Last fact-checked: 22 May 2019
Replace your missing tooth with a dental implant in Pattaya: the affordable way to achieve a natural smile with something that feels and looks exactly like your own tooth.
Although modern dental implants as a means of replacing missing teeth have been around for over 50 years, the expense of the procedure has put many would-be patients off. However, with established dental tourism centres abroad such as Thailand offering dental implants at a fraction of the cost they are in developed nations many patients are now opting to travel abroad for their treatment, taking advantage of the time required to enjoy a holiday in this popular resort.
Pattaya is one of Thailand’s most popular resorts on the island of Phuket and offers an abundance of things to do for anyone taking a vacation here. Although nightlife here can be somewhat raucous, you can discover ample locations where a quieter pace of life can be enjoyed, which is something you may be grateful for after your implant treatment. Plus, you have the whole of the island of Phuket to explore.
The implants procedure will probably require at least two trips to complete and so it is important to consider the implications of having to return to Pattaya for a second time, including the cost of two return flights.
If you are having more than one implant, the overall cost will definitely be less than at home, and you will be rewarded with excellent service and high-quality work from your dentist in Pattaya as well as a best price guarantee from Dental Departures if you book through us.
Our dentists in Pattaya have been pre-screened by us to verify qualifications and memberships of esteemed international organizations including the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the European Society of Osseointegration. We also do onsite visits and publish real patient reviews alongside other valuable information for patients, such as clinic photos, location maps, prices and more—all helping you to make your own informed choice as to what particular facility is for you.
Here are some of our top-quality clinics you may want to consider for your dental implants in Pattaya:
• The Dental Design Center• OrthoSmile Dental Clinic• Thirata Dental Clinic
Usually there are two stages to the dental implant procedure with 3-12 months between the two. This is if you are a good candidate for a dental implant procedure with viable jaw bone in which to place the implants. Patients who have lost their tooth through periodontitis (advanced gum disease) are not good candidates for a dental implant because their jaw bone has been eroded away, giving the implant nothing to screw into. However, all is not lost, and if you do have bone loss and are determined to get that dental implant you can always consider the possibility of a bone graft or sinus lift to augment the jawbone. But, you will have to bear in mind that after this procedure, a three- to six-month wait is required for the bone graft to take before you can have the dental implant procedure. In the meantime, you will wear a denture or put up with a gap in your teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure:
The dental implant is inserted into the jaw bone during the first stage of the procedure. This is carried out in a day but you may need to be around for 3-4 days so that your dentist can ensure everything is as it should be. After the implant is inserted you will then need for this to fuse with your bone (osseointegration) which can take anything at least three months.
When you return to your dentist after the specified healing time your dentist will make impressions of your teeth so that the crown (false-tooth) can be fitted to your implant to complete the procedure. On this second visit, you may need to be around for 10 days in total which will take into account several visits with your dentist and the waiting time for the crown to be made by the lab.
Dental implants in Pattaya cost around half the price they do at home, meaning you can enjoy a great holiday with the money you’ll save.
Dental Implant Prices – at home
Dental Implant Prices – Pattaya
Find your dentist on our website and book an appointment for your dental implants in Pattaya online. Check out our patient reviews, compare prices, view clinic photos and discover exclusive discounts. Use our free phone number, e-mail or online chat if you have any questions—members of our Customer Care Team are always happy to help.
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