A well-established tourist destination, Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands and boasts some of its most dazzling natural scenery, such as the dramatic limestone cliffs of the many tiny islands around Phang Nga Bay, and the national parks showcasing the island's best waterfalls, jungles and beaches. Phuket remains a popular place, and to thousands of Australian, New Zealand, US and UK tourists it has become the place to go to get inexpensive expert dental treatment.
Dentists in Phuket are highly qualified, and dental treatment is considered to be of a high standard. Clinics are modern, fully equipped and with facilities that are second-to-none.
If you are considering having dentures fitted, you will receive specialist treatment, all in a stunning destination for a cost-effective price unbeatable at home.
The over-riding reason to have dentures in Phuket is the cost - it will be a fraction of the cost back home for the same or better quality!
If you are having extractions, Phuket is a particularly lovely place to recuperate in whilst you are waiting for your gums to settle. There is plenty to see and do to suit all tastes and budgets. You can party 'till dawn, or get up at dawn and explore the flora and fauna in a sea kayak around Phang Nga Bay. Alternatively, you can just relax on the beach.
Phuket's airport receives direct international flights, making it easy to get to and finding a place to stay is incredibly easy.
Dentures can be made in a matter of days. However, your mouth will need time to heal if you have had extractions. Typically, a stay of about two weeks is enough time to have full dentures crafted and all necessary adjustments made prior to your departure, although it may less for partial dentures.
After tooth extraction, 'healing dentures' are fitted, which are lighter, non-permanent dentures that are used to allow the gums to heal. Temporary dentures can be worn long-term -some patients do so for several years - as permanent dentures should only be placed once the gums are fully healed. Dentures need to be adjusted from time to time as gums do recede, but this can be done by any denture lab.
Acrylic dentures don't last as long, nor have the same natural appearance as porcelain dentures. However, porcelain dentures can wear down the gums and bone much quicker than acrylics because of their weight. Some patients have also found that acrylic dentures are much more comfortable because of their lightness.
The costs of dentures in Australia and New Zealand, depends upon what material is used and how many teeth are on the denture. This can be from around $500 AUD for a single tooth and up to $3,500 AUD for full dentures. Tooth extractions or surgery will incur additional charges. Taking into account the cost of extractions, which are typically about $200 AUD per tooth, a full set of upper and lower dentures can end up costing $5,000-$8,000 AUD.
In Phuket, it costs around $1,100 AUD for a full set of dentures and extractions cost about $30-$50 per tooth.
Phuket's dental clinics are able to provide expert dental care at very reasonable prices. If you require multiple visits to the dentist for the fitting of dentures, there are few better places to spend some relaxing time.
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