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Dentistry in the United Kingdom and other European nations is exorbitantly expensive. This has led to patients seeking dental treatments abroad. Cosmetic dentistry abroad is provided at an incredibly affordable rate, allowing people to save a considerable amount while still being able to receive excellent treatment.

Additionally, cosmetic dentistry abroad provides an attractive alternative since there is a low chance that dental work that is purely for aesthetic purposes will be covered by a patient’s dental insurance or national health scheme. According to a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 74 Million Americans did not have dental coverage. 

Who is Savina Dental Clinic?

The first Savina Dental Clinic was established in 1985 in the heart of Victoria  Gozo, Malta, serving the residents of the 2nd largest island of the Maltese archipelago.  In 2013, Savina Clinic opened a new facility in Skyparks Business Centre at Malta International Airport on the main island of Malta.

Both Savina Dental Clinics are friendly and ultramodern dental practices that are dedicated to comprehensive quality dental care. They offer a broad range of advanced dental treatments, including laser surgery, the latest implants, piezosurgery, teeth whitening, same-day bridgework, porcelain crown, and cone beam CT scans.

Savina Dental Clinic boasts of two advanced facilities that offer a tranquil but professional atmosphere. They are equipped with all the latest industry-leading dental products and materials to provide all services related to dentistry in a single place.

Since its inception, Savina has been able to introduce innovative dental treatments such as porcelain laminate veneers, stem cell banking from teeth, laser surgery, teeth whitening. Cone Beam CT scans and dental implants in Malta.

Related Article: Savina Clinics Featured In Global Medical Tourism Magazine

Joseph Xuereb Principal Surgeon

Dr-Joseph-Xuereb, UK Trained Dentist Abroad, Malta

Dr Joseph Xuereb is the founder and principal of Savina Clinics In Malta and Gozo. He is a general dental specialist with a particular interest in Implantology and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Xuereb is a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 2005.

He is a registered Provider for Invisalign adult orthodontics. In 2009, he completed a 2-Year Postgraduate diploma in Implantology and Bone Regeneration Surgery from Italy’s Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele and the Zimmer Institute located in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The Dental Team at Savina

The Savina Dental Clinic has a team of professionals that hold postgraduate qualifications from world-renowned colleges and universities like the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The San Raffaele Teaching hospital in Italy, the Zimmer Institute in Switzerland and The University of Malta.

Innovation in Dentistry

Savina dental clinic ensures that it stays on top of innovations in dentistry by associating itself with the best dental systems in various fields like;

  • ESPE Lava
  • Lumineers
  • Vector
  • Zoom
  • SmartBleach
  • Zimmer
  • Straumann
  • Dentaurum
  • BioEden
  • SpectroShade
  • Scanora from Soredex
  • Invisalign
  • Cerec

In-house Dental Laboratory At Savina Dental Clinic at Skyparks Business Centre at Malta International Airport

Malta Is First Choice for European Patients Looking for a Relaxing Break

More and more dental patients are travelling to Malta to have their treatments carried out there. Although it’s a small country, the dental clinics in Malta will surprise you with their innovative technological advancements and futuristic settings. Dental tourism in Malta has become an extremely competitive industry, making clinics seek new ways to improve their facilities and services to give them the edge. Here are five reasons why Malta provides the best destination for dental tourism:

Mediterranean Weather

Malta’s sunny weather and welcoming Maltese community makes it a great dental holiday destination.

Affordable Dentistry

Malta’s dental treatments are carried out at a significantly lower rate due to the low professional fees charged compared to most European countries. Also, it is located in the heart of the Mediterranean, meaning it is only a short flight away from most European countries, which makes travel costs low. Most dental patients recount that the money they would have spent to have their dental treatments done from their home country is enough to combine a holiday with high-quality dental therapies in Malta.

No language barrier

Most, if not all, Maltese people speak English just as well as their local dialect. Also, due to the proximity to Italy, a lot of people speak fluent Italian, meaning you will not have to worry about language barriers when travelling there. Clinic staff speak other European languages including German and French.

Steeped in History

Malta boasts of a long and colourful history dating back to the dawn of civilisation. Here, visitors get to enjoy up to 7,000 years of history with countless sites to visit, including the Megalithic temples, the Old City of Mdina, the Three Cities and several UNESCO heritage sites, among other historical places.

A Host of things to do

Malta offers a host of things to do for people of all ages. It provides a unique collection of places to visit and things to do across the island, all within proximity to each other.

Prices

The country offers dental treatments at a fraction of the cost you would get in most European countries. Patients can get;

  • Amalgam filling removal: from €30
  • Veneers and porcelain Inlays: from €275
  • Dental hygiene session: €42
  • Dental Crowns: €365
  • Dental Implants: complete from  €1500

These indicative prices are just an example of how affordable dental treatment is in Malta. See full indicative dental service prices at Savina Clinics here.

