Dental work aboard?!

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Does anyone have experience in placing dental crowns abroad?

I heard that it is much cheaper in Hungary, and the quality is excellent.

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    I've heard that too, but I'm a little insecure because I don't know if I would need some kind of health insurance.

    I also worry in case I have any problems after the treatment, I wonder if it is not too complicated to have to come back for a revision or correction of the procedure.

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      There are agencies that organize the whole trip, and ensure your safety. I guess that they know about the health insurance what you need. I will let you know when when I find out which agencies are good.

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    Some countries have good reputations for dental and medical services.

    You need to research this.

    I have travelled abroad, from Australia for medical services that were in my research on par or better than what I can get in Australia.

    Of course if you travel abroad and suffer a complication down the track you must understand that not every dentist close to home will want to address such issues. But many will.

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      I organised the travel and hospitalisation myself.

      I traveled to the US for brain surgery and to Israel for hand surgery (involving nerves which was too tricky for the surgeons I found in Sydney).

      The many aspects of medical tourism are sadly all jumbled together.

      For some countries I suppose organised trips through an agency makes sense, but in my opinion, for other countries that have very good reputations, one does not need an agency which will charge handsomely for their assistance.

      I suggest you don't focus on Hungary per se, but on the medical facility's reputation instead.

      Also investigate if your medical insurance will contribute to your costs.

      In Australia, neither the universal Medicare system nor any private insurer will pay a cent towards dental or medical services performed overseas EVEN if it proven to be FAR cheaper than in Australia.

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