her years of expertise and knowledge
to those considering travelling abroad for first class dentistry at prices
well below those in the UK. As Hungary, particularly Budapest, becomes more and more popular (and now considered to be the dental capital of
Europe) the choices available to those wishing to take advantage of the
dentists and very affordable prices become greater .... and
more and more confusing.
Read the following for advice and information on Dentistry in Budapest
Why Linda Briggs for Dentistry
Linda Briggs has 19+ years experience in referring those wan
ting excellent dental treatment at prices that are well below t
hose in the UK - and Western Europe in general.
She has researched the various types of dental clinics availa
ble, the dentists employed, and the level of service and care
that they can offer to those who come to her for advice.
Her insistence on a friendly and welcoming atmosphere when a patient initially walks into what can be for many a fearful
experience, (due to past traumas at the dentist!). Dentists who speak excellent Ménages and understand the various dental problems
presented by many UK patients.
Linda will only consider working with a clinic that adheres to
the strict guidelines and laws laid down by the Hungarian Dental Council
and the Hungarian Health Authority - with all the necessary certifications
She works with Dentists who understand the anxieties of their patients coming abroad for surgery and who can put them at their ease in a
comfortable and relaxing environment.
Transparency in pricing of Treatment Plans is assured - no hidden extras - what you see is what you pay (with the exception of course
if during treatment unforeseen situations arise/appear, and only after
discussion and agreement with the patient will the extra treatment go
Patients are only referred to dentists who have pr
oven experience in their specialist fields - with the necessary
qualifications, and are senior practitioners (and not as in many clinics n
ewly qualified dentists!).
The Dental clinics must be able to provide the full rang
e of treatments - routine and maintenance dentistry, implantology, oral
surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics.
Linda has an English Representative living in Budapest to liaise with
patients before, during and after their treatments and oral surgeries,
who can advise and help with accommodation, organise airport transfers,
etc and offer support during dental appointments - and
do some hand holding if required!
It is important that there is always someone on hand to contact should any prob
lems or concerns arise (however trivial) at any time during the visit
s to Budapest, or on the return back home - and getting a quick resp
onse with the necessary advice!
So what should you do, when you have decided, after hearing a lot of
good things about Dentistry in Budapest, that you would like to take that
first step and ask Linda Briggs for her help and advice?
You go onto the website and fill in an initial enquiry form.
This will then be referred to the Budapest office.
You will receive a personalised reply within 1-2 days at the lat
est, giving you basic information about Dentistry in Budapest, and asking
you for the following information:
current Panoramic X-ray, if available - or you can get hold of
one. This should have been taken after
any recent treatment, ie
extractions, so as to reflect the up to date situation. X-rays should be
emailed to Budapest.
Treatment Plans or recommendations provided by your home dentist
treatment you are considering.
of any past treatments.
or not you are a smoker (and
if so how many per day)
serious health issues - either current or past.
allergies - including medicines (ie penicillin etc)
prescription medications that you take.
The dentists will look at the X-ray, and based on this, together with the
information provided, will give an initial opinion and recommendations for
the best long-term solution - with options ( if possible)..
This opinion will be, of course, subject to confirmation at a personal
examination and further X-ray in Budapest, etc. However, it
will give you an idea of what you might need and what should be done to
restore your teeth to a healthy and attractive condition - both
aesthetically and functionally.
For those not able to get hold of an X-ray (and
many dentists knowing that the request is for sending it abroad will not
oblige) the alternative is to make a quick visit to Budapest - if you live
near Stansted airport there are 3 flights in both directions each day with
Ryanair, and the prices can be very low. There are
also suitable flights from Luton with Wizz Air. Both these airl
ines enable a day trip returning on the late last flight. If
you live further north, then you might need to organise a one day/one
At the personal consultation a Panoramic X-ray will be taken, an
oral examination carried out, and an informal discussion will take place
with the dentist re what you would like, and what he can do
and recommends - and a detailed written Treatment Plan with costs will be
put together and emailed to you on your return home. If you have
any questions arising from this then you can contact Linda's
Representative who will get the answers for you - and quickly! In
some cases (usually for implants) a CT scan might be needed, and this
can normally be arranged before you depart (out of clinic).
