Veneers to Enhance One's Smile

Porcelain Veneers

Affordable Veneers to Restore One's Natural Smile

Veneers are a layer of ultra-thin layer of porcelain (zirconia, ceramic or a composite resin material) that is custom made to the contour of your teeth and bonded on to the front surface of the tooth, the procedure rarely requires anesthesia. Veneers cover the surface of a tooth to correct imperfections such as discoloration, fractures, cracks, chips, or even gaps while also providing strength and resilience.

Veneers are less intrusive and an excellent alternative to crowns or braces (in many situations) as they can provide a more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, position, size or shape. Patients also choose veneers as a cosmetic solution to close gaps, enhance brightness of their teeth, straighten their smile, correct small misalignment and mask stains and/or damages. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.

Many adults past the age of 40 find veneers an affordable and aesthetically pleasing way to improve one's smile and overall looks as they are typically applied to the 6-10 teeth in the 'smile zone'. Many veneers, depending on the material, replicate the teeth so well that it is impossible for a casual observer to identify the restoration. Veneers are often used to complement crowns and implants with many labs able to match the look and structure of natural teeth.

Pattaya: Affordable, Convenient Dental Care

Thailand's Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden 2

A Dental Tourism Venue Like No Other

One of the hottest beach-resort destinations in Thailand, Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities, accommodation and nightlife venues.

Pattaya is a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 150 km. southeast of Bangkok - a mere two-hour drive. Pattaya’s pulsating nightlife is well known, but local authorities have, in recent years, improved the quality of the beaches and reinvented the resort as a more family-friendly destination. Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or take trips to nearby islands. Other activities include Bungee jumping, cycling, skydiving, go-Karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), and Paintball. Golfers, both novice and expert, are well catered to as well, with a wide selection of golf courses around Pattaya.

Another major draw for visitors to Pattaya is the wide selection of restaurants serving some of Thailand's freshest seafood. Due to the high number of expatriate foreigners in Pattaya there is also an excellent selection of authentic foreign eateries serving French, Italian, Swiss, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, English, Indian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine.

Bali (Island of Gods): For Affordable Dentistry

Indonesia's Pura Ulun Danu 

Bali is an Indonesian island situated between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. According to 2014 census data the island's population is 4.3 million. Bali, Island of Gods, is unique in that it is home to Indonesia's Hindu minority and this cultural anomaly extends to the language, customs, and arts including dance, sculpture, metalworking, and music.

Dental travelers, particularly Australians, have long known that Bali represents value, quality, and convenience for dental services. Since the mid-'80s, when tourism really took off in Bali, Australians have been complementing leisure trips with high-quality, affordable dentistry. From implants to root canals, the providers and clinics are ready and accessible with well-trained professional staff and affordable services. Take the guess work out of your decision-making process; select from one of our DTS vetted clinics.

What sets Bali apart from other parts of the Indonesian archipelago is its Hinduism that has flourished since around 1,000 A.D. It was during this early period of the Hindu penetration from Java and India that the Balinese developed wet-field cultivation and terracing. Some of the religious and cultural traditions introduced during this period are still practiced to this day.

Britons Travel for Cosmetic Dental Care

Britons Travel for Cosmetic Dental Care

Cost and Quality push Britons to travel for dental care

With fewer NHS dentists, longer waiting times and rising costs of private treatment, more and more Britons are opting to travel abroad for dental treatment, with Hungary being the top destination.

The cost of private dental treatment in the UK is steadily on the rise and has already risen beyond the means of many patients. To give an example, the cost of a dental implant can cost anywhere between £1,800 - £3,000 whereas in Hungary they are almost half the price at £580. In Budapest root canal treatment and a crown fitting can be done for £250 whereas that same procedure would set you back around £800 in the UK. It is evident that even with the cost of flights and accommodation the savings are substantial, considering you can also enjoy a bit of a holiday at the same time. 

Down Under Got Solar Not Molar

Down Under Got Solar Not Molar

In what famous travel writer Bill Bryson coined a sunburned country, sadly the fanfare for dental care is not as ebullient as the copious amount of solar energy surging down upon the Aussies. Even with a socialized type of dental insurance thrust upon them by the Commonwealth that encompasses sister countries such as Canada, Britain, and New Zealand, unfortunately fewer than half ever use it. This is because most procedures of importance are only partially covered, such as cosmetic dentistry. Yes, it’s nothing but down and dirty dentistry down under, fair dinkum.

In the land of ingenuity, however, Australians have found a way around the system by which they are bound. Even though they live in a country which doubles as a continent and possibly a planet all its own, they have discovered that the most exotic thing their Southeast Asian neighbors offer is affordable dental care. This, above all other things, has prompted people to venture forth from the Land of Oz to places such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia. These are places, quite honestly, that the average outbacker would poke fun of ordinarily. This bravado is merely a façade, however, as most Australians are simply trying to hide their fear of spicy food. If you want to watch a grown man from Perth cry, give him a nacho chip with a drop of Tabasco sauce on it.

