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    Default Dental bridge and implants..

    Has anyone had experience of a dental bridge or implants in Thailand..By a bridge I mean where a false tooth is cemented to one either side..and an implant would be for where a screw is inserted into your jaw so a false tooth can be fitted..
    Any ideas of costs and any recommendations..

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    The Little Lady had 2 implants last Nov in Pattaya the same dentist we have been using for the last 7 years. The coast was the same or a little less than bridges here.

    The advantage being you don`t ruin 2 perfectly serviceable teeth either side. For various reasons she also had to have bone grafts, not normally required but essential in her case.

    The only down side is the implants are fitted but recommended not to fit the teeth for a min of 6 months to let the bone heal. So she has dentures in the mean time until we get back.

    Could not recommend anyone higher, real first class on what should be treated as a serious procedure. I have also had loads of work done and will never with luck use a dentist in the UK again.

    For info google Dr Cherry, she is the best we have ever been to. Total cost including paying for the teeth still to be fitted was around £1000 that was for numerous appointments antibiotics and pain killers dentures and 2 appointments for a super deep clean prior to work starting to mitigate any bacteria. No issues at all touch wood. I guess it would be cheaper if the bone grafts are not required.

    Most of her customers are Australians and she has a long waiting list, but always tries her best to fit in with our plans.

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    Total cost including paying for the teeth still to be fitted was around £1000 that was for numerous appointments antibiotics and pain killers dentures and 2 appointments for a super deep clean prior to work starting to mitigate any bacteria. No issues at all touch wood. I guess it would be cheaper if the bone grafts are not required.
    That's good value a dentist I visited in the Philippines wanted £1000 for one implant with titanium screw.
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    Was just about to open a new thread on this as my brother is looking to travel here for implants. He has already had the foundation work done some months ago.

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    My father had 2 x implants recently here in UK, I think all totalled up it was around 4k - however he had to return again and again for check up's etc. it's not just a case of in and out so bare that in mind if flying out specifically for this treatment - its not a straight forward operation. Personally, I'd pay the extra to have it done in UK if not permanently based in LOS (probably works out similar cost once you add airfares / hotels etc.)

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    It's something I've often thought about getting, I want four implants (and need bone grafts on one side due to how one tooth was removed years ago) and have been estimated 8-10k in the UK but the Mrs and kids visas dented my savings too much to go ahead with it.
    I told my dentist I was thinking of getting them abroad and his concern was the standard's not being up to the UK, he wasn't losing a customer as he doesn't do implants so that made me think twice.

    Going by jimbojets costs I could halve those costs and have two trips to the sunshine. Jimbo, can I ask how long you had to stay for when getting the screws and grafts?

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    HaHa, I first used her over ten years ago after I knocked out my bridge in a karting accident.
    She was trained in the US, has better equipment that here and is just lovely.
    She regularly treats friends of mine who are visiting on holiday.
    Cost wise she was 50% cheaper than the UK (ten years ago) and probably still is. Someone told me she uses 3D printing to form teeth!!??

    In 20+ years I have found the Thai medical care (before/during/after) to be top class and those who say 'be careful' are simply misguided.
    If I walked in to a back room slum either here or in Thailand, I would consider it was not what it should be.
    Judging others before you have met isn't a wise option.

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    Scot, we were there for nearly 3 weeks but touring round seeing the family so it was mostly done over a 2 week period.

    I would say about 7 separate appointments with deep cleaning, tooth removal bone graft and implants, and denture fitting. She also wanted 2/3 quick check ups to make sure all was OK before our return.

    If you were to pay for flights and hotels just to visit the dentist it would be uneconomic but we were there anyway. We will return in September to have the teeth fitted which should be a quick job to take a mould and return 2/3 days later to fit them.

    Each to their own but unless I really had to we would never visit a UK dentist again.

