20 Jul WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO – Considering Dental Treatment Abroad?
Everyone should be aware of the risks associated with dental treatment abroad. ‘Turkey teeth’, the latest dental trend, depicts thousands of Britons getting their teeth done abroad, with most not conducting the proper research beforehand. Many people end up with teeth that look good on the outside but are filled with problems inside.
The team here at Dental Beauty has years of experience and specialist knowledge in preventative dentistry, which is also the reason why so many patients have trusted us with their dental health and smiles. Sadly, this also includes patients who have sought treatment abroad, only to later end up in our care needing correction.
So, if you’re considering getting dental treatment abroad in popular dental tourism destinations, this blog will answer what you need to know before you go!
Among 1,000 dentists surveyed for BBC News
- 597 said they had treated patients with crown complications and seen patients undergoing dental treatments in Turkey.
- One in five respondents said the repair costs exceeded £5,000.
- A total of 365 dentists said some of these remedial treatments were provided by the NHS.
What are some of the risks associated with going abroad for your teeth?
- You are not protected if things end up going wrong. Choosing dental procedures abroad can expose you to more risks than here in the UK. Lastly, unfortunately, it is unlikely that you will get your money back.
- As a result, individuals often return to the UK to undergo corrective dental procedures and pay even more money.
- In order to achieve a “quick fix”, unnecessary, premature, irreversible treatments are carried out so often. In many cases, healthy teeth are removed or unnecessary crowns and bridges are fitted. In the long run, this can lead to painful treatments that could have been avoided.
With this being said, there are many amazing, award-winning dentists abroad that want to protect your dental health and keep you smiling. It is important to ensure you conduct extensive research about the services and treatment you are being offered and avoid getting sucked into the carefully marketed ‘holiday package’.