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Are you considering using dentists abroad for cosmetic dental treatment? Depending on the extent of the work you want/need to be completed, the savings can be huge.

As is the case with a lot of dental procedures, the bill is scarier than the trip to the dentist itself. Our service aims to reduce the costs of dental treatments while providing patients with the most professional, internationally accredited dentists abroad, experienced in performing a range of dental procedures.


Contrary to popular belief, the standards of care overseas are incredibly high. Of course, this depends on the country you choose to see a dentist. In developed countries,
the savings on cosmetic dentistry abroad is due to the lower cost of living and not because the dentists lack modern equipment, technology or experience.


In developing nations, the standard of care may not be as high, nor have the regulatory oversight to provide assurances and ensure there are hygiene control practices in place, ensuring a clinically sterile environment for dental procedures to be carried out with minimal risk of infection.

Developed countries, such as Poland, where our clinic is based in Krakow have high clinical standards and robust safeguards in place to ensure the quality of treatment is of the highest standards.

It’s estimated that half of the medical tourism industry is dominated by dental tourism. Patients are choosing to cross borders for cheaper dental procedures abroad including for, veneers, dental bridges, tooth implants, crowns, orthodontic care and even root canal treatment, benefit from cheaper dental care with a high quality of care.

For some patients, the option to use dentists abroad isn’t really a choice, but rather a necessity. Unlike other NHS services which can be free, NHS dentistry is not, and there are waiting times too. Unless you’re choosing to use a private dental practice, you’ll need to wait in line for treatment.


The Costs of Dental Treatments in the UK

 

NHS dental fees span three bands. A band one treatment is (currently) £22.70 (+£1.10 in 2019) and that only covers an examination, an x-ray, diagnosis and advice. Band two treatments are the first band up for dental treatments covering fillings and tooth extractions. It should be noted that NHS fillings are amalgam fillings. Porcelain and ceramic fillings, which last longer, are not covered by the NHS. In 2019, band two dental treatments rose £3, bringing the cost per treatment to £62.10. Dental crowns and false teeth fall into a band three tariff, which rose by £12.80 in 2019, now costing £269.30. Prices are based for costs in England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different costs, and patients can contribute up to 80% of the cost of treatment.

For those who want to bypass waiting times and opt for private dental care, the prices will be higher, sometimes significantly. Take for example a root canal treatment, which is a band two on the NHS costing £62.10; privately you could be paying upwards of £900. Using a private dental clinic abroad, such as our practice in Krakow, Poland, our patients typically save 75% on the cost of root canal treatments. Further savings are made when patients require multi-root canal treatment animation.

Overall, across all our treatments provided by our dentists abroad, our patients save between 50% to 60% on all cosmetic dental treatments provided, after accounting for airfares, transport costs, hotel stays and the small amount of tourism tax that may apply, as is the case with a lot of European destinations.


Quality of Care

The vast majority of patients considering seeing a dentist abroad are concerned with the quality of care and rightly so because follow up assistance needs considered. Patients choosing any package from Polish My Smile have the full assurance of our dental guarantee, which varies from two to five years for veneers and bridges with up to a ten-year guarantee on our superior quality dental implants.
 

Professional Assistance from Experienced Dental Tourism Experts

The team at Polish My Smile have over a decade’s experience in assisting (mainly) British people to access quality dentistry care on a dental holiday in Poland while assisting with travel arrangements, accommodation, and making the most of your trip to the City of Krakow.