Affordable Dental Implants in Sri Lanka

Say goodbye to expensive dental bills with affordable dental implants in Sri Lanka.

Experience quality care at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia.

Get your smile back today!

Continue reading to discover how this tropical nation offers the solution you’ve been looking for.

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Cost of Dental Implants in Sri Lanka

The price of a single dental implant in Sri Lanka is just $685.

Whereas in Australia, the same procedure would cost a staggering $5,500.

Similarly, all-on-4 dental implants in Sri Lanka cost $3,250.

Meanwhile, the same procedure in Australia would cost $22,500.

With such a huge price difference, Sri Lanka is a smart choice for getting implants.

And the best part? You can enjoy these unbeatable prices without sacrificing quality.

Check out the price breakdown in the table below.

Cost of Dental Implants in Sri Lanka vs. Australia
Procedure Australia Sri Lanka Savings
Dental Implant (abutment + crown) $5,500 $685 87%
All-on-4 Implants $22,500 $3,250 85%
All-on-6 Implants $26,500 $4,950 81%
Bone Graft (per unit) $2,500 $125 95%
*Acrylic Bridge Per Jaw
*Implant Brand: Biohorizon
*Prices are subject to change.
Fill out our online request form for the latest prices and exclusive discounts. 

Top 5 Benefits of Getting Dental Implants in Sri Lanka

From restoring your natural biting power to boosting your self-esteem, Sri Lanka tops it all.

5 major reasons why you should get implant surgery in Sri Lanka are:

Savings Galore: A Cost-Effective Option

  • Compared to Australia, a tooth implant in Sri Lanka costs 87% cheaper.
  • Dentistry is affordable – thanks to the country’s lower cost of living than Australia![1]Expatistan
    Cost of living in Australia compared to Sri Lanka
    “Cost of living in Australia is 156% more expensive than in Sri Lanka”
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Patient Safety: Quality Dentistry Guaranteed

  • Our partner clinic employs state-of-the-art technology to produce better results.
  • The clinic is registered with the Private Health Regulatory Service Commission of Sri Lanka.

Benefits of Getting Implants in Sri Lanka

Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants in Sri Lanka

Expert Care: Treated by Experienced Dentists

  • Sri Lanka is home to experienced dentists who have received advanced training.
  • Our partner dentists are experts in implant surgery, with over 20 years of experience!

Effortless Journey: Easy Travel to Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka is easily accessible via flights from many countries, including Australia.
  • The approximate flight time from Australia to Sri Lanka is 11 hours and 15 minutes.[2]Travel Math
    Flight Time from Sydney, Australia to Sri Lanka
    “The flight time from Sydney, New South Wales to Sri Lanka is: 11 hours, 15 minutes”
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Peace of Mind: A Safe Destination for Your Dental Needs

  • Sri Lanka has a low crime rate and is considered a safe destination for travelers.[3]
    Sri Lanka becomes Cynosure at MITT Travel Show…
    “The island is safe, secure and fully equipped to offering the best travel experience in South Asia. ”
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  • The island country is known for its hospitality and welcoming culture, making it a pleasant destination.

Get ready to be captivated as we unveil the top dental clinic in Sri Lanka in our upcoming section! 

Best Dental Clinic in Sri Lanka for Implants

Say hello to the ultimate destination for your dental needs – Cayo Dental.

With a team of highly skilled dentists and a commitment to patient satisfaction, this clinic is a cut above the rest.

Cayo Dental | Top Clinic in Sri Lanka

Cayo Dental: Sri Lanka’s Top Dental Clinic

Major Highlights

  • The clinic offers free airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • They provide free diagnostic tests such as blood sugar.
  • The clinic also offers single-trip (immediate-load) implants.
  • There are several hotels and restaurants nearby the clinic.
  • They have an efficient follow-up program for the patients.

Basic Amenities Provided by Cayo Dental, Sri Lanka

Basic Amenities Provided by Cayo Dental, Sri Lanka

Payment Methods

  • Cash 💵 – LKR, USD, Euro
  • Card 💳 – Visa, Master, Amex

Languages Spoken

The dentists and the dental staff are multilingual. They effectively communicate in English, Tamil, and Sinhala.

