Every year, more and more medical travellers visit Poland, drawn by its high-quality treatment, low prices, and convenience.
In this guide, we break down the reasons behind Poland's high number of dental tourists and answer common questions about travelling to Poland for dental treatment.
Why is Poland a leader in dental tourism?
There are a combination of factors that make Poland a great destination for dental treatments including dental implants, Invisalign, crowns, and veneers, as well as more simple treatments like fillings, teeth whitening, and even a check-up! Let's go through the main reasons.
Price and Quality
The cost of dental treatment in Poland is considerably cheaper than in the UK, USA or most of western Europe, without any compromise on the quality of dental care and treatment. Dentists in Poland are highly trained and have often studied and worked internationally as well as in Poland.
Many Polish dental clinics hold international accreditations so you can be sure that you're getting the best quality of treatment, and the level of dental expertise within Poland is also very high. In fact, many Scandinavian students study dentistry in Poland, as Poland's medical universities are so internationally renowned.
However, Poland is not in the Euro-zone and the local currency, Polish Zloty (PLN) is weaker than the Euro. This makes the cost of both materials and services much lower.
The average price for a dental implant in Poland, for example, is $1,298 (USD) as compared to the cost of a dental implant in the USA, around $4,250.
Free Clinic Services
Many Polish dental clinics offer all-inclusive packages, which means that you can get one quote which includes:
- the cost of your treatment
- on-ground transport
Even including all of these bonus services and the additional cost of plane flights, Polish dental treatment usually works out to be much cheaper than getting the same treatment at home.
Other services Polish clinics may offer you include:
- Discounts on multiple procedures
- Car rental assistance
- Assistance in booking flights
- Dedicated international patient offices
- Online consultations
- Translator and interpreter services
- Free WiFi
- Local tourist activity booking
Poland has a great infrastructure and is easily accessible by plane, car, train and bus. Particularly within Europe there are very cheap flights to Poland – as little as 30 EUR return – and for passengers who would rather travel by land, there are plenty of bus, car and train connections. The connections are frequent and arrive in all of Poland's major cities several times a day, and there is no off-period, not even in winter or on weekends.
Poland does not require any visas for visitors travelling from the EU, the USA or the UK. For patients travelling from other countries, visas are usually easy to process and clinics can help you with your application.
Most people in Poland, especially the younger generation, speak English, and Poland is rated as one of the top 20 safest countries in the world.
Poland has a growing reputation amongst tourists for its beautiful cities, pleasant countryside and friendly residents.
Cities like Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, Lodz, and Gdansk have beautifully restored 'old towns' that are jam-packed with history and culture. You can wander around many Polish cities and see wh Save & Exit at they looked like one hundred years ago, now updated with affordable, delicious restaurants and bars.
There are many cultural highlights from city to city. Warsaw's Old Town is one of the most picturesque places in Poland, built during the 12th to 13th centuries and full of beautiful buildings, from the popular market square to the Royal Castle, which is now a museum open to the public. Lodz offers the Manufaktura, a commercial and cultural hotspot, and one of Lonely Planet's "best travel spots" for 2019.
Clinics can advise you on the best sightseeing locations in their respective cities, and even help you book local events and activities.
Finding a dental clinic in Poland
When searching for the right dental clinic, there are a few things to look out for to ensure you'll get the best medical care.
- Dentists who speak English
- Dentists who have trained abroad or in Poland by international specialists
- Dentists who teach at universities
- Clinics working with high quality dental brands like Nobel BioCare, IPS e.max and Straumann
It's also always a good idea to ask questions like: How many years has the dentist been practicing? Has the dentist trained or worked abroad?
And of course, in your initial conversations with the dentist, make sure they are friendly and clear in explaining the procedures, and that you feel comfortable with them.
All clinics listed on Medigo are individually checked and verified to make sure they meet our high standards, both medically and in meeting international patients' needs.
If you are unsure where to proceed, our Care Team can help you in choosing the best dentist for your requirements.
One of the best ways to get an honest and accurate depiction of a clinic is through reviews from patients who have already received treatment there.
These patients know how the clinic operates, how their staff deal with foreign patients, and how good the overall patient experience is.
That's why we only collect verified reviews by patients we know have visited the clinics they are reviewing. Here are a selection of reviews left by Medigo patients for Polish dental clinics.
