Bangkok is blessed with the best dentists in Thailand, with many acquiring their knowledge in US or UK dental colleges and employing these techniques in Bangkok dental surgeries. You will find state-of-the-art equipment and all the latest treatment options for your teeth at Bangkok dentists, all at very reasonable prices.
It makes good sense to go for a dental check up and have a clean, or treat yourself to teeth whitening while on holiday in Thailand. Not surprisingly, many of the dentists in Bangkok advertise in the local tourist media. They are mostly professional, use modern techniques and equipment and seldom keep you waiting. The biggest satisfaction, however, is the price, with a standard check-up costing less than 600 baht (about US$20), and teeth whitening from 4,500 baht ($150).
Teeth whitening in Bangkok
Teeth whitening in Bangkok is one of the most popular treatment options with medical tourists. Dentists in Bangkok have all the latest technology and techniques at their disposal, with laser whitening treatment and whitening gels to make your teeth bright. This can all be done in less than an hour and the results really do make you look better.
The cheapest method is a do-it-yourself gel and gum guard arrangement that involves seven nightly sessions while you sleep, for $150. More practical is the newest technology; a UV bleaching process which is safe, painless and over in an hour – about $250. Or you can opt for the full laser treatment at $350.
Dental crowns in Bangkok
Dental crowns, known as dental caps the in UK, are competitively priced and can be completed in one or two sittings. You can choose from plastic, metal or porcelain (ceramic) and can be sure that they will last 10 years or more when fitted by a Bangkok dentist. Again, these are significantly cheaper than back home and are made in laboratories in Bangkok so can be ready for fitting within a few days. You’ll have to think of matching them to newly whitened teeth while you go about it, which may make the overall cost prohibitive in a more expensive country.
Bangkok Dental Hospitals and Clinics
Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC)
The dentists at Bangkok’s International Dental Center (BIDC) are among the best in Thailand and are adept at dealing with foreign medical tourists. This huge complex spans seven floors and also comes complete with a modern hotel, bank, coffee shop, and restaurant. There are 20 treatment rooms and dozens of experienced Bangkok dentists performing every type of dental treatment known to man. 157, 159 Ratchadapesik Road, Dindeang, Tel:(02) 692 4433.
Bumrungrad Hospital Dental Centre
Perhaps the most expensive dental centre in Thailand, Bumrungrad’s expertise in everything medical extends to its dental aspirations. Many medical tourists looking for dental work head for Bumrungrad, with its highly qualified team of dentists, fantastic facilities, and wide range of treatments. 333 Sukhumvit 3, Wattana, Tel: (02) 667 1000, Emergency: (02) 667 2999.
Bangkok Hospital Dental Centre
Bangkok’s second hospital also offers a dedicated dental centre complete with state-of-the-art technology and some of the best dentists in Bangkok. They have a modern operating theatre, several fully-equipped treatment rooms and pay great attention to detail. As with Bumrungrad, Bangkok Hospital is rather expensive for Thailand, with crowns around the US$250 mark per tooth. 2 Soi Soonvija 7, New Petchburi Road, Huaykwang, Tel: (02) 310 3000.
Bangkok Dental Spa Clinic
One of the more reasonably priced dental facilities in Bangkok, the Bangkok Dental Clinic on Sukhumvit is used to dealing with medical tourists. It features English-speaking dentists and hygienists, a relaxed, non-hospital atmosphere, and all types of treatment options. 27 Methawattana building (2nd Floor), Sukhumvit Soi 19, Tel: (02) 651 0807.