Book an appointment today and experience the best in implant dentistry! 

Best Dentists in Sri Lanka for Implants

We understand that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience. But our team of experts is here to help.

At MTC, we’ve partnered with the top dentists in the country. Thus, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care and treatment.

Introducing the mastermind behind the smile revolution – Dr. Sumith, our dynamic Clinic Director!

Dr. Sumith Gunawardane

Dr. Sumith | Best Dentist in Sri Lanka
  • Designation – Clinic Director – Dental Surgeon
  • Qualification – BDS, MBA
  • Experience – 10+ years
  • Association – Sri Lanka Dental Association & American Dental Association
  • Expertise – Dental implants


  • Director, Dental Surgeon, Cayo Dental
  • Director, Wedasara Foundation
  • Visiting Dental Surgeon, Sri Lanka Nav
  • Dental Surgeon, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
  • Dental Surgeon, Primrose Dental Surgery Pvt. Ltd., Kandy
  • Dental Surgeon, Mother and Baby Care Channelling Centre, Kandy


  • Life member of the Sri Lanka Dental Association
  • Affiliate Member of American Dental Association (2014)
  • Editor – Sri Lanka Dental Association, Kandy Branch (2017)
  • Member of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (2016)

Step right up, folks! Get ready to be amazed by the implant expert of the clinic, a true master in his field.

Dr. Kanchana Kapugama (BDS, MD, OMFS)

  • Experience: 20 years
  • Expertise: Oral & maxillofacial surgery, dental implants
  • Association: Sri Lanka Dental Association
  • Graduated from the University of Peradeniya
  • Training: The Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Hong Kong
Dr. Kanchana Kapugama | Best Implantologist in Sri Lanka

Ready for a smile transformation? Check out the glowing testimonials from our satisfied patients. 

Dental Implants in Sri Lanka: Patient Testimonials

Read about the life-changing experiences of our satisfied dental implant patients in Sri Lanka!

These reviews are a testament to the exceptional care and result that our clinic provides.

“The prices were reasonable, and the dentists were friendly, providing a thorough explanation of post-dental care. This is the best dental clinic I have ever been to.”


“I have done all kinds of treatments from here, from small fillings to crowns and implants. I wanna extend my gratitude to Dr. Sumith  for his excellent treatments.”


Want to see how dental implant surgery restores your smile and oral health? Continue reading.

Dental Implants in Sri Lanka: Before & After

Take a closer look at the transformation of one of our partner clinic’s real-life patients after dental implant surgery.
Before & After Dental Implants in Sri Lanka

Implant Surgery in Sri Lanka: Before & After
So why wait? Join the smile revolution by filling out our request form! 

Transform Your Smile: Your Ultimate Guide to Dental Implants!

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth.[4]NCBI
Dental Implants
“A dental implant is one of the treatments to replace missing teeth.”
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They are made of biocompatible materials, typically titanium.[5]NCBI
A Critical Review of Dental Implant Materials with an Emphasis on Titanium versus Zirconia
“Titanium remains the gold standard for the fabrication of oral implants, even though sensitivity does occur, though its clinical relevance is not yet clear.”
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They offer a strong base for dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.[6]NCBI
Dental Implants
“A dental implant is a structure made of alloplastic materials implanted into the oral tissues beneath the mucosa and/or periosteum and/or within or through the bone to provide retention and support for a fixed or removable dental prosthesis.”
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Dental implants mimic natural teeth in appearance, function, and feel. Therefore, offering a durable solution for missing teeth.

Anatomy of Dental Implants

Anatomy of Dental Implants

Discover If You’re an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants

Before getting implants, it’s important to determine whether you meet the criteria for successful treatment.

Below factors will determine the eligibility criteria for dental implant surgery.[7]Colgate
Dental Implants: A Permanent Tooth Replacement to Consider
“Because the implant penetrates the jawbone and gum, certain people at risk for gum disease may not be a good fit for the procedure. This could include people who smoke or have diabetes, for example. But even if you have certain health conditions, don’t rule it out! ”
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  • Healthy gums: Ideal candidates should have healthy gums free from periodontal disease to support the implant.
  • Sufficient bone density: Adequate jawbone is necessary to anchor the dental implant securely.
  • Good oral hygiene: Proper dental care habits, such as regular brushing and flossing, are essential for implant success.
  • Non-smokers: Smoking increases the risk of implant failure due to reduced blood flow and healing capacity.
  • No chronic conditions: Conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, or autoimmune disorders may hinder healing and implant success.

