For some people going through the process of having a dental implant can be quite a costly procedure as the UK has some of the highest prices in Europe for private dentistry. Which is why clinics all around the world have seen a sharp uptake in the number of international patients coming through their doors for various dental procedures.
But why are so many traveling to these European practices?
What are dental implants?
They are essentially an artificially created tooth that has been fixed to your jawbone with a titanium screw and over time the bone regrows around this to create a more natural-looking and stable tooth. These are normally used to replace or help fix broken or chipped teeth and are usually inserted one at a time.
However, depending on the area being worked on, your dentist may suggest more than one implantation at a time. The length of the procedure also varies, with the average time taking up to 30 minutes, but if more than one implant is required it can take longer.
Benefits of implants
Although the implants will naturally cause some discomfort after they’re fitted, there are a lot of benefits to them. The best of these is they look like normal teeth, which can help improve your smile and boost self-confidence.
The implants are durable, so you don’t need to go through any dietary changes to avoid damaging them and they’re also easy to clean. Just brush them as you would your other teeth, although avoid being too rough in the beginning as they’re still going to be adjusting to their new position in your mouth.
So why go abroad?
As mentioned above, the prices play a big part in bringing in visitors but there’s also the ease of transport to some of the practices. Take Hungary as an example, it’s surrounded by other countries whose citizens are just a bus ride away from a high-quality Budapest dentist.
Staff at a lot of these European practices are also a lot better trained as the dental courses in Europe often teach their students to handle multiple languages as well as go through rigorous placements at clinics throughout the world. Some practices have also partnered up with hotel chains to offer patients extra incentives like discounts on accommodation, help with securing the correct medical documentation and airport transfers.
With all these great benefits, it’s easy to see why more and more people are traveling abroad for their procedures.
If you have been considering trying to have some dental treatments abroad and were unsure, hopefully, this has answered a few of your questions. Having this kind of procedure done can be quite exhausting and if you are going overseas for just make sure you have worked in some recovery time.
After all, it’s a long way to come back with a painful face.