For the majority of people, a beautiful smile is an unattainable luxury. Getting veneers, dental implants, crowns, teeth whitening comes with a high price tag and often are out of many’ budgets. But one day you see a happy colleague after a vacation with new teeth, who has done the smile makeover in Turkey. A new possibility that you probably never knew even existed. Dental treatments in Turkey, what is it?
Welcome to the amazing world of first-class dental clinics, who can take care of your teeth and save you money.
A colleague that you’ve seen is only one example of thousands of people who fly to Turkey all year long to achieve the smile of their dreams. Dental tourists aren’t motivated just by the cheap price. It is the professionalism of dentists and the up-to-date equipment motivating people to spend their vacation time in Turkey mixing business with pleasure.
What are the most popular dental treatments in Turkey? Dentists in Turkey specialize in everything from simple dental procedures such as root canals to veneers and dental implants. However, the more expensive the procedure is – the more it makes sense to pay for additional travel expenses and fly to Turkey.
Thus, the most popular dental treatments are the most expensive dental treatments, as this is where patients tend to save the most.
In this article Dental Guide Turkey aims to provide as much information as possible so that you can decide whether Turkey is the right place for you and whether it is worth it.
Turkey dental prices
On average with all travel expenses dental patients in Turkey save up to 50-70%. The worse the conditions of your teeth, the more it is worth book an appointment.
For example, the price of porcelain veneers in the UK is around £650-1000 per tooth. In Turkey the same veneers produced by the same manufacturer using the same equipment, materials, and software costs around £239 per tooth.
✨ If you want to learn more about dental implant prices in Turkey and why they are cheap, we have a special GUIDE that covers the topic in detail.
For now, here is a table of the most popular dental treatments in Turkey:
|All implants include abutment|
|Evoss, Implance (Turkish)||£379|
|Zinedent by Straumann (Swiss)||£459|
|A-Plus, Bego, Bredent (German)||£459|
|CROWNS / VENEERS|
|Metal Porcelain Crown||£119|
|e.max Dental Crown||£229|
|Removal of Old Crowns||free|
|WHITENING & CLEANING|
|Home Kit Whitening||£129|
|Root Canal – Front Tooth + Filling||£129|
|Root Canal – Front Molar + Filling||£155|
|Root Canal – Back Molar + Filling||£169|
|Laser Gum Correction||£355|
|Wisdom Tooth Removal||From £89|
What you need to know about?
We always recommend to our future patients to visit a local dental clinic at first. First of all, he/she will check your health and teeth conditions. Sometimes getting dental implants is impossible, sometimes people don’t even need veneers, sometimes million of other factors determine the final result.
So, get your X-rays and talk to your local dentists. Moreover, he/she will tell you a final price you’ll use to compare prices in Turkish dental clinics.
The next step is to choose a dental clinic’s destinations. For example, Americans prefer Mexico as it is the closest location to them. Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Thailand, and India are the most popular locations for dental surgeries. And this is not it, as each country has several cities where dental clinics are located. Sometimes the best ones are the furthest from the capital.
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Best cities in Turkey for Dental tourism
Istanbul, Turkey’s most famous city, is closer than you think. It is only 4 hours away on a plane. And prices for tickets vary from low costers to luxurious airlines. Other Turkish cities such as Izmir and Antalya are also a few hours by plane from Istanbul.
Whichever location you choose, you won’t sacrifice on the quality of dental work. Moreover, sometimes clinics in Turkey have branches in different cities.
Usually, people choose based on the city’s touristic sites and entertainment activities.
For example, many expect capital to be the most popular touristic destination and the heart of Turkey like it is in the USA or the UK. Ankara similarly to Washington is an administrative center with little touristic sites in comparison to Istanbul and no beautiful beaches in comparison to Antalya.
Many prefer dental clinics in Antalya. Located on the southwest coast Antalya is a home for 5-star resorts and hotels conveniently located near beaches. It is famous for its all-inclusive services, where everything from accommodation to buffet and beach bars is included in the initial check.
Others would like to visit Istanbul’s historical sites such as Sultan Ahmed, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazar, and Dolmabahçe Palace.
Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey with a rich history founded by Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.
How to choose the right clinic in Turkey?
Finding the right dental clinic is similar to finding the love of your life. Ideally, it should happen once in a lifetime and continue as a long-lasting relationships between the two of you.
The checkbox of things to compare:
- Before & After photos
- Pricing lists
- Recommendations and reviews
- Certificates & Accreditation
- Area of expertise
✨Dental Guide Turkey has a separate GUIDE that explains everything you need to know to choose the right dental clinic.
Is flying to Turkey for dental treatments worth the risk?
To honestly and properly answer this question we need to understand what kind of risks to consider. Even after reading this article you still have concerns that weren’t addressed and you don’t trust things unless you see them in real life. It is understandable.
Risks that many associates with dental treatments in Turkey are simple fears associated with coming to a country they’ve never been to before. You fear that Turkish dental clinics are going to ruin your teeth, take your money and don’t follow their guarantees and stop answering your calls.
Dental clinics fight for their reputation in the worldwide market. Only reliable, trustworthy clinics survive. Every single online review is valuable for them.
70% of those who come to Turkey discovered dental tourism through some other people, who recommended them to the specific clinic. So, it is in clinics’ interest to maintain high quality and standards to be able to attract more international patients. It is a fact. In a modern competitive world cutting costs and sacrificing the quality business model doesn’t survive in the dental industry.
The real risks of dental implants, for example, are similar to risks you will face in the UK:
- Infection at the implant site
- Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
- Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingle in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
- Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities
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Imagine having the most beautiful smile with white teeth until the rest of your life. Taking pictures smiling and never worrying again about their appearance. If teeth have been your concern for a very long time, do you think it is worth to go to Turkey and do a smile makeover?
Turkey is a developed country with high standards and competition. Making it one of the best locations for dental patients. Moreover, a home for 5-star hotels and resorts with a rich history and superior customer service, you will enjoy your vacation to its full.