It wasn’t just the clinic’s high tech approach to dentistry which impressed Claire and David Benjamin from Bedfordshire; they fell in love with everything that Budapest has to offer.
David’s childhood teeth problems had left his teeth crooked, unevenly sized, chipped and discoloured, and aged 49 he still had a baby tooth! David knew that he would need extensive work to achieve the smile he dreamed of.
Claire’s problems were not so serious but she was keen to replace her mercury fillings, and choose a more natural looking crown to replace the gold one she had been given as a child when the wrong tooth was extracted.
Both Claire and David had struggled to find an NHS dentist and like most people they could not afford private dentists in the UK. After reading a magazine article about Smile Savers they realised that David could have the ‘mouth makeover’ he desired.
Once in Budapest they were immediately impressed by the clinic: “It was so high tech, but the receptionists quickly put us at ease. We saw different dentists and technicians throughout our treatment but they were all thorough, friendly and very professional,” Claire explained.
David had a full mouth makeover which involved 17 Zirconium metal free crowns, an ultra-durable material likened to diamonds because of its strength; and the same colour as a natural tooth. The crowns are made on-site at the Smile Savers clinic in Budapest, which means they can be produced more quickly than most dentists are able and at a competitive price.
The process starts with a silicon impression of the teeth. A 3D laser scan then transfers detailed information to computer aided design software which models the new crown. Even the milling is done with computer driven machines and the process is so accurate that once properly fitted no bacteria can get underneath the crown meaning they will last a lifetime if well looked after.
It wasn’t just the clinic’s high tech approach to dentistry which impressed Claire and David, they fell in love with everything that Budapest has to offer. “We ate like kings, loved the cocktail bars and enjoyed the local cafes. We went to the famous spas and even mastered Budapest’s underground system. We really enjoyed our time there and it made going overseas for treatment feel like great value for money,” said Claire.
Once their treatments had finished Claire and David were delighted with the results. Between them, they had saved £12,000.00 on their dental bill. David’s new smile gave him the confidence to whisk Claire to Barcelona where he proposed. They were both all smiles on their wedding day.