Fixed Dentures Abroad are low cost mouth restoration options in your neighboring countries. The prosthetics are permanently fixed in your mouth which functions just like real teeth.
Overall, a good quality arch of dentures could easily cost up to $8000 in the US. However, permanent dentures cost can save your overall expenditure up to 60% to 70% abroad.
A cost comparison of dental bridge and an implant-based denture is given here.
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The cost of fixed dentures depends upon several parameters. This includes material, lab cost, and additional procedures.
For fixed denture abroad, the cost is influenced by the country, your case specifics and travel expenses as well.
A denture is a set of artificial teeth and gums to replace the lost teeth in your mouth. Fixed dentures are permanently attached in the mouth either through a bridge or implants.
On the basis of the area covered by fixed dentures, these are divided into two parts:
Fixed Partial Dentures: Partial fixed dentures or dental bridge can be used in patients who still have few teeth left in their mouth. A partial fixed denture is better known as Dental Bridge.
Fixed Complete Dentures: This denture is used in the edentulous patients where it is supported by dental implants. All-on-4/6 and 8 implants based dentures are complete fixed dentures.
Fixed partial dentures fill the gaps or spaces caused due to the loss of one or more teeth. Hence, these are often referred to as “dental bridges” as they perform a bridging function.
A traditional dental bridge comprises of:
It can be supported by natural teeth, dental implants or a combination of both. Moreover, it is firmly cemented with the supporting structures and thus unremovable. Materials like porcelain, porcelain mixed with metal, or gold can be used.
Apart from a traditional dental bridge, there are two more types of bridges. They are:
When the supporting teeth are present only on one side of the gap, then a cantilever bridge is a suitable option.
Here, one or more crowns are used which provides support to the pontic (artificial tooth).
Also known as resin-bonded bridge, this is another modification to the commonly used bridge.
It consists of one false tooth which is bonded to a set of ‘wings’ on either side. These wings are usually made of metal, although porcelain can be used and are placed on the backside of the tooth.
A dental bridges present several advantages which include,
There are certain risks that are associated with the use of dental bridge. These include:
A fixed denture may last for up to 8-10 years. However, if adequate care is not taken, bacterial infection would affect the longevity of the prosthetic.
Fixed Complete Dentures are also known as Implant-supported dentures. These are fully functional teeth mounted on implants that provide better stability.
Implant-based dentures can be supported on four and or six/eight implants. On the basis of the number of implants, they are mainly classified into the following types:
The all-on-4 fixed dentures are mounted on 4 implants, hence the name. This concept was first used successfully in 1998 by Dr. Paulo Malo. Nobel Biocare.
All-on-4® treatment concept.
“In 1998 Dr. Paulo Malo successfully …”
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All-on-six/eight dentures are mounted on six or eight implants. This arrangement provides better support to your bite. These are comfortable and last longer as the pressure is evenly dispersed throughout the jaw.
To move ahead with implant-based denture, the patient must be completely edentulous. If there are still some teeth left, then the dentist first extract them.
Advantages of Fixed Dentures Abroad:
Disadvantages of Fixed Dentures:
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|Procedure time||1 day to 8 months
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Medical Toursim Corporation offers fixed dentures in locations like India, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Thailand, El Salvador & Vietnam.
India is the home to a few of the best and most highly qualified dentists in the world. The hospitals here are accredited by NABH National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
NABH Accredited Hospitals
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With rapidly evolving technology and state of art medical equipment, fixed dentures cost in India would be about one-fourth of that in the United States. Meanwhile, it also provides the same medical care quality and clinical outcome.
Mexico’s proximity to the United States, cultural similarities and low cost of dental careHuffPost
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““Primarily, the reason medical care is cheaper in these countries is the cost of running the business or a hospital or a clinic or even a doctor’s office is quite low compared to what it would be in the U.S,” Datta said. That includes the cost of labor and medical malpractice premiums, he said. In addition, medical and dental students in Mexico don’t graduate with student loan debt like Americans do and therefore don’t pass those costs on to patients, he said. …”
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With advanced technological solutions, most of the dental procedures are completed in a single visit to the country. The Fixed denture cost in Mexico is less than half of that in the United States.
Costa Rica has emerged as one of the high quality, low costUSITC Executive Briefing on Trade
TRENDS IN U.S. HEALTH TRAVEL SERVICES TRADE
““Data from a U.S. government survey suggest that 150,000 to 320,000 U.S. travelers list healthcare as a reason for traveling abroad each year, or between 0.2% and 0.6% of all outbound U.S. air travelers. South America represents the largest destination market for such travelers (26% of the total), followed by Central America (18%) …”
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Costa Rica is a great leisure travel destination, which gives an additional option of vacationing and relaxing as one gets the dental treatment done.
Thailand brings a great deal for medical tourists, especially Australians, Canadians and Americans. Trained and qualified dental teams including low care cost, are a few advantages that make Thailand dental tourism a great option. Things like, advanced technology & high quality of patient management protocols also add to the list.
Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have had huge strides when it comes to dental tourism. With tstate-of-the-art facilities, each patient is treated with extreme precision.
Colombia is yet another emerging medical tourism destination. Places like Medellin, Cartagena and Bogota are popular areas for dental tourism here.
Medical Tourism Corporation facilitates affordable fixed dentures at many international locations. Fill out the free estimate request form for a free quote & more information.