Last Fact-Checked: 15 January 2019
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The exciting city of Bangkok is a cultural phenomenon. As a business centre, it receives millions of visitors a year, second only to London, who come to soak up its heady ambiance and immerse themselves in its rich culture.
Bangkok is a compelling city, providing a broad tapestry of contrasts with a wide appeal. All tastes are catered for here, and it is all the richer for the charm and friendliness of the Thai people. Accommodation and food is wide-ranging, suiting all budgets and needs. You will never be stuck for interesting things to see and do which are quite different from things at home. The night market in Patpong provides opportunities for honing your haggling skills, the temples and palaces will leave you awestruck, and floating markets and street food vendors provide a unique insight into Bangkok's culture. There are also parks and a butterfly garden for when you need those quieter moments.
For all its history and culture, this is still a modern city, with skyscrapers and state-of-the-art medical and dental facilities. Many Australians, New Zealanders, US and UK citizens have already discovered its excellent clinics, and regularly make the trip to have fillings, dentures, and all their dental needs met.
The main reason most people come to Bangkok for dentures is due to the cost - a fraction of the price back home. However, they are also aware that the facilities and treatment they can expect to receive in Bangkok is of a very high standard, if not better than some of the clinics at home.
This is an international city, and dentists here speak fluent English, many having trained or worked in English-speaking countries throughout the world.
Two international airports serve Bangkok, so it is easy to reach from all corners of the world. Bangkok is also a uniquely beguiling place, where businessmen rub shoulders with hippies on the Khao San Road and temples and go-go bars are all part of the tourist trail.
Dentures can be made in about 10-14 days, but if you have had extractions or surgery, permanent dentures cannot be fitted until the gums have healed. Your dentist can help guide you in your initial consultation.
'Healing dentures', which are non-permanent, are fitted after extractions. Lighter than permanent dentures, they allow the gums to heal. The temporary dentures should be worn until the gums have healed - usually a few months - although they can be worn for several years. Once you have permanent dentures, adjustments may have to be made to them from time-to-time as gums tend to recede with age. These adjustments can be made by any dental lab.
Porcelain dentures have a very natural appearance compared to acrylic dentures. However, because they are heavy, more stress is placed on the gums and bones, and these can be worn down quicker as a result. Acrylic dentures do not last as long, but are generally more comfortable to wear because they are lighter. Considerations such as these and the cost implications will be discussed with you by your dentist so that you can make the right choice for your particular circumstances.
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