Dental Price Check: Australia vs Phuket

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The chance to save thousands of dollars and enjoy a nice holiday in Phuket on the pretext of dental work is too good. In Phuket dentists charge a fraction of what your local pricey dentist would do in Australia. The rising out-of-pocket costs for dentistry Down Under drives an increasing number of Aussies to Phuket.

So how much can these Phuket’s dentists help you save? Let us do a quick price check based on average Australian prices and starting prices in Phuket for most common dental procedures:

Dental Implant

  • Australia: AUD $5,098
  • Phuket: $2,630

Dental Crown

  • Australia: $1,505
  • Phuket: AUD $700


  • Australia: AUD $33,910
  • Phuket: AUD $15,450


  • Australia: AUD $44,513
  • Cost in Phuket: AUD $16,352

Root Canal

  • Australia: AUD $1,660
  • Phuket: AUD $347

Dental Fillings

  • Australia: AUD $202
  • Phuket: AUD $53


  • Australia: AUD $2,378
  • Phuket: AUD $955


  • Australia: AUD $1,623
  • Phuket: AUD $670

Teeth Whitening

  • Australia: AUD $870
  • Phuket: AUD $244

No wonder Phuket is such a popular spot for dental tourism. You can also try the less expensive treatments in Phuket if you are already visiting the place. If you are wondering if the lower prices mean you have to compromise on quality, do not be worried. The price difference does not come with the hidden cost of lower quality dentistry.

Even the top dental clinics in Phuket are able to offer affordable treatments because of their lower operation costs. Compared to Australia it costs much more to run a dental clinic in Phuket. Cost of labour and materials is also much lower in Thailand. Moreover, dentists in Phuket enjoy the lack of bureaucratic red tape that drives up costs for clinics Down Under.

So you can plan your dental trip to Phuket with complete confidence. All you need to do is find the right dentists. Prices in Phuket will help you cover the cost of travel and accommodation. For best results, use a dental tourism portal that utilizes a comprehensive screening process when adding clinics. This will help you stay clear of any substandard clinics there might be overseas. They do things like check malpractice and criminal records and verify staff qualifications and dental association memberships. You cannot do these things on your own.

Do Your Homework

Make sure you understand all there is to know about your treatment. For instance, did you know there are three main types of dental crowns, each with their pros and cons. Or that you need to visit Phuket twice for dental implants, four to six months apart. You can discuss the procedure with your local dentist or with the one you have selected in Phuket. Or both. Just do not fly out without doing your homework.

If possible, take along your partner or a friend with you. The moral (and actual) support will make your trip much easier. Plus, you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation in this tropical paradise. Also confirm the mode of payment accepted by the clinic you are visiting. People who do not know the real reasons for the price difference mistakenly think dentistry in Phuket is risky. And people who do not plan their trip properly think it is a big hassle. Now you know better than being either of these types.

Feel free to read about the top clinics in Phuket. Read about the dentists working there, look at photos of the facilities and check out testimonials from other patients. Especially those from other dental tourists. In Phuket dentists will give you plenty of reasons to smile, from beautiful teeth to a chance to enjoy a memorable holiday.


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