Dental implant surgery is a complex process. Let’s make things simpler for you to grasp! 

Procedure for Dental Implants in Sri Lanka

The dental implant process typically requires at least two visits to the dentist.

But the exact number may vary depending on individual circumstances and the complexity of the case.

Visit 1

Initial Consultation: A dentist or oral surgeon assesses the patient’s oral health. And creates a treatment plan accordingly.

Extraction (if needed): If a damaged or decayed tooth is present, it is removed before implant surgery.

Bone Grafting (if necessary): If the jawbone is too thin, a bone graft may be necessary to provide a stable base for the implant.

Implant Insertion: The dental implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone under local anesthesia or sedation.

Healing Phase: The jawbone fuses with the implant in a process called osseointegration, which can take a few months.

Visit 2

Abutment Attachment: After osseointegration is complete, the abutment is installed. Thus, connecting the implant to the prosthetic tooth.

Impression Taking: The dentist takes an impression or digital scan of the patient’s teeth to create a custom dental crown.

Prosthetic Tooth Placement: A custom-made prosthetic tooth (crown) is designed to match the patient’s natural teeth. It is then attached to the abutment.

Source: NCBI[8]NCBI
Dental Implants
“The two-stage surgical procedure first places the implant body below the soft tissue until the bone begins to heal (usually 2 to 3 months for mandible and 3 to 6 for maxilla). During the second stage of surgery, soft tissues are reflected to attach a permucosal element or abutment. ”
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Success Rate of Dental Implants

Dental implants have a high success rate, with studies showing success rates above 97% over a 10-year period.[9]NCBI
Dental Implants
“A high success rate (above 97% for 10 years)”
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However, success varies based on factors such as the patient’s overall health, implant location, and oral hygiene habits.

Compared to conventional fixed partial dentures, dental implants offer several benefits, including:[10]NCBI
Dental Implants
“A decreased risk of caries and endodontic problems of adjacent teeth Improved maintenance of bone in edentulous site Decreased sensitivity of adjacent teeth”
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  • There is a decrease in the sensitivity of adjacent teeth.
  • The maintenance of bone in the edentulous site is improved.
  • The risk of caries and endodontic problems in neighboring teeth is reduced.

Expert Aftercare Tips for Your Dental Implants

To ensure the safety of your dental implant, follow these tips:[11]FDA
Dental Implants: What You Should Know
“After the dental implant procedure: -Carefully follow the oral hygiene instructions given to you by your dental provider. -Regularly cleaning the implant and surrounding teeth is very important for long-term success of the implant. -Schedule regular visits with your dental provider.”
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  • Quit smoking: Smoking can weaken bone structure, potentially leading to implant failure.
  • Maintain oral hygiene: Brush at least twice daily and floss daily to keep the implant area clean.
  • Regular dental visits: Schedule routine cleanings and examinations with your dentist to ensure implant longevity.
  • Avoid hard foods: Refrain from chewing on hard items like ice or hard candy, as they can damage the crown or implant.
  • Balanced diet: A well-rounded diet supports overall oral health and contributes to the durability of the implant.

Let’s delve into the best options for getting there and make your travel plans a breeze! 

How To Reach Kandy, Sri Lanka?

Planning a trip to the cultural hub of Kandy? Keep in mind that there isn’t an airport within the city limits.

But don’t let that stop you! The nearest airport to Kandy is the well-connected Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.[12]Make My Trip
How To Reach Kandy
“Kandy does not have an airport. The nearest airport is the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. From Colombo you can avail various means of transport to get to Kandy.”
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The most convenient way to get to Sri Lanka is via flight. You can take a taxi to Kandy once you arrive in Colombo.

It takes 3 hr 14 min (145.9 km) via Central Expressway/E04 to reach Kandy from Colombo.

Now, scroll down to see the flight schedules from several nations to Colombo airport.

