David Naughton grew up hating his teeth. They were gappy and crooked and as he got older, his dislike of his teeth meant that he failed to look after them properly. His problems worsened. David felt let down by his NHS dentist, who didn’t offer the treatment that was really needed.
Decay around the gum line of David’s two front teeth had been covered with filler that quickly fell off and he also needed to have two back teeth removed. He was so disillusioned that he didn’t bother to have them replaced. As things deteriorated, David realised that action was needed. David had been put off UK dentists and felt that UK standards were just not up to scratch. With an online search, he soon discovered that many Brits felt the same way and that travelling overseas for treatment was a popular choice.
David booked in for a consultation with Smile Savers who were honest about the poor state of his teeth. David realised that he needed to address both the problems with decay as well as consider the overall appearance of his teeth. “Smile Savers told me there was little point in spending money on my top teeth without doing work on the bottom.” explained David. Smile Savers recommended a comprehensive course of treatment that tackled the dental problems as well as the cosmetic issues. Because the quote was so reasonable he could afford to have it all done properly.
David had seven root canals, three composite fillings and six teeth were built up before 22 crowns were fitted. When previous dental work had simply patched up problems, Smile Savers solved them. One of the most important elements of the treatment was to fit implants to replace the teeth he’d had removed several years ago. Without implants the jaw bone was starting to deteriorate which would have led to significant problems in years to come.
David chose to have all the treatment done over a ten day period, seeing his trip as a chance to explore a new city. He loved Budapest and whilst the treatment was intense, he was well cared for. “Of course it was quite painful but the team were all excellent, you sense that everyone wants to work there, it’s quite different from my experiences in the UK. I really felt that I was in good hands,” David continued.
David is enjoying his new smile. He explains: “It’s like a big weight off my shoulders and I feel like I am no longer being judged for having bad teeth. My confidence has soared!” David saved over £13,000 by going to Budapest but more importantly he saved his smile.