The average cost of dental insurance for an American is about $360 a year or $15 to $50 per month depending upon the state you reside. A typical dental insurance plan provides a specific level coverage for specific dental procedures known as 100/80/50 plan. This means that you get a 100% cover for your preventive dental procedures like consultations, x-rays, scaling. It provides 80% coverage for basic dental procedures like extraction of teeth, cosmetic fillings, silver fillings, gum surgeries. Major dental procedures like root canals, crown, fixed bridges, removable dentures, implants, implant supported dentures, are only 50% covered in these plans.
In developed countries like the USA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND dental implants may cost $3,000 TO $6,000 per tooth. Whereas full mouth implants may range from $24,000 to $96,000. This implies the cost of the basic dental implant and might not include the cost of additional procedures like x-rays, CT Scans, tooth extraction, bone grafts, regenerative membranes. These minor procedures may increase the cost to go up to $8000. Even after having a good dental insurance cover, affording dental implants might not be a piece of cake for everyone.
This exorbitant cost has led people to look for quality treatment elsewhere in the world. Dental tourism now forms a major part of the travel industry. India has developed into a major tourist destination for medical as well as dental tourism, in the past decade.
Dental implant cost in India ranges from $300 to $500 per implant, including the procedures like bone grafting. Full mouth implants may range from $2400 to $8000.
AFFORDABLE DENTAL IMPLANTS
As we have mentioned earlier, dental implants can be really expensive in your home town, thus in order to be able to afford quality dental care at reasonable prices, one may resort to dental tourism. India is a country that promises the best quality dental treatments at a very reasonable price. In India, we have highly skilled dental surgeons to provide the best treatment possible.
Some people might question the difference in the cost of dental implant treatment in India and abroad and its effect on the quality of treatment. This is a very obvious doubt that may come to mind looking at the huge difference in the cost of the implant treatment. This doubt can easily be cleared by comparing the cost of living in the two countries. Cost of living in India is much lower when compared to any developed country like USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Even the dental school fees are very minimal as compared to dental schools abroad as the major expense for medical and dental schools is borne by the government of India. India is a highly populated country where manpower is usually available at a reasonable rate for implant manufacturing companies. All these factors contribute to lowering the cost of dental implants in India.
Thus, we can easily suggest anyone looking for affordable dental treatments to come to India and experience the best quality dental treatment that doesn’t affect the pocket much. India can also be explored as a wonderful sightseeing destination. With the serene natural beauty of the Himalayas in the north, to the wonderful beaches of Goa and Kerala. A country rich in cultural heritage, with magnificent tombs and architectural wonders like the Taj Mahal, can never leave a tourist disappointed since it has something for everybody.