Dental care should be an imperative as missing teeth can emotionally and physically affect you. Difficulties eating are one thing but what missing teeth can do self esteem could be said to be worse. In spite of this, 4 out of 5 people are afraid to visit the dentist, resulting in 80% of adults neglecting to schedule regular dental appointments. If you’re in a position that you need to have teeth replaced you can be in a difficult situation. The number one driving factor for most people considering dental medical tourism is cost. Most health plans in the US cover the most basic care and nothing more and nearly 50% of the population without any coverage at all. However if cost is your main concern, you have an alternative.
Top Dental Destinations
There are a number of destinations worldwide offering quality dental care, with Hungary being the most popular European destination. Monsonmagyarovar has over 160 dental offices and Americans can save 60% or more on dental procedures in Hungary. Many Europeans are flocking to Hungary as well, since they can save 80-90% on costs versus their home country. Hungary now attracts 40% of dental tourists from Europe and one-tenth of the world’s dental travelers.
Some of the best hospitals in the world also offer dental care services. These include Bangkok’s Bumrungard and Mexico’s Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey. Cheap and quality dental implants are also available in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and India. The cost of dental implants overseas is a fraction of that in the US. Cost for one dental implant in the U.S. is approximately $2,800, in Budapest $1,035 and in Mexico $1800.
Dental implant surgery is, in general, a two step process but it can be necessary for more visits. The surgeon prepares the implant site by removing any damaged teeth or roots of missing teeth. Next, artificial replacements are inserts, using metal posts as roots. Each surgery is customized to the condition of the patient’s mouth and the specific type of implant being used. Expect the process to involve multiple procedures that will ensure your jawbone heals properly around each implant. Because this healing requires time, the process can take many months but it can be a welcome alternative to dentures or ill fitting bridgework. Some dental surgeons have developed same day implant procedures, which still require a few visits for evaluation, production and fitting of the implants, but cut back on the time you need to spend overseas. However, not everyone is eligible for this new procedure, so do some research.
Even with the best of dentists, bad things can happen after dental treatments. Fillings fall out. Crowns come loose. If something goes wrong after you return home from dental travel you either have the option the problem fixed at home and paying higher fees or travel again. Some overseas clinics will make repairs free of charge or at low cost, but you’ll still pay additional travel costs. Make sure you allow for possible return travel when you plan your dental travel budget, and be sure to keep your home town dental specialist informed of your medical travel decisions.
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