A Healthy Smile: An Expat's Guide to Dentistry in Spain

Spain is ranked as one of the top countries offering the best dental prices in Europe. For approximately 750 pounds you can get dental implants. The cost of visiting a dentist in the UK is approximately 50-70% higher than in Spain.

Making a visit to the dentist’s office is one of the scariest experiences that I am sure most of us avoid making.

But you can make this trip an exciting journey by visiting dentists found in Spain. The visit could also give you and your family a chance to take a small vacation.

Follow this guide to dentistry in Spain to help you get that healthy smile you have always wanted.

1. Learn Some Spanish

The dentists in Spain may or may not know English that much so it is up to learn some Spanish. This will help you to communicate with your dentist, make an appointment, and explain what exactly you want to be fixed.

Learning Spanish will also help you get around because on the off chance you don’t know where the dentist’s office is. If learning Spanish is not an option, you can choose a dentist who speaks English. You should choose a location that has a lot of foreigners such as Costa del Sol.

2. Spain’s Public Health System

The public health system in Spain doesn’t cover dental costs emanating from problems caused by infections. Despite this fact, dentistry in Spain is relatively cheap. And with suitable healthcare insurance, you can easily afford a trip to the dentist while in Spain.

Dentistry in Spain is offered by many private practitioners and the common treatments in Spain are priced as follows;

• A Filing costs  59 pounds
• A Crown costs 394 pounds
• Braces cost 3,000 pounds
• A root canal costs 207 pounds

The prices will slightly differ depending on the dentist you visit.

3. Choosing a Dentist in Spain

Making a decision on which dental clinic to visit in Spain can be a challenging task. You should take into consideration various factors such as prices, distance, quality, and the credentials of the dentist.

You can visit the Spanish Dental Association website to verify the credentials of the dentist before making the trip. You can also conduct research into the dental clinics and select the one you want to visit based on expertise and their ratings.

Besides, you can make preliminary visits to some of the dental clinics before deciding which one suits your preference.

4. Visiting the Dentist’s Clinic

Before making your visit, you will need to make an appointment. You can do this by calling the dentist’s office and getting to know what time is free then put it in your schedule so you do not forget it.

Carry your ID or passport or both when you make your visit. You should also find out if you will be required to pay before or after the appointment.

If the problem you have will require additional visits. Prepare in advance and find out if there are any extra charges.

Challenges with Dentistry in Spain

If you encounter problems while receiving dental care in Spain. You should write an e-mail to the dental clinic you visited. If no corrective measure is taken, report the case to the Spanish Dental Association.

Dentistry in Spain has gained recognition all over Europe in recent years due to its low prices and high-quality dental care. Make a trip to a dental clinic in Spain and get that beautiful smile back!

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