Great dentists in Budapest??

Apr 28th, 2004, 01:51 PM
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One problem I see with getting dental implants on a vacation is that implants generally require a few visits. Assuming the tooth to be replaced has already been pulled and the bone is healed, it could be done in one appointment but you would already have to be measured and the dentist would have to have the hardware on hand. Unless you live in a nearby country--say, Austria--getting dental work done in Hungary on vacation would not make much sense.

By the way, I get the crown on implant number 2 next week and the tooth that will be replaced by implant number 3 was pulled yesterday. I was told I could get an almost immediate implant or wait until the bone healed naturally. I opted to wait because I would need a bone graft to do an implant more quickly and that means an extra charge.

Implants cost a lot of money and, due to the price, will not become standard dentistry for some time. The specialists who do this generally will give you a discount for cash. I negotiate with dentists for every expensive procedure and recommend that you ask if you can get a discount before beginning any involved dental work. I do not want to make monthly payments on my mouth. Some people actually do that--or refinance their homes so they can chew.

In the US, even if you have dental insurance, it is pretty much a joke. You never get much out of it and usually pay more than they pay the dentists. No dental insurance I have heard of pays anything for implants--which is why people are still getting bridges. By the way, almost no dentists accept the insurance as full payment. They submit the claim. When your insurance pays $60 for a $1200 crown, you pay the difference.
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Jul 4th, 2004, 10:22 AM
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I read this post some time ago and then forgot to add the following: - last summer we stayed at the Berg Hotel which is on the main square of the Castle District right across from the church. Low and behold, the hotel had a dentist's office right in the lobby !! Seemed strange at the time, but I guess, from these posts, many people go to Budapest for dentistry, and what better place to have an office than in a hotel in the best area of the city.
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Aug 9th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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I know this is an old thread but I have found some new info which may be of interest for Irish travellers
The dentist was trained in Germany and his wife is from Cork
Has anyone got impants done by this guy?
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Aug 9th, 2004, 06:28 AM
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Pam, How does this compare with Dublin prices? I am going for a check up next week and will price against that but I am curious on the other prices. I find it pricey here in Dublin.
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Aug 9th, 2004, 01:53 PM
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Hi Siobhan
Crowns seem to be about half the cost here. I have been told by a dental assistant friend that an implant here will cost 3000/4000 euros.
I would be grateful if you could post the quotes you get next week.
Good luck with your visit
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Aug 9th, 2004, 08:13 PM
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My son had a serious medical problem while in Lithuania. I called the American embassy there to get names of recommended English speaking doctors. Why couldn;t you do the same for a dentist?
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Aug 4th, 2006, 04:27 AM
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Croatia has become a big tourist destination with towns and cities like Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Split, etc...

It is little known, but people have been going there for years to do the dental work (mainly Italians and Germans) because of the cheaper prices but good quality work. I do know that some insurance companies recognize dental work done in Croatia. This includes insurance companies from countries such as Canada, Australia, England, Germany, Italy, etc..

There are a large number of good dentists in Croatia. For example, here is a link to a clinic in the city of Split:
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Aug 5th, 2006, 07:41 AM
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check out Dental Travel Hungary on !
really good organized, friendly staff, professional dentist
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Aug 5th, 2006, 08:49 AM
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nysplit & symon, what's the reason for topping this old thread? Is it for advertising purposes? Because it sure looks that way to me...
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Aug 5th, 2006, 09:15 AM
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Yeah it does smell of advertising. Good catch francophile
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Aug 5th, 2006, 01:27 PM
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Even if it is for advertising--and that is not for sure--I am going to have to consider going to Mexico for my next dental implant. This is an old thread. I get my crown on the FOURTH implant next week. I told the oral surgeon I need a frequent implant buyers plan--the heck with frequent flyers.

Lots of Americans living near the Mexican border do go to Mexico to save money on dental work. Unfortunately, it doesn't work from the East Coast very well.
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