If you’re considering getting dental implants, you might be looking abroad for treatment.
One of the most popular choices for dental tourism is Hungary. The country offers high quality dental treatment at affordable prices, and it tends to be much cheaper than here in the UK - where implants generally aren’t available on the NHS.
But how much can you expect to pay for dental implants in Hungary, and which clinic should you choose? In this guide, we’ll compare Hungary dentist prices and give you an overview of the top clinics.
We’ll also look at some of the most important things to consider before booking your treatment. One of these is how you’ll get your money over to Hungary to cover the cost of your treatment, accommodation and other expenses.
Using your bank to send GBP to Hungary can be expensive, but you’ll pay only low fees and get the real, mid-market exchange rate when you open a Wise multi-currency account.
But more on this later. Let’s start by looking at why Hungary is such a popular choice for dental tourism.
There are two main reasons people from the UK travel to Hungary for dental treatment - price and the quality of treatment.
The low cost of dental care in Hungary makes it very attractive to ‘dental tourists’. With treatments like dental implants not readily available on the NHS, the only option if you have a missing tooth is to pay for private treatment.
Full mouth dental implants in a private clinic in the UK can cost around £10,000 to £40,000. In Hungary, the average cost is half as much, at around £5,000 to £20,000¹.
For a single tooth implant, the cost is up to £2,900 in the UK and just £1,100 in Hungary¹.
As well as the cost, Hungary also has a reputation for dental excellence. The industry is well regulated and conforms to high EU standards. All dentists are highly educated and must register with the Ministry of Health to receive certification. To keep their licence, dentists must then undergo further education to keep up with current dental standards.
Compared to NHS waiting times, the speed of dental treatment in Hungary is super fast - you can potentially have your procedure carried out in a matter of days. If you’re stuck with a missing tooth, it’s easy to see how this can be very appealing.
Hungarian dentist clinics are also known for their excellent facilities, which use the latest technology and place a strong emphasis on providing exceptional customer care. You may even find that some clinics have a ‘spa-like’ feel.
Heading overseas for medical care or dental treatment is a pretty big deal. There’s lots to think about, from costs to potential risks. This is why it’s always important to do your homework, taking extra time to research each clinic thoroughly. Here are just a few of the most crucial things to think about:
The reputation, reviews and accreditation of each dental clinic - including whether they have ISO 9001 certification. This is international recognition of quality management systems, so it isn’t absolutely crucial to have but it can offer peace of mind when choosing a clinic.
Dentist training and qualifications. Is the dentist a specialist in dental implants?
Where to have treatment. Most UK patients head to Budapest, where the largest concentration of dental clinics can be found. Budapest is also very easy to reach by plane from the UK. However, it isn’t the only place to access affordable dental implant treatment. Another dental tourism hotspot in Hungary is the northwestern town of Mosonmagyaróvár, where prices can be a little lower.
Language. Does the clinic have fluent English-speaking staff? This could be important when understanding the procedure and your treatment plan.
Planning for aftercare. What kind of aftercare package is available from the dental clinic, if any? Will you be looked after or need to make your own arrangements?
Travel arrangements and where to stay. Getting dental treatment overseas isn’t just about booking the procedure. You also need to plan how you’ll travel there, including to and from the clinic. Where will you stay, and do you need anyone to go with you? Some Hungarian dental clinics will have a dedicated travel department to help you make these arrangements, and may even offer free transport or accommodation as part of the package.
Insurance. You’re likely to need medical insurance before getting dental implants in Hungary.
Overall costs compared to the UK. Once you’ve added up all your costs, including accommodation, transport and living expenses for the duration of your trip, is it still just as cost-effective to head to Hungary for dental treatment?
Now, what does it actually cost to have dental implants in Hungary? There are hundreds of clinics to choose from in Budapest and beyond, so it can be a little overwhelming.
As you start your search, it can be helpful to get an idea of average Hungary dentist prices.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of a few of the top dental implants clinics in Hungary and the prices they charge for implant treatments.
Located in Budapest, not far from the Western Railway Station, Medicover Dental Clinic uses state-of-the-art technology and specialises in implants and implant restoration.
Medicover Dental Clinic is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and also has certification from the UK General Dental Council and Hungarian Dental Association. Dentists here speak English.
|‘All on Four’ implant system||£5,306|
|Standard titanium implant||£428|
|Titanium implant (including abutment and standard crown)||£827|
Helvetic Clinics is based in Budapest. It offers a full range of personalised dental care for international patients and has a multidisciplinary team of highly trained dental professionals.
