Smile! There’s a New Trend in Dentistry. Dental Tourism!

Not so many years ago, there were only two options open to people who were interested in cosmetic dental procedures such as implants, porcelain crowns, and composite fillings: hoping that their normal dentist would be able to cater to their needs or asking to be referred to a local specialist. While this may have been convenient as far as location was concerned, the cost of cosmetic dentistry in developed nations such as Australia, New Zealand, and the USA meant that it was out of the question for many people. Nowadays, however, dental tourism provides people in all income brackets with an affordable alternative to local treatment. The need to travel to a foreign country for treatment may be seen as an inconvenience by some but to others it is a positive benefit: you can spend a few hours in a dental clinic having your teeth seen to and spend the rest of your vacation exploring a new country and its culture.

The Benefits of Dental Tourism

An objective evaluation of dental vacations reveals a number of important benefits for those who elect to take them.

  • Cost – As mentioned above, one of the biggest reasons for the growth in dental tourism is that complex cosmetic procedures can be carried out in foreign countries far more cheaply than at home. Whether you are living in Sydney, Australia or Auckland, New Zealand, you will find that the fees charged by cosmetic dentists in Vietnam and other South East Asian countries are much lower than those charged by local cosmetic dentistry specialists.
  • Quality – The best dental clinics in Vietnam and other developing nations are every bit as good as those you will find in local towns and cities. This means there is absolutely no need to compromise on the quality of the treatment you receive in order to save money. Whether you decide to visit a Vietnamese dentist or your local clinic, you can look forward to receiving the same high standard of dental care.
  • Choice – There are several countries in South East Asia that are home to a number of world-class dental clinics and while it may be fair to say that the best of these are to be found in Vietnam, the fact there are so many spread across the region does offer potential cosmetic dentistry patients a huge choice when it comes to where to have the treatment they want.
  • Location – If you are going to take a few days off to travel to a dental clinic, would you rather be stuck in a nondescript city close to your home or an exotic Asian metropolis, where you can spend your free time taking in the local sights and sounds? Being treated in a country like Vietnam is sure to be more exciting as far as most people are concerned.

If you would like to find out more about dental tourism in general and Vietnamese dental clinics in particular, please feel free to call and speak to a member of our team.