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using dental x-ray for treatment plans

What dental x-rays can do…

When considering travelling to Hungary for dental treatments, some Hungarian dentists will offer an x-ray facility in the UK, so an approximate treatment-and price plan can be established. Seeing your estimated costs and getting familiar with possible treatment types will help you planning and putting your mind at ease.

Sometimes a full panoramic x-ray is not quite enough to see if you can have implants and a personal examination is needed or other diagnostic tools. But x-rays could pick up on those, who are in risk of fractures according to the article published in Private Health (http://www.privatehealth.co.uk/news/december-2011/dental-x-rays-risk-of-fractures-36299/).

New research from the Sahlgrenska Academy found that the bone structure of the lower jaw was associated with a person’s vulnerability to the breaks. 

“We’ve seen that sparse bone structure in the lower jaw in mid-life is directly linked to the risk of fractures in other parts of the body, later in life,” stated Lauren Lissner, a researcher at the Institute of Medicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Most of us are aware of the importance of regular dental check-ups, not only to spot potential oral problems, but also to prevent other health issues, like heart disease, diabetes and so on…. Using the x-ray scan is most often part of this procedure.

Reading the Daily Mail just few days ago I came across this article Grandfather stunned when dental X-ray shows pellet that was shot into his jaw when he was TEN
(Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071175/Grandfather-stunned-dental-X-ray-shows-pellet-shot-jaw-TEN.html#ixzz1gJhEnUsc)

It is about a middle aged man, who went to the local hospital for a dental check-up and the x-ray showed a pallet he knew nothing about, only thinking it though he realised what could’ve happened.

Regular dental check-ups are very important to prevent further problems, but once you have them they need to be treated. Ignorance is the worst thing and painkillers will just disguise the real cause.

If you can not afford dental prices in your own country, look into alternative solutions. Travelling for dental treatments could be a good way of saving money. Please, check out our website on Hungarian Dental Travel- for more information.


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bright smiles

New Year’s Resolution: a beautiful smile in 2012 on the budget?

Many dental patients are looking to make that big step and invest into a brand new smile, part of a New Years Eve resolution.

The pressure is on. Every day there is some sort of news about celebrity dental makeovers, new types of dental veneers or miraculous dental implants.

Everybody wants to look good and according to several surveys a brilliant smile in on the top 5 when it comes to what men find attractive in women.

A nice smile can make a huge difference, make us look younger, give confidence back, increase our chances of getting a job. All in all, we are not really paying for our dental treatments; we are paying for the emotional feedback once we achieved the desired effect.

Dental patients considering aesthetic makeovers will often find dental veneers, crowns, teeth whitening systems and their combinations will be mostly on their treatment plan.

 


Those patients, looking for a functional fix will be most likely offered dental implants, dental crowns and bridges or in some cases denture stabilisation.


When it comes to New Years Eve’s resolutions, people tend to make a life-changing promise to themselves, some wishes to lose weight, pay off debts, get married, some long for the perfect smile. Travelling to Hungary for dental treatments can be a good alternative to paying the high prices private surgeries charge in England. Most clinics offer 0% deals, accept credit cards or offer alternative payment options.
You can find fairly big clinics in Hungary with all the latest equipments or small, more personal dental studios with only one or two dentists. The quality of dental work will not depend on the size of the surgery. Communication is also very important. Most dentists in Hungary speak perfect English and also many surgeries employ English speaking staff and customer relationship managers.
Dental treatment prices in Hungary can vary. Generally, it depends on the level of the dentist, as Senior dentists, with more experience charge more, but by using them you may reduce the risk of needing complex aftercare. Newly established dental surgeries also offer introductory prices and some offers promotional deals, especially if you are willing to recommend their work or participate in marketing research. The right dental technician can also charge a bit more, but it is really worth paying the extra, as you will be wearing their art work for a long time…
So, check out your options to get the best value for money and enjoy all the benefits Hungary can offer.

Happy New Year, happy new smiles!

 

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Tulisa hollywood smile

£12000 for a new smile, like Tulisa’s? Not in Hungary!

05/12/2011

I have been following Tulisa’s smile-makeovers since the start of her appearance as a judge on X-Factor.

Everybody attached to the program seems to have bright white smiles. Maybe it is to do with Simon Cowell, setting the standards.

