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Dental Work in Turkey

Turkey, officially known as the Republic of Turkey is fast gaining popularity among dental holiday destinations. Dental work in Turkey can help you save on high priced treatments in the USA and offer an amazing trip within the budget.

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If your teeth need any work done like veneers, implants, crowns, teeth whitening, dentures or bridges at affordable prices, traveling to Turkey is an excellent choice as the costs are more reasonable compared to the US, Europe, UK, Ireland, Holland, and Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

As a holiday destination, this city is generally safe for visitors, allowing more people to fearlessly come and get dental work in turkey. The overall crime rate is low, especially in cities like Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya, where top-class dental clinics are located. As a tourist, you should always take some standard precaution measures to stay safe.

Top Dental Clinics in Turkey

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Barbaros Mah. Halk Cad. No: 63/1-2 Istanbul, Turkey
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Çağlayan Dist. Barınaklar Blvd. No.66, Muratpaşa, Antalya, Turkey
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Adalet Mah. 2131/10 Sok. No:3A Bayraklı / Izmir (Right across Folkart Towers)

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Cost Of Dental Work in Turkey

The major reason for thousands of patients to travel to Turkey for dental work is the affordable costs offered for various treatments like teeth implants (including All-on-4), veneers, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, and dentures. You can save 50-70% on dental procedures compared to the UK and the USA.

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
PROCEDURE TURKEY U.S.A Ireland
All Four Implants $4,100 $24,000 $17,535
Implant (Single tooth) $550 $4,000 $872
Removable Denture $210 – $420 $1,800 $986
Crown (Same day) $210 – $280 $1,500 $1,199
Root Canal Treatment $70 – $100 $2,000 $2180
Veneer $140 – $280 $2,000 $1,902
Teeth Whitening (Zoom) $280 $900 $503
Tooth Extraction $30-$85 $200 $1,000
Composite Filling $35-$60 $300 $172
*prices may vary with individual case

You may be wondering why the cost of dental treatments and surgeries in Turkey is low? To answer that, look at some of the factors that affect the price of dental work in Turkey:

  • Governmental subsidies, taxes, and insurance.
  • No student loans- Compared to Dental universities in the United Kingdom, which start from 20K up to 55K British pounds, studying in universities in Turkey costs less than $500 a year. Thus, medical and dentistry students don’t have student loans.
  • Cheaper rent and cost of living compared to London or Paris- This allows dental clinics in Turkey to offer their services for less .

Why Choose to get Dental work in Turkey?

Dental clinics in Turkey operate under strict governmental regulations as they are required to meet the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health standards.

Turkey has the expertise and facilities to provide quality service at affordable prices. Some important factors to consider are:

  • Technology: They use the latest technology like smile design software, soft tissue lasers, including 3D/CT scanning, digital x-rays, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM,) in-clinic CAD/CAM milling machines etc., and the dentists are well trained to use them.
  • Dental universities: Dental universities in Turkey are of global repute and are accredited to international organizations.
  • Dentists: Dentists study for five years as students in a Faculty of Dentistry to become a Dental Practitioner.
  • Specialists: To become a specialist in a particular area of dentistry, dentists have to study further after graduation.
  • Surgeons: After graduation, dentists must take further exams in order to become a surgeon. Residency requires up to six and a half years. Hence, dentists and surgeons are highly qualified with various training certificates with experience serving at public or private hospitals in Turkey.
  • Cosmetic dentistry and EDAD: Dentists performing any kind of cosmetic dentistry may also become members of the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD) which helps them to stay up-to-date with advancements and changes in the field through continued education. For this reason, you may prefer to use an EDAD member dentist.

Some other points to consider would be:

Customer Care At The Dental Office

Clinics that we recommend maintain high standards and provide reliable customer care. In case of urgent dental care, it is easy for you to make appointments with dentists and get your dental work in turkey in less waiting time.

Communication With Your Dentist

Dentists and surgeons are required to speak at least basic English language. You can communicate your concerns with them in English. English is spoken widely at all the major tourist places.

Visa For Turkey

A visa is required for most foreign nationals to enter Turkey. Visa allows you to stay a maximum of 90 days .

Top Dental Clinics in Turkey

Turkey is convenient to reach from all over Europe. Most of the top dental clinics in Turkey are located in Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya and are in the best neighborhoods in the city.

The following clinics perform all the dental procedures including crowns, veneers, and dentures. They offer warranties on their treatment. However, for major dental work in turkey, we suggest you get Dental insurance, which would cover any follow-up treatments if required.

DentGroup

DentGroup is one of the largest Dental chains in Turkey. They offer dental works in Istanbul.

DentaGlobal

DentaGlobal has been providing high-quality dental work in Izmir, Turkey since 2006.

Dental Excellence

Dental Excellence is committed to providing the best dental works with comfort in Antalya.

