Affordability is the driving factor for the increasing popularity of medical tourism throughout the world. Even if you include the cost of airfare, lodging and other expenses, many times you can save up to or more than 50%.
Hungary has become one of the prime movers in the dental tourism industry because of its costs as well of the quality of care.
Throughout Europe costs have sky rocketed, especially with dental implants, which has given Hungary a leg up. Also, which makes Hungary so popular is the quality of the work and the lengths the clinics go to ensure a smooth experience.
What makes Hungarian dental care so affordable?
The simple answer is Economics! The cost of living is significantly cheaper than that of other European countries, which translates into affordable dental care. From the salaries of the certified dentist, technicians, equipment, material, rent etc., across the board there are large savings. A perfect example of this is the salaries of the dentists in Hungary compared to those in France. In France the salary for an experienced dentist can range between €6,000 – €10,000 per month. That same dentist in Hungary would make between €1,000 – €3,000 per month. Along with other prohibitive expenses such as rent, these cost savings can be passed down to the patient in the form of total cost of each procedure.
Another factor for the affordable prices is the increase in competition from not only Hungary and Europe, but abroad as well. Because the demand has grown for medical tourism, many other countries are jumping into the mix and challenging those who were at the forefront of the industry. To compete, clinics across the spectrum are adding more procedures as well as decreasing their costs and retaining their quality. Its simple economics that benefits the patient as well as the industry at large.
Does quality suffer because of the low cost of dental care?
Predictably, this is usually the first question which is asked concerning the affordability of dental procedures in Hungary. The short answer is that quality does NOT suffer and on average the quality is better. Many of the dentists here have gone to medical school abroad as well as in Hungary, and since Hungary has some of the best Universities, many of the dentists working here have studied here from abroad. This is a benefit as many of the dentists are multi-lingual and can communicate much better with the patients.
Are there package deals for Hungary?
As a Holiday destination, Hungary has become one of the top tourist countries in all of Europe. The capital Budapest, is on every top 10 list for destinations and offers a wonderful and hassle-free experience. Because of this, there are many hotel, airfare and tourist packages which can be used for your dental holiday. The clinics can help you arrange all of this, while looking after your needs from the time you land to the time when you jump on the plane. Clinics have partnered with hotels and other destinations to give you the most affordable package. Many come to Budapest to have their dental procedure and nothing more, while there are those who take advantage of the city and add a few days to both the beginning and end of their trip.
Review the price list below for a comparison to your home country.
Dental treatment cost – Price list of dental procedures 2018
Diagnostics and planning
|Digital Panoramic X-ray||£35|
|3D Cone-Beam CT scan||£100|
|Intra-oral small X-ray||£17|
|Digital Smile Design||£235|
|Professional dental cleaning||£60|
|Composite filling||£70 – 100|
|Root canal treatment||£100- 200 (1-4 canals)|
|Root canal filling||£55-70|
|Post and core||£140|
|Whitening one jaw||£130|
|Whitening both jaws||£220|
|Porcelain fused to metal crown / bridge element||£200|
|Full ceramic crown||£330|
|Zirconia crowns / bridges||£330|
|Nobel Biocare Procera Zirconia crown||£700|
|Composite or gold inlay||£210|
|Porcelain inlay (IPS e.Max)||£250|
|Ceramic veneer (IPS e.Max)||£290|
|Full premium denture||£550|
|Temporary crown for long-term with/out metal support||£65 – 80|
|Tooth preparation and crown build-up||£50|
|Individual bite registration and impression taking||£40|
|Smartguide implantology with template (per jaw)||£420|
|DIO Titanium abutment||£150|
|Nobel Biocare Parallel CC Implant||£750|
|Nobel Biocare titanium abutment||£ 200|
|Extraction (wisdom tooth)||£130|
|Sinus elevation incl. surgical fee, membrane and 0,5 Gramm BioOss||£570|
|Bone augmentation surgery and 0,5 gramm BioOss||£270|
Other dental treatments
|Removal of old crowns||£15|
|General anaesthetic (price per hour)||£250|