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What are the 5 most popular dental treatments people travel abroad for?

most popular dental treatments abroad
most popular dental treatments abroad

Here’s a list of the most popular dental treatments that our patients from the UK ask for, as they look to have their dentistry abroad with us or in countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. If you’re interested in having any of these dental treatments abroad, feel free to click on the links to learn more about the price, procedure and duration. Please remember that there are no hidden or extra costs involved. For a free personalized treatment plan and quotation, please click the button below. Please feel free to send any treatment plans, smile photographs, and X-rays if you have them through our contact form.

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1. Dental Implants

What? Tooth or gap replacement using dental implants to support a single crown or bridgework is by far the most popular dental treatment sought out by our visitors from the UK.  This also includes those who are looking to have the “All on 4” dental implant treatment, or if necessary – Bone Graft / Sinus Lift so that a dental implant can be successfully undertaken on patients that have suffered jawbone loss.

How & how much? Using  5* dental implants, zircon abutments and crowns, placed by our master implantologist – Dr. Marek Salka, we offer an award-winning dental implant (£456 for the dental implant + £197 for the implant abutment – typically £1500-£2000 per implant in the UK) with a solid lifelong guarantee. The whole procedure usually takes 3 one day visits over 4-5 months.

Why? Using dental implants we can give our patients not only a fantastic smile back, but also the feel and function of real teeth. They can now save the embarrassment, throw away the idea of having to wear “false teeth” go out to a restaurant, eat a steak and laugh out loud. 🙂

2. Bridgework

What? Tooth bridges are made up from the same material as tooth crowns or “caps” and are used to cover gaps, supported by dental implants or individual teeth acting as posts to support the bridge.

How & how much? It involves 2 sittings in the dental chair. One for the preparation, tooth moulds and fitting a temporary bridge, and then the fitting of the permanent bridgework. This is done by master cosmetic dentists who will discuss with you the overall look and feel that you’re after. The price of a tooth bridge is usually based on how many “points” i.e. teeth points or missing teeth points that the bridge covers. Currently, with Dental Holiday the price per “point” is £327 for porcelain fused crown bridge material or £327 for ceramic metal-free tooth bridges (typically £400+ per point for NHS standard porcelain fused bridges and £500+ for all ceramic bridge points). This can all be done in one visit of 4 working days or 2 one days visits with a week or two between them.

Why? Apart from the obvious cosmetic benefits of not having any gaps where you’ve lost teeth, the bridgework also protects your teeth from further decay. You can have any shade, shape or size of teeth on the bridgework so you’ll finally have a permanent bright even smile to be confident about. It will knock years immediately off your face. Free Personalized Treatment Plan & Quotation

3. Ceramic Crowns

What? Tooth crowns or “caps” are made from porcelain / ceramic and are used to protect damaged teeth, and alter the angle, colour or look of unsightly teeth.

How & how much? It involves 2 sittings in the dental chair. One for the preparation, tooth moulds and fitting of temporary crowns, and then the fitting of the permanent crowns. The price of a tooth crown is  £327 (£400+ in the UK) for a porcelain fused crown material or £327 for all-ceramic metal free tooth crowns (£500+ in the UK). These type of crowns are often called Zircon, Cercon, Zirconia Emax or CEREC crowns and are used to save you from the “grey rim” often seen where the crown meets the gum when former porcelain fused crown patients smile later on in life when their gums recede. The dental work is done by leading cosmetic dentists who will based on your desires, create the smile that you’re after. These dental crowns can all be done in one visit of 4 working days or 2 one day visits with a week or two between them.

Why? Apart from the obvious cosmetic benefits of having a bright, white even smile, the crowns also protect your teeth from further decay. You can now look like your favourite actor, whatever your age, with a knock-out smile.

4. Porcelain Veneers

What? Porcelain veneers are a wafer-thin piece custom formed ceramic that covers the front of your teeth to alter the colour or look of unsightly individual teeth.

How & how much? It involves 2 sittings in the dental chair. One for the preparation, tooth moulds and fitting of temporary veneers, and then the fitting of the permanent veneers. The price of a tooth veneer is £397 (£500+ in the UK) for pure-ceramic tooth veneers (not composite veneers – watch out for this with other dentists trying to make a quick buck). These types of veneers are also often called Zircon, Cercon, Zirconia, Emax or CEREC veneers and are formed using digital cad-cam technology, and the work is done by leading cosmetic dentists who will, based on your desires, create the smile that you’re after. These types of veneers can all be done in one visit of 4 working days or 2 one day visits with a week or two between them.

Why? Apart from the obvious cosmetic benefits of having a bright, white, even smile, the veneers will give you a truly “Hollywood” smile.

5. One Day Treatments

Other dental treatments that patients from the UK often ask us for include Root Canal Treatment, Metal Filling removal, White Fillings, Tooth Extractions, Gum Re-contouring, Dental Hygiene & Tooth Whitening. Lots of savings can be made on these dental treatments as well and they can be done on the same visit as your Dental Implants, Bridges, Crowns or Veneers sessions.

What we don’t do:

False Teeth – Dentures. No-one should have to suffer from the embarrassment and hassle of wearing dentures with the recent advancements in dental implants.

Braces – Unfortunately we don’t do orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment if done well requires regular monthly visits so that the “brace” can be adjusted and tightened as the teeth move. Therefore going abroad for this treatment is not cost effective due to the numerous visits over 1-2 years that you will need to make. I understand that it is VERY costly in the UK to have orthodontic treatment, but as yet, there is no suitable workaround that is not detrimental to oral health. If you do decide to go ahead with this, I suggest checking out “teenager friendly” orthodontic systems such as “Invisalign”, the “Inman aligner” or “6-month smiles” in the UK.

