Going abroad for dental implants is a cost-effective way to have dental procedures such as dental implants performed. If you’re considering dental implants, the answers to the following questions should motivate you to get dental implants abroad—and with Forest & Ray.
But before you pack your bags, you might want answers to some frequently asked questions about dental implants abroad.
1. What is a Dental Implant?
This is a good opening question. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to support one crown or a fixed bridge. Implants are very strong, reliable, and can look just like your teeth and they can improve any chewing difficulties caused by missing teeth or dentures and are thus considered an improvement over the latter.
2. Why Should I Consider Dental Work Abroad?
Two things here. First, all the same materials, facilities, and expertise you can find at home, you will find here at Forest & Ray. Second, it’s much, much cheaper. Dental work done abroad is not for the rich and famous. Not any more! Because quality dental care is so much less expensive in Budapest, your money will go further. At home, you might have had to settle for inferior, lower-cost options to implants like dentures. This is no longer the case.
By traveling abroad, you can now more easily afford the more popular dental implants-and in the case of Budapest-enjoy a vacation in a world-class holiday destination city while you’re at it. Additionally, by getting your dental implants here, you will avoid the nasty waiting times or queues common at home.
3. How Much Do Implants Cost?
As stated above, getting implants in Budapest is so cost-effective that you can afford this superior dental option. Caveat: when comparing prices, be sure to obtain quotes for the total cost of your procedure, including consultation, x-rays, surgery, implant, and crown. Some clinics advertise implants for an attractively low price, then, charge separately for necessary parts of the treatment. At F&R clinic, we offer straightforward all-inclusive pricing. We will strive always to be upfront about the costs so you can accurately evaluate the cost-savings of our work.
4. Yes, Less Expensive-But will I Sacrifice Quality?
No, not at all. There are good reasons why it is much cheaper. The pay for implantologists abroad is a fraction of that for their counterparts in your home country. The same goes for staffing, equipment, and office space. Another huge expenditure for practitioners at home is the costly malpractice insurance they must carry. All these costs are passed on to you-the patient. Now, you don’t have to bust your budget nor sacrifice quality by getting dental implants abroad where professional practitioners like the pros at Forest & Ray Budapest use the same materials and work up to the same quality standards.
5. What is a Bone Graft? Will I Need One?
Possibly, though not likely. If there is insufficient bone material in the jaw to support the placement of an implant, a bone graft may be necessary. This procedure involves special grafting material which is placed at the site of the implant so to supplement the bone density. A three- dimensional x-ray of your mouth, called a CT scan, in which the depth of the bone is determined, will allow your dentist to see if there are enough depth and width of bone to place the implant.
6. How Long Does It Take?
That depends on the number and type of implants and your body’s particular healing history. But conventional implants may require a couple of trips encompassing work over three to five days over six-months. If tooth extractions or bone grafts are required, they will be performed on your first trip. After your gums and bone have healed – around three to six months – you will return to have the abutment fitted and crown placed on top of the implant.
7. How Long Will My Implants Last?
When properly placed and maintained, dental implants can last up to 25 years. You will need to care for your new teeth in the same way as your old, with proper brushing, flossing and regular dentist visits for cleaning.
Perhaps this last question has been gnawing at you. Let’s tackle it head-on:
8. Implants vs. Dentures. Which Is Better?
Dental implants are permanent teeth replacements, and they’ve become a popular alternative to dentures over the past few years. While they cost more than dentures, they last longer and save you money over time. Dental implants lead to fewer visits to the dentist because they’re easier to maintain compared to dentures.
With dental implants, you never have to worry about them falling out while speaking or laughing in social situations. Also, they feel more comfortable and look more natural than dentures. If you want to feel like you’ve never lost a tooth in the first place, dental implants are your best option.
The Forest & Ray Advantage
The last question points out how important it is to get the best advice from experienced dental professionals. This is why you’ll be in good hands with us. We do everything to ensure a successful dental implant experience. And, as noted, even though dental implantation is a straightforward and uncomplicated procedure, working with experienced professionals like us will give you added peace of mind. Moreover, possible complications could occur whether you are getting dental implants at home or abroad so it is better to go with the best.
The Next Step Is Up To You
Now that we have answered some of the basic questions about dental implants and why getting them abroad is such a great value as well as an enjoyable, touristy experience. What are you waiting for? The rest is up to you. We here at Forest & Ray will provide you with more detailed information which will help you make an informed decision and help you save a bundle while you are at it. Contact us today! We look forward to welcoming you to Budapest.