In the past, extensive dental work done abroad was only for the rich and famous. Not any more! Chances are, you know someone who has gone abroad for dental implants or other dental work. 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 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. In addition, by getting your dental implants here, you will avoid the nasty waiting times or queues common at home.
But before you pack your bags, you might want answers to some frequently asked questions about dental implants abroad.
What is a Dental Implant?
This is a good starting point. 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 own teeth and they can improve any chewing difficulties caused by missing teeth or dentures and are thus considered an improvement over the latter.
Why Are Implants so Much Less Expensive Abroad?
For one, 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.
How Long Will 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 a six-month period. 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.
What is a Bone Graft? Will I Need One?
Possibly. 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 in order 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.
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.
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.
The Next Step
We have outlined some of the basics about dental implants and why getting them abroad is such a great value as well as an enjoyable, touristy experience. The rest is up to you. We here at Forest & Ray Budapest can provide you with more detailed information which will help you make an informed decision. We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest!