Savings - £1000 on each tooth restoration | Time required - In most cases two visits to Poland
Advantages of dental implants
Why implants in Poland?
Teeth implants in stages
Implant smiles done in our clinic
Duration of treatment
Video testimonials from our implant patients
All on 4 and All on 6 options
Other full mouth restoration implant option
Dental implant prices abroad and in Poland
Questions on implants
Implants provide the longest-lasting solution to missing teeth
Give you natural looking teeth and confidence to eat and smile
Protects other teeth. No need for drilling of surrounding teeth
Help you keep your face looking healthy
Read more on teeth implants advantages and benefits.
Polish My Smile have over a decade’s experience providing satisfied customers with full smile makeovers and restorative dentistry by getting teeth implants in Krakow, Poland. The two main reasons people come to us are 1) it’s much cheaper to get dental treatments abroad, and 2) not all cosmetic and restorative dentistry is available on the NHS and for those who are eligible… getting an appointment and the treatment completed isn’t the fastest.
Our implantologists in Poland belong to the reputable International Congress of Oral Implantologists
For those who have to go private for dental procedures, travelling overseas is the only way to access cost-effective treatment. Depending on the extent of the work you need doing, getting it done in the UK could have costs so high you’d need to remortgage your home to afford it.
Below are some example pictures of implants and smile makeovers done by our dentists in Poland. All these procedures were done in our clinics in Krakow.
After: Front tooth implant restoration and other teeth covered by porcelain crowns
Before: Missing tooth gap that needs bone regeneration before the implant insertion.
The implant process for routine cases normally consists of two stages:
1st stage: Tooth implant placement
After preparation of the implantation area, implants are inserted and the gum is stitched over them. Depending upon the complexity of your case, the operation might take anything from thirty minutes for a single implant, to several hours for complex bone grafting and multiple implant placements. Any stitches are removed a week to ten days later. You won’t be left toothless as we fit you with temporary teeth. During that time patients remain under our constant care.
2nd stage: The restorative phase
Usually three to nine months after the implants were first placed, you return to our clinic in Poland so that final teeth can be fitted. The reason why it takes from three to nine months between these two stages is that an integration period is needed for the implant to fully assimilate with the bone. During this time bone cells grow into the micro-pores created on the surface of the implant. It is a natural process and its duration varies between individuals.
Getting dental implants in Poland is a cost-effective way to replace lost teeth while restoring much of your natural bite power and saving thousands in the process in comparison to what your regular dentist in the UK would charge.
The problem is when you have multiple missing teeth; the costs continue to soar with every additional implant you need. Not only that but the longer there are gaps in your mouth, it can lead to bone loss which can rule out your eligibility to have dental implants as you need sufficient bone strength for the titanium posts to fuse with your natural bone tissue. Without sufficient bone tissue, there may not be enough anchorage, leaving you with limited options to replace missing teeth.
All on four dental implants with the implant overdenture
All on 6 implant option done in our clinic in Poland
Below we present some pictures of our patient who decided to have All on 6 implant option in our clinic in Poland. As requested by the patient, the colour of his top teeth was matched to the colour of his natural bottom teeth.
Before the implant work
The colour of new teeth is matched to the bottom arch
6 implants with titanium caps are inserted
Final result with permanent implant teeth
Alternative and cheaper option to All on 4 or All on 6 is the implant overdenture attached to the implants bar. A number of Implants may be used to secure a lower denture (in most cases 4 teeth implants). A hole is made in the jaw bone for each Implant. The Implant is positioned and a Healing Cap applied.The gum is replaced while the bone recovers. Access to the implant is made and the second part of the implant is attached.The bars are attached and tiny magnets in the denture then keep it securely in place.
The implant is inserted into the jawbone
Special interlock on the implant
The implant bar attached to 4 implants
The overdenture placed on the bar
If you are interested in travelling abroad for teeth implants, the logical question to address is what the dental implant prices in these locations are. We’ve researched leading international healthcare databases to bring you the lowest prices among the top ten international destinations for dental tourism.
According to DentalDepartures.com, the top 10 international destinations for dental tourism are:
2. Indonesia (Bali)
8. Costa Rica
A cross-check of those destinations with Medigo’s pricing comparison; we can arrange the pricing for dental implants from the lowest price to the highest….
1. Turkey comes in cheapest with starting prices at £385
2. Poland with an average price of £448
3. Mexico is £690
4. Hungary is £718
5. The Philippines are higher with a starting price of £800 per dental implant
6. Costa Rica has prices starting from £823
7. Indonesia (Bali) is £875
8. Spain costs around £876
9. Thailand prices start at £921
10. And Malaysia costs an average of £937
These prices are only comparing the cost per implant, though. There are additional costs you need to factor in to the total cost of dental implants as the prices can soar quickly.
Additional costs include:
The price of a consultation with the dentist
The cost of dental impressions
CT scans if applicable
Any follow-up visits, including air and hotel fees
The price of each part of an implant – that’s the root, the abutment, and any crowns, bridges or dentures required
The entire cost of surgery, including the use of the theatre and anaesthetic required to have the work completed
The cost of any emergency work should anything go wrong that isn’t covered by the dental practitioners’ insurance or your travel insurance. Here we offer our patients a "peace of mind guarantee" with travel cost refund promise.