From Australia

The quickest flight from Sydney to Colombo Airport is the direct flight, which takes 11h 15m.

Getting from Sydney to Kandy takes approximately 15 hours, including transfers.

Flights from Different Australian Cities to Colombo, Sri Lanka
From To Time Stops
Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) 11h 15m Direct
Melbourne (MEL) Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) 10h 45m Direct

From Other Nations

Flights from Different International Cities to Colombo, Sri Lanka
From To Time Stops
New York John F Kennedy Intl (JFK) Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) 20h 30m 1 Stop
London Heathrow (LHR) Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) 13h 00m 1 Stop
Auckland Intl (AKL) Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) 20h 25m 1 Stop

Documents Required

To enter Sri Lanka, citizens of Australia or other countries will need to have the following documents:

  • A valid passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • A valid visa (depending on the purpose of your visit)
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • A return ticket or onward travel ticket to leave Sri Lanka
Source: Travel.State.Gov[13]Trave.State.Gov
Sri Lanka International Travel Information
“U.S. citizens intending to visit Sri Lanka for purposes of tourism or transit require an approval notice from Sri Lanka’s Electronic Travel Authorization System, onward/return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds. The Electronic Travel Authorization System is available online or at the port of entry. ”
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To enter Sri Lanka, it is recommended that all visitors apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) online.

Stay informed! Check Sri Lankan embassy for updated visa and entry requirements. Changes may occur.

Keep reading to discover the ultimate travel guide for oral care seekers! 

Travel Guide for the Ultimate Tourist Adventure

Get ready for your Sri Lankan adventure by checking out the table below.

It highlights key travel guidelines for everything from weather and currency to transportation.

Topic Information
Weather Tropical climate; average temperatures range from 28-32°C (coastal)[14]Thomas Cook
Best Time To Visit Sri Lanka
“Temperature: The air temperature during the dry season fluctuates between 22°C and 32°C.”
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Best Time to Visit December – April (west and south coasts)[15]Thomas Cook
Best Time To Visit Sri Lanka
“Peak Season – For all you culture connoisseurs out there, the curry coast of Sri Lanka is especially sweet during the months of December to April!”
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Language Sinhala, Tamil (official languages); English is widely spoken[16]Britannica Kids
Sri Lanka
“Roughly three-quarters of the people are Sinhalese, and most of the rest are Tamils or Sri Lankan Moors. Both Sinhala (Sinhalese) and Tamil are official languages.”
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Currency Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)[17]Britannica
Sri Lanka summary
“ Currency: Sri Lanka rupee. Currency Exchange Rate 1 USD equals 323.177 Sri Lankan rupee”
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Local Travel Public transport: buses, trains; Private transport: tuk-tuks, taxis, private car hires[18]Nerd Nomads
The Ultimate Guide To Getting Around Sri Lanka
“The most popular options for travel around Sri Lanka is to hire a car and driver, take a taxi/ tuk-tuk, or use public transportation like trains and buses.”
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Essential Safety Guidelines to Remember

For a stress-free travel experience in Sri Lanka, bear the following safety tips:[19]Gov.UK
Foreign travel advice Sri Lanka
“Credit card fraud is a risk for visitors. Use cash wherever possible and only use ATMs attached to banks or major hotels. You should take precautions to safeguard your valuables, especially passports and money.”
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  • Use ATMs within banks or prominent hotels for added security.
  • Carry a personal alarm when traveling solo or with a small group.
  • Exercise caution when accepting drinks from strangers at bars.
  • Be vigilant and guard your valuables, especially cash and passports.
  • To minimize the risk of credit card fraud, opt for cash payments whenever feasible. 

Top Sight-Seeing Locations in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth

The Temple of the Tooth, or Sri Dalada Maligawa, is a sacred Buddhist temple.

It houses one of Buddhism’s most important relics, a tooth of the Buddha.[20]Lonely Planet
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
“he golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha.”
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Visitors can admire the intricate architecture and participate in traditional rituals and ceremonies.

Royal Botanical Garden

The Royal Botanical Garden, also known as Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

It is a vast oasis of lush vegetation and exotic flora.

