"The technology and care in Hungary is superior to my dentist in the US. The quality of dental care was incredible."
🏠 From: Arizona, USA 🇺🇸
✈️ To: Budapest, Hungary 🇭🇺
➕ For: Dental Crowns
Crazy quotes back home
I had suffered from so many dental issues for years. Back in the US I paid thousands each year on care, even with dental insurance.
I needed upper and lower bridges plus crowns, but couldn't wait any longer. Since the problems had affected my quality of life, I needed a solution.
After scouting around some local dentists, I got a quote of about $14,000. However, there was no way I was going to pay this!
The level of service and the standard of dental care in the US just isn't good enough to justify that kind of price. I knew there had to be a better solution, so I started looking at alternatives.
Do your research
After a bit of research I found out about MEDIGO in a newsletter from the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). It was talking about the benefits of medical tourism – traveling for treatment to save money or find better quality. I was curious, but I needed to know a bit more.
Making an inquiry was easy and I was soon connected with a member of the MEDIGO care team, who talked me through my options and sent my x-rays to a few clinics in Hungary.
I chose Hungary after reading about the quality of dentistry there. Plus it looked like a nice place for a vacation!
High quality, low costs
MEDIGO sent me back a few quotes and I within days I had everything booked up. My wife even decided to come with me so we could make a long trip of it.
The cost of the dental work, flights and 3 weeks accommodation for both of us still came to $5,000 less than the cost of treatment back home.
Even though the cost was significantly less, level of care I received was even better than I would have got in the US.
The partial denture is nothing like I've had before in terms of fit, strength, and appearance. It's really changed things for me.
What's more, the dentist was great, too.
Back home in Tuscon, my dentist used to reach to my dental issues. But I would only go to him for help after the problem arose.
Above all, my dentist in Budapest was thinking into the future. 'You have problems now, let's fix them, but here's what you can do to make sure you have no more problems in the future'.
Great service, great city
On top of the dental care, I was delighted with the support that MEDIGO offered me. They sorted the transportation to and from the dental office and were always there if I had any questions.
The cherry on the cake for me was Budapest. It's a beautiful city.
We gave ourselves plenty of time to take in bus tours, visit the castles and take trips on the Danube river. There wasn't a day in the three weeks that we didn't thoroughly enjoy.
Next up for me is my hip replacement surgery – I've already started looking at hospitals in South East Asia!
Dentistry in Hungary
Over 100,000 people travel to Hungary each year for a dental procedure. The capital Budapest is one of Europe's most-visited tourist destinations and the cost of dentistry is significantly lower when compared to western Europe and the United States.
If you want to learn more about dental care in Hungary, check out our Dental Tourism Guide.
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