For anyone interested in getting implants in Budapest here's the end of my story:
I went over in February for five days and had six screws for implants fitted
, (see earlier post) and had to wait for six months before I went back, to let the screws fuse with my bone. I returned there last month.
Before, I'd been to www.jokaidental.hu/en
, but when I contacted my dentist to make sure he could see me when I came over he asked if I could go to another surgery as there wasn't an available chair at Jokai. This new surgery is part of a group consisting of Jokai, Haifadent, Delident (where I went) and one other. The dentists sometimes move from surgery to surgery as they're needed, particularly mine who's an implantologist.
Anyway....I booked two weeks holiday (?) and went over with Mr.P who also wanted some work done. We stayed at www.locusttreeapartments.com where we'd stayed the last time, and it was as good as before.
My first appointment was to check on the screws, some of which were exposed and easily seen....the other two he had to cut open the gum to expose and fit a cap on. He also pulled out a crown I had so that the implants would fit better. Impressions were taken and I went back another couple of times for fittings for the implants themselves. The first set were too short but the second set was perfect......and I'm wearing them now!
I had booked two weeks, which they recommend for the amount of implants I was getting (12 teeth), just in case there are any problems with the fitting. The only problem I had was that I picked at what I thought was loose cement, and it turned out to be a thin part of tooth. Luckily I was able to go back and get it replaced.
During the first week my husband said it was a bit stupid having a lovely set of top teeth and a horrible (filling-full) set of bottom ones.....so I got all my amalgam fillings replaced with white ones. And I am sooo glad I did!
What I have to say is that I was always under the impression that implants get 'screwed' into your mouth.....they don't, they get cemented in, just like crowns. This means that although I only have six screws (and two old crown posts) I actually have twelve teeth being supported by them.
The whole experience for me was trouble-free and I only wish I'd done it earlier in life. (Unfortunately I had to wait to get it for a 50th birthday present!) And the million-dollar question......what did it cost? About 6000 CHF, which sounds a lot, but for all the implants I got it was really cheap. It was also paid for in two installments....after the work in February, and after the recent work.
I hope this helps anyone who's thinking about going over for implants, and please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you want any other questions answered.