Rip off, impersonal dentistry that doesn’t last – often costing £1000’s in the UK – enough said.

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18 thoughts on “What are the 5 most popular dental treatments people travel abroad for?”

  1. Hello

    I would like my silver fillings replaced with tooth coloured ones. Please could you let me know how you safely remove metal fillings that have mercury in them?

  2. i have 4 teeth missing 3 at the front top one at left side top,i know i have bone loss top front, but if you are using basal implants, can i go right away with the dental work i need plus what ever the dentist thinks i need when i would be get the rest of the work i need done, thank you, francis

    • Dear Francis, we do not work with basal implants as in research they have proved to cause sinus problems afterwards. Our implantologist instead recommends a sinus lift and implantation at the same time. My guess is that you’d need 2 dental implants supporting a 3-5 point bridge plus a sinus lift for the top front, and a single dental implant, abutment and crown for the left side top single missing tooth.
      If you’d like a more detailed reply with pricing and timelines, then please feel free to use our contact form to make an enquiry.


  3. Hi,

    I recently had my top left second molar removed after an infection resulting in some slight bone loss, I also have a missing second molar on the bottom right of my lower jaw surrounded by two teeth with unsightly silver fillings (third and first molar)
    Lastly I have a troublesome crown on my top right first molar that could never settle so then recently had a root canal that seemed to help but now I have problems with the gum of that tooth always getting inflamed.

    So with all that in mind, what would you suggest I could do to give me my smile back as well as being able to eat without any pain again?

    • Dear John,
      Of course it’s hard to say without seeing an x-ray however a typical suggestion would be to replace the 2 missing molars with dental implants, replace the silver fillings with white ones, and have the root canal redone (under microscope to ensure 100% success).
      Does that help?

  4. Hello Daniel

    I would like to know if you offer basal implants as I am looking for a full mouth replacement what the cost is or is there a real difference versus all on 4

    • Dear Brian,
      You’ll find that not many implantologists in Europe do Basal Implants at all, as they are most placed currently in India. Unfortunately there is no long-standing data yet available behind these types of dental implants, and the top implant companies of the world (straumann, friadent, nobel biocare etc) have put any backing behind Basal implants.
      The common solution for a full arch replacement is 4-8 dental implants supporting either a fixed denture or porcelain bridgework of 10-12 teeth. We do the porcelain bridgework version and the cost is currently £5940 for 4 dental implants supporting a bridge of 12 teeth. There are no hidden or extra costs, unless you need a bone graft or sinus lift. A fixed denture is provided free of charge during the healing period.
      Does that help?

  5. Hi Daniel,

    I too may have bone loss, could you tell me what type of bone you use for grafting? Also, I seem to remember you gave a list of available dates for treatment, don’t suppose you have anything available next week?

  6. I have bone loss, do you cover this type of work? If you do what sort of cost would I be looking at to replace serious bone loss to the upper and lower jaw, replace all upper teeth and lower teeth (I have a small denture replacing lower central teeth fitted last year).

    • Dear Sharon,
      Most certainly, we do many types of bone regeneration techniques. Typical bone grafting costs between £300-£800 depending on the amount of material and work involved, and the “all on 4” dental implant procedure – 12 teeth on 4 implants is currently £5940 per jaw. I hope that helps…

    • Dear John,
      Thanks for leaving this message, you can send your x-ray to me using the contact form through this website, or via email.
      Replacing the whole to jaw of teeth will most likely required 4-8 implants supporting a bridge of 12 teeth.
      I’ll write more information about this in my reply to you…

  7. Hi Daniel

    You say above that you don’t do dentures, yet they are listed on your price list. My husband has only seven teeth on his lower jaw at the front and six teeth at the front on his upper jaw, he also wears dentures. Does that mean he would have to have implants? He needs crowns on all of his natural teeth with a bridge for a gap in the lower jaw. Approximately how much would this cost?

    • Hi Lilian, the ideal solution would be to place implants at the back of the lower and upper jaws on both sides (2 each side – 4 per jaw – 8 in total) this of course is dependent on if there is enough bone available for successful implantation. Then the whole arch of teeth on both jaws could be bridged over the the existing teeth and include the implants as well.
      This would result in a full set of new teeth on both jaws and you’d be able to throw away the dentures for life! The cost would be 8 ankylos implants and abutments (8 x £397 + £197 = £4752) plus 24 non metal zircon crowns in total (£7128).
      Does that help?

  8. Hi,

    I heard about you through word of mouth, so hope you can help. I last when to a dentist when I had my braces taken out. That was when I was about 16(I’m 24 now). I still feel the glue on some of my front teeth, so would like to get this removed. Also for about a year everytime I brush my teeth(no matter how gentle), or bite into something hard,like an apple, my teeth bleed. This is scaring me because I don’t know if this is done to my sweet tooth or health. (Although I don’t smoke). I’m also having dreams that my teeth will fall out, which I cant afford!

    Lastly I would like a beautiful ‘hollywood’ smile, with good white teeth.

    Could you please email me with advice and time duration.


    • Hi Eve,
      It would probably be best to send me a photograph of your smile through the contact form on this website so that I can assess this for you and provide a treatment plan, but the signs aren’t to good i’m afraid. You’ll certainly need to make an x-ray soon to determine if the cause of the bleeding is just in the gums (which can be solved easily with good care) or caused by the actual movement of the teeth themselves (this would need some immediate treatment to save them). Either way, make sure you get your situation assessed as soon as possible.

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