My experience was amazing. Dental professionals who truly care. I originally asked for a quote based on a US based team. The dental surgeon from Poland called and explained to why that was not the healthiest solution in the long-term! I ended up with fewer implants because they saved more of my original teeth. When it was all done, my neighbor said I looked ten years younger, my sister said I had such a beautiful smile, they hadn't seen it in such a long time. I do smile all the time now. The dentists in Poland were always checking to ensure I was not in pain. I never was. I have never been to a dentist as gentle and caring as Project Smile's. My brother in-law needed an implant. I told him to call Project Smile and take a vacation. The cost would be about the same.
I had a bad experience in Ireland with an implant that failed twice here at home....I went to Project smile and they were able to complete the implant very successfully, I felt I was in very competent hands there, it restored my confidence in the whole process. I am delighted with the whole experience. I felt very well looked after from the moment I arrived until the day I left. I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic, in face I am very happy to do so.
I would like to thank you and your colleagues for my new natural smile, I am completely delighted. I would also like to say that the staff are a credit to the clinic – caring, helpful and courteous. I would not hesitate in recommending project smile, as I already have to colleagues, and I shall be back to Gdansk if any further treatment is required. It was worth every penny as were the journeys from the UK.
Thank You Very Mmuch, everything went well and I'm feeling fine. I will recommend this clinic to friends! Best regards, Tara Gustafsson
Dr. Maciej Przeniosło, you did a wonderful job with my teeth. People here were concerned that I would travel to Poland to have this done. The clinic there was as good, if not better, than those in this area of the United States. All of the staff are very well educated in their roles. I never once had any doubts as to my safety or the competence of the staff. The staff speak English very well. The people who know what was done give compliments on how natural they look. Other people cannot tell work has been performed, which is great. I went to the local dentist for a cleaning where he commented that I must have seen a perfectionist in Poland because the work was perfect. In the past, I tried to never show teeth when I smiled. While I'm still working on perfecting it, I'm no longer ashamed to show teeth when I smile.
After a 40 years of fear of the dentist I eventually plucked up the courage to see a local dentist in Scotland who strongly suggested removing all my teeth and having standard NHS dentures just like my grandparents had.i agreed and they promptly removed all my top set.This is when I realised I was in big trouble unable to eat or speak properly I started to research what my future would hold not a happy one. That's when I found project smile Gdansk within 20 minutes of emailing them 5:30pm on a Friday evening they called by the next morning I had arranged a consultation and flights to Poland on the next Wednesday. So simple they arranged my pick up from the airport by Mr Peter hotel reservation and collection from the hotel to there clinic the next day the hardest thing I had to do was get to the airport on time. Every one I met spoke perfect English and it felt safe and secure. The best part is I was booked in to have my lower set of teeth removed a week or so later here in the UK but after the 3D scan and consultation in there very modern and ultra clean clinic it turned out that most of the lower teeth could be saved so they will be staying put. So now it's just a wait for the upper jaw to heal before I can start treatment there. They use exactly the same high quality materials as any of the Best UK clinics but the price is a fraction of the UK charges. I would highly recommend even if your not 100% sure to at least go for a consultation before having any teeth removed and a trip there won't cost you as much as a couple of fillings here.