How To Reach Turkey

Flights From North America to Turkey

Airfares from Europe and North America –

  • Airfares would be the highest during Easter week and from June to September.
  • Airfares are usually lower in April and May, and from late September into October. Prices are cheaper between November and March (excluding Christmas and New Year, when seats are at a premium).
City Duration Distance No. of stops
Los Angeles 16 h 15 m 7,110 mi 1
New York 9 h 40 m 5,359  mi Non-stop
Chicago 15 h 15 m 5,796 mi Non-stop
Washington 9 h 50 m 5,557 mi Non-stop
Miami 19 h 32 m 5,917  mi Non-stop

Flights From Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa to Turkey

Airfares from Australia and New Zealand –

  • Airfares would be the highest from mid-May to August and December to mid-January.
  • Airfares are usually lower from mid-January to the end of February and October-November.
    Flights from the UK and Ireland to Turkey
City Duration Distance No. of stops
Perth 15 h 26 m 7,113 mi 1-2 stops
Sydney 20 h 55 m 8,927 mi 1 stop
Melbourne 21 h 34 m 8,725 mi 1 stop
Auckland 21 h 41 m 10,581 mi 1-2 stops
Johannesburg 9 h, 45  m 6,671.1 mi 0-1 stop

Flights From The UK And Ireland To Turkey

City Duration Distance No. of stops
London 3 h 45 m 2,397.6 mi Non-stop
Manchester 8 h 20 m 2,602.2 mi Non-stop
Birmingham 3 h 55 m 2,524.0 mi Non-stop
Glasgow 13 h 45 m 2,783.9 mi Non-stop

Flights From Canada To Turkey

City Duration Distance No. of stops
Toronto 16 h – 1 d 5,419 mi 0-1 stop

Flights From Saudi Arabia To Turkey

City Duration Distance No. of stops
Jeddah 3 h 40 m 1,565.2 mi Non-stop
Riyadh 4 h 15 m 1,533.1 mi Non-stop
Medina 8 h 40 m 1,376.6 mi 0-1 stop

Traveling By Car From Europe To Turkey

You can drive from the UK to Turkey in three to four days. However, this will allow you little time for stopovers and sleeping. This could be an option if you want to travel slowly, stopping at a few places en-route. However, learn all the customs formalities and car insurance coverage details, which you will require in Turkey.

Dental Tourism Destinations In Turkey

You can have a wonderful time enjoying the scenic views, beautiful coastline, temples, mosques, churches, synagogues and much more while exploring Turkey’s rich cultural and historic legacy. Turkey has witnessed diverse civilizations over thousands of years, has been home to several religious faiths and hence, has a lot to offer to visitors.

Tourism Hotspots

Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya are the major Dental tourism centers in Turkey.

Istanbul is one of the must-see cities in the world. Domes and minarets decorate the skyline, while streets are lined with old wooden houses, restaurants, shops, hookah lounges, and bars.

A walk in Istanbul’s streets offers you sweet aroma of-kebabs, coffee, spices along with the scent of shisha pipes.

Here are some of the top stunning ancient places known for the architecture in Istanbul.

1. Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace Offers a great view of Istanbul. This palace is known for its historical importance as it was once home to emperors/sultans and the royal family. It also houses invaluable treasures.

Location: Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Timings: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Entry Fee: €15.00 EUR
Hours you can spend: You can spend about three hrs here.

2. Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum houses art that dates back to more than a thousand year. Another significance attached to it is that it was a mosque once upon a time, then a church, and today a museum.

Location: Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Entry Fee:100 Turkish Liras
Timings: April 15 through September 30, open from 09:00 am to 19:00 (7:00 pm). Closed Mondays
Hours you can spend: You can spend about two to three hrs here.

3. Blue (Sultan Ahmed) Mosque

This mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years and is also known as Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding its walls.

Location: Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Entry Fee: €18
Timings: The mosque closes to all non-worshippers for half an hour, five times a day for daily prayers, which happens to be– two hours before dawn, dawn, midday, mid-afternoon, sunset and right before dusk – and closed on Friday mornings.
9:00 to 16:00, Closed Mondays, Tuesday: 13:45 and 15:30, Wednesday to Sunday: 09:00, 13:45 and 15:30.

Hours you can spend: You can easily spend one to two hrs here.

Izmir overlooks the Aegean sea and is Turkey’s third-largest and the second most populated city. It is just about an hour’s flight away from Istanbul. You can spend up to two days in Izmir to enjoy what the city has to offer.
Izmir offers gateways to the beautiful beach resorts lining the coast. You can view the marvelous scenic ancient Greek ruins on the hilltops and enjoy a cruise en route to the Ephesus river.

Some of the most popular and exciting places to visit in Izmir are listed below:

1.Mountain Sipylus

The beautiful Mount Sipylus in Manisa province is known for its natural beauty and mythological significance. It has an elevation of about 1513-meters. There is weeping rock in Mount Sipylus also known as Niobe’s rock, faintly giving the appearance of a weeping woman.

