FAQs

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 FAQ

These questions concern patients interested in dental implant, bridge, crown, crown on implant or aesthetic treatment (ceramic veneer) abroad.

How much does it cost?

Here are some examples of the price differences. For prices on all surgeries, please see:

Operation

Novacorpus’ Spain Price

Novacorpus’ Hungary Price

Novacorpus’ Turkey Price

Usual UK Price

Dental Crown – Ceramic & Metal
£335 £205 £175

£800

Dental Crown – 100% Ceramic (zircon or zirconium) £495 £355 £400 £1,400
Dental Bridge Multiple the price of crown by the number of crowns in on the bridge.
Ceramic Veneer £430  £205 £400

£750

Dental Implant (with Screw & Pillar) £940 £705 £725

£2,000

Dental Prosthesis (ceramic/metallic crown on implant) £355 £205 free for one crown on one dental implant
otherwise £200

£900

Dental Prosthesis (crown on implant. 100% cermamic = zircon) £495 £350 £435

£1,500

What will happen if a complication arise abroad of after my return?

We will do everything in our power to avoid this, through selecting up-to-date doctors and clinics. These doctors will give you all the necessary recommendations for good post-operative follow-up and will eventually recommend you a colleague near to where you live if necessary for a certain period. It is, however, impossible to eliminate all risks of complication in medicine. It should be noted that complications are not necessarily attributable to the doctor’s responsibility. They can sometimes occur due to a pre-existing condition, bad luck, or negligence by the patient. This is as likely to happen in your own country as it is elsewhere.

For this reason, we work with the world leader in insurance. We thus offer you the possibility of taking out insurance which only we offer and which will cover risks of medical complications associated with voluntary operations both abroad and for 6 months after your return. This insurance also covers the costs of returning abroad, including accommodation. Any emergency treatment linked to your initial treatment is also covered, both abroad and for 6 months after your return, up to the equivalent of £6,500 to £15,000. If you refuse to return to the doctor/dentist who carried out your operation/treatment abroad, you may choose another practitioner in your country of residence and the costs will be covered,too. This insurance can only be taken out if you have your initial operation/treatment in a country other than your country of residence.

Moreover, we only work with practitioners and clinics who offer a guarantee. The duration of this guarantee varies (1 year to lifelong) and restrictions may be mentioned by the doctor or clinic (for example: exclusion of the consequences of an accident, a systemic illness, lack of hygiene, etc.) This guarantee nevertheless requires another trip abroad. In the event of an emergency, you may have to consult another practitioner closer to home. If you have not taken out insurance and NHS refuses to cover you, you may have to bear at least part of these costs

Why is it possible to make such big savings through going abroad to be treated?

You will indeed make large savings through going abroad to be treated. Find out more. Nevertheless, we also recommend that good quality treatment should be your priority and that you should carefully seek advice before leaving as regards the doctor and clinic.

Are there any particular risks in going abroad for treatment?

No, as long as you follow certain rules. We are very strict in selecting our foreign partners as we want to be sure that we can place our complete trust in the doctor with whom we are going to work.
We also insist on the fact that you must follow to the letter all instructions which the doctor will give you on site (above all these will be recommendations linked to common sense, for example, rest after the operation). There are no more risks when being treated abroad than there are in your own country. As in all areas, it is impossible to eliminate risks 100%, however the risk of treatment abroad is no higher than in your own country.

May I go abroad with a family member/a friend?

Of course, indeed we would recommend this. Going for treatment abroad is much more pleasant in good company. The slight increase in cost associated with being accompanied (train or plane fare and hotel) is largely compensated for by the benefits of having someone with you.

What are the risks and contraindications of dental implants?

If this treatment is carried out well and the dental surgeon is experienced, dental implants do not present any major risks. In particular, it is important that the dental surgeon is aware of all anatomical obstacles and is sufficiently well trained and experienced for the operation to last for as short a time as possible and not take any unnecessary risks, such as the fitting of a dental implant which is too short. As with all surgical interventions, there can be a risk of infection. For this reason, the patient is put on antibiotics for 12 days. Other complications are possible, amongst these pain, the loss of the implant (greater risk for smokers and patients suffering from bruxism, i.e. excessive clenching of the teeth during sleep), and very rarely neurological damage causing permanent or reversible anesthesia of the lips, which can be avoided by the dentist carefully studying the patient’s panoramic x-ray in order to select implants of the right length.

The main contraindications (which can be relative or absolute) are non-controlled diabetes, non-controlled renal failure, certain heart complaints, recent radiotherapy or chemotherapy, a change in blood clotting such as hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, an infectious illness such as syphilis and unstable physical or mental heath in a general sense.

What is meant by an immediate load dental implant?

By definition, this is a dental implant which can be loaded (the prosthesis put in place) as soon as it is fitted, with a temporary or permanent crown or bridge. Any dental implant can be loaded immediately provided that the primary stability conditions (stability of the implant in the bone) and the occlusal conditions (when the patient closes his/her mouth, the crown on the implant does not impede the other teeth) are favourable but the risk of losing the implant is then increased. This method is therefore a second choice and waiting 3 months to get the implant fully integrated in the bone remains a gold standard.

Is it painful to have a dental implant fitted?

The fitting of a dental implant takes place under local anaesthetic. In the case of a “flap” operation (operation on the gums), the patient may feel discomfort during the healing period. For this reason, they are often prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers allowing them to cope perfectly with this phase.

