Recently we are reading many headlines about the NHS dentistry crisis across the UK despite those patients who do not have access to a dentist—or at least one they can afford.
If you are one of those who hasn’t seen a dentist recently is right to be concerned. Remember that, regular dental check-ups are part of an effective oral care regime based on preventing diseases. Disease prevention is not only good for patients in terms of maintaining their health by catching (and treating) problems early, but it’s also good for the NHS since it places significant costs on resources.
In Scotland, the implementation of the new Oral Health Improvement Plan is not improving matters. While in England and Wales, the number of adults who haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years is now around 50%, and just as worryingly around a third of children.
What Are The Alternatives Abroad To NHS Dentistry?
In the absence of NHS dentistry, the alternatives are either private dentistry (which is terrifically expensive, particularly if it’s a whole family rather than an individual) or keeping away from the dentist, which it only increases any minor problems that without treatment become major ones. However, dental tourism in Spain is picking up traction as a viable option, but not necessarily as a special trip to Spain for dental care, but one where a family holiday to Madrid may incorporate a trip to the dentist while they are abroad.
Dental Tourism in Madrid, Spain
Finding suitable dentists in Spain is not as hard as it could look. For instance, our Dental Clinic is placed in Alcalá de Henares, an historic city nearby Madrid. Our clinic is a few minutes walk from “La Garena” train station, which happens to have Fast and Frecuent suburban train connections To/From Atocha, which is one of the main Madrid Train Stations.
We provide reliable, value-for-money services to British or foreign patients since we have English-speaking dentists and our facilities are modern and equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment such as the SIRONA CEREC 3D Technology. With regard to Spain dental tourism, patients of La Garena Dental Clinic save 50-70% on dental procedures when utilizing our CEREC SIRONA and CAD/CAM services and can expect results that meet and exceed standards of dental care in the U.S. and Canada.
The prices are way cheaper than private dental care at Great Britain, we even provide an initial free consultations depending on the treatment. Prices for diagnostic tests are also lower in Spain, coming in at £12 for panoramic x-rays compared to £100 in the UK, and 3D/CT scans costing £25 compared to £390 in the UK.
For instance, dental treatments with:
• Composite Dental fillings in Spain could cost around £50, compared to £150 in the UK
• Crowns may be costing £300 in Spain, compared to £900 in the UK
• Root Canals in Spain costing £340 compared to £1,200 in the UK.
For families any dental treatments can be covered easily and affordably by visiting our dental clinic near Madrid in Spain, and even if we talk about dental implants, the cost in Spain is a lot less at £1,200 compared to £3,000 in the UK.
Combining dental care with a family holiday in Spain could be a great viable option for families. When you choose La Garena Dental Clinic, you’ll save so much that you’ll be able to enjoy a great holidays at Alcalá de Henares, the city where the famous Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, was born. Alcalá is near to Madrid, the capital city of Spain.
Ask about our dental services, which will help you decide the better dental treatment while enjoying your time in Spain!
Here you may find Commuter Train Timetables departing Madrid Atocha Train Station and other local stations with direction to Alcalá de Henares, click below: