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Dental Work in Istanbul, Turkey

Dental work in Istanbul is a popular choice among many Americans and Europeans. Here, you can get cheaper dental care from top dentists. Also, you get to holiday in the only city in the world that sits across two continents.

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The city is widely popular for its importance in the Ottoman empire’s history. Today, with a rich history and astonishing architecture, Istanbul is a world-famous tourist city.[1]Daily Sabah Istanbul surpasses New York in world’s top 10 city destinations in 2019 “Turkey’s largest city will host more than 14.7 million tourists by the end of the year, making it the ninth most popular city destination in the world, according to London-based Euromonitor International. Istanbul ranked 10th in the 2018 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations.” View in Article

Their Ministry of Health (MOH) has a separate entity to oversee the public and private healthcare sectors. It ensures high service standards.[2]USHAS International Health Services About Us “USHAŞ is the relevant institution of the Ministry of Health… to promote the services offered in the field of international health services in Turkey, to make recommendations to the Ministry on policies and strategies for international health services, service delivery standards and accreditation criteria” View in Article So, International patients get affordable and high-quality dental care.

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Cost of Dental Work in Istanbul, Turkey

Dental work in Istanbul isn’t as expensive as receiving treatment back home. The costs here are significantly low. To know how much is the price of dental work in Istanbul compared to the UK, see the table below:

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
Dental Work USA U.K. Istanbul
Single Tooth Titanium Implant $5,000 $3,300 $1,500
All-on-4 Implants $24,000 $16,000 $5,150
All-on-6 Implants $28,000 $18,000 $6,580
PFM Crowns $1,100 $850 $160
Zirconium Crowns $2,000 $1,500 $220
Complete Dentures $2,000 $1,300 $580
Tooth Extraction (Simple) $300 $275 $40
Tooth Extraction (Surgical) $650 $390 $100
Laser Teeth Whitening $1,500 $695 $250
Root Canal Treatment $1,500 $920 $125
Composite Filling $250 $190 $70
*Prices may vary with the complexity of the case.

The costs in the U.S.A. for an implant ranges between $5,000-$7,000. The same quality of implant could cost you in just a fraction of this price. A single titanium implant in Istanbul, Turkey only costs 1,500 U.S. dollars.

When comparing the prices to the U.K., you can again notice significant savings. As seen in the cost table,  one can expect to spend anywhere b/w 16,000 to 24,000 USD back home. While this restoration will only cost you about 1/3rd in Istanbul.

Costs of treatment are sky high in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. So, International dental patients can expect savings between 50-70% as the prices are approximately same back home.

Why Get Dental Work in Istanbul with DentaVacation?

  • Affordable Dental Work | Save up to 70%
  • Latest Technology | State-of-the-art clinic
  • Proximal Lodgings | 10-min from Hotel Zone
  • Safe Dentistry | Sterilization by Special Autoclave
  • Language No Bar | English, Arabic, German, French
  • Qualified Dentists | Internationally Accredited Dentists
  • Free Shuttle Service | Transports b/w airport/hotel/clinic
  • Warranty Backed Treatments | Implants: lifetime; Others: 5yrs.
  • Easy Payments | Cash and Credit/Debit Card in USD, EUR, GBP AND TL

Why Dental Work is Istanbul is Cheaper?

There are several reasons why getting Dental Work in Istanbul should prove to be much cheaper to you:

  • Low Cost of Living[3]Expatistan Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey “Cost of living in Istanbul is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (202 out of 220)” View in Article | Running Costs of Clinics are Cheaper
  • No Inflated Third Party Fee | In House-dental lab
  • Affordable Travel[4]Cheap Destinations Blog Which Countries Have the Cheapest International Flights? “Bulgaria – $4.65; India – $4.96; Turkey – $6.28; Romania – $6.46” View in Article | Famous Tourist Place; cheap flights
  • No Cost Services | Free shuttle service & first consultation
  • Advantage of Currency Exchange[5]Goats on the Road Turkey “The value for dollar in Turkey has always been great, but with the Turkish Lira dropping from 1.28 to the US dollar in 2010 to the current 5.87 today, the home of the former Ottoman empire is essentially 75% better value than it was 10 years ago. 2020 is the cheapest time to visit Turkey as the Lira has hit a 10 year low.” View in Article | U.S.D. is stronger than Turkish Lira (TL)

Recommended Dental Clinic in Istanbul, Turkey

Our recommendation for the best dental clinic is the “Dent Group in Istanbul”.

Our recommendation is based on factors such as the clinic’s credentials, cheaper prices of treatment, experience in treating international patients, and English-speaking dentists at the clinic.

DentGroup, Istanbul

The Dental Clinic, established in 2006, was founded with the mission of “New Generation Dentistry”.

