Unless it’s a major operation like a root canal, dental care in Singapore needs to be paid out of pocket. Here are some ways to save on dental costs.
Dental care can be seriously expensive in Singapore. Barring major operations like a root canal, most of it has to be paid out of pocket, not through insurance or Medisave. That means one little cavity might bust your budget for the month.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), these are the average costs for dental procedures in Singapore. Note that these do not have any subsidies.
Impacted wisdom tooth surgery (per tooth): S$400 – S$2,140
Root canal treatment (per molar tooth): S$400 – S$1,605
Single unit crowns: S$400 – S$2,140
Implants (per unit): S$2,000 – S$4,815
Braces (non-surgical): S$2,000 – S$10,700
If these prices are way beyond your budget, don’t panic. Here are some ways for you to save on dental care.