Affordability is the driving factor for the increasing popularity of medical tourism throughout the world. Even if you include the cost of airfare, lodging and other expenses, many times you can save up to or more than 50%.
Hungary has become one of the prime movers in the dental tourism industry because of its costs as well of the quality of care.
Throughout Europe costs have sky rocketed, especially with dental implants, which has given Hungary a leg up. Also, which makes Hungary so popular is the quality of the work and the lengths the clinics go to ensure a smooth experience.
What makes Hungarian dental care so affordable?
The simple answer is Economics! The cost of living is significantly cheaper than that of other European countries, which translates into affordable dental care. From the salaries of the certified dentist, technicians, equipment, material, rent etc., across the board there are large savings. A perfect example of this is the salaries of the dentists in Hungary compared to those in France. In France the salary for an experienced dentist can range between €6,000 – €10,000 per month. That same dentist in Hungary would make between €1,000 – €3,000 per month. Along with other prohibitive expenses such as rent, these cost savings can be passed down to the patient in the form of total cost of each procedure.
Another factor for the affordable prices is the increase in competition from not only Hungary and Europe, but abroad as well. Because the demand has grown for medical tourism, many other countries are jumping into the mix and challenging those who were at the forefront of the industry. To compete, clinics across the spectrum are adding more procedures as well as decreasing their costs and retaining their quality. Its simple economics that benefits the patient as well as the industry at large.
Does quality suffer because of the low cost of dental care?
Predictably, this is usually the first question which is asked concerning the affordability of dental procedures in Hungary. The short answer is that quality does NOT suffer and on average the quality is better. Many of the dentists here have gone to medical school abroad as well as in Hungary, and since Hungary has some of the best Universities, many of the dentists working here have studied here from abroad. This is a benefit as many of the dentists are multi-lingual and can communicate much better with the patients.
Are there package deals for Hungary?
As a Holiday destination, Hungary has become one of the top tourist countries in all of Europe. The capital Budapest, is on every top 10 list for destinations and offers a wonderful and hassle-free experience. Because of this, there are many hotel, airfare and tourist packages which can be used for your dental holiday. The clinics can help you arrange all of this, while looking after your needs from the time you land to the time when you jump on the plane. Clinics have partnered with hotels and other destinations to give you the most affordable package. Many come to Budapest to have their dental procedure and nothing more, while there are those who take advantage of the city and add a few days to both the beginning and end of their trip.
Review the price list below for a comparison to your home country.
Private dental treatment cost – Price list of dental procedures 2023
|Temporary cement filling||13 €|
|Groove closure||26 €|
|Tooth reconstruction||76 €|
|Aesthetic filling/1 surfaces||61 €|
|Aesthetic filling/2 surfaces||71 €|
|Aesthetic filling/3+ surfaces||79 €|
|Tooth filling under microscopic magnification||132 €|
|Trephination (first aid)||26 €|
|Microscopic / magnified root canal treatment 1 channel||145 €|
|Microscopic / magnified root canal treatment 2 channels||211 €|
|Microscopic / magnified root canal treatment 3 channels or more||303 €|
|Crown/ Bridge / Pin removal / Tooth||0 €|
|Temporary crown surgery||18 €|
|Temporary crown laboratory||34 €|
|3D printed tooth test||121 €|
|Inlay (Gradia)||211 €|
|Inlay (E-max)||276 €|
|Metal-ceramic crown||261 €|
|Zirconium crown with ceramic veneer||303 €|
|Full contour (monolithic) zirconium crown||303 €|
|Bonded metal-ceramic crown for implant||276 €|
|Screw-retained metal-ceramic crown for implant||276 €|
|Screw-retained zirconium crown for implant||316 €|
|Artificial gum for crown per tooth||53 €|
|Artificial stump with cast pin||92 €|
|Carbon fibre or metal pin reinforcement||76 €|
|Complete removable denture / jawbone||758 €|
|Full plate removable denture / jawbone||908 €|
|Partial metal plate denture / jawbone||908 €|
|Denture repair, base lining||92 €|
|Press-ceramic shell (E-max)||289 €|
|Press-ceramic crown (E-max)||289 €|
|Bite raising splint fabrication||92 €|
|Combined denture insert replacement||79 €|
|All-on-X 3d printed with implant temporary||605 €|
|All-on-X 3d printed with BLX implant temporary||730 €|
|All-on-X prosthesis service||105 €|
|Facebow bite fixation||61 €|
|Bite registration with retaining pin||184 €|
|Arcus Digma 2 temporomandibular joint measurement||303 €|
|Primer Stéges kontrukció/db||63 €|
|Tooth removal||61 €|
|Surgical tooth extraction, sculptio||121 €|
|SAlveolitis kezelés||47 €|
|Root resection||158 €|
|Maxillary sinus closing surgery||105 €|
|Sinus elevation surgery (bone grafting)||461 €|
|PRF bone grafting||237 €|
|Verticalis/Horizontalis Augmentacio||605 €|
|Surgical template for implantation||237 €|
|Implant placement (Alpha Bio)||325 €|
|Implant placement (Neodent)||513 €|
|Implant placement (Straumann BLX)||776 €|
|Implant release/implant||79 €|
|Fixation of implants with locators||271 €|
|Implant removal||105 €|
|Implant head titanium Neodent||158 €|
|Implant placement (Straumann BLX)||242 €|
|Custom implant abutment||184 €|