Although Spain has a national health service to which members of EU countries are entitled to free treatment – this does not include the use of dentists.
However if you have an emergency go to the nearest Spanish hospital as they usually have a dentist on hand purely for emergency dental treatment.
Just say “necesito un dentista” which means “I need a dentist.”
You will need to pay for your visit to the dentist in Spain or have private dental health insurance in Spain.
Even if you work in Spain and pay into the social security system – you will still need to pay to visit the dentist. You can opt to pay into a private health scheme which will cover your dental treatment.
There is basically no “free” dental care in Spain.
The EU card only covers medical emergencies , not dental.
What is covered on travel insurance can vary from company to company , This is something between the patient and the insurance company. Normally bills are settled directly with us and a claim is then made From which the client receives a refund from the insurance company.
Costs & Prices
Prices of dental work as compared to northern European countries such as the United Kingdom, is generally acknowledged as being much cheaper.
Indeed many people opt to fly to Spain to have cosmetic dental treatment as it is cost-effective and standards are safe.
We asked a number of different dentists in Spain for their prices and below you will find the average costings.
How much is a filling?
Fillings: For ”white” fillings, they vary depending on size and difficulty but average 60-80 Euros.
How much is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening: Home bleaching in custom made trays : upper/lower jaw 200 Euros.
How much is a standard check-up?
Examination including x-rays and clean (check-up) – usually 60 Euros.
Emergency Dental Care Entitlement
If you are on holiday in Spain and you need urgent treatment from a dentist then it is likely you will need to pay the dentist and claim upon your travel insurance upon return – indeed you should check your policy because you might find it doesn’t cover dental care while abroad.
Dentists in Spain are usually of a very high quality with practices being very good, efficient and with access to the latest in dental technology. This is primarily because the dentist system in Spain is all private encouraging healthy competition.
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Enamel Shaping
- For Weddings
- Gum Contouring
- Mouth Guard
- Removable Appliances
- Smile Design
Where to Find English-Speaking Dentists in Spain
Recommendation of course is always best but failing that try the yellow pages or local newspapers for clinics.
Many dentists will have formerly practised in their home country so if you live on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain you will find many English or English-speaking dentists.
We are now listing dentists and clinics where English is spoken – see below:
Costa del Sol
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