We invite you to explore India - the Land with infinite beauty ! Whether you soar high into Himalayas or peer under the ruins of the Ancient monuments dotting the landscape of India, you will cherish the experience long after your visit ! This India Travel Guide is free from any commercial interest! This site is dedicated to promote India - the vast subcontinent, its glorious past, magnificent landscape and its infinite variety.


Dental Tourism India

India is emerging as one of the preferred destinations for dental tourism in the world. Thousands of people from USA, Europe and other parts of the world fly to India every year seeking dental treatment. Though tourists attach a variety of reasons for their travel, the major indicator is the cost for dental implants and dental surgery, which is generally cheap in India.

Dental Tourism India

Irrespective of recession and slump downs in the market, many people still travel to India for various dental treatments. Among many reasons, the major one could be the cost and dental insurance. In U.S, only 50% of the total population has dental insurance. Even those with comprehensive medical packages do not a have dental coverage.

Apart from the low dental insurance coverage, cost of the dental treatments is also extremely high in these western countries. For instance, a patient requiring root canal treatment might cost up to $600 and a tooth crowning may cost around $40000. However, same procedures cost around $35-125 in India.

Listed below is the cost comparison of dental treatment between USA and India. The figures are indicative and might vary as you approach your dental tourism provider.

Dental procedure Cost in USA ($) Cost in India ($)
General Dentist Top End Dentist Top End Dentist
Smile designing - 8,000 1,000*
Metal Free Bridge - 5,500 500*
Dental Implants - 3,500 800*
Porcelain Metal Bridge 1,800 3,000 300*
Porcelain Metal Crown 600 1,000 80*
Tooth impactions 500 2,000 100*
Root canal Treatment 600 1,000 100*
Tooth whitening 350 800 110*
Tooth colored composite fillings 200 500 25*
Tooth cleaning 100 300 75*

Source: health-tourism-india.com

The Indian dental tourist provider offer a combination pack that enables the visiting patients to correct their teeth as well enjoy the attractions of the country, rich in culture and heritage.

Dental surgery offered in India

India is well equipped with quality hospitals and experienced dentists that assure reliable treatment. Many dental tourism providers in India offer you worthwhile dental packages. Most of them include the following dental surgery/treatment options:

  • Intra mouth dental scanning
  • Extraction of normal/fractured teeth under local anesthesia
  • Extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Ceramic caps without gold under microscopic control
  • Maxillary Surgery
  • Dental Bridges, Porcelain/Ceramic crowns
  • Bleaching
  • Prosthesis on the implant/ Dental Implants
  • Vertical and horizontal bone grafting
  • Gum Grafting/ Gums treatment
  • Palatal orthodontics
  • Fluoride treatments for children
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Smile designing.
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth contouring and reshaping
  • Dental Fillings

Dental Implants

India is popular for successful dental surgery treatments like dental implants and implantology. Dental implants are titanium fixtures or artificial teeth that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Over a period the titanium fixtures merges with the teeth bone through a process called osseo-integration. Once this foundation becomes strong, a crown or bridge is placed on the respective teeth.

There are different types of surgical dental implants procedure. If you are coming for dental implants to India, check with your dentist for the dental implant procedure you might require. The types of dental implant procedures include:

Root form Implant: This implant looks like the root of a tooth. If your jawbone is wide and deep enough then the implant is placed on your bone surgically with local anesthesia. However, in conditions where there is not enough width or depth in the jawbone, grafting is done to place the same. Once the implant is placed, the gums are stitched and take three to six months to heal.

Plate form Implant: If your jawbone is too narrow for bone grafting, then a plate form implant is suggested. After local anesthesia, a cosmetic dentist will place the implant on your bone and stitch the gums. While few implants are healed quickly, some might take three to six months for restoration.

Subperiosteal Implants: This is suggested in cases where the jawbone does not have enough height/width to accommodate either the root form or the plate form implant. This is a custom-made solution for your teeth and is usually placed via any of the two special methods. The first method involves making an impression of your jawbone by a cosmetic dentist. After which, he/she comes up with a custom-fit implant to suit your bone. The second methodology involves CAT scan of your jawbone. The CAT scans your jawbone and provides the dentist with a model of the same. With this model, the dental labs create an implant suitable for your jawbone.

