.

Any prices we send you or discuss in the treatment plan are valid upon your booking within the next 30 days.

Results and personal stories of all our recent clients.

We look forward to having you in our clinic and sending you home with a beautiful smile!

Still have questions?

No problem! Just leave us a note in the comments below, and we will respond immediately. We’re here to help you calculate the cost of dental care abroad.

17 thoughts on “Calculating the Cost of Dental Care Abroad”

  1. Hi, I live in australia and already have 2 Neoss implants. Can you put Crowns on Neoss ? If not, can you help to find a clinic.
    I’ve already booked a trip to visit family in Bavaria. Why is it difficult to find dentist who use Neoss.
    Thanking you in anticipation. Henry Blonner

    • Hi Henry,
      Unfortunately we haven’t worked with Neoss implants, and therefore have no neoss abutments or tools to put a crown on a Neoss dental implants.
      Neoss was a dental implant brand from the UK that never took off and has had no development since it’s launch.
      My guess is that you won’t find a dentist in central Europe who works with Neoss, as they initially marketed only to English speaking countries. You best bet is to visit the clinic who placed the dental implants unfortunately.
      I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to be of more help to you.

  2. i have 10 very loose upper teeth with receding gums on the left side, i have had a scan and the dentist said i have lost bone on the right upper side
    please could you tell me if it would be possible to have the all on 4 implants, and if so how much would it cost
    thank you for your time

    • Hi Sonia,
      Yes if the teeth are loose + receding gums, then it is very probable that you have severe bone loss.
      We would therefore look to replacing that bone at the same time as placing the dental implants. Bone grafts typically cost between £400-£800 depending on the amount of material and time involved. The “all on 4” procedure – 4 dental implants supporting 12 porcelain crowns as a bridge is £5940 per jaw, however in cases where the bone is weak, sometimes an extra dental implant or 2 needs to be added to ensure that it lasts. (£594 per implant extra).
      Does that help?

  3. I’m from the USA but currently in italy for a few months. I have extensive wear on my teeth and my dentist recommended 16 crowns to open my bite. It is prohibitively expensive in USA. My teeth are very sensitive because the enamel is gone and my face has changed because my teeth are so worn down. Could you help me with this?

    • Certainly the crowns would help. In our clinic the cost is €327 per tooth crown – and they are all-ceramic emax or zircon – the same as you’d get in the USA. You’d need one visit of 2 weeks with us to complete the treatment, or 2 one day visits with 3-4 weeks between them.
      If you’d like to go ahead with this, please fill in our enquiry form on the website.


  4. Hi, I live in the UK. How much would it cost for a bridge to replace a single tooth on my upper jaw?
    Looking forward to hearing from you. Steve

    • Dear Steve, thank you for contacting us!
      We have sent you an e-mail with some questions about your dental situation, please check your mailbox.

      Have a nice day
      Petra – Dental Holiday

  5. Hi , I have had a partial denture with 3 teeth at the front of my lower jaw from the age of 11 , I am now 58 , how much would fixed bridge cost to be fitted and how long would it take , how many days / visits , many thanks Bill

    • Hi Bill, why have you decided to replace the partial denture now later in life? I’d need to know more about the health of those teeth on either side of the gap to determine if they could hold the bridge or not – so I’d need to see an x-ray for that. Can you get one done anywhere?
      Did you ever consider replacing that gap with dental implants instead of bridge?

  6. Hello,my name is Anna.
    I need to replace 6 of my front crowns.
    Can you please give me an information on the cost.Also how long I would have to be there to complete this procedure?
    I’m from US,thank you!

  7. Hello,

    I’m looking for 5 implants. 3 would be together on the upper jaw and then the other 2 in 2 separate locations( one at the top and one at the bottom) Could you tell me the total number of visits and a ball park cost please?

    • Hi Lee,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. We’ll put together the costs & number of visits to you in an email shortly. So that I can put together the travel options, may I ask what’s your nearest airport?


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