With over 4,000 species of plants, it’s a paradise for nature lovers and a peaceful escape from the city.[21]Department of Botanical Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya
“More than 4000 species of plants including woody trees, Palms, Ferns, Orchids and shrubs currently present within the gardens.”
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Royal Botanical Garden

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake is a beautiful man-made lake. It sits in the heart of the city.[22]Lonely Planet
Kandy Lake
“The lake is artificial and was created in 1807 by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy.”
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Surrounded by hills and temples, it’s a popular spot for strolling, boating, and enjoying the stunning views of Kandy.

Take a stroll around the lake and experience the serene atmosphere. 

3 Must-Try Delights from Sri Lankan Cuisine

Sri Lankan cuisine is a captivating fusion of flavors and techniques rooted in the island’s colonial influence.

There are a plethora of dishes that make up the Sri Lankan gastronomic landscape.

But these three dishes should be at the top of your must-try list.

Kottu Roti

This street food classic features chopped roti (a type of flatbread).

It is stir-fried with a medley of vegetables, spices, and your choice of meat.

It is often accompanied by a rich curry sauce.

It’s a customizable meal that showcases Sri Lanka’s diverse culinary influences.

Kottu Roti - Famous Sri Lankan Cuisine
Source: CNN[23]CNN
12 foods you should try in Sri Lanka
“it’s made with a type of roti known as godamba roti (a flat, crispy bread). Kottu is served with spicy curry sauce, which you can either use as a dip or pour over your entire plate.”
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Egg Hoppers

These bowl-shaped pancakes made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk are a popular breakfast staple.

Typically served with a soft-cooked egg nestled in the center, egg hoppers are light yet filling.

They are paired perfectly with spicy sambals or curries.

Egg Hoppers - Tasty Sri Lankan Dish
Source: CNN[24]CNN
12 foods you should try in Sri Lanka
“Hoppers are the Sri Lankan answer to the pancake. The batter is made from a slightly fermented concoction of rice flour, coconut milk, sometimes coconut water and a hint of sugar.”
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Fish Ambul Thiyal

A tangy Sri Lankan fish curry, is renowned for its unique blend of spices and tamarind-infused sourness.

This dish features firm fish, such as tuna.

It simmered in a piquant sauce made with dried goraka fruit, imparting an irresistible depth of flavor.

Fish Ambul Thiyal - Famous Sri Lankan Food
 Source: CNN[25]CNN
12 foods you should try in Sri Lanka
“Ambul thiyal is a dry curry dish, meaning all the ingredients are simmered with a small amount of water and cooked until the liquid reduces.”
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How much does it cost to get dental implants in Sri Lanka?

A single tooth implant cost in Sri Lanka is $685. Whereas you’ll spend a whopping amount of $5,500 in Australia for the same.

That’s 87% cheaper than what you’ll pay in Australia. You can also get the same-day implant in Sri Lanka at a minimal price of $1,100.

Final Thought

Choose dental implants in Sri Lanka and experience the best of both worlds – quality dentistry + fulfilling vacation.

Not only are the prices more affordable compared to other countries, but the quality of care is unmatched.

With the latest technology and stringent hygiene standards, Cayo Dental will help you restore your smile.

So why wait? Contact MTC and let us help you plan a hassle-free dental vacation.


1. Expatistan: Cost of living in Australia compared to Sri Lanka
2. Sri Lanka becomes Cynosure at MITT Travel Show…
3. NCBI: Dental Implants
4. NCBI: A Critical Review of Dental Implant Materials…
5. Colgate: Dental Implants: A Permanent Tooth Replacement to Consider
6. FDA: Dental Implants: What You Should Know
7. Makemytrip: How To Reach Kandy
8. Travel.State.Gov: Sri Lanka International Travel Information
9. Thomas Cook: Best Time To Visit Sri Lanka
10. Britannica Kids: Sri Lanka
11. Britannica: Sri Lanka summary
12. Nerd Nomads: The Ultimate Guide To Getting Around Sri Lanka
13. Gov.UK: Foreign travel advice Sri Lanka
14. Lonely Planet: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
15. Lonely Planet: Kandy Lake
16. Department of National Botanical Garden: Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya
17. CNN: 12 foods you should try in Sri Lanka