You can save up to 70% of the cost of dental care by choosing Full Mouth Restorations in Cambodia. Typically the treatment options can involve Dental Implants like all-on-4, orDental Crowns, and Bridges.
Full mouth restoration is also called as full mouth rehabilitation or reconstruction. It is a dental process of rebuilding or restoring all the teeth in a patient’s mouth.
Dental treatment in Cambodia
Among the Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia is gaining popularity as an attractive dental tourism destination for safe and high-quality dental treatment.
Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
“In 2016, the ten causes with the highest incidence were…caries of permanent teeth (7·26 billion, 6·72 billion to 7·84 billion)…These ten causes of incidence accounted for 4·4% (3·7–5·6) of all YLDs globally in 2016.”
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There is a steady increase in the number of patients from the US, Australia, and New Zealand. This is because they get dental treatment in Cambodia at 30% of the costs billed at home. With the 70% money saved, they add a sightseeing trip in Cambodia.
How Much is for Full Mouth Restoration in Cambodia?
Full mouth reconstruction prices vary widely, depending on the treatment type and location. For a full mouth restoration in the west, the cost varies between $47,000 to $60,000. This is about five times more expensive than Cambodia.
|$30,000||$14,880 – $21,430||$13,200 – $37,000||$8,000|
|$30,550 – $39,000||$10,300 – $22,000||$17,200 – $43,000||$10,000 – $12,000|
|Acrylic Full or Partial Denture|
|$$1,100-3,150||$1,500-$2,600||$1,700||$200 – $450|
|$925 – $2500||$560-$1300||$850-950||$350|
|Bone graft (per unit)|
The costs for dental works in USA, Australia and New Zealand are taken from online sources
As seen in the table, the savings made on quality Full Mouth Restorations in Cambodia could pay you for a lavish family vacation.
Low-cost full mouth rehabilitation is also available in Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines, Vietnam, India, and Thailand
Factors Affecting the Cost of Full Mouth Restoration
Dental Clinic in Cambodia
You can find global standard dentistry in Cambodia. There are a number of International dentists and even more Cambodian dentists who have been trained abroad.Gulf Times
Cambodia aims at becoming hub for dental tourism
“According to the country’s Ministry of Health, there are about 20 clinics in Phnom Penh that operate in accordance with international standards such as an appropriate ISO certification and have many of their dentists trained abroad — mainly in Europe, Japan, Australia or New Zealand.”
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Our network dental clinic in Phnom Penh, Pagna, is committed to providing modern dentistry that gives more choices for patients.
Dr. Song Pagna who is the Chief doctor at Phnom Penh dental clinic is certified in:
- Dental Implants- All-On-4 course
- Smile Design course, and
- Dental Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics
Why Choose Phnom Penh for Dental Work?
There are many reasons because of which you should go for dental work in Phnom Penh.
- Flexible appointments
Patients are given appointments that suit them the best without delay
- Multiple payment options
You can pay using your Visa and Master Cards, Cash (Cambodian Riel), Bank transfer (local bank only)
- Accept dental insurance
We assist in dental insurance paperwork. Patients can get all the required documents from the clinic
- Multilingual staff
Our staff can speak English, French, and Khmer. The doctor ensures that you understand the treatment before beginning it.
- State-of-the-art facility
The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology like CAD-CAM, CEREC etc.
Why Choose Full Mouth Restorations in Cambodia?
Americans face financial barriers to receive dental care, compared to other health care services. Along with this, one-third of Australians avoid the dentist due to the high cost. ABC News
One-third of Australians avoiding the dentist due to cost, AIHW report finds
“A check-up on the state of the nation’s health has found almost one-third of people are putting off or avoiding going to the dentist altogether due to the cost.”
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- The main advantage of going to Cambodia for Full Mouth Restoration is the low cost. Treatment is at least half of what you would spend at home.
