India Dental Tourism
A hotspot for dental tourism in Asia, India offers dental treatments of the highest standards, with top technology and modern facilities. The country is home to many international dental clinics, most of which have served tourists from the US, the UK and other European countries for more than 20 years.
India is already famed for its yoga and meditation, and now it is catering to tourists’ smiles, having recently become a hub of dental care. The most famous area for dental tourism is the Doaba region, which has attracted a large number of patients to its private dental clinics.
The most common and sought after dental treatments include root canals, veneers, fillings, crowns, dental bridges, dental implants and tooth whitening, all of which cost much less in India than they do in the US and the UK. UK patients may have to wait for cosmetic dentistry to be done under their National Health Service, with many patients choosing a trip abroad for a quick-fix smile.
Because of its high standards and cost-effective prices, India is an attractive dental tourism destination. Patients pay less than they would do in Europe, even when they include the airfare and dentist expenses. For example, dental implants cost about US$900 in India while the same procedure costs US$3,500 in the US. A filling would cost about US$300 in the US but you only have to pay about US$20 in India.
Many medical tour operators have a wide range of packages from which travelers can choose what kind of dental treatment they would like along with excursions to some of India’s famous tourist sights.