With interest rising again after the recession, bargains are there – but dentists warn of the downside of travelling.
Demand for 'cosmetic and dental surgery tourism' has risen as the number of people travelling overseas for treatments has more than doubled in the past two years. The ability to get cheaper treatments is the main reason more people are opting to have dentures.
By far the most popular destinations for UK dental tourists are the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Hungary has earned a reputation as 'the dental capital of Europe'.
Toothsome: with dental charges in Britain among the highest in Europe, many people now travel to places such as Hungary and Poland, where the cost of treatment can be half as much.