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

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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