Dental costs – why so low in Budapest, Hungary?

Dental prices abroad - Hungary is a good choice

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
Gnathological measurement £230

Conservative dentistry

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

Prosthodontics

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
Belle-Glass Inlay £230
Porcelain inlay (IPS e.Max) £250
Ceramic veneer (IPS e.Max) £290
Telescopic crown £250
Model-cast prostheses £1100
Full premium denture £550
Temporary denture £340
Temporary crown £15
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

Oral surgery

Smartguide implantology with template (per jaw) £420
DIO Implant £550
DIO Titanium abutment £150
Nobel Biocare Parallel CC Implant £750
Nobel Biocare titanium abutment £ 200
Extraction (simple) £45
Extraction (surgical) £95
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
Night guard £85
Dental costs – why so low in Budapest, Hungary?
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