Treatment @Istanbul Dental Clinic

Some highlights of the clinic are:

  • Personalized preparation of treatment plan
  • Five-year warranty certificate
  • The clinic has its own digital dental laboratory
  • All Dental restorations are designed in 3-D software
  • Value-added service: Exclusive rate of hotel accommodation
  • Restorations are fabricated using the highest quality devices from fully organic and bio-compatible materials
  • Dentists specialized in offering Implants, Braces, Veneers, Dentures, and Root Canal Treatments

Patient Reviews on Dental work in Istanbul

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Patient reviews are a testimony to the excellent dental work provided in Istanbul. While our partner clinic has 5 star google ratings, we suggest you hear it from the past patients themselves:

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Dental Tourism in Istanbul, Turkey

When visiting Istanbul for dental work, do explore the city. We have listed some locations for you to check out:

Hagia Sofia; Ayasofya

  • Istanbul’s most cherished landmark. This building has been a church, a museum, and a Mosque.[6]Britannica Hagia Sophia “It was built as a Christian church in the 6th century ce (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. In subsequent centuries it became a mosque, a museum, and a mosque again.” View in Article
  • It was recently converted back into a mosque again. This historically rich building has inscriptions of both Islam and Christianity.

Topkapi Palace Museum; Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi

  • This Fifteenth-century structure was the seat of the Ottoman empire. It has luxurious courtyards lined with intricate hand-painted tile work.
  • Along with a stunning display of Islamic art, it is also the place of worship for some as it contains relics of Mohammed and other prophets.[7]Britannica Topkapi Palace Museum “…Chamber of Holy Relics. The name derives from its role as a repository for Islamic relics, including the mantle, sword, and bow of the Prophet Muhammad…” View in Article

Blue Mosque; Sultan Ahmed Mosque

  • It was the only mosque with as many minarets as at the great mecca at the time! It was followed by the construction of an additional minaret at mecca to avoid the conflict.[8]The Istanbul Insider The legends of the minarets. “he Sultanahmet Mosque is the only mosque in Istanbul that has six minarets and this provoked hostility at the time. Such a display was previously only preserved for the Prophet’s mosque in Mecca. …sultan overcame the problem by paying for a seventh minaret at the mosque in Mecca.” View in Article
  • You can wander in the gardens sandwiched between the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofya, especially in the evenings, when the call to prayer echoes out from the Blue Mosque’s minaret.

Basilica Cistern; Yerebatan Sarnıcı

  • It is often regarded as an underground Palace. If you’re looking for a mystery, then this is your place to go.[9]Lonely Planet Basilica Cistern “Its symmetry and sheer grandeur of conception are quite breathtaking, and its cavernous depths make a great retreat on summer days. Even after his discovery, the Ottomans (who referred to the cistern as Yerebatan Saray) didn’t treat the so-called Underground Palace with the respect it deserved…” View in Article
  • It was once known for storing the imperial water supply for the Byzantine rulers.

Grand Bazaar; Büyük Çarşı

  • Massive covered market. It is acclaimed as one of the world’s oldest and largest markets.[10]Go Turkey Grand Bazaar > Astonishing Space “The Grand Bazaar is renowned as the oldest and largest shopping centre of the world.” View in Article
  • Except for Sundays and religious holidays, you can give it a visit anytime between 8:30 am to 7:00 p.m.

How to Reach Istanbul, Turkey

The major airport in Istanbul is the Istanbul Airport [IATA Code: IST]. You can reach here in just a few hours from major cities of the world:

Flight Map | How to Reach Istanbul
City [IATA Code] Flight Duration (Hours) City [IATA Code] Flight Duration (Hours)
Dubai [DXB] 05:05 Paris [CDG] 03:30
Moscow [SVO] 03:40 Tehran [IKA] 03:20
London [LHR] 03:50 New York [JFK] 09:40
Berlin [BER] 02:55 Munich [MUC] 02:40

Travel Tips for Istanbul, Turkey

  • Travel to Istanbul with a valid travel insurance policy.
  • Remove your shoes outside the door when entering a house or a mosque.
  • Maintain silence while inside a mosque.
  • Dress modestly to avoid a deny for entry at some places of interest.
  • Though English is not a problem, Google translate can come handy.
  • Alcohol prices are high as the government has put a heavy tax on alcohol.[11]Agri Exchange Alcohol Consumption Taxes Continue to Climb in Turkey “The Turkish governmentevaluates and generally increases special consumption taxes for alcoholic beverages every six months, on January and July of each year” View in Article
  • To Smoke, you should use the designated outdoor smoking areas.
  • While in Istanbul, Turkish coffee and Turkish wine are a must try.
  • Tap water may not be safe to drink but is safe enough for brushing teeth.
  • You can contact on 0 850 288 38 38, which is the International Patient Support Unit (UHDB) Translation and Call Center.[12]Health Tourism International Call Centers for Patients in Turkey “The purpose of the Unit is to ensure the health tourism admitted to health institutions in Turkey to receive health services for foreign patients and that our country offered the foreigners who is dealing with health problems as a tourist in order to health services to be more effectively and efficiently carried out.” View in Article It is available 24/7 in German, Arabic, English, Russian, Persian, and French languages. This should facilitate easy access to health services for health tourism and the health of tourists.
  • As with any high-traffic tourist places, tourist scams happen. You must pay more attention to your surroundings when you are at any tourist site.
  • In case of emergency, keep these numbers handy: Ambulance: 112; Police: 155; Fire: 110; Tourism Police: (0212) 5274503
  • If you are an American citizen and concerned about the possibility of terrorism or political unrest while you are in Turkey, you can enroll in the State Department’s STEP Program.[13]STEP state gov. What is STEP? “The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.” View in Article By doing this, you are letting the US government know about your travel plans. You may receive an email from the Department to make you aware if things are not right on the ground.
  • If you are a Canadian, you too have a similar program.[14]Government of Canada Request emergency assistance “The following information and resources can assist you to manage emergency or crisis situations that may arise while you are abroad.” View in Article