2. St. Polycarp Church

Saint Polycarp Church built in the 17th century is one of the most sacred places in Izmir. It is also the oldest church in Turkey and is still functioning.

3. Hierapolis-Pamukkale

Hierapolis also is known as Pamukkale is an ancient city of the Lycus River valley and well-known for its sacred hot springs. The exquisite white terraces of Pamukkale you see were built around 200 BC by a natural build-up of calcium carbonate. There is also a theater that gives you a beautiful view of the entire valley.

Antalya, situated on the Mediterranean Coast, is also known by tourists as a resort city. It is known for its scenic beauty with an old harbor lined with beaches surrounded by grand hotels and plenty of adventurous activities and entertainment options. Antalya is also close to a large number of archaeological sites and ruins.

Here are some of the interesting places to visit in Antalya.

1. Karain Cave

The Karain Cave dates back to the Palaeolithic Age and is the oldest known cave where humans lived in Anatolia. The artifacts discovered here are housed in museums across Turkey.

Karain Cave, Antalya

2. Beautiful Cascades-Düden Waterfalls

Düden Waterfall is about 14km northeast of Antalya. You can walk behind the cascade at the Upper Düden Waterfall. The lower Düden Waterfall plunges into the sea, offering tourists a spectacular sight from a nearby rest area as well as from the sea.

Climate In Turkey

Turkey is a peninsular country with a Mediterranean climate in most regions.

  • The coastal areas bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea experience hot and dry summers
  • The coastal areas bordering the Black Sea experience warm and wet summers
  • Winters are wet and cool in the Coastal areas

The best time to visit Turkey’s tourism destinations would be April, May, September, and October since the weather is pleasantly warm during these months. Weather gets very hot from June to September with temperatures reaching the mid-86 ° Fahrenheit on the south coast.

Best time to visit Istanbul, Turkey

You can visit Istanbul in the season of spring, during May and June, or in the season of autumn, during September, and October when the temperatures are between 76 & 86 ° Fahrenheit. Summer tends to be very hot with average temperatures between 86 & 95 ° Fahrenheit.
Istanbul experiences snowfall usually in the season of winter, during January and December. However, most of the winter has an average temperature of around 59 ° F. Istanbul is very windy throughout the year. On average:

  • The warmest month is August.
  • The coolest month is January.
  • The wettest month December with rainfall.
  • The driest month is July.
  • Best time to visit Izmir, Turkey

Best time to visit Izmir, Turkey

You can visit Izmir in the month of April, May and October when the weather is most likely pleasant with average temperatures that fall between 68°F and 77°F. On average, in Izmir:

  • The warmest months are June, July, August, and September.
  • The coolest month is January.
  • The wettest month is December with a lot of rainfall.
  • Dry periods in June, July, August, and September.
  • The months with a high chance of precipitation are January, February, March, November, and December

Best time to visit Antalya, Turkey

Antalya experiences a hot and dry summer. Winters experience rain a lot. The average sea temperature falls between 61 °Fahrenheit in winter and 81 °F in summer. You are most likely to experience good weather during April and November with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 68°F and 77°F. The city is the busiest and has the most visitor traffic during July and August. On average, in Antalya:

  • The hottest months are June, July, August, and September.
  • The months with high chances of precipitation are February, March, and November.
  • The dry months are June, July, August, and September, with August being the driest.
  • The warmest month is July.
  • The coolest month is February.
  • The wettest month December with a lot of rainfall .

Emergency Contacts

Calls to the following emergency numbers are free and available 24 hours a day. You can call 112 in case of an emergency. You will be redirected to the appropriate service accordingly.

Service required Ph No.
Medical emergency / Ambulance 112
Fire 110
Police 155
Coastguard 158
Forest fires 177
Missing child / Women’s helpline 183

Emergency Words

It may help to learn or note down a few Turkish words or phrases for easy communication.

Accident Kaza
Emergency Acil / iacil vaka
Fire Ateş
Help me Bana yardım edin
Hospital Hastane
Medicine ilaç
Faint baygın
I have had an accident Ben kaza geçirdim
Injured yaralı
Unconscious bilinçsiz
Bleeding Kanama
Heart attack Kalp krizi
Stroke Felç / inme / darbe
Drowning Boğmak
Burn Yanma 
Very sick Çok hasta
In labor / having contractions Kasilma / gerilme
Need a doctor Doktora ihtiyaç var
Need an ambulance Bir ambulansa ihtiyacım var
The house is on fire Ev yaniyor / evde yangin var
The car is on fire Araba yaniyor
I am being burgled Soyuldum
Someone is in the house Evde biri var 

References:

  1. https://www.dentalcareireland.ie/practices/dentist-knocklyon/general-dental-treatments
  2. https://turkeytravelplanner.com/details/WomenTravelers/women_wear.html
  3. https://turkeytravelplanner.com/WhenToGo/WhatToWear.html
  4. Angloinfo.com
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