HEALTH – Is teeth tourism safe?
With the rising prices of dental care in the UK it is not wonder many people are looking to travel to Europe for important dental work, the question is – is it safe? How can you tell from an advert which dentist to go to. We discovered a dental clinic in Budapest called Save on Dental Care and flew over to see them.
Firstly, we pleasantly surprised by the standard of customer service, right from the beginning they are very transparent with fees and offer great discounts on hotels. The flights themselves were only £85.00 return from Gatwick to Budapest. On arrival they pick you up from the airport and from your hotel for appointments. What makes this dentist really attractive is that they provide a free consultation and x-ray, so even if you decide not to go ahead with any work it won’t cost you a penny. Everyone at the dentist from the receptionists to the dentists speak perfect English and it seems the majority of customers are English. We had a chat with a few and everyone was really happy with the work and the standard of service, a lovely lady from Sussex said she has been visiting the clinic for years.
The level of high end technology at the clinic certainly was more than we have witnessed in a dental clinic in the UK, after a consultation with the dentist I decided to go for a clean, a bridge, a crown and whitening. This work totalled to around £1300, which is excellent value for money when whitening alone is around £500 in the UK. Implants are around £790-£1,055 with abutment and crown, in the UK they are £3000 each! The dentist took a mould for my whitening and popped in the next day to collect it. As I wanted my teeth whitened first I need to pop back in a couple of months to do the work which will be completed over 5 days.
We found a lovely hotel called the Danubius Hotel Astoria, which was excellent value for a quality hotel and they upgraded us to a huge two-bedroom suite. They were really friendly and very welcoming to my two-year-old, we would definitely recommend staying there on any visits to Budapest.
Our risk of going to a dentist in Europe literally paid off, as not only is the service outstanding, even with travel and accommodation you can save much more money than if you use a British dentist. The city is beautiful too, so you can enjoy a city break whilst tending to your teeth. We are looking forward to our second visit in a few months time.
If you are looking to for somewhere in Europe to do your dental work we fully recommend ADD name in Budapest and are sure you will be thanking us after your visit!
Tel: +44 203 318 5606
Kassák Lajos street 19-25
1134 Budapest, Hungary
Cat, Heart London Magazine