Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments: UK vs. Abroad
Date: January 2, 2013 Richard Jones

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can significantly improve the way your smile looks like, and can instantly boost self-confidence. This is the reason why these treatments are sought out by more and more people who want to enjoy better-looking smiles – and a better quality of life. A cosmetic dentistry treatment, or a combination of two or more of these options, can be the start of a life-changing experience.

The search for the best cosmetic dentistry options may lead people to seek treatments abroad, with the belief that the costs of such treatments are lower compared to having them in the UK. The search may point to treatment options in countries, with attractive deals and packages that may seem irresistible. However, there are a few things to consider before you pack your bags and go abroad for that cosmetic dentistry treatment – which can be done in the UK, without the risks and challenges of having the treatment done in a foreign country.

The UK vs. a Foreign Country for Cosmetic Dentistry?

The UK has some of the top cosmetic dentistry professionals in the world, backed by cutting-edge technology and facilities to make the whole treatment experience a most rewarding one. Patient safety standards are high and met with efficiency, as every dental professional in the UK is required to register and follow the standards of the General Dental Council (GDC).

Going abroad for cosmetic dentistry treatments may initially be more attractive because of the lower treatment costs offered. However, when these things are taken into account, the total expenses may even be much higher than the cost of having the treatment done in the UK:

  • Travel expenses (cost of airfare, commuting by bus or cab, car rentals)
  • Expenses for accommodations (where to stay abroad before, during, and after the treatment)
  • Miscellaneous expenses (food, phone bills/communication, etc.)

Language barrier may also pose a challenge when having a cosmetic dentistry treatment abroad. The result from the treatment may not be what is initially expected – in which case, adjustments or improvements in the treatment may involve another trip to the foreign country. Having the treatment in the UK, on the other hand, can provide the convenience and peace of mind of knowing that any concerns after the treatment can quickly be addressed without having to leave the country.


Are you interested in cosmetic dentistry treatments? Have you considered going out of the UK for a treatment? Please LEAVE A REPLY below, and share your experiences and comments with us!

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