- Dental care in Cambodia is more comparatively more advanced than any other segments in the medical field.Khmer Timess
Transcending dental medication
“The dental care segment in Cambodia is more advanced relative to other segments in the medical field.”
View in Article Quality of dental care, standard techniques, and equipment, as well as good hygiene, attract patients.
- You can also combine a pleasure trip with your dental treatment while the money you save can be spent on an exotic vacation.
Common Reasons for Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Gum Disease: Bacterial infection in gum leads to loose tooth and tooth loss.
- Tooth Erosion: Acidic drinks, stomach acid, and chronic illness can lead to tooth erosion and damage.
- Trauma: Serious falls or accidents cause tooth trauma that requires full mouth reconstruction
- Bad Bite: Misalignment of upper and lower jaw results in a bad bite, leading to loose and missing teeth.
- Bad Restorations: A full mouth reconstruction may be the only option for bad dental work and defective fillings.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation – Procedure
The Full Mouth Restoration procedure is a combination of techniques that are personalized to suit individual needs and goals. Every full mouth restoration is distinctive.
Dental Implants in Cambodia
A dental implant resembles a metallic tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone. A dental crown can be placed right above the implant with the help of an abutment.
Procedure for Dental Implants
The dental implant process takes several months to complete, and it involves three phases:
- Placing the implant – The implant is surgically placed in your jaw, where it is covered over with gum tissue and allowed to integrate into the jawbone for three to six months.
- Attaching the post – A post is attached to the implant and the gum tissue is allowed to grow up around it. The implant and post can also be placed simultaneously. The implant and post together serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth.
- Crown attachment – A customized crown is attached to the implant post.
Types of Dental Implants
|Endosteal Implants||Subperiosteal Implants||Zygomatic Implants|
|Prevalent kind of implant||Less common type||Least common type|
|Needs healthy jawbone||Can be used with low jawbone||Implant placed in cheekbone|
|Less healing time||Less healing time||More healing time|
|Less invasive||Minimally invasive||Highly invasive|
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implants appear and function like real teeth.
- Bone loss is avoided as dental implants replace the tooth and its root.
Drawbacks of Dental Implants
- Expensive as compred to dentures, crowns and other dental works.
- Involves multiple steps and need to wait up to six months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone.
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Only four implants are placed in either the upper or lower jaw bone.
Two anterior implants are inserted straight in the jawbone. The remaining two posterior implants are inserted at 45 degrees. This helps in supporting a full dental arch.
Due to the tilted posterior implants, bone grafting is avoided. Also, it is a cost-effective treatment for permanent replacement of a full set of teeth.
All-on-6 /8 Implants
In All-on-6 implants, total 6 implants are inserted to strengthen the dental prosthesis.
On the other hand, All-on-8 dental implants utilizes maximum number of implants for restructuring your mouth and filling in all the missing teeth.
It is considered a good solution for patients to maximize the use of available jaw bone. Also, it provides a secure fit and reducing bone reabsorption.
Dental bridge bridges the gap created by one or more missing or broken teeth. It is a false tooth or teeth, held in place by crowns on either side of the gap. Dental bridges can be anchored by natural teeth or dental implants.
Procedure for Dental Bridge
- Preparation of abutment teeth
- Impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a dental laboratory for the construction of the bridge
- Sometimes a temporary bridge may be fitted to protect the shaped teeth from damage while the permanent bridge is being constructed
- After a couple of weeks, a permanent bridge is cemented into place, after removing the temporary bridge.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Economical and a fast way to get a full set of teeth.
- A great alternative for those who cannot undergo surgical procedures due to medical reasons.
Drawbacks of Dental Bridges
- Cemented bridges might become loose and cause failure in anchoring teeth.
- Prone to collecting plaque, extra care required in cleaning
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that covers the underlying natural tooth or implant. It restores the shape and size of the tooth and improves tooth appearance.
Procedure for Dental Crown:
- Usually, two dental visits are needed to place a dental crown
- During the first visit, the natural tooth is shaped to hold a crown in place
- An impression is taken and sent to lab for crown building.
