I need almost a total rebuild of my dental state; gaps a result of several missing teeth, broken roots (from poor root canal work by UK dentists), declining health.
Started a 20+ tooth reconstruction work, by firstly upper jaw implants to moler teeth.
It involved x-rays and CT- scan appraisal pictures, in depth discussion and planning.
I have been in 10+ other dentists chairs in the past and never felt that my health and smile were important to them.The uk is corrupt because each visit counts as a new treatment. They will not do bridge work under the NHS, which has a tariff maximum of £265.
In the case of SODC Budapest, I was reassured from the first consultation what was planned was really needed.
I went ahead and am currently recovering from the 2 main implants that will form the basis of crowns and bridges to that side.
The procedure was performed by Dr Peter and his team. A really confident dentist, who explained what would be happening and what to expect afterwards in recovery time. His work was later seen on a controlling x-ray picture and true to his word were perfectly positioned and aligned; I have heard of UK dentists who are not experienced enough to do this and end up with crooked teeth.
Thats the whole cue of this message; what these dentists and their teams do is what they are doing daily. Expertise and experience really counts.
In the UK was quoted more than £50,000 for a complete rebuild, but as a favor was told he could do it for £28,000 if I agreed up front to the whole job. I politely declined and said he would have to get the money for his new Porsche from someone else. His Porsche was proudly parked outside.
Here in SODC I was assured that only the teeth that needed to be pulled or implants made would be touched and essential work carried out.
This is important because firstly the UK dentist would be contracting in a team for the procedure, and any idea of mine to save usable teeth was dismissed. A second UK dentist said he can provide bridges but not implants, and these would be at £480 per tooth - meaning for a 2 tooth gap they would charge 4 x £480 for a single bridge.
Another dentist in Belgium quoted €12,000 for each 'over denture' - total €24,000.
Now our health shouldnt really have a price tag on it but thats the rub, by being so expensive locally, dentists here put themselves beyond the possibility of doing this kind of reconstructive work regularly. That means the risk of 'mishaps' is greater.
In the case of SODC, theyre doing it every day. They are equipped with state of the art x-ray machines (In the uK I was told an x-ray wasnt needed or possible onsite)
My future dental work will be performed by Dr Monika in about 6 months after healing is complete of the implants.
I was given anti-biotics as a safeguard against infection, pain killers for the day after.
I was given a book of dental treatment details, even the makes and types of implants used.
Total cost estimate = less that £6000 (+ flights and hotels); prices are post Brexit exchange rates.
I researched this a lot over many years.and have many dentists to come up with a workable plan.
I stayed on the Buda side of Budapest, so transport was a little more than staying on the Pest side, but at anytime the taxi ride was never more than £8 - it can be done by metro - £3 per day unlimited travel (free if you are 65+).
This review wont allow 6 stars so limited to 5. Dr Peter, Dr Monika and teams deserve justly praise!