> Dental: general info

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Bangkok has plenty of very good dentists dealing with 6 million Thais who all value a perfect smile. Whether you want teeth whitening, a check up, root canal or even crowns, you’ll be satisfied with the price and experience. 
The dentists in Bangkok are the best in Thailand, with most garnering their knowledge in US dental colleges and employing the same 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 get a dental check up and clean, or treat yourself to teeth whitening while on holiday in Thailand, and not surprisingly many of these dentists in Bangkok advertise in 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 visit costing less than US$20, and teeth whitening from as little as $120
Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening in Bangkok is one of the main treatment options with medical tourists. Dentists have all the latest technology and techniques at their disposal, with laser whitening treatment and whitening gels to get your teeth looking bright. This can all be done in less than an hour and results really do make you look better.

The cheapest method is a do-it-yourself gel and gum guard arrangement that takes seven night sessions while you sleep, for $120. More practical is the newest technology, a UV bleaching process which is safe, painless and over in an hour, for about $250. Or you can opt for the full laser treatment at $350.

Dental crowns
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are competitively priced and can be done 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, they are significantly cheaper than back home and are made at laboratories in Bangkok so can be ready for fitting within a few days. You’ll have to think of matching them to newly whitening teeth while you go about it, so the cost overall might be prohibitive in a more expensive country.