My dentist/a member of my family has told me that it is risky to go abroad to have a dental implant fitted

There are good and not so good practitioners in every country. The fact of going abroad (for example, to Spain) does not increase this risk, especially if you get good advice, go to a dentist with a lot of experience and who offers a guarantee on treatments and if the company organising your treatment offers you the possibility of taking out insurance on this treatment.

Moreover, choosing a dentist in your home country is not a guarantee and does not eliminate the risk of coming across somebody who does not have enough experience. However, the price is always higher than abroad. In a general sense, dentists in your home country may sometimes resent the competition presented by practitioners abroad as the prices are much lower and the quality may be just as good (or even better).
As regards members of your family, it is understandable that they may be more worried than you are, as they will not, of course, have gathered as much information as you have regarding dental treatment abroad. We are at your disposal to discuss this with them if you wish.

Another important point is that the reception you receive abroad is often very attentive, to make you feel at ease before, during and after the treatment session, as the dentist knows that a patient coming to, for example, Spain from abroad may be under stress.

My dentist offered me a much longer treatment plan

It is sometimes necessary to resort to a longer treatment plan than that followed by another patient (for example, if a bone graft or multiple extractions are necessary). Nevertheless, a longer treatment plan for the same patient may mean that the practitioner offering you the treatment uses other techniques: check that these are not outdated methods and that your dentist is aware of the most recent developments.

I have received cheaper quotes from elsewhere

There are many companies offering dental treatment abroad. However, many of them have no particular medical competence and it is not clear what criteria they use to select their dentists. We are convinced that we can offer you the very best medical quality at the best possible price. Read more…

Am I left me without teeth between the 2 steps (between implants and crowns)?

No, you will never return to UK without any teeth! During the initial phase of implant healing the dental prosthesis is temporary and then after approximately 1.5 to 3 months the permanent crown or bridge will be fitted. This means you are always guaranteed to look good and to be able to eat properly.

How much will complete replacement with implants and bridges cost?

We can only give you accurate information about what this will cost once we have seen a panoramic X-ray of your teeth. If you go to the web pages for our various destinations you will find details of our current prices there.

Completely replacing your teeth will not be exactly cheap, however, with Novacorpus the cost will be at least 60 to 75% cheaper than in your home country. Read more

Is hotel accommodation included in the price? Do you book the hotel for me?

Novacorpus prices include the cost of the operation as well as the cost of all the materials used and any medication. Hotel and travel expenses are not included; however, they do not amount to more than 5 to 10% of the total cost. We are very happy to help you find a hotel; in most instances and if it is needed we organise the transfer from the airport or hotel to the dental clinic. In most cases the hotel will also be organized (it is however not always necessary as you sometimes only stay for a day and leave at night).

Our core competence is medical consultancy and the provision of medical services that are at least of the same standard as in your home country. First and foremost, we want you to be completely satisfied with the result of your operation, and this means that we are there to support you before, during and after your treatment. Novacorpus also offers you further advantages such as the guarantee given by our dentists abroad and you also have the possibility of taking out insurance to protect yourself from any additional costs arising from possible complications. Of course we also want you to be able to enjoy your trip abroad as far as your situation allows. So we will give you plenty of information about the country you are going to visit, about the people and the culture. We are also very happy to help you find a hotel, drawing on our experience we can give you lots of advice – we won’t leave you to organize your journey all on your own! In most cases, we can organize the transfers and the hotel, so that you don’t waste any time.

Do you offer veneers?

Yes, all our dentists provide veneers. Veneers are thin, translucent white porcelain shells that are fitted to the front side of teeth, especially the front teeth, using a special bonding material. To do this, a very tiny amount of enamel has to be removed from the surface of the teeth.  Veneers are useful for correcting chipped and crooked teeth, for lengthening teeth that are too short and for dealing with discoloured teeth. We can also provide you with solutions other than veneers that are no more expensive. Read more…

What options are there for dental prostheses?

Basically there are two different possible ways of restoring a tooth’s appearance and function.  The difference lies between having a prosthesis that you can remove and one that is fixed firmly inside the mouth. Read more…

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are used to provide a permanent replacement for missing teeth, whereby an artificial root is placed into the jaw bone.  The procedure takes place under local anaesthetic and is completely pain free. Read more…

 

Is it possible/necessary to come to your office for the estimate?

No, to get the estimate for your treatment costs you don’t need it. The estimate can be drawn up either by using a panoramic X-ray of your teeth, or directly when you visit the dentist at the clinic. If you send us a panoramic X-ray, please make sure that it is recent (i.e. taken not more than 3 to 6 months ago) and please post the original to us. Alternatively, you may send us a digital photograph by email. Unfortunately X-rays that have been scanned, faxed or photocopied cannot be used. Read more…

 

I have an estimate from another dentist. Can your dentist give me a new estimate for the cost of treatment based on this?

This is only possible if you accept that your estimate for treatment costs in this case is not final. Our dentist needs to have information about the condition of your teeth and he cannot deduce this from a colleague’s estimate of treatment costs. Moreover, there are always several possibilities for carrying out an operation and our dentist may have a different procedure or prefer to do things differently to your previous dentist. This is why it is important that you give us an up-to-date panoramic X-ray. Read more…

 

How does treatment for dental implants work?

You will receive a treatment programme and an estimate of the cost. The treatment will be finished after 6 weeks to 6 months depending on your situation. Read more

 

Do you offer immediate loading implants?

In certain selected cases it is possible for a temporary prosthesis to be fitted onto the implant immediately after the implant has been fitted. Read more