Dentistry is big business in Thailand, and a perfect set of teeth is essential for that famous Thai smile. Dentists are now targeting visitors with attractive prices on teeth whitening, crowns and simple check ups. Some tourists even bring their kids along to have them fitted with trendy multi-coloured braces.
In busy tourist centres such as Chiang Mai and Phuket there are numerous family-friendly dental clinics advertising themselves. Most are professional, modern centres with dentists trained abroad, so they do speak English. Their biggest selling point is the prices, which are often a quarter of what you usually pay back home.
For example, a simple clean and polish costs about US$20 with each filling or extraction an additional US$20. So it makes sense to set aside a morning of your holiday for a check up.
Those in need of more complex dental work, such as a dentures overhaul find that it’s worthwhile visiting dentists in Thailand since the savings more than covers the cost of the flight and expense of the holiday while here. Besides Thailand offers a wonderful and enchanting environment to be in while sitting around in between sessions or waiting for the laboratories to make you ‘false teeth’.
Dental crowns in Thailand
Having dental crowns in Thailand rather than at home will save you lots of money, particularly if you are having several teeth done. Choose from top dentists in Bangkok, Phuket, Samui, Pattaya or Chiang Mai. Laboratories that construct the crowns from porcelain and other modern materials are located in these centres so you can have them fitted within a few days of your initial visit. A new set of perfect incisors costs no more than US$500, a quarter of the price in the US.
Teeth whitening in Thailand
Teeth whitening in Thailand is a simple and effective procedure where you can be in and out of the dental clinic in less than an hour. Laser whitening treatment is fast and effective, costing around US$400 for the treatment, but there are now newer and cheaper teeth whitening options in Thailand, such as UV bleaching. There’s also the gel method where you do-it-yourself at home after a gum-guard has been made, costing as little as US$150. These are all advertised in local tourist magazines and are especially prevalent in Chiang Mai.
Thailand dental clinics and dentists
There are plenty of professional dentists in the popular centres of Thailand, that satisfy the demands of visiting foreigners, here are a selected few, but many more are advertised in local media.
Bangkok International Dental Center, Bangkok
This mega dental complex has some of the most professional dentists in Thailand and comes with every conceivable facility and dental procedure. There is also a hotel and restaurant onsite and all staff speak English and are able to deal with foreign medical tourists.
Siam Square Street 2, Unit 236/3 to 236/4 (levels 2-4), Pratuwan, Bangkok
Phone: +66 (0)2 610 9630
Bumrungrad Hospital Dental Centre, Bangkok
Bumrungrad Hospital is the best all-round hospital in Thailand, having excellent facilities for just about any medical procedure. It comes with a dental centre with several highly experienced dentists in Thailand able to perform all types of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Bumrungrad Dental Centre is expensive on a national scale, yet the service is unbeatable.
33, Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Soi Nana Nua), Wattana, Bangkok
Phone: +66 (0)2 667 1000
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Grace Dental Care Clinic, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai’s best dentist offers all dental procedures and incredible attention to detail from its US-trained dental surgeons. It’s the most expensive dentist in Chiang Mai, yet you are well treated and the service is personalised.
45, Soi 11, Nimmanhemin Road, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai
Phone: +66 (0)53 894 568-9
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Pattaya Smile Dental Clinic, Pattaya
Medical tourists can have teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and implants at Pattaya Smile Dental Clinic. It is the top dental surgery in Pattaya and comes with highly accredited dentists in Thailand using the latest equipment for cheaper prices than in Bangkok and overseas.
111/57-8, Moo 10, South Pattaya Road, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi
Phone: +66 (0)38 724 145
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Phuket International Hospital Dental Centre, Phuket
Phuket International Hospital is one of the best hospitals on Phuket and comes with an excellent dental centre that specialises in treating foreigners. You receive a personalised service from English-speaking staff, with teeth whitening, crowns, veneers, dentures, gum therapy and implants all available.
44, Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road, Phuket
Phone: +66 (0)76 249 400
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Samui Dental Home Clinic, Samui
Koh Samui has plenty of dentists where you can come on holiday and have major or minor work done on your teeth. Samui Dental Home Clinic has some of the top dentists in Samui that all speak excellent English and can perform all types of cosmetic dental work.
Main Ring Road, Chaweng, Koh Samui
Phone: +66 (0)77 426 939
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