Dental tourism is an increasing trend with more and more foreigners who combine a holiday to Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast with a visit to the dentist. Bulgaria, especially the bigger cities along its Black Sea coast, has started to cash in from a growing number of foreigners, the majority of whom Britons and Greeks, who cannot get treatment on the NHS or cannot afford to pay huge bills for going private, doctors say.
There are 8 reasons why you should take a look at travelling to visit a dentist in Bulgaria:
- You want to receive higher quality dental work
Perhaps you need implants, but can only afford dentures at home. Or you would prefer to have full porcelain crowns, but can only afford metal crowns at home. By traveling abroad, you can receive implants and full porcelain crowns for less than the cost of dentures and metal crowns at home.
- You can’t afford your dental treatment
Dental care costs too much in the United States and large number of countries in Western Europe. If you need major work done, and can’t afford the price your dentist quoted you, you could be a good candidate to save money by traveling abroad. Expect to save up to 70% on the total cost of dental by traveling to Bulgaria.
- You need dental implants
One dental implant can cost up to $6000 in the US and Western Europe for the implant, the abutment, the crown, and all the x-rays and appointments. The total cost for one dental implant can cost as little at $600 – $1000 in another country. The dentists use the same materials and technology as back home. You can potentially save multiple thousands of dollars by receiving implants abroad without sacrificing quality of care.
- There is no dentist in your area
If you live in a rural area, you may have to travel for quite a distance to have specialized dental work done. Your general dentist may not be able to perform the treatments you require. If you are travelling anyways, why not spend a few extra hours on the road or in the airport and save a significant amount of money?
- You need a vacation
Has it been too long since your last vacation? Plan on getting some dental work done while you travel and you may be able to cover some of the costs of your vacation. The amount of money that you can save by having a teeth cleaning and a few fillings in Bulgaria can cover the cost of your airfare or hotel.
- You don’t have dental insurance
If you don’t have dental insurance, the cost of even a few simple procedures can run into the thousands of dollars. Stop avoiding going to the dentist out of fear of what it may cost. Stop needlessly dealing with persistent tooth pain. Get treated by a dentist abroad with savings up to 70% and take care of your dental needs before they get out of control.
- You do have dental insurance
Even if you do have dental insurance, benefits and maximums rarely cover more than $1000 – $2000 worth of dental treatment in one year. You can easily spend that much money on a procedure for one tooth! Luckily, your dental insurance company will most likely reimburse you for any dental work done abroad. That $1000 can buy you a lot more dental care abroad than it can at home.
- You are tired of paying for your dentist’s yacht
Let’s face it: your dentist makes a lot of money. He/She probably works four days a week and never in the evening or on the weekend, when it might be convenient for you to visit. Stop overpaying your dentist. Vote with your feet. Outsource yourself and pay a fair price for your dental care.