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Old 11-18-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for updating this thread, I made this thread about a year ago and after careful research i will be heading over to Thailand - I've spoken to local expats who have had work done there and they've even sent me videos of how great the service is along with the very low rates and after my phone consultation and sending them my xrays/pictures etc. i have been quoted 170k baht which is appx. $4.2k and this includes 2 implants with surgical extraction included, titanium abutment and crowns, root canal and deep cleaning of all 4 quadrants along with xrays, sedation and meds as well as follow-up appointments.

I will be staying in Chiang Mai for 2 months after totaling up the costs:

Dental 170.000 THB (appx $4.2k)
Furnished Apartment $150/mo (2mo rental)
Food Budget $250 (this will be plenty being that i won't be going out much or eating as much, if at all)
Flight Tickets LAX to Bangkok ($567) RT

= $5317 - again this is a VERY HIGH estimate odds are i will most likely be spending less on food and i'm still looking for a cheaper hote/apartment.
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for updating this thread, I made this thread about a year ago and after careful research i will be heading over to Thailand - I've spoken to local expats who have had work done there and they've even sent me videos of how great the service is along with the very low rates and after my phone consultation and sending them my xrays/pictures etc. i have been quoted 170k baht which is appx. $4.2k and this includes 2 implants with surgical extraction included, titanium abutment and crowns, root canal and deep cleaning of all 4 quadrants along with xrays, sedation and meds as well as follow-up appointments.

I will be staying in Chiang Mai for 2 months after totaling up the costs:

Dental 170.000 THB (appx $4.2k)
Furnished Apartment $150/mo (2mo rental)
Food Budget $250 (this will be plenty being that i won't be going out much or eating as much, if at all)
Flight Tickets LAX to Bangkok ($567) RT

= $5317 - again this is a VERY HIGH estimate odds are i will most likely be spending less on food and i'm still looking for a cheaper hote/apartment.
I don't know your full dental history (and I'm not a dentist and haven't read all your posts) but this sounds like a huge gamble. First of all, have you been assessed by an oral surgeon here in the US (if that's where you are)? I would hope so, because they can tell you important things like if you'll need bone grafts, any other issues unique to you, etc. It would be a rude awakening if you land in Thailand only to find that you can't afford the procedure after all. If you haven't already, I would get a full assessment by a US oral surgeon before planning anything overseas. It would be folly to do it any other way.

Also, are you sure 2 months is enough time? US websites say 3-6 months. Do you really want them to install the crowns before the implants are fully healed, and risk losing it all? Maybe you've investigated these things but maybe not.

I think Mexico would be a safer bet, if you live in the US. That way you could get back there for followup work without spending an arm and a leg. Although I've had dental work done in Mexico and will continue to do so, I'm a bit sketchy on having an implant done there. But I know people who have, and are happy with them.
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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I don't know your full dental history (and I'm not a dentist and haven't read all your posts) but this sounds like a huge gamble. First of all, have you been assessed by an oral surgeon here in the US (if that's where you are)? I would hope so, because they can tell you important things like if you'll need bone grafts, any other issues unique to you, etc. It would be a rude awakening if you land in Thailand only to find that you can't afford the procedure after all. If you haven't already, I would get a full assessment by a US oral surgeon before planning anything overseas. It would be folly to do it any other way.

Also, are you sure 2 months is enough time? US websites say 3-6 months. Do you really want them to install the crowns before the implants are fully healed, and risk losing it all? Maybe you've investigated these things but maybe not.

I think Mexico would be a safer bet, if you live in the US. That way you could get back there for followup work without spending an arm and a leg. Although I've had dental work done in Mexico and will continue to do so, I'm a bit sketchy on having an implant done there. But I know people who have, and are happy with them.
Hi thanks for lurking my thread, I was informed by the thai dentists that bone graph/sinus lift may be required and if that is the case id be looking at appx. a 4-5 month stay; which i'm fine with - since i'm self employed i can just work remotely; In case you're wondering the bonegraph would be appx. $300 and the sinus lift $440, even still it is a drop in the bucket compared to what any US dentist would charge.

I chose to have my procedure done in Thailand because it felt safer to me, I speak fluent Spanish and could have gone to Costa Rica/Mexico but after going over the food & lodging costs which is usually much higher in those destinations along with researching the quality & service as well as seeing so many success stories; Thailand just seemed like my best bet.

Alternatively if after traveling to Thailand and having the assessment done if for some strangely odd reason the estimate is over $1.5k+ more than what they've had quoted me, I could just make my way to the Philippines and have the procedure there where its actually even much cheaper - but for the time being that's my fall-back option.
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:57 PM
 
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Well good luck, you're braver than I. I wouldn't even have a sinus lift done in the US. Again those time estimates seem unrealistically short. 4-5 months for sinus lift and implant? I hope for your sake they can do it.
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:57 PM
 
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Makes me wonder what king of bone graft they are using. For the amount of bone needed for a sinus lift, it costs me $300-400 just to purchase it.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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I would be really afraid to do that type of work outside the country. I have enough problems doing stuff like that in THIS country!!

Good luck to you!
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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Makes me wonder what king of bone graft they are using. For the amount of bone needed for a sinus lift, it costs me $300-400 just to purchase it.
I would wonder about the source of the bone, too.

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I would be really afraid to do that type of work outside the country. I have enough problems doing stuff like that in THIS country!!

Good luck to you!
Yes, what do you do if you have a complication after you get back home?
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:39 PM
 
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I would wonder about the source of the bone, too.
Probably Asian Elephant!
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:53 PM
 
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Some serious gambling here. If something drastically goes awry you'll probably have to pay a fortune in the US to get it fixed. Infections can be fatal. You have no recourse overseas if you have any complications.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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Some serious gambling here. If something drastically goes awry you'll probably have to pay a fortune in the US to get it fixed. Infections can be fatal. You have no recourse overseas if you have any complications.

Something already seems drastically awry if they are telling him 4-5 months for sinus lift and implants.
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