Fun Facts about Istanbul, Turkey

  • It is acclaimed to be world’s most gorgeous and mysterious city.[15]Go Turkey Travel Guide to Istanbul “Located in the Marmara region of Turkey, Istanbul is the world’s most gorgeous and mysterious city.” View in Article
  • Owing to its size and central location between Europe and Asia, it extends into both the continents. It is the only city in the whole world to be on more than one continent.[16]Go Turkey Travel Guide to Istanbul “The only city in the world built on two continents, Istanbul is more than a sightseeing.” View in Article
  • Istanbul’s geographical significance lies in its long history that spans the world’s most famous empires’ rise and fall.[17]ThoughtCo. Istanbul Was Once Constantinople “The city of Istanbul is important to geography because it has a long history that spans the rise and fall of the world’s most famous empires.” View in Article
  • The city is also among the world’s most congested cities.[18]Bianet Org Istanbul Second Most Congested City in the World “According to the 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard released by the INRIX, İstanbul has ranked second in the world after Moscow in terms of traffic congestion.” View in Article Though both the Metro and the Tram systems are efficient and cheap, you need to be careful while getting in because locals try to board before passengers have alighted.

Dental Work in Istanbul FAQs

Teeth in Istanbul will cost you up to 70% less than cost back in the States. Here simple procedures such as tooth extraction will cost you as low as 40 USD, and a full mouth restoration with all-on-4 implants will cost approximately 10,000 USD.

Yes, Turkey’s dental treatment will cost you 50-70% less than the US or UK price. While the treatments are affordable due to many factors such as lower cost of living, dentistry quality is not compromised.

Teeth implants can cost as low as 1,500 USD for a single titanium implant. Even the all-on-4 implant system costs only $5,150. One can expect a full-mouth restoration under 15,000 US dollars.

It takes about a week to fix implants in the first visit. Since the implant replaces the tooth root, it is allowed time to fuse with the bone. This duration is called the healing period.

It takes three to six months for implant wounds to heal. Once healed, the patient needs to visit Istanbul for the second time. Artificial teeth/ permanent restoration will be then fixed over.

Once back home, we want you to keep in touch with us. Case Managers at DentaVacation will help to address your concern. We will assess the situation and deal with it appropriately.

No! The dentist will use an effective local anesthetic. You will not have any discomfort. If you undergo tooth extraction or dental implant treatment, then you will be provided with analgesics.

Yes! Even the smaller food stalls on the streets generally practice a good standard of hygiene. Not many tourists report problems related to unsafe food in the city. However, you need to practice common sense in that eat at an establishment, only if it looks clean and busy.

Yes, there are plenty of ATM machines all over Istanbul. If you have a credit or debit card, you will not have much problems accessing money.

Yes. Around 5-10% tip is expected at the restaurants.[19]The Insider Builder How Much and When to Tip in Istanbul “As a rule of thumb, you are expected to tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars. Hotel staff expect, depending on their duties, between 5 to 20 Turkish Liras for their services. Turks don’t tip taxi drivers, but round up cab fares.” View in Article However, if the bill reads ‘servis dahil’, it means that the service charge is already added to the bill.

Hammam (Turkish bath) attendants may expect a little higher – up to 25%, but tipping taxi drivers or barmen is not typical here.

May and June are the spring season, which is neither too hot nor too cold. This may be a good time to visit. If you want to avoid crowds, then winter is the best. It is never too cold, however.

One should keep up with regular vaccinations whenever traveling abroad. Also, if your stay is going to be longer, then the typhoid vaccine is recommended.[20]CDC.gov Most travelers “You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Turkey. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.” View in Article

While dental work abroad is cheaper, it is essential to select your clinic wisely. With lower costs, the quality must not be compromised. This is where we help you. Our hand-picked clinics are internationally accredited and provide high-quality treatment. Get in touch with us for queries and to claim a free quote.

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