Year after year, holiday destinations in South-east-Asia are becoming increasingly attractive both for fun and for extensive dental works.
With dental costs on the rise, Europeans, Australians and Americans began to consider dental tourism in the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam as an option.
Philippines is not only one of the most interesting places to visit in Asia, but also a country where you can find experienced dentists whose years of training resulted in high end dental treatment you would be paying thousands of dollars for back home. Dental tourism in Manilla Philppines is therefore becoming an attractive choice for many.
Dental Costs Are On the Rise in US, Europe and Australia
Looking at the numbers, we understand why dental tourism has now gone mainstream. For example, in Australia, a full-mouth reconstruction will cost around $35,000 – while in Philippines you would have to pay roughly $8,000 for the same treatment, which is around 22% of that amount.
While a dental implant with Zirconia abutment (titanium base) and full ceramic crown will cost 1990 $ in Plipippines, the same dental work will set you back by $4,000-$10,000 or more in the US, especially if additional procedures like extractions, bone grafts or a sinus lift are needed.
Health insurers are encouraging Philippines dental tourism
What is more, Australian health insurers encourage the 10,000 Australians who travel each year overseas for medical procedures offering them special dental tourism policies that provide: emergency overseas dental treatment, trip cancellation in case the procedure is rescheduled, additional transport and accommodation if there are complications.
Risks associated with dental tourism
But when your health is at stake, you should not make decisions based only on costs. You should also consider the risks associated with dental tourism: cultural and language barriers, poor dental treatment quality or low hygiene standards. But if you carefully plan your dental vacation, if you do some research in advance and you make sure you have dental tourism insurance, the risks can be minimized.
Philippines is a great destination for dental tourism because there is no language barrier (most Filipinos speak English perfectly), and the world class Filipino dentists perform quality dental treatments in clinics with high hygienically standards. You can judge for yourself if it’s worth it: after careful research and price comparison, book a visit to a dental clinic in Manilla. Most certainly, you will be pleased with the results.