If you then decide to go ahead with the recommended treatment (or
perhaps a shortened version of it if the dentist feels that it is possible
without compromising the final result in any way), let us know when
you would like to start the treatment and we will check availability with
It is most important that you follow instructions regarding the
time schedule for any treatments; if it says 5 full/complete working days
required then 5 full working days it must be! There are no shortcuts to a good result.... The dental specialists want you to
have the best treatment and the best results - they are the experts so it
is sensible to take their advice!
We can advise on suitable accommodation for your dental visits - f
irst time patients usually choose to stay in a hotel that is only
2-3 minutes from the clinic. The location is good - close to the Dan
ube, the Parliament, public transport, shops, cafes and restaurants. T
here are other hotels close by also. Some patients prefer a self-catering apartment - and trivago and Booking.com have a huge number to choose
from and we can advise you as to the areas that you shoul
d be looking at.
Complimentary airport transfers are provided for all treatment visit
s of over 1000 EUR. The driver will be waiting for you near the Arrivals area of the terminal holding a sign with your name - and will take
you to your accommodation. He will collect you normally 2.5 - 3.0 h
ours before your return flight to return to the airport.
At your first appointment you will complete a Health Questionnaire
and your details. You will be asked to sign an Agreement to go a
head with the treatment as described/listed on the Treatment Plan.
Particularly anxious/nervous patients can be given a tablet (if no contraindications) that will take the edge of their anxiety and
induce mild relaxation.
For the absolutely terrified patients, with a deep- rooted fear or phobia, deep sedation can be arranged (with sufficient notice).
here is of course an additional cost for this as it is administered by a
Anaesthesiologist. Prior to the sedation, no food or drink mus
t be consumed for 6 hours prior to the treatment. The patient is conscious, but has no recollection of the treatment afterwards.
Usually, however, a tablet (or 2 in severely anxious patients), will be
many people have struggled for years with missing teeth and/or
uncomfortable and unattractive dentures (although today they can be
made to a much higher standard and appearance). Now, dental implants,
whereas once thought as something only for the very rich or the very
adventurous, have today become the treatment of choice. Implants are the best long-term solution for missing teeth or problematic
teeth that need to be extracted, and cost far less in Budapest than in the
UK, and the procedure is much more straightforward than many imagine!
Bridges and dentures do not account for the fact that real teeth assist in
preserving the jawbone, whilst bridges and partial dentures can in some
cases cause harm to the remainder of your teeth! This does not happen when an implant replaces a missing tooth, as it gives stability to
the jawbone without damaging healthy teeth. The long-term success
rate for implants is between 95-97%! Implants remove the problems that are
associated with other replacement methods - and they allow patients to eat
any foods with confidence (often something they haven't been able to do in
An implant can replace just one missing tooth, but as few as 4 implants
can replace all the upper or lower teeth in some cases. The number of implants that are required to be fitted depends on your jawbone - its
size and condition. The new replacement teeth will be attached to
the implants and the result will enable patients to chew and eat as they
did with their own natural teeth.
Without a doubt (and this is the opinion of all the patients who have
undergone implant treatment here) implants can improve (and in many cases
totally transform) the quality of life and provide the confidence to smile
- and to eat - without embarrassment. The new teeth will look
and feel like your natural teeth. They are easy to maintain and are long
lasting, provided you follow the instructions given to you at the end of
your treatment - all that they require is gentle brushing with a soft
toothbrush, flossing and the use of interdental brushes. Good
oral hygiene is the key to maintaining your new teeth!
What is a Dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw/post (like the root of a tooth)
that is surgically placed in the jawbone beneath the gumline that fuses
with the jawbone, so that replacement teeth or a bridge can be fitte
d in that area.. The implant is connected with an abutment that supp
orts the crown. A dental implant does not become loose - a denture can!
ants also benefit general oral health as there is no need to anchor them
to other teeth, as in the case of bridges.
is the Dental implant placed?
