Dental treatment can be an expensive proposition, especially in the European countries. But, it is more affordable in many foreign countries, such as Croatia, India, Malaysia, and China etc. and this is one reason people with dental ailments prefer to get their dental treatment abroad.
- One reason for getting expensive dental treatment abroad is because insurance companies are increasingly promoting dental tourism and medical tourism.
- The cost of medical treatment and dental treatment abroad is just a fraction of what it would cost back home in any of the developed countries. Because of this reason, insurance providers are more than willing to pay for the treatment, if it is sought from a medical facility in a foreign country that has been approved by them. Even if they include the cost of the ticket and visa fee, the total cost of the claim will be lower than it would have been were it have to be settled at home.
- Yet another reason why people are opting to get their dental treatment abroad is because the doctors and associated staff are far more pleasant and deliver much more personal care to their patients. Though it is true that many of the developing countries may not have the advanced infrastructure, such as roads and transport, they do have medical facilities of the most advanced kind and this is mainly because established insurance companies have helped them set up these medical facilities. Additionally, huge business organizations have begun to realize the potential of medical tourism and are keen to develop it further, so they too have invested heavily in dental treatment hospitals and clinics in a big way.
- Dental treatment abroad can be very satisfying as it will have to be completed within a certain time frame and the dentist will have to work within timelines with no excuse to call in the patient repeatedly. It is a definite advantage to have this treatment done abroad as the complete procedure is done in one or two sittings. For example, if a patient has had an extraction the dentist will immediately, or the next day, implant a ceramic tooth in its place without having to recall the patient repeatedly. Insurance companies gladly pay for this treatment because of the cost effectiveness and efficient time frame of the dental care rendered to the policyholder.
- The dentists are of the highest caliber and dedicated to their vocation. They are keen to carve a niche in an ever-increasing competitive field such as dentistry, which includes a lot of cosmetic surgery as well. So, be it root canal treatment, bridging, braces, implants, cosmetic surgery or extractions, patients are moving to dental treatment abroad in a big way.
- Finally, the benefits of opting for a dental treatment abroad apply to the patient as well as the insurance company, both of who gain by choosing a dental treatment abroad plan – and the patient gets to tour a new country as well!