Dental travel is just one of the many reasons people repeatedly come back to Croatia, a country with large selection of high quality dental centers.

Some people may find it weird to plan a trip to the dental office while you are on vacation. There’s always the concern that a visit to a dentist could possibly ruin one’s well-deserved vacation.

The fact is most people who go to Croatia for their vacation do it to relax, and a dentists office is most certainly not the ideal place. But if you’re a practical person you can easily combine the two for a more pleasant experience.

Sooner or later we have to visit the dentist to solve our problems, and combining tourist travel with dental services could be a smart idea as Croatia is setting up as a leading spot for dental tourism in Europe.

Whether you need to fix your bridge implants or teeth whitening, Croatia offers great and affordable dental services for everyone.

Why plan dental travel in Croatia?

The price is not always decisive for dental services without regard to quality and safety. That’s where dentists Croatia have become appreciated by foreign tourists.

‘Croatian dentists are offering treatments for a fraction of a price of those in Britain, Switzerland, Italy or the United States.’

Dental tourism would not be expanding if it were not for countries like Croatia that offers highly competitive pricing and top quality dental care treatments.

In addition to its favorable geographical position, Croatia has become one of the most popular Mediterranean tourist destinations with a large selection of high quality dental centers offering visitors the chance to fix their smile combining vacations with dental treatments.

Dental treatments costs comparison

So, what are the approximate costs of these medical procedures in Croatia and how competitive are they compared to other European countries, like UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland or United States?

Treatment Croatia Italy Germany GB USA
Dental care treatments
Implant 720 € 1.500 € 1.550 € 2.000€ 3.100 €
Sinus lift 650 € 820 € 800 € 1.770 € 3.500 €
Prostheses 580 € 1.250 € 1.600 € 1.200 € 3.100 €
Whitening 280 € 450 € 598 € 650 € 775 €
Crowns 275 € 550 € 518 € 570 € 1.150 €
Veneers 300 € 570 € 572 € 450 € 1.150 €
Fillings 40 € 130 € 110 € 100 € 155 €

Need a dentist? Plan your dental travel!

Today, planning a visit a Croatian dental clinic is a part of many medical tourist itineraries.

Actually you can easily find very professional clinics that will help you make affordable packages including comfortable accommodations and integrating dental services with tickets for events or attractions in the vicinity.

But the best thing of all is that some clinics even offer 7 days free accommodation for certain procedures.

If you already know you need some dental work done, it would be useful to know in advance some information about dental problem(s) you would like to be treated like:

  • The year of birth
  • Dental problem(s) you would like treated
  • Your general medical condition
  • Any other dental treatment you might be considering

In that case you can even book your dental holidays early, and get your dental accommodation package specially made for you.

To help you plan your dental travel in advance and to know recommended treatment or costs, and to predict the precise duration of the intervention or length of stay, it is advisable to have the following at hand:

  • Estimate budget (preventive) issued by dentist in your country
  • A Panoramic x-ray which shows a broad view of the jaws and teeth (better option)

Suggested destinations for dental tourism!

As I’ve already mentioned Croatia offers many highly professionally outfitted clinics all over the territory. It can be tricky to find the top ones where you can have the best treatments during your Croatia dental travel. I am here to help you.

I have selected some of the best dental destinations on the market, considering their dental practice experience and high quality and painless service equipped with the latest technology such as:

  • Intraoral camera that can see all of your teeth on a large monitor
  • Or digital X-ray emitting 90% less radiation.

Here is the a short list of some best destinations for clinics offering highly price competitive and top quality dental care treatments.

  • Zagreb clinics (top quality), some offering free accommodation.
  • Split clinics (high quality and lower prices)
  • Dubrovnik
  • Zadar
  • Vodice (near UNESCO Trogir town)

Top clinics near Italian and Austrian boarder are on Istria peninsula. The best and highly recommended are:

  • Rovinj clinic (the best equipped with low accommodation prices)
  • Opatija
  • Rijeka

I hope this guide gave you some ideas on dental tourism in Croatia, and if you have your own favorite clinics or dental travel experiences to share I’d love to hear your travel story.

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