INDEXMEDICA in Krakow
Very professional staff, solid communication, easy appointment process. They replaced 8 fillings and found one additional problem-spot that the dentist in the US didn't see. They also provided a very thorough cleaning, which was an additional but minor charge (approx 60 euros). The used the same high-grade composite material available through my home dentist in New York. The NY dentist quoted $4000 for the work and Indexmedica performed it for 900 euros.
Krakow was a lovely city and a wonderful place to spend a few days, especially in the cafes and galleries of the old town.
William from the USA visited INDEXMEDICA in Krakow.
Exclusive Dental Studio in Poznan
I strongly recommend this place. Beautiful interior full of greenery but what's more important professional service. Top equipment, knowledgeable doctors, friendly staff. I had many problems, root canal infection, decay, they fixed them all. If you want to have a brighter smile definitely visit them! My teeth just after one visit looked perfectly white!
Martha from the UK visited Exclusive Dental Studio in Poznan.
DENTestetica in Krakow
All the staff whatever role they are in are friendly, attentive, helpful and professional.
The premises are modern and clean and the dentistry equipment is the latest – more modern than my UK dentist has.
The prices are as expected, and they are flexible and fair over pricing if something goes wrong and has to be done again.
I saved on accommodation costs too by using AirBnB.
And a bus, number 192 I believe, although they do update the routes numbers, is the cheapest way to get into the city from the airport. There's no need to spend a lot on a taxi that the dentist might offer to arrange for you (without making it explicit that you have to pay for it). Less than £1 instead of over £13.
Garry from the UK visited DENTestetica in Krakow.
Procedures and Prices
Poland's low prices are the major reason patients consider Poland as a medical destination.
The price for dental treatment in Poland depends on a range of factors, including the brand of materials being used, the reputation of the clinic and dentist, the procedure itself, and any additional treatments required to supplement the initial procedure (e.g. some patients need a bone graft when getting dental implants).
Here are some of the most popular dental tourism procedures in Poland:
The average price of a dental implant in Poland is €1,115, which is the cost of the full procedure (implant, abutment, and crown).
This is significantly cheaper than the UK, where the average dental implant costs between €2,285 and €2,900.
Dental implants replace missing or damaged teeth, and are designed to last a lifetime. It's important that they're fitted by an implant specialist.
Sometimes, dental implants require other procedures before or after the dental implant such as a tooth extraction or bone graft, which will incur additional costs. Make sure to get as complete a quote as possible before your treatment.
If you are struggling to find the right dental implant because you suffer from bone loss in the upper jaw, you may wish to explore the possibility of zygomatic implants, which anchor instead in your cheek bone. The procedure is graft-less, with no major bone grafting required and patients leave with functioning fixed teeth on the same day of the surgery. No follow-up appointments are necessary.
You can get a free quote from Euro Dental Clinic if you think zygomatic implants are right for you.
All-on-4s are an extensive dental implant procedure for patients with badly broken down or decayed teeth. They're used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth, and create a permanent prosthesis by using four dental implants as an anchor for an overdenture of 12-14 teeth.
In Poland, the average cost of an All-on-4 is €4,795 per jaw, whereas in the UK, the same procedure costs as much as €8,000. Some Polish clinics offer an All-on-4 procedure for as little as €3,400.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure for patients who wish to brighten the appearance of their teeth. It can help correct damage from tea, coffee, smoking and more. There are a variety of teeth whitening procedure possibilities; laser teeth whitening is one of the most popular
The average price of teeth whitening in Poland is just €216, and some MEDIGO clinics offer it for as little as €89.
A standard ceramic veneer in Poland costs on average €247 per tooth.
Many Polish clinics also offer porcelain veneers, which are a little more expensive but also tend to be more durable and last longer.
Make sure to consult with a local dentist before travelling to Poland for veneers, as not all patients are qualified for a veneer procedure, and you may need other procedures prior to your veneers.
Below are some clinics popular with patients who book through Medigo. At the time of writing, we have found 20 top dentists in Poland that meet our quality criteria.
Euro Dental Clinic (Lodz)
- Dental implant specialists
- Free accommodation for patients
- Transfers between clinic and airport
Dental Fraternity (Warsaw)
- Discounts on multiple procedures
- Implant specialists
- Approved by AlphaBio and Nobel Biocare
- Partnership with local hotels that offer patients discounted rates
- Provide a guarantee on selected treatments
- Free consultations and X-rays
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