Varaždin: A Prefect Combination For A Dental Travel

Croatia's Stari Grad Old Castle

Croatia: One of Europe's Best Kept Secrets for Cosmetic Dentistry

Known as Croatia’s ‘Little Vienna’, Varaždin is one of Central Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cities. Located north of Zagreb, Varaždin is a city whose rich history goes back to the 12th century, when the city housed the region’s wealthiest nobles, landowners, artisans and artists. Well known for its beautiful Baroque style buildings with their elegantly coloured facades and its fairy-tale castle, it’s almost impossible not to be charmed by this historic gem of a city. Varaždin is the perfect place if you are looking to combine culture and history with excellent, affordable dental care.

Reputation for Quality Dental Work

Varaždin is relatively new to the dental tourism market offering competitive prices, beautiful surroundings and friendly service. The dental services provided are of the highest quality as dentists must follow a tough and demanding qualification process while keeping up with the latest techniques and technologies. 

Dental Procedures offered include:

UK Push/Pull Factors & Dental Tourism

UK PushPull Factors  Dental Tourism

Push/Pull and Cost Factors

With fewer NHS dentists, longer waiting times and rising costs of private treatment, more and more Britons are opting to travel abroad for dental treatment, with Hungary as the top destination.

The cost of private dental treatment in the UK is steadily on the rise and has already risen beyond the means of many patients. For example, the cost of a dental implant can cost anywhere from £1,800 - £3,000 whereas in Hungary they are almost half the price at £580. It is evident that even with the cost of flights and accommodation the savings are substantial, considering you can also enjoy a holiday at the same time. 

Although the NHS does provide dental services there are very few NHS dentists, due to the current contract in which dentists are paid according to the Band level of treatment provided rather than per item of service provided which means they get paid a fixed amount regardless of the amount of treatment required. In the UK there are approximately four dentists for every 10,000 people in England, this, as you can imagine, creates long waiting lists for treatment, forcing people to choose private services which are often well beyond their means. Furthermore the NHS does not cover cosmetic treatment, so for those in need of cosmetic dental treatment, private dental services are the only option. It is not unheard of for people to receive quotes for upwards of £11,000 for cosmetic dental treatment, whereas the same procedure can be in Hungary or Poland for almost half the price.

Tbilisi: A Getaway Destination For Dental Travelers

Georgia's Centennial Olympic Park

It is no surprise that Georgia, a former state within the former USSR, is becoming a player in the dental tourism industry. Given a well-trained professional class, early adopters for technology, and an enthusiasm that is evident in many emerging countries, one can expect to see Tbilisi and Georgia continue to ride the wave for years to come. 

Georgia sits on the southeastern edge of the Black Sea, a border that abuts Russia, with Turkey to Georgia's southwest, Armenia due south, and Azerbaijan to the southeast. 

Travelers flying into Georgia for dental treatment usually get their work done in the capital city of Tbilisi, known as one of the most charming cities in Eurasia. In fact, its charm, sophistication and relaxed culture have resulted in it being referred to as “the Paris of Eurasia.” 

And the clinics are full-service as in other parts of Europe offering deep cleaning, extractions, Panoramic 360 x-rays, implants and dentures, or just about anything dental one can think of. The unit of account or invoices is in Euros. However, the cost is affordable as operating expenses are structurally less than in the high tax jurisdictions on western Europe so one can expect to pay a fraction of the cost of a high cost country.  

Belgrade: The White City of Serbia

Serbia's Belgrade City

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to "White city".

In Belgrade, Serbia's capital and major city center, there is plenty of things to do to satisfy any age or taste, whether it is having a meal at an open air café before visiting a museum or checking out local artists working at the many exquisite galleries, both indoors and out, to be found throughout the country.

Belgrade at night

There are winter and summer Belgrade clubs.

Winter nightclubs are located downtown, and their busy season stretches from October through May.

In the summer, Belgrade party moves to the rivers, where summer nightclubs have their opening nights in May. Actually, those are big, open-air rafts and boats, remodeled into discotheques. The most popular Belgrade clubs are those on the river Sava, starting from the old Railway Bridge and up to the “Gazela” bridge, and also those on the Danube, near “Hotel Yugoslavia”.

8 Reasons Why: Guatemala As A Dental Tourism Destination

8 Reasons Why

Dental tourism and Guatemala are words that go together. The country is fast catching on among citizens of the Global North for its quality dental care and world class sites for cultural tourism and adventure. Thus, getting dental work done and seeing some of the most fascinating destinations in the Americas is a win-win situation in all regards. For those sitting on the fence about Guatemala, below are 8 compelling reasons for choosing the country as your affordable dental destination in Latin America