Inlays and Onlays in Thailand

Inlays and onlays are dental restoration methods used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown. These procedures are a popular choice among people looking to restore the form and function of their teeth without resorting to more invasive procedures. Known for its affordable and high-quality dental services, Thailand has become a go-to destination for these treatments.

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$200 - $500

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$700 - $1,000


$600 - $900


$250 - $400


$200 - $450

Please note that the prices provided are estimations and may vary based on various factors. Additionally, these prices do not include flights or accommodation.

All prices are in USD.

Understanding Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are types of indirect fillings, meaning that they are fabricated outside of the mouth and then bonded to the affected tooth. An inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. An onlay is a more extensive restoration that covers one or more cusps. They're used when the tooth damage is not severe enough to warrant a dental crown but is too significant for a regular filling.

Both treatments help to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. They're typically made from composite resin or porcelain, offering a natural look that can match the color of your existing teeth.

Preparing for Inlays and Onlays

To prepare for an inlay or onlay procedure, the dentist will first remove the decay or damage from the tooth and shape the remaining tooth structure to support the inlay or onlay. Impressions of the tooth are then taken and sent to a dental lab where the inlay or onlay is made.

Choosing a reputable dental clinic in Thailand is a critical step when considering these procedures. Look for facilities that uphold high standards of hygiene and have skilled dental professionals experienced in performing inlays and onlays.

The Inlay and Onlay Procedure

During the inlay or onlay procedure, after the tooth has been prepared, a temporary filling may be placed on the tooth. The dentist will then place the inlay or onlay on the tooth and ensure it fits correctly and matches the natural tooth color. The inlay or onlay is then bonded to the tooth with a strong resin adhesive and polished to a smooth finish.

Recovery from Inlays and Onlays

After the procedure, you might experience some discomfort, inflammation, or sensitivity, but these symptoms should subside within a few days. You can manage any pain with over-the-counter pain relievers.

As far as flying home or the recovery period in Thailand is concerned, inlays and onlays don't require significant downtime. However, it's recommended to wait until any numbness from the local anesthesia has worn off before eating to avoid biting your tongue or cheek.

The Costs of Inlays and Onlays

The cost of inlays and onlays in Thailand can range from $200 to $500 per tooth, making it a more affordable option compared to many Western countries. The exact price can vary depending on the material used and the complexity of the procedure.

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Best Hospitals for Inlays and Onlays in Thailand

Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Common Questions

How much do inlays and onlays cost in Thailand?

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Inlays and onlays typically cost between $200 and $500 per tooth in Thailand, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the materials used.

How long does it take to get inlays and onlays?

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The process of getting inlays and onlays usually requires two dental visits – one for the preparation and impression, and a second to fit the inlay or onlay.

When can I fly home after getting inlays or onlays in Thailand?

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As inlays and onlays don't require significant downtime, you can fly home shortly after the procedure. However, it's recommended to wait until any numbness from the local anesthesia has worn off before eating.

Is it safe to do Inlays and Onlays in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones.

Does my insurance cover Inlays and Onlays in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Inlays and Onlays in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if Inlays and Onlays is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

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