This is a long review but I hope it helps anyone who might find themselves in a similar situation to myself. After finding that I needed implants, and seeing the ridiculous UK prices, I started having a look for alternatives. I've visited quite a few cities in Poland and absolutely love it so Poland was the focus of my search. I found information on Project Smile, in Gdansk, online. After reading loads of reviews I decided it was worth looking into. I e-mailed Project Smile and received a call back within an hour or so to my mobile phone from Patryk Becker (their Foreign Patient Coordinator). Patryk went over everything in great detail, even pointing out the possibility of an implant failing and what happened in that scenario. He was patient and very thorough, answering every one of my questions during that call and all others afterwards. Having decided to go to Project Smile, Patryk gave some rough start dates and asked me to let me know when I had booked flights so they could firm up my appointment. There are loads of AirBnB apartments in Gdansk centre and both that we stayed in were very modern with everything you need for a stay. I booked an apartment just off Dluga Street (the main tourist street in Gdansk centre) myself, but Patryk is able to help with accomodation as well if you'd prefer. Patryk recommended Mr. Peter, a local taxi driver, who picked my wife and I up at the airport and on to our apartment. Thereafter he took me to all of my appointments. Mr. Peter is lovely, speaks English and has the best prices I saw in Gdansk. He was always very prompt and even waited on my appointments to finish to take us back without charging for the wait. If you're considering going I'd definitely recommend using Peter's taxi. It's very easy to get the tram to drop you close to the clinic and walk the final 10 mins but for sheer convenience I was happy to taxi it there most times. It's also possible to get the train from the airport to Gdansk if you don't mind walking to your apartment when you get into the town center. Just be aware that Poland has various train companies and generally you'll want to get an SKM train whether it's to/from the airport or for a visit to Sopot or Gydnia. Ticket booths will have SKM logos on them and if not, you're probably at the wrong ticket booth. There are also plenty of SKM ticket machines dotted around which have an English option. On arrival at the clinic I was reassured to see everything was very modern, immaculately clean and appeared, to my untrained eye, to be new, state of the art equipment. My first appointment involved an x-ray, extraction of a broken root, the fitting of the implant and finally an abutment and temporary crown. The option is there for a lab made temporary crown but Igor made one himself that was more than presentable enough for the 5 months I waited for the implant to lock into my jaw. Dr Igor Foltyn did all the work on me and he speaks superb English and was able to put me right at ease. He's very personable, cheerful and explained everything as he went along. The entire process took around 40 mins from arrival to departure and was genuinely painless and stress free. To be honest, I went straight to the pub from the appointment for a drink as I had no pain or discomfort from the implant either then or afterwards. It's possible I was the exception there but I'm not complaining :) Although I booked for a week I only needed the first appointment as I had no complications but they do advise around 4 days or more just in case. I spent the rest of my visit once again enjoying wonderful Gdansk which I'd visited before. My 2nd visit was 5 months later to give the implant time to join with the bone. Dr Foltyn removed my temorary crown to check that the implant had locked in ok. He then took some impressions and had a technician from the dental lab in another part of the building check my teeth so they could match the porcelain crown's colour. Again, this was a short appointment of maybe 15 mins followed by a trip to Sopot for a walk by the beach, some alchoholic refreshments and bit of lunch. My final appointment was arranged around 4 working days later. This was a very short appointment where Dr Foltyn fitted my permanent abutment and porcelain crown. I have to say, it's a perfect match and my crown looks fantastic. Dr Foltyn does amazing work. All in all, my 2 trips were more like very enjoyable, extended city breaks with my wife, interrupted by some brief, but expert, dental appointments in between. With accomodation, food and drinks it still cost well under the UK price for an implant, but you get a relaxing holiday thrown in. If you're in any way anxious about flying to Gdansk for similar treatment I can set your mind at rest, Project Smile and everyone there are really great. Almost every single person in Poland speaks amazing English and often German as well which certainly helps whether it's getting dental treatment or ordering dinner. I've now spent around 20 days in total in Gdansk (not all connected with my dental work) and still find new places to explore, eat and drink. It's a wonderful city (and indeed country) with great food, history, architecture and people. You should visit Poland even if you don't need dental work.