Sufficient local anaesthesia
is administered to make sure that no
pain whatsoever is felt during the oral surgery (only pulling/pushing)
A slit is then made in the gum tissue over the site of the missing tooth.
The bone is prepared using various sized drills, and then the implant is
screwed into the bone and the gum is sutured with absorbable sutures .
Antibiotics and slow release painkillers (they really do work) are given with
full instructions. The numbness of the local anaesthesia wears off after a
few hours and then a painkiller can be taken. The next morning there should be no pain (perhaps just some soreness from the local
How long before the new teeth
can be fitted?
3.5 - 4 months is required for healing to take place. (if sinus lifting
with bone augmentation is needed, then this time interval can be longer).
is a candidate for Dental implants?
ages can be candidates - with the exception of children who are still
growing - their bone tissue is not fully developed. Usually no
one under 18 years of age can be considered for this treatment.. Eve
n if gum disease is present and bone loss has occurred, pre-implant
treatments can be carried out, including bone augmentation that will
allow the fitting of the implants. There must be healthy gums
, no untreated tooth decay, no periodontal disease. and sufficient bon
e to support the implants. If the bone is too thin or soft and there
fore unable to support an implant, a bone graft (using synthetic bone)
may be required. Also, if the bone height in the upper jaw is
not sufficient, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, a sinus lift
(open or closed) may be required. Those with certain existing medical conditions can also receive implants if the condition is well
controlled. The first step in the consideration of implants is to provide an X-ray and details of your current and previous health
to Dental implants
Untreated periodontis, uncontrolled
diabetes, insufficient bone thickness where bone grafting is not
possible, blood clotting disorders, certain bone diseases, immune system
deficiencies, severe systemic illnesses, drug abuse. SMOKING is
also an important consideration - smoking affects healing and can lead to
loosening of the implants. Giving up smoking will
considerably increase your chances of a successful implant treatment.
have Dental implants?
implants look and feel like natural teeth.
work in the same way as natural teeth.
allow you to eat normally and clean the teeth effectively.
healthy teeth do not need to be filed down to act as supports for a
missing tooth or teeth. Therefore, they will be less likely to need
implant maintains the structure of bone beneath the replaced tooth -
during chewing forces are transmitted through the implant to the bone and
stimulate the natural process of bone renewal. This helps to preserve a good appearance not only to the restored tooth, but to the facial
structure also. The face can appear 'lifted'...
some cases, implants can be fitted to support removable dentures (covered
long does the whole process take from start to finish?
straightforward implants where there is sufficient bone and no dental
issues that need to be treated, 3 - 4 months from start to finish.
initially extractions are necessary, a healing period of 8 weeks is usually required before a return visit can be made for the implant
some cases of sinus lifting/bone augmentation, the whole process can
take 9 - 12 months (or in some complex cases even longer
until a personal examination/Panoramic X-ray/CT scan is carried out, a
Treatment Plan cannot be drawn up. However long the complete treatment takes though, the results will be good and will, in many cases, be
there anything dental patients should be aware of to ensure the longe
vity of their implants?
Yes, most definitely!
irst of all smoking
be avoided (as mentioned above).
can cause implant failure....
inadequate oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of bacteria on the implant
surface, resulting in inflammation of the mucous membrane surrounding the
implant. If left untreated, this can progress to a more dangerous situation where there is inflammation and bone loss around the
implant. In this case, eventually the implant loses its anchorage in
the bone and becomes loose.
The Implantologist will stress both of these factors - will advise on
cleaning correctly (soft brush
- always from the gum upwards on lower jaw teeth and from the gum
downwards on upper jaw teeth) - gentle but thorough cleaning - he will
show you the small inter-dental brushes that are recommended for cleaning
in between the implants/crowns.
With very good and correct
oral hygiene, complete avoidance of smoking, and Annual check-ups at the
clinic where the treatment took place, your dental implants will serve you
well and last for many years!
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