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Bridges: a bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. This dental treatment is made by taking an impression of the surrounding teeth, which will eventually support the bridge. A bridge is usually created from precious metal and porcelain and will be fixed in your mouth (unlike dentures, which can be removed).

This dental treatment is very usual for medical tourism - dental treatments abroad, since is quite expensive at your home dentists.

Dental treatmens

Crowns: a crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. This dental treatment is made from either metal, or porcelain and metal, and is fixed in your mouth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed or been damaged, or just to make a tooth look better. To fit a crown, the old tooth will need to be drilled down so it's like a small peg onto which the crown will be fixed. It can take some time for the lab to prepare a new crown, so you probably won’t have the crown fitted on the same day. This dental treatment is very usual for medical tourism - dental treatments abroad, since is quite expensive at your home dentists. However, take a good look at the duration of the treatment, you might have to stay more than a couple of days in a foreign country.

Fillings are used to repair a hole in a tooth caused by decay. The most common type of filling is an amalgam, made from a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc. The dentist will offer the most appropriate type of filling according to your clinical needs. This includes white fillings, if appropriate. This dental treatment is very usual in dental treatments abroad, since is quite expensive.


Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) tackles infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). When the blood or nerve supply of the tooth has become infected, if root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out. During this dental treatment, all the infection is removed from inside the root canal system. The root canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown to stop it from becoming infected again.
Root canal treatment usually requires at least two or three visits to your dentist.

This is the type of dental treatment that, even though can be done very well abroad, is done at the closest dentist - when the infection is already there, the pain is high and there is no time for planning trips.

Scale and polish

This is the dental treatment when your teeth are professionally cleaned by the hygienist. It involves carefully removing the deposits that build up on the teeth (tartar).

Again, something that you can perfectly do abroad, including teeth whitening as a bonus, as this is always at your cost, and of course, is a lot cheaper abroad.

Braces

Braces (orthodontic treatment) straighten or move teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. Braces can be removable, so you can take them out and clean them, or fixed, so that they're stuck to your teeth and you can't take them out.
They can be made of metal, plastic or ceramic. Invisible braces are made of a clear plastic.

Not the usual work to be done abroad, although it can save you a lot of money. But in case you have the time and will to travel more than once, it can be a great solution.

Dentures or false teeth

More commonly known as false teeth, dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth. In dental treatments, a full set is used to replace all your teeth, while a part set is used to replace just one or more missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (mouldings) from your gums. They're usually made from metal or plastic.
They're removable so you can clean them, although part dentures can be brushed at the same time as your other teeth. A full set needs to be removed and soaked in a cleaning solution.
Dentures are important if you lose your natural teeth as losing your teeth makes it difficult to chew your food, which will adversely affect your diet and may cause your facial muscles to sag.

This dental treatment is very usual for medical tourism - dental treatments abroad, since is quite expensive at your home dentists. However, take a good look at the duration of the treatment, you might have to stay more than a couple of days in a foreign country

Implants

Implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures. This type of dental treatment may be the only option if the loss of teeth has caused the mouth to shrink so that it can no longer support dentures. You can use implants to replace just a single tooth or several teeth.
To fit an implant, titanium screws are drilled into the jaw bone to support a crown, bridge or denture.
Replacement parts take time to prepare. This is to ensure that they fit your mouth and other teeth properly. Therefore, they may not be available on your first visit to the dentist. Implants are usually only available privately and are expensive.

This dental treatment is very usual for medical tourism - dental treatments abroad, since is quite expensive at your home dentists. However, take a good look at the duration of the treatment, you might have to stay more than a couple of days in a foreign country

Broken or knocked out tooth

It's common to break, chip or knock out a tooth.
If the tooth is just chipped, make a non-emergency dental treatment appointment to have it smoothed down and filled, or to have a crown.
If the tooth has been knocked out or is badly broken, see a dentist immediately. Your dentist may fit a denture or bridge. If you need an implant, you will have to assess your treatment options and alternatives.

This is the type of dental treatment that, even though can be done very well abroad, is done at the closest dentist - when the problem is already there, the pain can be high and there might be no time for taking trips.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a dental treatment involving bleaching your teeth to make them a lighter color. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing color by several shades.
Standard teeth whitening involves several visits to the dentist plus sessions at home wearing a mouthguard containing bleaching gel. The whole process takes a couple of months.
A newer procedure called laser whitening or power whitening is done at the dentist's surgery and takes about an hour.
Teeth whitening is cosmetic and therefore generally only available privately.

Perfect for an abroad dental trip.

Dental veneers

Veneers are new facings for teeth which disguise a discolored (rather than a damaged) tooth. To fit a veneer, the front of the tooth is drilled away a little. An impression is taken, and a thin layer of porcelain is fitted over the front of the tooth (similar to how a false fingernail is applied).
Veneers are generally only available privately unless you can show a clinical need for them.

More than perfect for an abroad dental trip.

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