Helvetic Clinics is ISO 9001 : 2008 certified and has been treating patients for 9 years. It also offers free transportation to the airport after your treatment.
|‘All on Six’ implant system||£6,774 - £8,601|
|Standard titanium implant||£869 - £1,111|
|Titanium implant (including abutment and standard crown)||£869 - £1,371|
Based in central Budapest, Menzoi Dental offers free consultations, uses state-of-the-art equipment and personalised treatment plans. Overseen by aesthetic dentistry specialist Dr. Fouzi Menzou, the clinic has been in business for 6 years. It also offers free ground transportation to the airport after your treatment.
Details of the clinics accreditation aren’t available on its website, but it does offer a lifetime guarantee on all AlphaBio implants (implant body only)⁴.
|Consultation||£13 (deducted from total treatment cost)⁶|
|‘All on Six’ implant system||£5,763 - £8,243|
|Standard titanium implant||£538 - 582|
|Titanium implant (including abutment and standard crown)||£1,138 - £1,523|
A Hungarian-American dental clinic in a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage building in Budapest, Evergreen Dental offers a range of dental treatments to international patients. It has ISO 9001:2008 accreditation⁸, an English-speaking team and uses the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
Evergreen Dental even has its own travel department, who can help with transport and accommodation arrangements ready for your treatment. It will even offer you free transport to your hotel and to the airport.
|Implant supported porcelain bridge (with 4-6 implants)||£3,512 - £3,924|
|Titanium dental implant (including abutment and standard crown)||£860|
Head away from Budapest to the small town of Mosonmagyaróvár in northwestern Hungary and you’ll find even more dental implant clinics to choose from - some of them cheaper than in the capital.
One of the most reputable is KG Dental, a modern facility with state-of-the-art treatment rooms and highly qualified dental professionals. These include specialist implantologists Dr Koltai Tibor and Dr Veress Zoltán, the latter of whom has undergone training at the University of Implant Dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry in California. The clinic has been running for an impressive 30 years.
KG Dental has fluent English-speaking staff and offers a lifetime guarantee on implant materials⁹.
|‘All on Four’ implant system||£6,272|
|Standard titanium implant||£403|
|Titanium implant (including abutment and standard crown)||£735|
Located right in the heart of Budapest, FlyDent Dental Clinic is ISO 9002 certified and has been running for an impressive 17 years.
The clinic is managed by Dr Alexander Schreiner, considered to be a leader in his field with over 35 years’ expertise. This modern clinic has highly trained dental professionals across all areas of dentistry, including dental implants.
As an added bonus, the clinic is located within the Danubius Hotel Flamenco - ideal if you plan to stay there during your treatment. FlyDent’s team will also help you to arrange travel and accommodation, including offering free transportation to the airport.
|‘All on Six’ implant system||£7,616|
|Standard titanium implant||£394 - £1,075|
|Titanium implant (including abutment and standard crown)||£672 - £1,165|
So, you’ve done your homework and have chosen a fantastic dental clinic in Hungary for your treatment. You’re all ready to book and pay. At this stage, it’s a really smart idea to consider the most cost-effective way to get your money over to Hungary from the UK.
If you use your bank, you’re likely to be charged high international transfer fees and get a poor exchange rate - with an expensive mark-up on top. This all pushes the cost of your treatment higher, which of course is the last thing you want.
A far cheaper, easier solution is to open a Wise multi-currency account. With it, you can send money quickly and securely over to Hungary with only tiny, transparent fees to pay. Better still, you’ll get the fairest exchange rate for converting GBP to HUF.
Plus, you can also use your Wise debit card for low-fee spending during your trip. This can make it much more affordable to cover accommodation, transport costs and other expenses - and you can pay for everything with just a tap from your contactless card.
After reading this guide, you should have all the essential info you need to start planning your treatment.
We’ve looked at some of the top dental implants clinics Hungary has to offer, along with what they charge for common implant procedures. Just remember to take your time looking into each clinic, making sure you’re 100% happy with the standard of treatment and aftercare on offer. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions!
You’ll also now have a checklist of important things to consider, including accommodation, transport and insurance. And of course, the most cost-effective way to pay for your treatment using the Wise multi-currency account.
Sources used for this article:
- Dentaly - why get dental treatment in Hungary
- Dental Departures - Medicover clinic
- Dental Departures - Helvetic Clinics
- Dental Departures - Menzou Dental
- Menzoudent - prices
- Dental Departures - Evergreen Dental
- Evergreen Dent
- KG Dental https://kgdental.net/guarantee/
- Dental Departures - KG dental
- Dental Departures - Flydent Dental Clinic
Sources checked on 01 March 2021
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