Last fact-checked: 13 May 2019
Repair damaged teeth without breaking the bank with dental crowns in Phuket, Thailand. Compare prices between Dental Departures' list of quality-checked clinics and save over 60% on the cost back home.
As the largest and most well-known island in Thailand, Phuket enjoys a stunning location, situated just off the southwest coast of Thailand and surrounded by the glistening Andaman Sea. Renowned for its spectacular beaches, eclectic nightlife and a vast range of day-trip options (with island-hopping and snorkeling being the most popular), it's no wonder why Phuket still attracts millions of visitors every year.
And, to many thousands of Australian, New Zealand, US and UK tourists in-the-know, it's the ideal place to receive expert dental care for a fraction of the price it costs back home.
The costs of dental crowns vary considerably; the figure is dependent on how large the crown is and what material is used. In Australia, they can cost anything between $1,500 AUD to $4,000 AUD.
In Phuket, dental crowns start from $255 AUD. You can find these sorts of prices at three of our most popular clinics below:
With direct flights available to Phuket International Airport, plentiful accommodation options (where a four and five-star hotels often cost less than $200 AUD per night) and all the modern conveniences and amenities you'd find at home, Phuket ticks all of the boxes as far as dental tourism destinations go. Health & wellness retreats, luxurious spas and inexpensive Thai massage are also great for post-treatment relaxation.
You also have the flexibility of staying right in the heart of the action, like the bustling Patong Beach area, or opt the peace and quiet of somewhere like Layan Beach - where the only noise at night comes from the crickets!
Dental treatment at the best clinics in Phuket is of a high standard, with all top facilities listed on our site fully equipped with the latest technology. Dentists receive expert training and keep abreast with the latest developments and techniques in dental care.
The procedure for dental crowns is relatively straightforward. They are used to preserve a tooth's functionality by restoring and protecting worn-down, cracked or damaged teeth. Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as caps, as the dental crown sits over an existing tooth, covering the outer surface, rather like a cap.
The dentists here are highly skilled, many having trained abroad in Australia, the US and the UK. The treatment for dental crowns you receive here will be of the same high standards that you receive at home, with the only real difference being the price.
Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials, including zirconia, porcelain and gold. You can discuss with your dentist and decide which material is most suitable for you. The procedure for dental crowns usually takes two or three days; you'll need an initial appointment on day-one and another follow-up three to four days later, with any lab work carried out in between. Clinics with on-site laboratories will be able to complete dental crowns in just a couple of days, sometimes even same day!To prepare your tooth for a crown, the dentist will first thoroughly clean and shape the tooth with a drill. Impressions are made and sent to the lab. Before you leave (and get to enjoy island life for the next few days), the dentist will fit a temporary dental crown for protection.On your second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the surface of the tooth is filed down in preparation to receive the permanent crown. Once you and your dentist are happy with the crown's fit, shape and color, it will be firmly cemented in place.
The exact same brands and materials as used by your local dentist are available in Phuket. Zirconia ceramic, full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, porcelain fused to gold and full gold crowns are all widely offered.
Dental crowns should last between five and 15 years. A number of factors affect their longevity, including what material they are made from and how much stress is placed on the particular tooth when eating or habits such as tooth-grinding.Phuket is an exciting, picturesque island with plenty to see and do. Well-established clinics have been providing dental care to tourists for decades now, and dental tourism on the island has remained hugely popular, not only because of the low prices but also because of its well-deserved reputation for delivering quality results coupled with first-class care.
Browse through our list of clinics in Phuket; compare prices, check out dentists' qualifications and, once you've decided, book your appointment directly online through Dental Departures. If you prefer, you can use our free phone number, e-mail or our online chat – we’re here to answer your questions.
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