Free e-Consultation

The Savina Dental Clinic provides free e-Consultation services where patients can ask questions regarding dental related issues and travel to Malta for dental tourism. You can also ask questions concerning any of the treatments they offer.

A team of highly trained personnel leads this service. The e-Consultation service is available to the public Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Dental patients can also schedule an in-person consultation at Savina Dental Clinic.

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Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Tooth Whitening

This is a basic type of cosmetic dentistry also known as teeth bleaching. Tooth whitening aids in brightening and whitening teeth from discolouration or staining. Although it’s a primary treatment, this procedure is not for everyone. According to the American Dental Association, tooth whitening should not be done on people with tooth-coloured restorations, which is why it is crucial that you consult with your dentist first. 

Dental Fillings

This treatment is used to restore tooth structure that has been damaged by trauma or caries. Teeth can be filled using various materials including amalgam, tooth-coloured resin, and composite resin fillings.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are a thin shell that is made out of porcelain and composite material and attached to the outer part of your tooth to cover surface defects of teeth. Veneers can also be used to treat dental conditions like discoloured teeth, slightly crooked teeth, chipped teeth and even to cover spaces. Getting veneers abroad is one of the most popular dental tourism treatments.

Dental Implants

This is a type of surgery that aims to restore lost teeth. It accomplishes this through the integration of metal, usually Titanium, to the bone. The metal is surgically placed into the jawbone where there is a missing tooth. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants are permanent. They are designed to act as the root of a tooth to anchor an artificial tooth or teeth like bridge, crown or denture. Note that this type of dentistry is quite conservative as it does not require any crown preparation or alteration of adjacent teeth. Dental implants abroad are proving very popular due to the large cost savings involved.

Crowns

A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, is tailored to fit over a whole tooth. They are popularly made using porcelain fused to a metal to withstand biting pressure. Crowns are majorly used to treat badly decayed, poorly shaped, chipped or covering spaces between teeth.

Bridges

This is a cosmetic dental treatment for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dentures

This is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Patients can get either complete dentures when all teeth are missing and partial dentures if only some of their natural teeth are missing.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is not just for children. Today, adults are seeking treatment from braces for cosmetic purposes. They can also be used for crooked teeth or buck teeth.

Removable Braces

This treatment is recommended for correcting minor dental issues like slight misalignment.

Full Smile Makeover

This treatment offers a complete mouth reconstruction to improve your oral health and health enhance your beautiful smile.

Why go abroad for dental treatment?

Dental treatment abroad offers affordable value treatments while still allowing patients to enjoy a cultural city break or sun vacation. Malta has a reputation as the top dental tourism destination of Europe.

How come dental prices are much lower abroad?

Many people wonder why dental treatment abroad is cheaper while the dental clinics in these regions use the same or even better materials for procedures and top of the range tools and equipment. The main factor that makes dental treatment abroad cheaper is the difference in income.

Advantages and disadvantages of dental treatment abroad

Although the benefits of dental therapies overseas far outweigh the disadvantages, it is crucial that you understand the cons as well to ensure you make the best decision.

Pros

  • According to a research study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic research, the cost of procedures abroad is often significantly lower than in the US and Europe. 
  • Some dentists are highly skilled and internationally trained to provide dental services.

Cons

  • The cost of travel, if not properly looked into can negate any cost savings.
  • Not all countries have the same truths in advertising laws. Hence, it is crucial that you do your due diligence to make sure all hidden fees are disclosed.
  • Just like anywhere in the world, some international dentists are terrible at their work. Hence, make sure to do some research on a dentist before making any commitments. Check to see that the dentist is well trained, accredited and trained.

Have You Tried Our Free e-Consultation Service?

If you are worried about a dental related issue, interested in travelling to Malta for a dental holiday or have questions about any of the treatments we offer, please contact us using our new free e-Consultation service. One of our highly-qualified team will respond to your query as soon as possible. Our e-Consultation service is live 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation at Savina Dental, please book your appointment using this form.

Savina Clinic – Dental & Implantology Centres are friendly, state-of-the-art practices in Malta and Gozo dedicated to comprehensive quality dental care. Savina Dental is an innovative dental practice in Malta and prides itself on the high-quality customer service, low waiting room times, attention to detail and the advanced dental technology at their disposal.

Joseph Xuereb
Joseph Xuereb
Principal Dental Surgeon & Owner of Savina Dental Clinics, Dr Joseph Xuereb BChD (Hons), MFGDP(UK), MGDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP RCS(UK), FICD is a general dental practitioner with a special interest in Implant and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Joseph & the teams' full biographical information can be found here.