Dental Implants

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

  • You are in a state of good general health
  • There is an adequate amount of bone in your jaw
  • You have good oral and dental hygiene
  • Free from any periodontal disease
  • Over the age of 18 years
  • Well-informed about dental implants can do for you

Prohibitively high costs of dental implants in the UK, Western Europe, and the USA has left many feeling helpless and in need of urgent, affordable dental restorative solutions.  Budapest, Hungary, over the last several decades, has developed into a hub tourist destination for all types of dental treatments. One of the most popular reasons for visiting is the high-cost savings of up to 50%-70% on dental implants in Budapest. Costs of dentistry in Hungary is much less due to lower dental fees by dentists.

Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are an essential part of our ‘global facial rejuvenation’ program. Aesthetically, dental implants and dental crowns will give you back a natural, younger appearance and restore your beautiful smile. Implants also inhibit resorption of the facial jaw bone – which can give the impression of a “sunken or old person’s” appearance.  Functionally, dental implants are like new teeth and also the best permanent solution to restoring oral function, hygiene, and speech.  With proper dental health and care, the implants can last a lifetime and improve your self-image. 

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS IN BUDAPEST?

When you begin your dentistry in Hungary, the dental surgeon will give you some medication to relax and then a local injection of anesthesia to numb your face.  The gingival incision is made in the place where the tooth is missing.  Then, the implant screw is inserted directly into the bone using a dental drill.  Once screws are fixed, the gums will be sutured closed.  The procedure takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete per tooth.  There is no pain, only the sensation of pulling or pushing by the surgeon.  After completion, the surgeon will give you painkillers and some antibiotics to manage any discomfort. 

IS DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY PAINFUL?

No, the dental surgeon will give you a mild relaxant and local injections for pain.  You will not feel pain during the procedure. 

HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO COME TO BUDAPEST?

Having dental implants in Budapest means you will need to make plans to return to Hungary on at least one additional occasion.  On the second trip, the dentist will open the area above the inserted implants in the bone. On top of the implant screw, the dentist will place an abutment middle piece. Finally, the laboratory will make your new teeth and fix them permanently your mouth.  Your teeth and treatment are then considered complete.

Even with two consecutive visits to Budapest, the savings on the costs of dental implants in Hungary are extensive.

HOW LONG WILL THE DENTAL IMPLANTS LAST? WILL THEY CHIP OR BREAK?

With proper care, good health, and maintenance of your new teeth, they can last for many years or even a lifetime. The material used for making dental crowns can chip or break if not properly cared for or you bite down on or chew on hard objects.  You need to treat your new teeth like their original teeth. Dentistry in Hungary with dental implants is well worth the investment.

WHAT WOULD PREVENT ME FROM BEING A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

There are some health issues that can prevent you from having extensive dentistry with implants in Hungary. Thus it’s essential to have a check with your doctor before planning any visits. Some of the issues include diabetes or other hormone disorders, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, bone marrow- or bone- disorders and bleeding disorders.  These need to be communicated to your dentist before planning treatment for new teeth.

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO STAY IN BUDAPEST?

Having dental implants in Budapest, Hungary requires a minimum of 2 trips to Budapest.  In some cases, even three visits.  On your first trip(3-5 days), you will have a full evaluation with a CT scan to assess the quality of the bone where the implants will be inserted.

After a healing period of 4-6 months, you will need to return for a second trip(7-14 days). At this time, the dentist will open the gums overlying the dental implants, place a healing screw, take another impression, and send it off to the dental laboratory for tooth preparation.

By the end of your stay, your new teeth will arrive at the clinic and fixed permanently into your mouth.

DO I NEED SPECIAL CLEANING OF THE DENTAL IMPLANTS OR CAN I DO IT MYSELF?

Like with your natural teeth, regular cleaning and brushing is a must.  There is no special cleaning involved.  A visit to your dental hygienist after you return home can help you in establishing the proper routine for brushing and flossing.  As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth the pound of care.” Of course, we always welcome you back to Budapest to have a dental check-up anytime. 

IF I HAVE HAD PRIOR DENTAL IMPLANTS, CAN I HAVE NEW CROWNS PLACED?

Yes, this is possible if the original dental implants and jaw bone are still in good condition and you are healthy. The old dental crowns can be easily removed and replaced onto the same old dental implants.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

There is no age limit for dental implants or any other type of dentistry in Hungary.  If you are healthy and fit with no previous severe illness, and there is enough bone in your jaw, you can have a dental implant.  Ideally, younger people under the age of 18 years should refrain from having dental implants until their teeth have stopped growing.

WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK AFTER THE SURGERY?

If you only need 1 or 2 dental implants, you can already return to work the very next day.  With more comprehensive dental treatment, you may wish to take a few days off and rest before return to regular activity. 

There is little bruising so there won’t be any visible signs and the surgery doesn’t impair your speaking ability.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY DENTAL IMPLANTS CHECKED?

This depends on how well you maintain oral hygiene and care for the implants.  Generally, you should visit the dentist regularly – every six months- for cleaning and inspection.  

If you need any type of assistance or have questions, you can always come to visit us again Hungary for a check-up or some other needed dentistry treatment.

HOW DO IMPLANTS COMPARE TO DENTURES?

The most significant difference between the two is that dental implants are structurally fixed into the bone, while dentures are not.  This makes a huge difference in the feel and look of your teeth and possibly in your speech.  Dental implants will feel like real teeth and improve your sense of self-image and confidence better than dentures.

CAN OTHER TEETH BE REPLACED THAT ARE NOT MISSING?

As a general rule of thumb, if the root of the tooth is healthy and robust, then it’s not necessary to extract.  For this type of situation, merely using a dental crown placed on top of the original root may suffice.  On the other hand, if there is some problem with the tooth root that makes it unsuitable to use, then, YES, it can be extracted, and replaced with a dental implant.

DO IMPLANTS FEEL LIKE REAL TEETH?

At the current time, the best, long-term solution for replacing teeth is dental implants.  Although you may not sense hot or cold food products, there isn’t anything that feels more like original teeth than implants.  After the healing is complete, you won’t even feel the dental implant.

IF I WEAR DENTURES ALREADY, AM I A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

So long as you have enough bone in your jaw to receive the dental implant, and you are healthy, you are considered a good candidate for the treatment.  At the consultation, a CT scan will be performed to evaluate the condition of your jawbones.  The width and height of the bone will be measured relative to the size of the dental implant placed.  If the amount of bone is insufficient, then you will need to consider bone-replacement treatment initially.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

As all surgery is associated with risk and dental implants are no exception.  Although rare, the following problems can occur: allergic reaction to the rejection of the dental implant due to lack of ossification of the bone and implant is the most common of these complications.

It’s important to choose a highly experienced and trained dentist who is qualified for dental implant surgery

WHAT IS A SINUS LIFT AND DO I NEED ONE?

Before placing dental implants into the upper back area of your jaw, you may need to have a sinus lift. A Sinus Lift is a surgical procedure that restores bone height and width to the jawbone. On either side of your nose is the location of the maxillary sinus.

Typically there is less bone in this area of your jaw than on the lower jaw, and the implant would perforate into the maxillary sinus.

During a sinus lift procedure, the surgeon lifts the lower part of the sinus membrane and places bone material into the area to increase the height of the bone. This makes it possible to insert the implant fully into the bone.

Under normal circumstances, enough bone present. Due to age, infection, previous tooth extraction, or periodontal disease, the bone height may no longer be adequate, and you will need a sinus lift.

At your consultation, an Xray and possibly a CT scan will assist the dental surgeon in determining whether or not you need a sinus lift.

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