Some people love having the full Hollywood glamour written all over their teeth, some prefers more the natural look.  X-Factor famously given smile makeovers for their most valuable contestants, as well.

Last years’ favourites Rachel, Katie and Cher Lloyd, also boy band One Direction had their teeth updated. This very much means Tulisa, as new judge had to have dental treatments.

Earlier this year I published a blog on her new smile, costing her £12000!!! http://hungariandentaltravel.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-good-impression-with-winning-smile.html

 

Now she tweeted about her dentist only to find herself in a “new plugging row after seemingly promoting the dentist who fitted her veneers on Twitter”- explains the Metro.
(http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/883794-tulisa-in-fresh-x-factor-plugging-war-over-her-new-12-000-teeth#ixzz1ff7KbnbW)

Only Tulisa never had to pay the £12000, it was only the value of the dental treatments correcting her aliments mostly using dental veneers.

Apparently she was tweeting about her lovely, new porcelain veneers

According the the Metro: “The OFT has not confirmed whether it is looking at The X Factor star’s behaviour, but a spokesman said: ‘It must be clear if endorsements in blogs and microblogs like Twitter have been made in return for payment or payment in kind.’” several times, mentioning clearly the name of the dentist and the practise, as well.

Well, who can blame Tulisa for getting free dental treatment? Good quality porcelain veneers cost a lot in the UK.

However, dental tourism could be an alternative, as treatments can cost 40%-70% less in Hungary,

For more, check out prices in Hungary on our site http://hungariandentaltravel.co.uk/prices/

 

 


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kate's teeth

Is it possible to have teeth like a Princess for less?

26/11/2011

I normally don’t write over weekends. But sipping my morning coffee on this lazy Saturday morning, I came across a piece of news worth commenting on.

Smile like a princess: The secret to Kate Middleton’s perfect pearly whites revealed says the headline in the Daily Mail. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2066489/Smile-like-princess-The-secret-Kate-Middletons-perfect-pearly-whites-revealed.html#ixzz1eoA6XYuu)

Reading the article I found how Kate visited a foreign dentist, a French dental specialist based in London’s prestigious Wimpole Street. Immediately, I was thinking if it is allowed for a princess to show fear or confusion over dental treatment… anyway, the news is about Kate’s pearly white, bright smile and speculations over it.

Many dental patients wish to achieve the whitest teeth possible, but most of the patients wish to remain natural looking at the same time, just like the Princess. And it is possible in several different ways.


Teeth whitening is an all time favourite, you can read more about it in one of our recent articles (click http://hungariandentaltravel.co.uk/teeth-whitening/).

The way they suggest Kate got the prefect in-perfect smile is by a specific method called micro-   rotation. According to the dentist, -who is specialist in creating in-perfect, natural looking smiles- this can be achieved quickly by grinding and polishing teeth or adding individual veneers.

The article states this result with the French dentist can cost between £4000- £11000 over a period of   six months to two years,

Many Hungarian dentists have special expertise in the subject and for a savings of 40%-70% this option is really worth considering. For approximate dental prices with a dentist in all over Hungary and Budapest, please visit this page http://hungariandentaltravel.co.uk/prices/

 

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teeth whitening

Teeth Whitening…..What to expect!

Dentists in both Hungary and England agree that patient expectations for teeth whitening procedures are often unrealistic which can cause disappointment for the patient. Dentists are generally keen to avoid patient dissatisfaction when it comes to teeth whitening procedures and likewise patients don’t want to waste money on procedures that don’t have the desired effect.
Teeth Whitening procedures are often provided in Budapest for overseas dental patients but it is not a procedure whereby the British, Irish or American dental patient will have flown in especially for it. For those patients who require teeth whitening as a standalone procedure it is generally more cost effective to have it done with your local dentist at home. Teeth Whitening often compliments other treatments for the dental tourist rather than it being a standalone procedure. An example would be when a patient is having Bridgework on their upper jaw and they require teeth whitening on the lower jaw so that the upper and lower teeth blend in with each other.


Hungary has a reputation for providing high quality dental care at much lower prices than you would expect in your home country but teeth whitening is one of those procedures whereby the price is approximately the same both in Hungary and in your home country. The main reason is that the bulk of the cost is in the material with little labour involved.
Dental patients are often seduced by teeth whitening advertisements whereby the model has the perfect smile. This often leads to the patient having a greater expectation in the product which can lead to disappointment and perhaps even complaint.

