India is one of the preferred destinations for dental tourism in the world. Thousands of people from USA, Europe and other parts of the world fly to India every year for their dental concerns. Though tourists attach a variety of reasons for their travel, the major indicator is the cost for dental implants and dental surgery, which is generally cheap in India.
Many people still travel to India for various dental treatments inspite of recession and slump downs in the market. The major reason is the cost and dental insurance. Only 50% of the total population in U.S have dental insurance. Those with comprehensive medical packages sometimes do not have dental coverage.
In western countries not only is the dental insurance coverage low but also the cost of the dental treatments is extremely high. For instance, a patient requiring root canal treatment might cost up to $600 and a tooth crowning may cost around $40000. However, same procedures cost around $35-125 in India.
Listed below is the cost comparison of dental treatment between USA and India. The figures are indicative and might.
|Dental procedure||Cost in USA ($)||Cost in India ($)|
|General Dentist||Top End Dentist||Top End Dentist|
|Metal Free Bridge||-||5,500||500*|
|Porcelain Metal Bridge||1,800||3,000||300*|
|Porcelain Metal Crown||600||1,000||80*|
|Root canal Treatment||600||1,000||100*|
|Tooth colored composite fillings||200||500||25*|
Our dental tourism package offers a combination pack that enables the visiting patients to correct their teeth as well enjoy the attractions of the country, rich in culture and heritage
India has a vast array of quality hospitals and experienced dentists that assure reliable treatment. The dental packages include the following dental surgery/treatment options:
Intra mouth dental scanning
Extraction of normal/fractured teeth under local anesthesia
Extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
eramic caps without gold under microscopic control
Dental Bridges, Porcelain/Ceramic crowns
Prosthesis on the implant/ Dental Implants
Vertical and horizontal bone grafting
Gum Grafting/ Gums treatment
Fluoride treatments for children
Tooth contouring and reshaping
Dental implants and implantology are some of the successful dental surgery treatments India is popular for. Dental implants are titanium fixtures or artificial teeth that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time the titanium fixtures merges with the teeth bone through a process called osseo-integration. Once this foundation becomes strong, a crown or bridge is placed on the respective teeth.
There are different types of surgical dental implants procedure. If you are coming for dental implants to India, check with your dentist for the dental implant procedure you might require.
This implant looks like the root of a tooth. The implant is placed on your bone surgically with local anesthesia if your jawbone is wide and deep enough. Otherwise grafting is done to place the same. Once the implant is placed, the gums are stitched. It takes three to six months to heal.
If your jawbone is not wide enough for bone grafting, then a plate form implant is suggested. After local anesthesia, a cosmetic dentist will place the implant on your bone and stitch the gums. Some implants might take three to six months for restoration, while some are healed quickly.
This is suggested in cases where the jawbone does not have enough height/width to accommodate either the root form or the plate form implant. This is a custom-made solution for your teeth and is usually placed via any of the two special methods. The first method involves making an impression of your jawbone by a cosmetic dentist. After which, he/she comes up with a custom-fit implant to suit your bone. The second methodology involves CAT scan of your jawbone. The CAT scans your jawbone and provides the dentist with a model of the same. With this model, the dental labs create an implant suitable for your jawbone.
Dental implants are usually costlier abroad. A dental implant by a senior dentist in US might cost around $3500. While dental implants in India by an experienced dentist may just cost around $800. Listed below are the indicative figures of dental implants in India
|Dental implant procedures||Cost in INR|
|Alpha Bio Dental Implant with straight abutment||25,000|
|Nobel Biocare-Groovy Dental Implants||40,000|
|Computer Guided Implant Surgery||50,000|
|Procelain based Metal Crown||4,500|
|Procera-Crown & Veneer||15,000|
You may also avail yourself to cosmetic dentistry package to enhance your smile and appearance. The cosmetic dentistry packages to India may include one or all of the following.
If you have stained or dull teeth then this is the best option for you.
If you have a minor repair on your gaps or repair of the placed chips, then dental bonding might suit you. Dental bonding in India is relatively cheaper and solves all aesthetic problems arising from color and shape.
These custom-made moldings made of porcelain/ceramic can replace any spaces, chips, fractures, rotated or maligned teeth, distorted, or discolored teeth you may have.
This is for straightening the contour teeth.
The procedure corrects excessive or uneven gums through cosmetic dental procedures/gigivoplasty that makes your smile more appealing
This is done to re-color the pigments of the gum that are black or brown at times.
This procedure involves placing porcelain, resin, or gold filling bonds to restore a decayed or broken tooth.