- Meanwhile, a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth for protection
- During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the custom-made permanent crown is fixed in place.
Benefits of Dental Crown
- The underlying tooth is protected from decay.
- Dental crowns are durable and last for at least 5-15 years.
- Treatment with dental crowns has a high success rate.
Drawbacks of Dental Crown
- Initially crowned teeth may be more sensitive to heat and cold.
- A porcelain crown is fragile and can be damaged over time.
- May show gum margin after several years.
Benefits of Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Restore your smile and chewing ability
- Restoration of lip support and facial support
- Speech improvement
- Protect teeth from further cracking, wear, and damage
- Resolve gum disease
- Relieve headaches and migraines caused by bruxism and TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
- Straighten crooked teeth, relieving pain and discomfort
- A healthy and attractive smile improves your confidence and self-esteem
Additional treatments for Full mouth restoration in Cambodia
Periodontal disease treatment
Periodontal disease results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Full mouth reconstruction helps in the complete restoration of the bone and gum tissue.
Full or Partial Dentures
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory. They are removable substitutes for missing teeth. There are three types of dentures.
|Complete Edentulous||Complete Edentulous||Partially edentulous|
|Needs removal at night||Fixed||Needs removal at night|
|Mounted on Jawbone||Mounted on 4/6/8 implant||Attached to nearby teeth|
|Loosen up with age||Stable and lifelong option||Loosen over time|
Benefits of Dentures
- Dentures enhance chewing and talking.
- They support facial muscles and decrease oral bone loss.
- Several types of dentures are available to satisfy a patient’s need.
- It is a cost-effective treatment option particularly when more natural teeth are present.
Drawbacks of Dentures
- Dentures must be removed and cleaned regularly to avoid infections and bad breath.
- Improperly fit dentures can move around in the mouth and cause pain and chewing difficulties
Dental Veneers in Cambodia
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells cemented to the front surfaces of natural teeth. They are permanently bonded to teeth and are usually made from porcelain or resin-composite materials.
|Composite Veneers||Porcelain Veneers|
|Also referred to as direct veneers||Also referred to as indirect veneers|
|Coating directly applied on dental visit||Coatings are custom-made in a lab to fit your teeth|
|Usually last for 5 to 7 years||Last for a minimum of 10 to 15 years|
Procedure of Porcelain Veneer
- Tooth (or teeth) X-rays will be taken.
- Half a millimeter of the tooth enamel will be trimmed to prepare for the veneers.
- Mold of your teeth will be taken and sent to the lab to prepare the veneers, which takes about one to two weeks.
- When the veneers are ready, the fit and color of the veneers are checked
- The tooth (or teeth)is cleaned thoroughly and the tooth surface is roughened to improve the adhesion of the veneer.
- The veneer is attached to the tooth using a special cement.
- Ultraviolet light is used to harden the veneer quickly.
Benefits of Veneers
- Veneers don’t show a gum margin after several years, hence aesthetically pleasing.
- Teeth with veneers have minimal movement.
Drawbacks of Veneers
- Veneers are not reversible.
- Tooth is prone to new decay as more areas of tooth is exposed.
Places of Interest in Cambodia
Angkor Wat Temple:
The ancient Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage site.UNESCO
“They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, …UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.”
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It is the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples and the top tourist attraction in Cambodia
It is located within the Royal Palace compound in Phnom Penh. The Silver Pagoda has many national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues.
Phnom Penh Riverside
A popular destination for tourist, the riverside is lined with multiple eating joints and shops. You will surely enjoy a walk on this 3-kilometer riverfront strip.
