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Crowns in Phuket Province

The Ultimate Guide to Crowns in Phuket Province

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Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, situated just off the South-West Coast of Thailand, in the Indian Ocean.  Renowned for its stunning sunsets, spectacular beaches and breathtaking scenery, it has long been a popular tourist destination.  To many thousands of Australian, New Zealand, US and UK tourists in-the-know, it is the perfect place to receive expert dental care, for a fraction of the price it costs back home.

What is the cost of Dental Crowns in Phuket?

The costs of dental crowns vary considerably, and are largely dependent on how large a 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.

Why have Dental Crowns in Phuket?

Phuket receives direct international flights at its airport, making it easily accessible, especially for residents of Australia and New Zealand. Accommodation is plentiful, and at prices to suit all budgets. Phuket has it all. There is plenty of nightlife and hustle and bustle on offer, but there is also peace, tranquility and relaxation.

Dental treatment in Phuket is of a very high standard, with clinics equipped with the latest technology. Dentists receive expert training and are up-to-date with the latest developments and techniques in dental care. The procedure for dental crowns is relatively straight-forward. Dental crowns 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.

Phuket is an amazing place to spend time in and really does have something to offer everyone - from dazzling white beaches and azure oceans to tropical rainforests and limestone cliffs, and from meandering Old Phuket Town streets to the in-your-face charm of Bangla Road. You are sure to find the perfect activity to aid recuperation after your dental crown treatment.

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, but with one major difference, it is considerably cheaper in Phuket.

How long do Dental Crowns take in Phuket?

Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials, including zirconia, porcelain and gold.  The most suitable option for you will be discussed with your dentist.  The procedure for dental crowns usually takes 3-4 days, with appointments at your dentist on days 1 and 4, and any lab work in between.  Clinics with on-site laboratories will be able to complete dental crowns in 1-2 days, but this may involve an increased fee as overtime may need to be paid to the lab technicians.

To prepare your tooth for a crown, on your first visit your dentist will thoroughly clean and shape the tooth with a drill.  Impressions of your teeth are made and sent to the lab, who use these to ensure your crown fits perfectly.  Your dentist will fit a temporary dental crown.

The dentist will remove the temporary crown on your second visit and will prepare the surface of the tooth to receive the permanent crown by filing it.  The new crown will be firmly cemented in place once you and your dentist are happy with the crown for fit, shape and color.

What type of dental crowns are available in Phuket?

The exact same brands and materials as used by your local dentist are available in Phuket.  Zirconia ceramic crowns, full porcelain crowns, porcelain fused to noble alloy crowns, porcelain fused to gold crowns and full gold crowns are all widely offered.

The costs of dental crowns vary considerably, and are largely dependent on how large a 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.

How long do crowns last?

Dental crowns will last between five and fifteen 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 from bad habits such as tooth-grinding.

Phuket is an exciting, picturesque island with plenty on offer to see and do.  It has been providing dental care to tourists for many years now, and has remained popular, not only because of its low prices, but also because of the high standards of treatment it provides.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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