You have probably heard about dental tourism, and you may know people who have changed their lives for the better because of it. If your teeth require tender, loving care in the form of major cosmetic work, you might be giving the idea some thought yourself.
Many think that dental tourism is only geared toward major dental procedures that patients have no option but to undergo – this is not entirely true.
There are specific popular cosmetic procedures that do not contribute towards improving your oral health, but your appearance, and with that, your quality of life.
However, feeling embarrassed about your smile is not a good enough reason for your dental insurance to cover the costs, because it will not deemed ‘medically necessary’.
People desperately wanting to transform their smiles, unable to afford cosmetic treatments may look into getting their procedures carried out in other countries.
These treatments may include, but may not be limited to, veneers, inlays/onlays and certain types of braces.
What are veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of material that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to cover cracks, discolouration, irregularly-shaped teeth and spaces between pearly whites.
Like other cosmetic procedures, veneers will not improve upon the current state of your teeth, but they do provide camouflage for the flaws on your teeth.
In the past, braces were seen as only having an aesthetic purpose, but research has shown that straightening aids of all kinds help to improve the condition of your teeth from a health perspective. Re-aligning your pearly whites makes cleaning your teeth easier, because there will no longer be hard-to-reach spaces where plaque accumulates.
Despite their dual purpose, it can be challenging to prove that braces are necessary, which is why some people consider orthodontic treatment abroad. However, there are risks involved, and it’s important to remember that braces are not a one off, quick-fix treatment. You will need to see a Budapest dentist or one closer to home for regular check-ups to see how your teeth are doing.
Crown and bridge implantations can also be performed abroad. Crowns are artificial restorations that fit over broken, weak, or worn down teeth. Crowns, made from tooth-coloured zirconia, are natural and long-lasting. Bridges restore missing teeth that are adjacent to each other. You can change your smile with bridges and keep nasty gum diseases and other oral infections at bay with a bridge.
Which countries are recommended for the above?
Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, and Hungary are some of the top-rated countries for dental treatment. If you are from the UK, it might be in your best interest to look towards Eastern Europe, to foreign cities closer to home, for example, in Budapest, which will make any necessary flights short and low-costing
Budapest is not only known for its high-quality dental treatments, but it is also a captivating, culturally-enriching city to visit with lots to see and do.