Dental Treatment Abroad vs HappyDental

Travelling to Turkey or other low cost economies may save you money short term but are prepared for the expenses long term?

What to take note of when travelling abroad for ANY dental treatment.

While dental treatment abroad can seem like a cost-effective option on the surface, there are several factors to consider, and it may not always result in significant savings. Here are some reasons why dental treatment abroad may not necessarily be a money-saving solution:

1. **Hidden Costs**: The initial cost estimate may not include all associated expenses. Travel, accommodation, transportation, and post-treatment follow-ups can add up, potentially eliminating any cost savings.

2. **Quality Concerns**: The standards and regulations for dental care can vary between countries. While many countries have reputable dental professionals and facilities, there is a risk of encountering substandard care or materials in some regions.

3. **Communication Challenges**: Language barriers can pose challenges in understanding treatment plans, post-operative care instructions, and potential complications. Miscommunication may lead to misunderstandings or errors in the treatment process.

4. **Limited Follow-up Care**: After the initial treatment, it may be difficult to access follow-up care or address any complications that arise once you've returned home. This can result in additional costs for seeking local dental care.

5. **Different Treatment Protocols**: Dental practices may follow different treatment protocols and use different materials in various countries. This can affect the long-term success and durability of the dental work, potentially leading to the need for additional treatments in the future.

6. **Legal Recourse Challenges**: If complications arise and legal action is necessary, navigating legal processes in a foreign country can be complex and costly.

7. **Unfamiliarity with Insurance Coverage**: Dental insurance coverage may not extend to treatments performed abroad, leaving you to bear the full cost of the procedure.

8. **Long-Term Relationship with Local Dentist**: Establishing a long-term relationship with a local dentist is beneficial for ongoing preventive care and addressing any dental issues that may arise. This continuity of care may be compromised when seeking treatment abroad.

Before considering dental treatment abroad, it's crucial to thoroughly research and weigh the potential risks and benefits. Consult with your local dentist to discuss your treatment options, costs, and potential outcomes. Additionally, be sure to inquire about the qualifications and reputation of the dental professionals and facilities abroad. Ultimately, making an informed decision based on your specific needs and circumstances is essential for achieving successful and cost-effective dental care.

Dental Implant + Post + Crown

Happy Dental Pricing
Dental Implant + Post + Crown €1500
Travel Costs to Dublin Ireland €0
Total Cost for 4 Dental Implants + Post + Zirconia Crown €6000
Total Expense €6000
Abroad Clinic Pricing
Dental Implant + Post + Crown €980
Travel Cost to Budapest for 7 days Flights/Hotel €1400
Total Cost for 4 dental implants + post + crown €3290
Total Expense €5320

Travelling abroad may seem attractive but in real terms that is rarely the case.

The headline price when looking abroad for dental implants is very eye catching but you have to take into account the costs for travel to the dental clinic on two different occasions for the completion of the dental implant procedure. Dental Implants are a surgical procedure and complications can occur during the healing process, do you want to be 2000 km from the clinic if there are issues?

Here at HappyDental we offer patients a Free Consultation and if the patient decides to proceed the cost of a CT Scan is €150.00 here in the clinic.