Last fact-checked: 28 January 2019
Are you seeking an affordable, quality-checked dentist for dental implants in Phuket? With Dental Departures, you can compare prices and book your appointment online in this spectacular part of the world. The savings you make on dental implants in Phuket are more than enough to pay for a holiday - so why not have the best of both worlds?
Phuket's pristine white beaches, crystal clear waters and its incredible limestone cliffs have long been a draw to travelers. In particular, Phang Nga Bay, made famous by the James Bond film 'The Man With The Golden Gun' in the 1970's, is picturesque, and has plenty of islands and hidden caves to explore. Phuket's breathtaking scenery and its warm hospitality ensure its status as one of the most popular destinations on the planet.
Truly a tropical paradise, Phuket is the ultimate place to relax and unwind in. It is also an ideal place to recuperate in after receiving extensive dental treatment, such as dental implants, especially in the artsy, hipster Phuket Town.
Phuket is becoming a destination of choice for countless citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK to undergo dental treatment. Coupled with the exquisite scenery, Phuket's clinics offer the same treatments, for a fraction of the cost.
Dental implants are the best replacement for a natural tooth and are quite expensive - but you can save about 70% on the cost of your dental implants in Phuket. The process involves anchoring an implant to the jaw bone. The implant acts like a tooth root. A false tooth is then attached to the implant. Dental implants may involve extensive surgery, and Phuket offers a lot in the way of rest and recuperation after surgery.
Dental Clinics in Phuket are modern and equipped with the most up-to-date facilities available. Dentists here are expertly trained, many in English-speaking countries. If you are having dental implants, your care and treatment plan will be planned carefully and thoroughly with your dentist and you can be safe in the knowledge that the same materials for your implants will be available here as they are at home.
Some of the clinics popular with Dental Departures’ patients include:
• Sea Smile Dental Clinic (Phuket)
• Dental Signature (Phuket Patong)
• A.B. Dental Care Clinic
With first-class dental clinics offering state-of-the-art facilities and treatments, endless accommodation choices, flights direct to Phuket international airport and much cheaper prices than at home, it is not hard to see why so many prefer to come to Phuket for their dental needs.
Before any dental implants are placed, your dentist will assess the health of your mouth, gums and jaw bone with x-rays and, sometimes, CT scans. Any problems with any of these areas will need to be treated first before implants can be inserted.
The procedure is usually carried out under a local anesthetic, although IV sedation may be used if it is going to be a long procedure, or the patient is particularly anxious. Your dentist will then cut the gum where the dental implant is to be placed and a small hole is drilled into the jawbone. The implant is then fitted into the socket, and the gum stitched back over the implant. The implant is then left to heal and to integrate with the jawbone. This can take between six weeks and a year. You will be given dentures or a temporary bridge to wear during the 'healing period'.
After the healing period, you will return to your dentist who will fit the permanent restoration to the dental implant.
The fitting of the dental implant and the fitting of the restoration after the healing process only takes one day for each procedure. However, you may require several visits during each stage for x-rays etc. Generally, the first stage involving the fitting of the implant requires around 7 days. The second stage requires 7-14 days. The whole process may take a lot longer if, for example, you require a bone graft.
Dental implants in Australia and New Zealand start at around $2,000 AUD. These prices do not include the crown and so the real cost could be double that at around $4,000 AUD.
In Phuket, a complete dental implant, including the abutment and crown starts from as low as $879 AUD.
If you are considering major dental work, such as dental implants, Phuket should be high on your list of destinations.
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