Hungary Implant Dentists
Hungary is a truly unique jewel in the European crown, with a rich history and a vibrant melange of cultures. This kidney-shaped country has had more influence on European history than most people know, attracting thousands of tourists each year from all over the world. Most earmark Budapest, the capital city, as their first port of call and instantly fall in love with the traditional yet modern city, which is divided in two by the world-famous River Danube.
Hungary is easily accessible from all parts of Europe and its location affords it the title of being the best place to explore both Western and Eastern Europe. Hungary is an excellent destination for travellers of all ages with plenty to see and do, from taking in historic sights to getting your pulse racing.
As well as being a Mecca for tourists Hungary has also emerged as a popular destination for dental patients, who are looking to save money on dental care without compromising on quality of care or service. Visitors from the UK can expect to save up to 70 percent on dental care compared to fees at home, and the country is home to a host of state of the art, modern clinics.
Dental Accreditation in Hungary
Dentists in Hungary are highly skilled and for the most part work to similar guidelines and regulations as Western European dentists.
- Dentists are highly qualified and members of international and national dental associations.
- Dentists are associates of the Hungarian Dental Association, which issues guidelines, protocol and a code of conduct that must be followed by all dentists.
- Dentists engage in continued training and development and must attain a certain number of points each year by attending seminars, training events and courses. Dentists must reach the minimum number of points in order to keep their licence.
- Most Hungarian dental clinics are approved by the ISO 9001 Quality Management system. This accreditation assures patients that the finest quality materials, instruments and equipment are being used by dentists.
Dental Treatment in Hungary
Hungary has emerged as one of Europe's leading destinations for cosmetic dental treatment over the course of the last decade. The range of cosmetic treatments and services is increasing all the time and Hungarian dentists are eager to ensure that clients have access to the latest innovations. Treatments available in Hungary include:
- Smile makeovers
- Cosmetic bonding
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- General dentistry
- Oral surgery
- Orthodontics and cosmetic braces
- White fillings
- Dental implants
Dental implants have taken the world of dentistry by storm but the cost makes them inaccessible to many patients in the UK. In Hungary, however, implantologists and highly trained dentists can offer implant treatment for a lower cost. Dental implants are a highly effective long-term solution for people with missing teeth and dentists in Hungary are familiar with the latest implant techniques. Patients can be confident that they will receive only the highest standards of implant treatment in Hungary.
Budapest is the most popular location as is easily reachable via a host of different transport options. It is well worth taking a couple of extra days to explore the city once your treatment is completed. Buda, the historical centre of the city, boasts a host of attractions and a vibrant café culture, while Pest, the commercial centre, is a thriving, bustling area that is perfect for people to indulge in some city slicking.
Travelling and Lodgings in Hungary
Travelling by Air
Budapest is home to Hungary's main airport, the Budapest Ferighy, and is easily accessible from most European countries, with direct flights from the UK, France, Spain and several other countries. Flights are operated by Air France, Jet 2, British Airways, Swiss Air, Delta and KLM, as well as Hungary's national airline, Malév Hungarian Airlines. There are also direct flights from Budapest to New York, Tel Aviv, Bangkok and Cairo. All visitors to Hungary will need to present a valid passport; residents of EU countries (except the UK, Demark, Latvia, Sweden and Ireland) can also present an ID card. The airport is located around 16 kilometres away from the city centre and is easily reachable via the following transport methods:
- Local buses (these operate on a regular basis and are usually the cheapest option)
- Minibus shuttle service
- Car hire
- Express bus service
Travelling by Water
Hungary is landlocked so travel via water is restricted to a few ports on the River Danube. From May to October there are daily services operating from Budapest to Vienna and Bratislava, which are run by MAHART.
Travelling by Rail
There are several train services which connect Hungary to different European countries. Direct services operate between Hungary and 25 major European cities, including Bucharest, Basel, Vienna, Zagreb, Paris and Munich, with over 50 international trains arriving and departing from one of Budapest's three main stations every day. The stations are Deli, located in the South of the city, Keleti, in the East of the city, and Nyugati, in the West. Most trains arrive in Budapest but other major stations include Pécs, Debrecen, Sopron, Hegyeshalom and Szeged. There are many discount fares available, which also include possibilities for unlimited European travel (except in the country of residence).
- InterRail: this is ideal for people who are planning to travel extensively by train throughout Europe; it offers many options including travel to up to 30 different countries.
- The Global Pass: this is valid for a set period of time and covers all countries.
- The One-Country pass: this covers travel for a set period of time in one country (with the exception of Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina)
- Eurail Pass: this covers a host of different options, which cover all budgets and cater for all travel plans. The pass is not available for residents of European countries and North African countries.
Travelling by Road
Hungary is easily reachable by road from several European countries and the best direct driving routes are:
- The E40, E35, E36 from Belgium and the E60 to Vienna
- The Channel Tunnel from the UK
If you are driving into Hungary you should be aware that some border crossings are only open to Hungarian residents and residents of neighbouring countries. You should have any relevant travel information and documentation on you, including a Visa (if applicable), driving licence and insurance documents. It is advisable to check specific entry and safety requirements for Hungary before you set off.
Travelling by Bus or Coach
Several coach and bus operators offer services to Hungary and there are two international bus stations in Budapest. The major provider is Euroline, which operates services from many different European countries. Tickets and passes can be purchased online.
Getting Around in Hungary
Hiring a Car
Hiring a car is a great way to get off the beaten track and head out to more remote areas after you have sampled the delights of Budapest city. The roads are generally in good repair but traffic can be a problem, especially in larger cities. It is very easy to hire a car in Hungary; you must have a pink EU licence or an International Driving Permit if you have a green licence.
There are plenty of taxi firms in Hungary and generally speaking it is advisable to book in advance, as the fares are cheaper than hailing a cab.
Getting Around by Bus
There are many bus services that operate frequently and are inexpensive and generally reliable. Bus services are run by Budapest Travel Limited. Services mainly run until around 11pm but there are night bus services available in Budapest. Discount passes are available for different periods of time and rates are cheaper for students and children.
Getting Around by Train
The rail network links all the major cities and is generally reliable and good value for money. The most popular routes for tourists are Budapest to Kecskemét and Szeged and Budapest to Siófok and Lake Balaton. There are various rail passes and discounts available, including the InterRail pass and the Hungary Pass.
Getting Around by Boat
There are regular ferry and boat services operating from Budapest and other areas of the country. Boats travel down the River Danube and are also available on Lake Balaton between spring and autumn. Ferry services are controlled by MAHART and Budapest Travel Limited.
Accommodation in Hungary
There are many different accommodation options in Hungary to suit all budgets, from 5 star luxury hotels and city centre serviced apartments to budget-friendly hostels and guest-houses. Camping is also popular in Hungary and there are many caravan and camp sites around the country. Self-catering lodges and apartments are also available and accommodation is reasonably priced.