Factoring for every potential cost is impossible, which is why every dentist will list the price of dental implants with ‘from”. That’s just the price per implant, not additional work. For this reason, when you are price comparing dental implants abroad, you really need to be getting written quotations. This generally requires an upfront consultation.
Within some of the top European destinations, some dentists exquisitely cater to the international market, specifically targeting high dental cost countries, including the UK, France and the US, where the cost of cosmetic dental work is extremely high. In a lot of the Euro States such as Poland, it is possible to get a free consultation, but be sure to check the fine print as the fee may be deducted from the final bill. This can also be the case of additional work such as high-res CT scans which could be a deductible cost from the final bill if you book within a pre-set time frame from your initial consultation; otherwise the consult and x-ray fees could be payable.
To get the best price for dental implants abroad, it does pay to shop around; however, a good starting point is requesting an itemised quotation from any international dentist you’re considering. That way, you will know if travelling to Turkey for a dental implant costing £385 (average) per tooth with additional consultation fees and other medical fees, could prove to be more expensive than travelling to Poland for an All-on-4 (full arch dentures held in place by just two implants) for thousands of pounds less.
For dental implants under £500 per tooth, Turkey and Poland are the only destinations closest to the UK with reasonably priced airfare. Both are EU states so abide by high-quality control standards and are regulated with strict standards, so the quality of care is high. The experience is going to be different depending on which country you travel to, as these are two different cultures, although both are filled with heritage. In any case, travelling to have dental implants abroad is nearly always going to result in cost savings when compared to the high prices in Britain.
If you have good general health then dental implants will almost certainly work for you. However, to have implants inserted you also need to have healthy gums and sufficient thickness of the jawbone. Our dentist will assess that during an initial consultation. In some cases implants can only be placed after grafting the bone into the area first.
Does the dental implant treatment hurt?
Implantation surgery is painless and performed under local anesthesia. After the surgery, slight pain may be felt and a minor swelling may occur. For most patients, any of the simple painkillers you might take for a headache will be all that is needed for a few days. If you experience more discomfort than this, stronger medications can be prescribed.
Can implants always be used in case of missing teeth?
It depends on the state of the bone in your jaw. Your dentist will arrange for a number of special tests to assess the amount of bone still there (like CT scans and full panoramic x-rays). If there is not enough, or if it isn’t healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without grafting bone into the area first or doing a sinus lift procedure.
When you find yourself in need of a replacement tooth or two, there are quite a few options you can choose with dental implants being right up there as the premier choice. There are quite a few advantages to dental implants in comparison to bridges and dentures. Also, implants done in our clinics in Poland are on average 2 times cheaper than in the UK's clinics. Here’s why we believe dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth
Implants have a 90% to 95% success rate.
Of all the procedures there are to replace missing teeth, implants have the highest success rate and the longest life span. A quality implant fitted by an experienced implantologist has the potential to last a lifetime. A dental bridge will need to be replaced every twenty to thirty years, and a denture, likely more frequently.
Teeth implants keep your surrounding natural teeth health
Dental bridges are reliant on the support from your surrounding teeth. Additionally, preparation work is usually required for a bridge to be fitted, which involves filing down the surrounding teeth.
Eat what you want
Much of what you can eat depends on the strength of your teeth. If you lost a tooth to crunching a hard boiled sweet or something similar, you’ll know how important the strength of your teeth is. Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement you’ll get that lets you eat what you want with minimal risk of damage.
Prevent premature ageing
Did you know that within a year of losing a tooth, you’ll also have up to 25% bone volume loss? Dental implants fuse with surrounding bone tissue helping to stave off further bone loss. The more the bone shrinks, the less dense your jawline becomes, which can lead to the jawline dropping, leaving you looking older than you are.
There are no special requirements to take care of implants. How they function and you how you clean them as well as the gum tissue is no different from regularly brushing your natural teeth. Brush as usual to remove plaque and tartar.
Dental implants look and act naturally
With a dental implant, because they are fixed to the bone, they are not going to move. Bridges and dentures can move on occasion, which can affect speech, not to mention an embarrassing moment if your denture suddenly fell out. As the implant is permanently fixed to the jawbone, there is no movement. You’ll be able to speak naturally, be understood, and since it looks the same as all your other teeth, nobody will be any the wiser when you smile.
Restore your bite force
After losing a tooth, you lose some of your natural bite force, meaning it’s going to be more difficult to chew through a well-done steak or similar tough foods. Dental implants are anchored with a titanium post to replace your tooth root, which gives you an increase in bite
force. No other dental procedure can replicate the replacement of your tooth root.
Prevents tooth misalignment
A missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift position and fill the gaps. This leads to misalignment that’s clearly noticeable when you smile. Filling the gap with a dental implant will prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, leading to an impaired smile.
Dental implants feel natural
One of the things that are very noticeable with alternative methods to replacing missing teeth is you feel the difference. Dentures take some getting used to and can affect the taste of foods and the texture. With implants, there’s no difference to your taste buds so you can enjoy your favourite foods without experiencing any unusual tastes.