In our previous article we have summarized how medical and dental tourism became an ever so popular way of saving money on private treatments and enjoy a holiday at the same time. We have introduced Budapest, the capital of dental vacations with all its advantages compared to other destinations. This time, we’ll be more focused on the finances!
When it comes to getting dental treatment abroad, the very first thing people are associating it with is affordability. But is it really worth it? Will it still be cheaper if the treatment price is topped with my travel expenses?
Let’s take a look at some typical examples to break that down. Below you will find the most popular treatments patients are interested in getting outside the borders of their home country. In all our examples we’ll calculate with average flight costs (£70/€80 for a return flight) and accommodation costs (£40/€46 for a single room/night). Further savings are possible as both flight & accommodation fees may be lower than in our article.
1. Crown and bridge prices in Budapest
For crowns or bridges, the required length of stay is 5-8 working days, and the entire dental work can be performed during only one visit to Hungary.
In our example, we’ve compared the total expenses of a treatment including 10 standard dental crowns.
Average local treatment price: £6000 (UK) or €5500 (Ireland)
MDental Budapest treatment price: £1780 or €2290
Travel expenses: £270 or €390
Total saving (compared to UK): £3950 (saving of 65.8%)
Total saving (compared to Ireland): €2820 (saving of 51.2%)
2. Veneer prices in Budapest
The patient in the below example had 6 veneers made for the upper teeth in under 5 days.
Average local treatment price: £5000 (UK) or €4500 (Ireland)
MDental Budapest treatment price: £1632 or €2094
Travel expenses: £270 or €390
Total saving (compared to UK): £3098 (saving of 61.9%)
Total saving (compared to Ireland): €2016 (saving of 44.85%)
3. Full mouth restoration with dental implants – prices in Budapest
Probably one of the most popular reasons that makes patients opt for dental treatment abroad is fixed, implant supported bridges.
Just like any implant treatment, a full mouth restoration is performed in two main stages. During the first visit the implants are placed and left to heal for 3-6 months. During this time patients can still use their existing dentures or get a new, temporary one done. After the healing time, the implants are uncovered, the necessary impressions are taken, and the fixed bridges are fitted in roughly 8 working days later.
The below example presents a case where the patient is getting 6+6 implants on his/her upper and lower jaws, which will later be topped with 12-unit fixed bridges.
Average local treatment price: £38.400 (UK) or €30.000 (Ireland)
MDental Budapest treatment price: £9.000 or €12.984
Travel expenses: £540 or €620 EUR
Total saving (compared to UK): £28.860 (saving of 75.1%)
Total saving (compared to Ireland): €16.396 (saving of 54%)
Interested in reading more about dental tourism in Hungary? Check out our other articles in this topic!