Treatment Abroad FAQ
We often recieved questions from our inquiring patients who are considering to travel abroad for dental treatment. We have decided to create this page to provide you with answers to those question which we hope you will find useful. If in chance you cannot find the answer to the questions you might have, then please feel free to send it to us and we will be happy to answer in detail.
It matters where you will be traveling from, mostly our patients come to Budapest via Plane. There are several budget airlines who offer cheap flights, unfortunately we are not able provide you with a flight booking as we leave that to you, but to help we could help you in the search for a suitable flight at cost to get to Budapest.
Even though Hungary joined the EU in 2003 the cost of living has remained much lower than in other EU countries which means that you benefit from significant lower costs.
Our dedicated patient representatives will do their best to provide you with as much information you require about the treatment, the number of times you will require to visit and costs as they can. Although to ensure that the proposed estimated treatment plan is correct, we recommend a face-to-face consultation at our clinic located in Budapest. Here our doctor will be able to take all necessary X-rays to prepare a more accurate recommendation which you will have a chance to directly discuss and make a decision on.
From our experience one week is normally more than enough for most crown and bridge work. Implants require a 2-3 days stay with a return visit of 6 days after about 3-6 months. Some treatments may require more time, in which case the client is recommended to stay for about 10 days. Such treatments are: fixed-detachable case and constructing the implants (including second operation and construction) but that is usually necessary only for the second treatment in Hungary.
We have partnered with a number of hotels around Budapest through which we are able to offer competitive rates. They are all placed walking distance from the clinic and town center for convenience. We can help organise your accommodation and to see the list we have on offer then please <a href="budapest-accommodations">visit our budapest accommodations page</a>
Our dentists speak several languages in a high standard, which include English, German and we have a few who are fluent in Dutch and French.
Either a Budapest Dental Solutions representative or a organised taxi driver will meet you at the airport on your arrival and provide personal transport between the airport and the hotel. If in any chance your dental appointment starts shortly after you arrive to Budapest then we will first take you to the clinic to attend your appointment then we organinse a drop off at your hotel when you are finished at the clinic.
As much as you can but we like one week to organise appointments, accommodation. On the other hand the earlier you book your flight at certain airlines, the cheaper it will cost.
You can pay in Euro (€), in GBP (£), in CHF, in USD ($), Hungarian Forints, VISA, Mastercard
The most frequent allergies occur from nickel and palladium. However, these two metals haven't been used in the materials for teeth for about 7 years. However, if you are allergic to other metals, please inform your dentist about it. The most common alternative is bio-gold (BIOCCLUS 4 by Degussa, Germany). BIOCCLUS 4 includes: gold (Au) 85,8%, zinc (Zn) 0,5%, platinum (Pt) 11,0%, tantalum (Ta) 0,3%, indium (In) 1,7%, rhodium (Rh) 0,7%.
In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. Take painkillers and antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist or oral surgeon. The following tips will help speed your recovery.
- Normal reactions after surgery: individual amount of swelling, pain, mouth-opening restriction, sensitivity and some bleeding on the first day.
- While your mouth is numb, be careful not to bite the inside of your cheek or lip, or your tongue. When the impact of the anaesthesia has passed (about 2-3 hours) you may eat. Avoid hot and spicy food and drinks as well as milk products ( yogurt, cream, cheese, milk, etc) in the few coming days.
- Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue or touching it with your fingers.
- Do not lie flat. This may prolong swelling. Prop up your head with pillows.
- Use an ice pack on the outside of your cheek for the first 24 hours, for a maximum of 10 minutes every hour.
- Relax after surgery. Avoid physical activity, sports, sauna, etc as it may increase bleeding and swelling.
- The day of surgery brush your teeth except the surgical area but from the next day on pay extra attention to brush that area with a soft toothbrush!
- Do not smoke for at least 24 hours after your surgery, and try to cut down on smoking in the following weeks as well. Smoking delays healing, decreases the blood supply and can bring germs and contaminants to the surgery area.
- Control and stitch-removal after one week.