When you think of having any medical procedures carried out abroad, you probably already know that you’re going to get your treatment a whole lot cheaper than you get in the UK. After all, it is the main reason for the surge in dental tourism and it has risen over the years.

Quality assured cosmetic dentistry abroad

Why pay a few hundred for a temporary teeth-whitening procedure and sacrifice your annual summer holiday to pay for cosmetic dentistry, when you can fit in a spectacular weekend break and return with a polished white smile? For the price you’d pay for a weekend trip to Blackpool, you can access dental treatment in Krakow all in the space of a few days.

To this day, the UK has been and still is a world-leader in health care services. As such, we are seen as a benchmark for health care provision around the globe and you will find that dentists in most countries hold similar high standards. Dentists in Poland are no exception, the quality is second to none, and their education is continuously growing. Therefore, you can rest assured when you book your dental holiday with us, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Our dentists abroad belong to various dental organizations

Accredited dentists in Poland do not get their status after a couple of years of education. Accreditation is only provided to highly educated professional dentists who have undergone a minimum of five years academic study, and then gone on to practice under the supervision of an already accredited dentist for a further two years. After first accreditation, Polish dentists are then required to continue their educational
development in order to maintain accredited. Not to mention that most dental clinics in Poland are ISO 9001 certified. For you as a patient, that means that each dental clinic abroad meets the internationally recognised quality management standards, bringing Polish dental treatment in line with worldwide quality standards.

Above that, dentists in Poland can opt to become a fledged member of the Polish Dental Association. Those who are will be further committed to continued career development through dental education courses leading to further qualifications and advanced expertise.That assists further to maintain their accreditation with the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists. Without that accreditation, they will not have their certificate renewed.

Here, at Polish My Smile, each of our dentists abroad are accredited (view their certificates), continually educated, and in many cases, have worldwide specialist training, gaining recognition in a number of leading dental fields.

Dentists' cost comparison (overseas and in the UK)

Dental treatmentCost abroad
(starting price "from")
Cost in the UK
Dental consultation £0 - £20*£80
X- ray picture£20 £90
CT scan £40 £250
Porcelain crown£240 £550
Veneer£190 £450
Implant insertion£560 £1100
Implant tooth£580 £1100
Teeth whitening £220 £350
Dentures£380 £750
All on 4 implants £5600 £9500
Bridge (per tooth)£240 £550

* The cost of consultation and Xray is free for patients who book
the dental holiday package with Polish My Smile.
Prices based on exchange rate 1GBP = 5.3 PLN.

The benefits of dental treatments abroad

When thinking of having a procedure such as having a full smile makeover with veneers or replacing missing teeth by dental implants or bridges, there is at times one major aspect that puts people off, that being the cost. And here lies the first benefit and a major one at that. On average people can expect to save between £350 and £1100 per tooth when having these treatments at our clinic in Poland in comparison to what they would pay in the UK. And that is a saving not to be sniffed at! This is especially the case if there are a number of teeth that require the treatment.
In most cases you would need one or two short visits to Poland in case of cosmetic dentistry work. The first is used to check the shade of your teeth and to prepare the tooth and take an impression. And the second is when the veneer or crown is fitted.
All of our dentists abroad have years of experience and are good English speakers. You can be assured that the quality of treatment will be as high as what you would receive if you were to have the procedure in the UK. 
And as for the third benefit Krakow is only a two hour flight away from the UK and for a fourth benefit you do not have to endure a long waiting time as we do not have waiting lists. There are many additional benefits however we will end our list for the purposes of this post with just one more; and that is the fact they you will be able to travel and enjoy the delights of the wonderful city of Krakow. We will welcome you and ensure that you enjoy your stay from start to finish.

Before and after pictures of cosmetic dentistry in Poland

 Below we present some pictures of one of our cosmetic dentistry patients, who had his dental work completed abroad. In total 10 of top quality zirconium crowns were made, and the result can be seen on these pictures.

The whole dental work completed in our clinic in Poland allowed to save the patient £8000 on the dental bill.

Safety when travelling for dentistry abroad

 While money is the main motivator for dental tourism, as in people travelling to European destinations to see a dentist and have their dental treatment completed, there areconsiderations you need to keep in mind to keep yourself safe.

1) Those with asthma

For those with asthma, a trip to the dentist can be stressful enough; especially if you already suffer with a case of dentaphobia. Asthma attacks are far more likely to happen when you feel anxious. For that reason, it’s imperative that you feel as relaxed as possible for your trip abroad, and not just in the dentists.

When you’re travelling abroad, you have travel anxieties to add to the burden of heading off to a brand new dentist, so make sure you let the dentist, or a clinician in the practice know about your medical condition. Nitrous Oxide and conscious sedation may be two topics of discussion to have prior to your visit. The dentist will be able to let you know if either would be beneficial for your treatment to prevent an asthma attack.

2) Doctor to dentist communication

There are medical conditions that will require your dentist to communicate with your GP. Medical conditions such as heart disease, renal failure, or if you’ve had an organ transplant may require you to be treated with antibiotics, depending on the dental treatment you are having completed.

If it’s a simple teeth whitening procedure, there’s no worry, but if you’re having dental implants or other surgical dental treatment done, then there is a risk of infection that must be reduced and controlled with antibiotics.

3) Plan your trip with your health in mind

Regardless whether you suffer from asthma, have a medical condition that needs your doctor’s attention before you go, or if you are in perfectly good health, you need to plan your trip for minimum distress.

Going to the dentist is never going to be something you look forward too, and more often than not, it’s an inconvenience that you’d rather not have to deal with. Sometimes though, the money is all that’s on your mind. You know that the UK costs are sky high and the simplest and fastest way to access the dental treatment that you need is to cross the borders and get yourself into a European State where dentists can provide top of the line
treatments you can expect at home, but for a fraction of the cost.

To get there, you need your flights, coach transfers, and a place to stay while you’re there. If your work involves you travelling abroad, then that’s the natural way you’d want to arrange your treatment. During a time that you’re already in the country so you can save on the travel and accommodation costs.

For the majority of us though, we just don’t have that luxury. What you can do instead is use the specialist services of a dental tourism operator, who can take care of your accommodation and ensure you get an English-speaking guide with you so you know every step of the way what’s involved in the procedure and what precautionary advice you have for when you get back home.

The treatment is often completed in just the one visit but whatever you have done in your mouth, you need to make sure you heed the advice of the dentist to prevent any infections and keep your oral health intact, free from bacteria and on course for success. Sometimes that’s just down to you to simply say no to red wines and tobacco products, whereas at other times, you may have to arrange for medications such as antibiotics to prevent the onset of a bacterial infection.

If you’re in good health, you won’t have anything to worry about, but should you have any medical conditions at all, you should consult your GP, your regular dentist, or speak to your local pharmacist for general advice on preventing a bacterial infection following any dental procedures you have done.

Dentists in Poland are as hygienically friendly as clinics here in the UK are. The issue is nothing to do with dentists abroad, but it has everything to do with your treatment and how successful it is.