Crooked Teeth
It may sound obvious but teeth whitening procedures do not fix crooked teeth. If you have crooked teeth then your teeth will still be crooked after the teeth whitening procedure. They will just be whiter crooked teeth. Advertising is very powerful and often patients will think that they will get the perfect smile just like the model in the teeth whitening advertisement.

Tetracycline Staining
Once again, teeth whitening procedures has its limitations when it comes to tetracycline staining. Teeth whitening may help but often it will not give you that perfect smile like the model in the advert or brochure.

A1 White Smile
Just because the model in the teeth whitening brochure has that perfect white smile it does not mean that the same can be achieved for your teeth. With claims that laser teeth whitening can take your back up to 10 shades whiter it is hard to ignore but in reality the dentist should only try to do what is realistic. In many cases teeth whitening is used to take your teeth back just a few shades as safety is important and the health of your tooth should not be compromised.



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gapsmile

Diastema – A gap too far?

06/11/2011

Many people travel to Hungary to correct a diastema but unless you have this condition then you perhaps would not know what it is? A diastema sounds serious but in fact it is not a bad thing at all. A diastema is when there is a distinctive natural gap between your upper front teeth. This is often affectionately called a “lucky gap”.

Some people just would not even consider correcting a diastema as it adds personality to their smile and overall attractiveness whilst others just don’t like it and must close that gap. Famous people with gaps between their front teeth are Madonna, David Letterman and former secretary of state for the US, Condoleeza Rice.

Dental patients who travel to Hungary will have considered orthodontic work in their home country but have decided to take the cosmetic dentistry route.

Orthodontics

An orthodontist will look to close the gap between the teeth by using braces. Over a period of time the orthodontic dentist will move the teeth either side of the gap closer to each other. It may be necessary to move several teeth to close the gap depending on the size of the gap. The larger the gap the more teeth need to be moved.

The disadvantage of orthodontics is time and cost. The main reason why people travel to Hungary for closure of a diastema by a cosmetic dentist is cost and they know it will take years. There is no guarantee that it will be successful. Due to the amount of trips needed back and forth to Hungary it is not recommended to have orthodontic treatment outside of your own country.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your Hungarian cosmetic dentist can close the gap by way of dental crowns or veneers. The big fear for patients is whether the two front teeth will look extra wide and inappropriate as they have to be made wide enough to close the gap. In reality what happens is that the gap is closed and the teeth look natural and the right size and shape. They close the gap by placing crowns over 6 to 8 teeth. Each tooth contributes to closing the gap rather than leaving the full job to the crowns covering the front teeth.

Conclusion

If you have six crowns in Hungary rather than in the UK, Ireland or the United States then expect to pay around £200 per crown in Hungary compared to £800 to £1000 back home.

When you travel to Hungary for dental treatment then expect the best care possible and your crowns will look beautiful as dentists and technicians generally work to a very high standard. Your crowns will be the right size, correct shape and the most appropriate shade.



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Stained teeth

Lindsay Lohan’s Public torture over her deteriorating teeth

25/10/2011

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During the last few weeks Lindsay Lohan was in the cross-fire over her teeth…

Well, looking at her photos made at the premiere of THQ’s Saints Row: The Third, I must say: time is ticking away fast. Or is it really just her teeth making her look a lot older?

The press and the public just could not get over the state of her teeth. Well, to me it is always disappointing to see damaged teeth. Especially, coming from the “rich and famous”, however her agent comments left many wondering if she actually had the funds for a smile makeover…. I thought, in this case she could always fly to Hungary to use a low cost but high quality dental surgery. Actually, we did come across few patients in the past, which travelled to Hungary for ultra thin veneers in secret, only to tell friends and family they went to Los Angeles to see a celebrity dentist….

Well, with Lindsay apparently refusing to pay her $90,000 limousine bill (reports on TMZ last week), she might should consider a quick fix dental trip to Budapest.

Lindsay Lohan’s Gone Full Hooker, Lindsay Lohan’s Teeth Are Rotting Away”, “Lindsay Lohan Needs a Toothbrush 

 

Headlines must have made her realise how important a great smile was, as a week later she turned up with a lot brighter shade of teeth…

I only hope, the bright smile is not just on the surface.

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