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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 so make sure if you are comparing our the dental treatment is the same as the quote you receive in your home country.

One dental implant in the UK can cost up to £2,500 ($4,000 in the USA), but at Smile Clinic Slovakia – Dental Holiday you will pay only £980 for each implant, with a lifetime guarantee. Crowns, bridges and veneers are also much less expensive. An all ceramic crown and porcelain veneer can is just £397 each.

Of course, when calculating the cost of dental care abroad you will need to include flight (Ryan Air around £100 round trip) and accommodation at many of the hotels in town costing around £30/night per visit.

For the purposes of this article we will provide two examples: an “all on 4” dental implant procedure, and a smile makeover, with a typical 4-8 crowns/veneers.

replace a denture with 4 dental implants

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 (£456) Dental implants and 4 x (£197) Titanium Abutments  = £2612 +

12 x (£327) Specialized and strengthened porcelain implant crowns  = £3924

Total dental treatment = £6536 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 usually includes continental breakfast (3 visits at 4 days each, at £30 each day) – £360

Total flights and accommodations for 3 visits = £840

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

FREE of charge: You save in transportation, consultation, x-rays/CT Scan, 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.

Extras:

If a bone graft or sinus lift is needed, then 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-£800 depending on the amount of surgeon time and 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 – which is 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 either the upper or lower jaw of 4 implants supporting 12 teeth. If you should need both doing 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, discolored 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 /Procera 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 includes CT Scan – £150 savings. Total FREE savings £210

Our UK accredited dental clinic is renowned throughout Europe for our 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 drop us a note below in the comments and we will answer you straight away. We’re here to help you calculate the cost of dental care abroad.

Updated and reviewed by the doctors & medical team of Smile Clinic in Slovakia