The rise in patients travelling abroad for cut-cost dental treatments is on the rise, with many patients seeking to achieve their perfect ‘Hollywood smile’ at a discounted rate compared to here in the UK. Dental tourism comes with a lot of risks, both financial and physical, that further justify the importance of choosing a regulated UK dentist.
The Risks of Dental Tourism
Poor Quality Materials
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. The reason that dental treatments such as dental crowns and veneers are cheaper abroad is that they are using inferior, poor-quality materials. At first, your new smile may look good but as these cheap materials aren’t created for longevity, you will notice damage over time. All dental professionals in the UK use high quality materials that are strictly regulated, ensuring the safety and longevity of treatments to protect patients financially and physically.
Travelling abroad to foreign countries such as Turkey for dental treatment comes with the obvious language barrier. The inability for clear communication between professional and patient can be difficult and dangerous, especially if you experience complications. In the UK, all our dentists are fluent in English and if you need a translator during your consultation one can be provided.
As a UK resident, if you have dental treatment in a UK dental practice your dentist will have access to your full dental and medical history. This ensures that we know any allergies, health problems or ongoing treatments that may interfere with your treatment. We use your medical history as well as a verbal consultation with you to form a fully rounded view on your health so we can prioritise your wellbeing from consultation to finished result.
Dental tourism is a false economy and can cost you much more than money. We offer affordable payment plans for all our patients, so you can pay monthly to get the smile of your dreams without sacrificing your health.Back to Blog
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