Dental implants in Hungary
Let us introduce you to the dental tourism of Hungary and its capital city Budapest, which some say is steadily becoming the dental capital of the world. Dental care in Hungary is of outstanding quality thanks to its world-renowned medical education. As a response to the increasing demand, more and more dentists specialise in implantology. A rising number of clinics are available, offering exceptional dental care with the most advanced equipment and technology.
Yet the prices are really competitive due to the low incomes and cheap labour of this area. Following Mexico, Hungary is the second most popular destination of dental tourists from around the globe and the top destination for European dental travelers, with 42 per cent of them choosing this country to have dental work in. Most of the patients from all around the world are considering dental implants in Budapest (Hungary) which is the most commonly performed procedure at Hungarian dental clinics.
Dental tourism here had started 10-15 years before it did in any other nations, and first spread along the western border when Austrians then Germans and Italians discovered the benefits of having their dental therapy a few miles away, in Hungary. Later as patients from other European countries became aware of the cost-effective Hungarian dental care, the centre of dentistry gradually moved to Budapest.
In order to maintain its leading position, the country applies strict dental regulations and provides special ’dental packages’ with the arrangement of the whole stay from departure to arriving home, including plane tickets, hotel reservation, appointments with the doctor, the treatment itself, even leisure activities and 24-hour emergency assistance. Tourists come mainly from the United Kingdom and also Ireland, France, Scandinavian countries, Austria and Italy.
Are dental implants abroad safe?
There are several pieces of information and misinformation about the cleanliness of clinics and the safety of treatments of developing countries. As a matter of fact, figures show that they are neither more dangerous nor less professional than Western European clinics. Furthermore, Hungary and Poland are members of the European Union and they have set up standards in accordance with EU health care policy.
Additionally, most of the dental works carry a guarantee so that if any complications arise, the clinics, of course, treat all the disorders, usually without charging any additional fee; and some of them even reimburse travel costs.