From pioneering the world’s first successful heart transplant to inventing the first CT scan, South Africa has always been at the forefront of the medical industry, with credentials that speak for itself. Many European and American tourists know about this, therefore coming to South Africa for dental treatments has become popular for tourists wanting to improve their oral health while on holiday.
Situated a mere 10-hour flight away from Europe, Cape Town is the dental holiday destination in South Africa. When comparing costs of dental treatments, Cape Town is significantly less than America and Europe. Therefore, most medical aids overseas cover dental treatments in South Africa. Cape Town offers state of the art dental technology like Cerec crowns and Diagnodent (a cavity detector), in addition to general dental treatments such as implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening and dentures.
Dental professionals in South Africa must be registered with the South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) and the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA). They are also required to continue training and additional education to broaden their knowledge and keep up to date with the latest technological advancements. Therefore, it is quite common for South African dentists to spend many years overseas to extend their knowledge and skills even more.
The average cost of dental treatments in South Africa are as follows:
Dental Implants £750 $1200 €875
Bone Grafts £170 $270 €200
Teeth Whitening £420 $675 €490
Porcelain Veneers £310 $500 €365
Crowns £310 $500 €365
Although Cape Town offers excellent dental services at a mere fraction of the costs, it also provides you with a perfectly relaxed environment where you can enjoy your new smile. With endless activities, diverse cultures and breath-taking scenery, this up-and-coming dental destination is raising the bar for medical and dental facilities worldwide.