It’s becoming increasingly common for people to go for dental treatment in Hungary, especially for the more expensive elective treatments. These are usually cosmetic dentistry treatments and also treatments such as dental implants.

Massive savings

Of course, the main reason that people go for dental treatment in Hungary at clinics such as Access Smile is that they can make such massive savings. Having a porcelain veneer in the UK or Ireland costs about £500. That’s just for one veneer. Imagine having to have a whole set of them done to cover up teeth that have been badly damaged. Or imagine having to replace an entire set of teeth with dental implants. One dental implant costs about £1,500 in the UK or Ireland. A whole arch, even with the All-on-4 technique, could set someone back around £20,000, and that’s a conservative estimate.

At a time when austerity is biting hard into the bank accounts of almost everyone in the UK and Ireland, it’s not surprising that so many people are preferring to have a bit of an adventure and go for dental treatment in Hungary, provided they can find a trustworthy clinic offering excellent treatment.

Highly skilled dentists

Actually, Budapest has thousands of highly trained dentists offering their services to 65,000 people who come in from abroad for dental treatment in Hungary every year. The level of skill is as high, if not higher, than one would expect to find in western Europe and the US.

Tips for finding a good Budapest dentist

Having said that, there are rogue operators out there, so it’s important to find a dentist with a good reputation. Look for one that has a clinic at home too, so that preparatory work and aftercare are easily taken care of. Look for guarantees of high-quality work. Look for highly detailed, costed treatment plans that guarantee no nasty surprise extra costs on arrival at the clinic when it’s too late to change one’s mind. Make sure that all the dental staff speak fluent English and are registered with the Hungarian Dental Council. It’s also a good idea to ask to speak to former patients to get recommendations from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.