Dental tourism (also called dental vacations or commonly known as dental holidays in Europe) is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves individuals seeking dental care outside of their local healthcare systems and may be accompanied by a vacation.
Dental tourism is growing worldwide: as the world becomes ever more interdependent and competitive, technique, material, and technological advances spread rapidly, enabling providers in “developing countries” to provide dental care at significant cost savings when compared with their peers in the developed world.
Since procedures often require multiple steps, or subsequent checkups, the patient may have to return to the same doctor for those reasons. Typically, a patient takes two trips to have implants. The first trip is to set the base and the provisional crown. The second trip is typically 4–6 months later after the implant has stabilized in the bone. One Day Implants are not recommended for dental tourists due to the higher failure rate of the system.
When combined with a holiday, as the name implies, dental tourism can be an opportunity to receive low-cost, quality dental care. Dental tourism is expected to continue growing, as consumers continue to seek out lower-cost options.
Like to Know more??!! You would be surprised to find out that this was a common practice even since ancient times, when Greeks and Romans would take long trips by foot or by ship to cult centers in the Mediterranean Sea. There is also evidence that even Mesopotamians used to travel to Syria for eye treatments. The temples raised in the honor of those times gods of medicine can be considered as the world’s first health centers. Sometimes the ill would remain inside the temple for several days hoping that the respective god would appear to them in a dream and guide their steps towards healing.