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    Hi guys
    i just had implants done, but I went to Budapest.
    had a 3 day stay and had 9 extractions ( removal of remaining teeth) and upper and lower jaw each inserted with 5 implants, ( life time guarantee not sure what that means) dentures made to cover the healing process of 6 months and I return in Sept for a week for the completion total cost £7000.00 paid half 1st visit.The company I used 'Save on Dental Care' arranged choice of hotel stay at a discount rate and have their drivers to collect and return at the airport do all hotel collections to the clinc and return. So many people travell to them it's easy to understand why they have 2 dedicated minivans and drivers employed by the clinic
    lookin forwards to perfect set of knashers knowing I'll never have another toothache
    also doing the maths it made sense 9 teeth left could be saved with treatment but with gaps eventually they will have to be removed factor that cost in

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    Anybody used or heard reports about Ivory Dental in Bangkok.

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    I have been having a lot of treatment done in Prague. Living in the south east cheap flights are cheap.
    I have done some comparisons with Thailand and consider the costs not competitive in LOS.
    Many have websites with prices. Here is an example http://www.kvalident.cz/en/
    Be careful with price comparisons. Implant prices vary considerably as do crowns. Pure porcelain crowns are a lot more than metal or porcelain on metal.

    Upper jaw implants will often need bone grafts of sinus uplifts.

    Lower jaw implants can leave numbness. Get the xrays done first.

    Implants need decent OPG xrays and a ct scan. Take a data stick or optical discs and get the dentist to give you a copy.

    I can see the temptation to have dentistry done in LOS. But implants cannot be rushed.

    Ask lots of questions and visit lots of dentists . You may find you need other treatments and matters may not be so simple. Get the dentist to take an holistic approach and look at everything.

    Some dentists use CERAC machines. These are essentially robots that make the crown whilst you are in the chair. do your homework

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    All the titanium bits have been done in New Zealand by an oral surgeon. The fitting of the crowns etc to be done in Thailand

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    There are many but try to avoid the farang areas and farang prices.

    This place below did some work for me but if its nothing special or major why not just find a decent dentist.

    Ladprao Hospital is close to my home so it's convenient. But for teeth whitening I go to the Smile Bar at Siam Square.

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    My brother completed his treatment with Dr Cherry last week. He was very impressed by her and the staff she has. I can honestly say the are very good and a great bunch of people you can have a laugh with. We were made to feel very welcome. I would recommend this dentist to any and everyone.

    He saved 50 percent of the cost of what he would have paid in New Zealand including travel and 1000 NZ in Pattaya over Bangkok.

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    I paid £1600 for two implants in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshguy View Post
    I paid £1600 for two implants in London.
    where ? did that include crowns ?

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    35,000 baht for Porcelain bridge that matched existing veneers. Dr Warin in January 2016 in Pattaya

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    I had a bridge broken in a motorbike accident in Bangkok. It could not be repaired and needed replacing. Mine is a central 4 piece bridge in my top teeth which apparently is a little more complicated than most. 2 Clinics in Thailand said they couldn't do it.

    I asked around and a few places were recommended but after checking their prices, I found they were not a lot cheaper than the UK. Knowing I wouldn't have the same protection in Thailand as I would in the UK should something go wrong, I decided the small saving wasn't worth it.

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    Interesting thread.

    If the pound moves stronger against the Baht I'd consider having some dental work done in Thailand. Though I'd want to have the work done well ahead of my flight home.

    Recently I had a check-up appointment (Isle of Man.) The Dentist was one I'd not seen before. She suggested a bridge for a missing tooth, estimating one thousand pounds for the work which would be NHS. Bridge would be single tooth gap on upper teeth, it is side teeth which may be easier than front.

    I needed to have a filling replaced. So was back at the dentists two weeks later, the dentist reminded me she'd like to fit a bridge - her new estimate: eleven hundred pounds.

    I take it that around eleven hundred pounds is the starting price for bridge work on NHS
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    That sounds a lot for a bridge..I have seen some dentists advertising an implant for that price..If it is private work..non NHS..you can always haggle..

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