I've just completed my treatment at Project Smile: two dental implants, with two teeth on one implant and one tooth on the other. This also entailed two extractions. I have waited until completion of the procedure to write this. In my case, there was a significant gap between getting the implants and the actual abutments and crowns, and I wanted to make sure nothing would happen to invalidate a prematurely gushing review. But, as I expected, nothing did go wrong, and I now feel one hundred percent confident in recommending Project Smile. I'm writing this with some very solid-feeling, natural looking gnashers in place! I won't go into the reasons my teeth needed replacing - mark that up to youthful pugnaciousness. Suffice it to say that, in my mind, I had built up the whole situation into terrifyingly gargantuan proportions. Three extractions! Ghastly implants! What could be worse? And I'm sure many people reading this will be feeling exactly the same way. Well, I'm here to tell you Project Smile is more-or-less artists of dentistry. Compared to any dentist I've ever been to (admittedly only in the UK) they are *incredibly* skilled. I would rate the pain level at 1/10 at worst - significantly less painful, for example, than the 'deep clean' procedure I endured at the hands of a UK hygienist, which I'd have placed about 6.5/10. I promise you that I'm in no way a macho type. Had the procedure hurt in any significant way, at any point, I would tell you. I cannot emphasise enough the astonishing levels of competence and care exhibited at Project Smile, from the almost unnoticeable administration of anaesthetic, to actual the technique of removing the teeth (again I won't go into it in too much detail, but it does not involve the "brace-and-yank" ghastliness I have experienced in the past. You barely know it's happening. As other commentators have pointed out, the surgeon is incredibly gentle. It is next-level dentistry. For anyone worrying about the actual procedure of having the implants put in: I get it, it's a big thing. But, at least if you're going with Project Smile, this 'big thing' is going to be mostly in your mind - the actual procedure was no 'worse' than a root canal, and if anything less intense. Keep in mind that 1/10 discomfort level: you really only notice the anesthetic administration and that's it! I was able to start relaxing as my trust in these teeth-wizards started to build, minute by minute. Believe me, relaxing is the last thing I thought I would be doing! After the procedure, the facilitator Patryk took me down to the nearby pharmacy to grab antibiotics and painkillers, just plain Ibuprofen if I remember right and I was good to go. A little sensitivity in the days that followed but nothing significant. Actually, I ate an *excellent* dinner at a restaurant recommended by the clinic that very evening! Now possibly this sounds stupid, but for the avoidance of doubt, they won't leave you with "pegs sticking up" (another of my little-fabricated horrors) while you wait for the implants to settle. You get a perfectly good bridge, one I was able to live with comfortably for 6-7 months. The extended period due to me being out of Europe on business. When the time comes, they just swap that out for your new teeth. Here's what I say to anyone thinking of getting an essential procedure like this done at Project Smile: just do it. Choose them not just because they're cheaper than 'back home', but because they are offering an incredible level of service, care and attention. I'm no tooth expert, but I'd be surprised if their service is matched many places in the world. And get it done now. Because I promise you, you'll wonder what you were ever worried about. Finally, for those wondering about the organizational aspects of spending time in Gdansk - don't. It's a cool, safe little city with great food and a really nice old town you can get lost in. Patryk, Project Smile's facilitator, can sort you out with trips to and from the airport and places to stay and you can trust him. But there's plenty of options online if you want to pick somewhere fun by yourself. I'd recommend the old town, even if the locals disdain it somewhat it's great for the wealth of restaurants, bars and nice walks! Perhaps the most indicative thing I can say about this treatment was that I actually *looked forward* to coming back to Gdansk to finish it off. I knew it wouldn't be traumatic, and Project Smile has helped me get over the fear I had of anything involving dental work. The only problem now is I won't want to see anyone else. I'm a Project Smile monogamist! In case there's any doubt after all this, this is an *11/10 review*. Unhesitating recommendation. Would implant again. Even if the 'old town' is actually mostly reconstructed, they've done a really great job of it. If you do stay there, make sure you eat at the restaurant 'Prologue'. Thank me later. Chosen for recommendation from UK dentist (go to Poland, we don't do implants on NHS!), Reddit r/dental subforum ("Poland is the best place for dental tourism! Don't go to Mexico!), and this site - I mean check out the stellar reviews. Still, I had my doubts. No doubts remain. The clinic is smart and well-appointed. The staff are super professional, personable and pleasant. The level of competence is off-the-charts. Alright: that's enough from me. I'm off to enjoy my last two days in Gdasnk, with my new pearly whites.
I am so pleased with the result. All-on-four implants for the lower jaw, crowns on the upper front teeth and a partial denture for the upper back teeth. So, not as I had originally hoped with only implants... but this shows how thoughtful and experienced Igor is as an implant specialist. The 3D X-rays showed that there was too little bone for implants in the upper jaw. The upper front teeth were strong enough to take a crown and then these could be connected to a partial denture for the back teeth. Also a cheaper solution. There is still the possibility to go for bone grafts and then implants, but this would take 6 months. Not as fast as offered elsewhere. My first trip was for 5 days and then another 8 days after the bone had grown into the implants. The extra time meant that nothing was rushed and the new teeth were made exactly as I had hoped. And a holiday in the old city of Gdansk is a pleasure :-)
I come from Iceland, that has a very high standard for dental care. And my dentist was quite pleased with the work I had received. So I can fully recomend project smile to others!