Dentists in Phuket and dental clinics

Tooth whitening is cheap in Phuket, Thailand

Dentists in Phuket are among the best in Thailand, having generally been trained overseas and employing the latest techniques for achieving the best results. Phuket’s dental clinics and hospitals are well set up to deal with foreign medical tourists and their prices are excellent.

As a result, you’ll see plenty of local dentists advertising non-essential dental work in tourist magazines, and it’s a great idea to have the kids’ teeth checked up on. When you see the prices you’ll soon talk yourself into teeth whitening and can finally stomach the bill for that crown work you’ve been putting off for ages. A clean and polish will cost about US$20, with another US$20 for each filling or extraction.

Teeth whitening in Phuket

You can have your teeth whitened with laser treatment or go for a gel-and-applicator set from dentists in Phuket. These are available all over the island at reasonable rates.

Laser treatment offers the best and fastest results and can be done in one or two sittings, costing about US$450. This is quite a bit more than the do-it-yourself gel-and-applicator method, which is around US$100.

A new teeth whitening method involves bleaching using a gel and UV light, and can be done in one or two sessions of an hour for about US$250. Regardless of which method you choose, the results are great and will certainly make a big difference to your smile, and cost much less than at home.

Dental crowns in Phuket

Also known as dental caps, dental crowns in Phuket are one of the most common dental treatments for medical tourists, either for aesthetic or structural reasons. You can choose from plastic, metal or porcelain compounds and have a superb job done in just a few visits. These are made in local laboratories to international standards and cost as little as US$150 each, and are ready within days.

Phuket dentists and dental clinics

Asia Dental Centre
Asia Dental Centre is one of the better-priced dental practices in Phuket. It is friendly and informal, experienced in all general dental procedures and the staff speak English. Open: 09:00-21:00 (Monday-Saturday) 09:00-17:00 (Sunday); 95/3 Phuket Road, Phuket Town, tel: (076) 210 191, email: dentalinfo@dentalphuket.com, website: www.dentalphuket.com.

Phuket International Hospital Dental Centre
Phuket International Hospital also has an excellent dental centre with experienced staff. It specialises in treating foreigners on holiday and can perform all manner of procedures, including fluoride application, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges and veneers, dentures, and gum therapy. Prices are reasonable and the staff speak good English, so customers are never unsure as to the procedures or costs of treatment. 44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road (bypass road), Phuket Town, tel: (076) 249 400, 361 818, fax: (076) 210 936, email:dental@phuketinternationalhospital.com, website: www.phuketinternationalhospital.com.

Phuket Dental Center
This clinic, just outside Bangkok Hospital, can handle general dentistry, root canals, implants, prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. The five dentists in the partnership all speak excellent English. 371/95 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town, tel: (076) 255 336, email: info@phuketdentalcenter.comwebsite: www.phuketdentist.com.

Bangkok Hospital Phuket Dental Centre
The top hospital on the island has a fantastic dental clinic and some of the best dentists in Phuket. Along with cleaning and polishing, Bangkok Hospital Phuket Dental Centre specialises in root canal treatment, orthodontics, crowns, and maxillofacial surgery. Prices here are on a par with Bangkok’s best dental surgeries, although way lower than anything in the US or Europe. 2/1 Hongyok-Utis Road, tel: (076) 254 425, fax: (076) 254 430, email: info@PhuketHospital.com, website: www.phukethospital.com.

Wattana Clinic
This is the best-known dental clinic in Phuket, featuring international-standard dentists and the latest equipment. The staff are multilingual, with English, German, Swedish, Italian, and Japanese being spoken, and the prices and quality of service are excellent. 78/7 Soi Wattana Clinic, Thaweewong Road, Patong, tel: (076) 341 344, 340 690email: info@wattanaclinic.comwebsite: www.wattanaclinic.com.

About the Author

Andrew Bond is a travel writer who has been living in Thailand and writing about the region for more than 10 years, contributing to numerous local magazines and major web travel brands. He travels around South East Asia by tuk-tuk, bicycle, cyclo, jeepney, taxi, moto, elephant or foot in search of new smells, sounds, sights, and atmosphere. Share your travel bits with him on Google +

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