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Most Preferred Dental Services in Thailand

Dental care is very important. You may have observed yourself how any toothache can affect the entire body and cause stress to any individual.

Dental procedures, however, are expensive especially in developed countries. They can range from a few thousand dollars to as much as $11,000 or even more for the more complex procedures.

It is this high cost that has led many foreigners to have their dental treatments in Asian countries such as Thailand. They don’t mind traveling to be able to undergo affordable treatments with the same quality they can get in their home countries. Tourists who commonly undergo these procedures come from around the world such as from America, Australia, Europe and even from various parts of Asia as well.

Dental treatments in Asia today are normally offered as a package. Known as a dental vacation or dental tour, a client can avail of his preferred procedure in Thailand, for instance, and at the same get the opportunity to visit the country’s interesting and historical spots.

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for dental tours. The country, known for its booming medical tourism, has many skilled dentists who have completed their education and training either in the U.S. and other developed nations.

The most preferred procedures in Thailand today are dental implants, crowns and veneers. The crowns are the costliest at $5,000 followed by the implants at $2,600 while the veneers can cost $350 per tooth. There are several reasons why Bangkok has gained much international attention in terms of medical and dental tourism. For one, the capital city offers similar services provided in more developed nations but at a fraction of the cost. Hospitals and clinics there are also accredited by international agencies.

Thai healthcare professionals and staff are well trained and have gained the necessary certifications to be able to practice their profession. As such, tourists are assured of getting the right oral care in a safe and secure manner.   
In order for tourists to get the best dental service in Thailand, make sure that you do a little research first. Go online and search for accredited and reputable hospitals or clinics that have satisfied clients. You may also research about names of dental care experts known for their work. It would benefit you as well to study Thai words to help you communicate with the people there.

Plan your trip ahead of time and schedule your dental treatment at your preferred health facility. Advanced planning will give you extra time to do your homework about the country where you’re heading to.

About the guest author:

Jon is a researcher on health services offered in Asia. He has visited Thailand to learn about the medical tourism there and plans to study Thai in the coming months.