For Australian and New Zealand patients, traveling to The Philippines in southeast Asia for their dental crowns is a realistic option for saving an incredible amount of money and being able to enjoy a fantastic holiday while waiting for the completion of the lab work on their new crowns.
Anyone looking for the epitome of a desert island will find it in The Philippines – with over 7000 islands to choose from there is bound to be at least one that suits. Azure waters containing coral reefs surround brilliant white sandy coastlines fringed with palms. This isn’t the sum of its parts - with plenty of activities on offer suiting all capabilities.
For patients traveling to The Philippines for dental crowns there are plenty of distractions to get involved in between dental appointments and while waiting for the lab work.
Southeast Asia is a regular haunt as a destination for many Antipodeans, with figures for 2010 estimating that holidays in the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 53% of all Australian travel abroad. The lure of frequent, low-cost flights, a generally lower-priced economy and the outdoor lifestyle that Australians and New Zealanders crave and it is little wonder that increasingly significant numbers are traveling to this part of the world.
While there have, in the past, been rumors that lower prices are down to inferior quality treatment and the labs’ use of poor-quality materials – and no doubt in some circumstances this does still occur – the clinics Dental Departures work with have been background-checked by us so anyone booking through us knows they will be seen by a reputable clinic with quality-checked dentists.
Moreover they can be certain that the dental crowns are not inexpensive because they are inferior, but because the cost of living is so much cheaper here. Expenses which have to be factored into the cost of dental restorations such as labor costs, office rents, salaries etc are considerably less resulting in lower costs to patients.
A dental crown will usually be completed by a lab in a couple of days. You will need an appointment with your dentist on the first day, so that your tooth can be prepared to receive the crown and so that your dentist can take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab to make the crown. You will, obviously, need to return to the dentist after the crown has been made to have it fitted. You should be able to get your dental crown treatment completed in 4 days.
The size of your dental crown and the material it is made from will affect the final cost. The type of material will be something your dentist discusses with you on your first appointment as there are pros and cons for each type of material.
For example, if budget is your main concern, the most affordable are porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). However, if you want the most natural-looking and cost is no object then you may be happier with zirconia. There are a number of other options in between which you may wish to consider before you make a decision.
In Australia and New Zealand dental crowns start at $1,200 compared to $83 in The Philippines. For zirconia crowns they start at $1,500 in Australia and New Zealand, but are from $392 in The Philippines.
Zirconia crowns can last for up to 15 years, which may make sense to upgrade to in The Philippines, knowing that you will still be saving over a thousand dollars per crown, and, having a material that lasts for a very long time.
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