Dental Tourism in Cambodia – Useful Travel Info
- Flight Details to Cambodia (Click to Expand)
|City||Duration||Distance||No. of Stops|
|Miami (MIA)||27 hrs 20 min||15840 Km (9618 mi)||1|
|New York (JFK)||20 hrs 40 min||14220 Km (8835 mi)||1|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||19 hrs 20 min||13200 Km (8202 mi)||1|
|Melbourne (MEL)||10 hrs 45 min||6880 Km (4275 mi)||1|
|Sydney (SYD)||11 hrs 30 min||7040 Km (4374 mi)||1|
|Auckland (AKL)||13 hrs 20 min||9060 Km (5629 mi)||1|
Cambodia has International airports in 3 cities:
- Phnom Penh
- Siem Reap
Phnom Penh is the largest city in Cambodia. It is located at the confluence of three major rivers – the Mekong, the Tonle Sap River, and the Bassac River. This capital city was formerly referred to as the “Pearl of Asia”.
Phnom Penh International Airport is well-connected with Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City and regional hubs such as Singapore and Hong Kong. Internally, Phnom Penh has direct and frequent flights to Siem Reap.
The climate can generally be described as tropical. Temperatures range from 15 to 380C. The driest period occurs in months of January and February and May to October is the wettest part of the year. The months of September and October witness heavy rains and are best avoided.
- Hot season: March – May (28 – 38C)
- Rainy season: May – October (24 – 32C)
- Cool season: November – March (22 – 280C)
A client from New Zealand came to Cambodia for her Dentures. While searching for a reliable dentist, she had lots of doubts.
But all her doubts vanished as she came to Cambodia. She is very happy with high-quality services and recommends the services to everyone looking for dental works abroad.
- How long does full mouth restorations take in Cambodia?
Treatment time is based on the scope of the treatment plan, patient cooperation, and how quickly a patient recovers after procedures. After a thorough oral evaluation, your dentist will be able to provide a treatment time frame.
- Is the full mouth rehabilitation procedure in Cambodia painful?
With modern dental anesthetics and sedation, no dental procedure is painful. Your dentist will prescribe pain relievers to take after treatment, for your comfort.
- When is the best time to visit Cambodia for full mouth restorations?
The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and April when it receives very little rain.
- Why are Cambodia dentist’s prices cheap?
The treatment costs less in Cambodia because the overhead costs are less expensive.
- What are the fun places to visit in Phnom Penh?
Between check-ups, there are plenty of things to do in Phnom Penh, the National Museum and Royal Palace are a short distance away along the banks of the Mekong. The Killing Fields and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum offer a look into Cambodia’s darker past for those with a few hours to spare.
- Is Phnom Penh a safe place?
Phnom Penh is pretty safe for tourists, but like elsewhere in Southeast Asia, it does have its share of petty crime. (7)
- What are Cambodia’s visa requirements?
A couple of photos, a valid passport and $20 are the official requirements for a month-long single-entry tourist visa.
Business visas are available for $25. These visas can be extended for up to a year with multiple entries.
Visas can be applied online. You can obtain a visa in 3 days, with just a few clicks. To apply for an e-Visa, you need to have a passport with at least 6 months’ validity, a recent passport size photo (JPEG/PNG format) and a valid credit card (Visa/Mastercard).
The e-Visa costs US$20 with a $5 processing fee. This visa is good for arrival at Siem Reap and Phnom Penh international airports.
- Can Alzheimer’s patients undergo dental implants in Cambodia?
Yes. Often, a dentist administers sedation so that the patient can comfortably undergo dental implants
- Do children need full mouth restoration?
Children can require full mouth restoration. Common causes are baby bottle tooth decay and injury. A pedodontist (children’s dentist) can perform the full mouth restoration procedure.
- What is the difference between Full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover?
The two treatments seem like the same thing. Both address several dental issues at a time but the nature of treatment is different. Smile makeovers are meant for cosmetic enhancements, while full mouth reconstructions are mainly designed to restore damaged or missing teeth.
1. Lancet: Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.
2. Gulf News: Best dentists in Phnom Penh
3. ABC News: AIHW report
4. Worldnomads.com: Is Phnom Penh a safe place?