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Dental treatment

About treatment

Going abroad for dental treatment is becoming increasingly popular due to lower costs and receiving the same quality of care. Many are looking abroad for quick fixes as well as more restorative and cosmetic dental work. There is a range of dental procedures available at a lower price across the world. Some of the popular treatments include: 

  • Dental implants 
  • Tooth extraction 
  • Veneers 
  • Laser teeth whitening 

If you are looking for another type of dental treatment abroad, get in touch! We work with a range of dentists and clinics who specialise in a variety of procedures. 

Who is this for 

Many patients find more confidence in their smile after getting dental treatment. Depending on the type of procedure you are looking for and the condition of your teeth; consultation with your doctor can help you decide what is best for you. Many patients undergoing dental treatment include: 

  • People with cosmetic concerns, such as chipped or broken teeth, discolouration or smaller than average sized teeth. 

  • Individuals who need one or several teeth replaced

  • Those looking for a brighter, whiter smile  

Not suitable for individuals with severe tooth decay, gum disease or periodontal disease. 

How to prepare 

Consultation with your doctor will adequately inform you on how to prepare for your treatment. With all treatment, it is important you stay in good health leading up to the procedure. For dental treatments, this also means staying on top of your oral health. This includes regular cleaning and flossing. Your doctor will advise you of any other specific steps you should take leading up to the procedure depending on your personal condition and treatment type. 

What to expect during the procedure 

Each dental treatment is different. An overview of the most popular treatments include: 

  • Dental implants - The implants can be made of different metals, typically titanium or zirconia. The implant is used as replacement to your natural tooth root. A replacement tooth, known as a crown, is then connected to the root implant using an abutment. The total procedure should take between 1 to 2 hours with a total recovery time of around 4 to 6 months.
  • Tooth extraction - This can include either an impacted tooth or wisdom teeth extraction. A dentist will be able to advise you if this is necessary treatment. Depending on the severity of complication, doctors will use a local anaesthetic or general anaesthesia to sedate you if you are anxious. 
  • Veneers - This treatment involves multiple visits to the clinic. Getting it done abroad means visits will be collated over an average of 5 to 10 days. Patients will need to have an in person consultation to confirm your teeth are suitable for treatment. Your teeth will then be prepared by removing the outer layer of enamel using a local anaesthesia. A mould will then need to be created specifically for your teeth, typically made out of porcelain or laminate. Once completed, the mould will be bonded. This step is typically quick and painless, not usually requiring any form of anaesthesia.  
  • Laser teeth whitening - This is a quick procedure lasting between 15 to 60 minutes. Bleach is applied to the teeth followed by a laser that generates heat to expedite the process and effectiveness. The process is designed to produce fast and dramatic results. 

Taking care after treatment 

As with natural dental care, it is important to take care of your new teeth. By keeping your teeth clean and healthy you will have a better recovery and longer lasting results. Your doctor may recommend a special type of toothpaste, such as non-apprehensive toothpaste in order to avoid decaying the surface of your new teeth. 

While dental treatment can be an instant, and dramatic transformation for your teeth it is important to remember it is not a substitute for poor oral hygiene. Along with the methods we’ve known about keeping our teeth clean our whole lives, your doctor can help guide you to create a lifelong oral routine that works with your lifestyle. 

Be aware of the risks 

While dependent on each treatment type, overall dental procedures have a relatively low risk. However, there is still some general risk factors to consider: 

  • Discolouration  
  • Extreme teeth sensitivity to hot or cold 
  • Infection or nerve damage at implantation site 
  • Injury or damage to surrounding areas of the mouth 
  • Veneers can disguise the progress of tooth decay 
  • The need for continued or subsequent treatment 


Dental treatments are a hugely successful way to revamp your smile and ignite your confidence! Treatment can also improve your health and comfortability. Patients can find daily behaviours such as eating, chewing and smiling much more positively.


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