Dental Tourism is a budding concept for a planned vacation
along with total Dental solution and care. India has become
the favored destination for dental tourism because of its
advanced infrastructure and up-to-date technology which is
in par with USA, UK and Europe. India has some of the best
hospitals and treatment centers in the world with the best
facilities. India is also one of the most favored tourist
destinations in the world.
As health care costs skyrocket, patients in the developed
world look overseas for medical care. India is capitalizing
on its low cost and well-trained doctors to appeal to these
"medical tourists". Even with airfare, the cost
of traveling to India in search of medical treatment can be
economical, and the quality of services is often better than
that found in the United States and UK. In fact, many patients
are rather pleased at the prospect of seeking medical attention
in India while holidaying. Medical tourists find a true haven
in India where medical tourism is promoted and governmental
support is given.
Dental Tourism is a budding concepts for a planned vacation
along with total Dental solution and care. Health problems
and treatment are very costly in most of the European and
American countries compared to this part of the world. We
provide excellent package to meet your treatment expenditure
and at the same time guide you to spend the vacation. You
can enjoy your holidays and receive services related to Dentistry
such as Dental Implants at a very affordable price.
A dentists can charge $300 to $400 for a Dental Filling in
USA & Europe. It costs only $20 to $40 in India. A Root
Canal is $3,000 in the West but only $100 to $200 in India.
Dentures can cost $1000 overseas but only $200 in India.
Dentistry is a growing industry with 13,000 practicing dentists
in the US. However, at the same time it is not affordable
by average citizens due to the expensive Dental Care Services.
Dental treatment is generally not reimbursed by the National
Health Schemes of some countries and is too expensive.
The difference in charge of a Dentist from US to India is
worth a thought. That is why India has recently become a major
tourist hub of Dental Care Solutions. You can have your tooth
fixed and make your holidays memorable at the same time or
simply, enjoy the different hues of Mystic India and get the
Dental treatment done without getting a hole in your pocket.
Dental Tourism means traveling abroad for affordable dental
care, dental treatment, dental surgery or dental procedures,
which are generally expensive in one's own country.
Need for Dental Tourism
If your employer provides you with dental insurance benefits
you are among the fortunate few. A lot of people do not have
dental insurance. So when there is a need to visit the dentist,
they find themselves digging deep into their pockets. This
is what has given birth to dental tourism. To such people
dental tourism offers a low cost high quality alternative.
Dental tourism, which is also sometimes known as tooth tourism
or dental travel, is not a recent concept. Americans have
been going across the border to Mexico for decades for bargain
deals on dental prosthetics, affordable dental implants, discount
on dental crowns, etc. It's also not uncommon to see American
tourists hunting for cheap cosmetic dentistry at dental offices
in Panama or dental clinics in Costa Rica.
In the US, the main reason for going abroad for dental care
is the cost advantage that the foreign country offers. And
in some other cases, it's the difficulty in getting the urgently
required care on time that leads people to find the care elsewhere.
In Canada and certain European countries with national healthcare
system, it's the extensive wait-lists that result into their
citizens finding other sources to meet their dental care needs.
Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit of dental tourism is cost
savings. Some countries are able to provide top quality dental
care at a low cost because of low labor and administrative
costs in those countries.
Rest assured that the service that you receive at Healthbase's
partner dental offices globally will be equal or superior
to that you can find in the US. Our partners have state-of-the-art
technology and modern equipments. They staff dentists who
are educated or trained in the US or other western countries.
While the primary motivation for most customers is affordable
dental care, for some people it's a great opportunity to combine
dental care with traveling / vacation. Given the low cost
of road, rail and air travel, you can even bring your friends
or family along. Also, dental appointments don't take much
time so lodging expenses are also low. It's not unheard of
of Americans flocking dental offices in Mexico for cheap dental
work during a weekend trip.
When and for which dental treatments / procedures
should Dental Tourism be considered?
Dental tourism is not always a good option. Along with the
cost savings on the treatment, you should also consider the
time required as well as the number of visitations needed
for your specific case. Sometimes, travel costs may outweigh
the potential savings in which case it makes dental tourism
not worthwhile. If you need braces, for example, which require
frequent adjustment by your orthodontist, it may be a better
idea to seek help at home unless you live close to the border
and your dental clinic in Mexico is at a 30-minute ride.
The dental tourism destination you choose can also be a major
factor in how much you are able to save. So though you may
want to get a quick dental bleaching while you are on a holiday
to Turkey, you may not want to go there especially for teeth
Again you wouldn't normally want to pack your bags and head
down to Mexico for your half yearly dental cleaning costing
less than a hundred dollars at home. But, when you need major
dental work like full mouth reconstruction or jaw surgery,
dental tourism to India can save you thousands of dollars.
If you have to get a couple of small and big dental procedures
done at the same time, like dental bonding, root canal treatment
or gum treatment, tooth contouring and reshaping, dental fillings
composite and smile designing, it may pay to get your dental