Dental implants are usually costlier abroad. A dental implant by a senior dentist in US might cost around $3500. While dental implants in India by an experienced dentist may just cost around $800. Listed below are the indicative figures of dental implants in India

Dental implant procedures Cost in INR
Alpha Bio Dental Implant with straight abutment 25,000
Nobel Biocare-Groovy Dental Implants 40,000
Computer Guided Implant Surgery 50,000
Procelain based Metal Crown 4, 500
Procera-Crown & Veneer 15,000

Cosmetic Dentistry in India

Many dental tourism providers in India also offer cosmetic dentistry package to enhance your smile and appearance. The cosmetic dentistry packages to India may include one or all of the following depending on your dental tourism provider.

Tooth whitening - If you have stained or dull teeth then this is the best option for you.

Dental Bonding - If you have a minor repair on your gaps or repair of the placed chips, then dental bonding might suit you. Dental bonding in India is relatively cheaper and solves all aesthetic problems arising from color and shape.

Dental Veneers - These custom-made moldings made of porcelain/ceramic are perfect for spaces, chips, fractures, rotated or maligned teeth, distorted, or discolored teeth.

Tooth Reshaping/Cosmetic Contouring - This is done to straighten the contour teeth.

Gum Reshaping/Gum Contouring - The procedure is done to correct excessive or uneven gums through cosmetic dental procedures/gigivoplasty that makes your smile more appealing.

Gum Depigmentation - This is done to re-color the pigments of the gum that are black or brown at times.

Inlays/Onlays - This procedure involves placing porcelain, resin, or gold filling bonds to restore a decayed or broken tooth.

Dental Tourism India
Search through our pages on India

India Travel Tips India Travel Tips - Find out the place of your choice

Statistics on India Statistics on India - Statistics on India

India Tourism India Tourism - Explore 3.2 million sq. km of India.

Medical Tourism in India Medical Tourism in India - Affordable health care in India.

Dental Tourism India Dental Tourism India - Affordable Dental care in India.

Ganesh Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi - Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi

Relocating to India Relocating to India - Reverse Brain Drain

Basilicas in India Basilicas in India - India's 23 Basilicas - Roman Catholics

Travelling in India Travelling in India - Guide for your travel.

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - Long beaches, hills rich with tea plantations

Photo Gallery of India Photo Gallery of India - India through Lens

Mountain Trains of India Mountain Trains of India - Journey through mountain trains of India

Indian Recipe Chinese Style Indian Recipe Chinese Style - Mouthwatering recipes and more.

Traditional Indian Weddings Traditional Indian Weddings - Significance of the Traditional Indian Weddings.

Indian Bridal Jewelry Indian Bridal Jewelry - Significance of Bridal Jewelry in India.

Indian Dance Indian Dance - Significance of Dance in India.

Indian Spices Indian Spices - Boost your Health.

Touring India in Royal Enfield Bullet Touring India in Royal Enfield Bullet - Thrills and Chills with Bullet.

Royal Enfield Bullet Royal Enfield Bullet - Facts and Figures of Royal Enfield Bullet.

Deccan Prawns Deccan Prawns - Deccan Prawns

Diwali Greetings Diwali Greetings - Let your diwali hot up.

Diwali Shopping Diwali Shopping - celebrated with much pomp and enthusiasm.

Diwali Festival of Light Diwali Festival of Light - Diwali as Sound & light show.

Rangoli Rangoli - Rangoli patterns intricate design.

Lakshadweep Lakshadweep - Travel to the coral islands

White Water Rafting India White Water Rafting India - Heart pounding adventure in water.

Indian Visa Documentation Indian Visa Documentation - How to get an Indian Visa

Sea Fish in India Sea Fish in India - Fish from Indian Coast.

Indian Sea Fish Indian Sea Fish - Fish from Indian Coast.

Dental Tourism in India