With dental tourism in Turkey, you can skip hefty expenses at home. Dental issues can really be a pain in the mouth and wallet! Read how to avoid both!

Are you a citizen of the UK, US, or Canada, where healthcare cost is soaring the clouds?

Then, it’s wise to consider traveling abroad, where you save ~ 80%.

Today we’re exploring dental work in Turkey, one of the most popular dental destinations.

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You are likely to get safe dental treatment in Turkey – ‘the land of four seasons.’

Moreover, high-end dental care is available on a budget you prefer!

International patients find the prices of dental tourism in Turkey to be cost-effective.

But is this all? Are all the dental centres in Turkey equally good? Our article will answer this for you!

5 Reasons to Choose Turkey for Dental Tourism

Are you curious why dental holiday packages in Turkey are so popular?

The answer is in five simple words: Cost, Safety, Variety, Quality, and a Holiday!

  • Cost | Save up to 80%
  • Safety | Skillful dentists
  • Variety | One-stop destination
  • Quality | Nobel Biocare, Straumann brands
  • Holiday | 6th most visited by tourists globally [1]

A better service for lower prices is what Turkey offers.

State-of-the-art technology, top patient care service, and English-speaking dentists add to the above list.

Cost Of Dental Work in Turkey

Turkey’s dental tourism is more reasonable than in the UK or other European countries.

The cost of dental implants in Turkey is a mere €630 as compared to €4,600 in the US/Canada.

Similarly, all on 4 dental implants in Turkey are available at €3,400.

On the other hand, the same might cost you around €14,900 in the UK. Thus, you can expect to save ~ 80%!

See the cost table below; it gives a brief comparison of popular treatment options.

Dental Work Cost in Turkey (In Euros)
Dental Work USA/ Canada UK Turkey
Implant + Abutment (one unit) €4,600 €3,000 €630
All-on-4 Implants per arch €22,300 €14,900 €3,400
All-on-6 Implants per arch €26,000 €16,700 €4,700
All-on-8 Implants per arch €32,500 €18,560 €5,630
Metal fused to Porcelain Crowns (PFM) €1,100 €930 €240
Porcelain E-Max Crown (one unit) €1,860 €1,390 €245
Zirconium Crowns (one unit) €1,860 €1,390 €240
Full Dentures (acrylic/ porcelain) per jaw €1,860 €1,200 €500
Tooth Extraction (Simple) €280 €250 €45
Tooth Extraction (Surgical) €600 €360 €85
Regular Teeth Cleaning €500 €370 €75
Root Canal Treatment per molar tooth €1,390 €855 €120
Composite Filling (one tooth) €240 €210 €45
Zirconium Ceramic Veneer €1,860 €930 €195
Porcelain Veneers per tooth €2,000 €1,000 €200
*Prices may vary with the complexity of a case.

Next, we can find out the estimated savings on implants, crowns & veneers.

Savings on Getting Teeth Done in Turkey

Savings on Implants

Savings on Crowns

Savings on Veneers

*Compared to the US & UK prices

Turkey Teeth: Payment Plan

Dental professionals in Turkey accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Credit/Debits Cards
  • Financing
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer

Are you worried if the prices of the flight, lodging, etc., would rob you abroad?

Don’t worry! You will find out everything in the sections ahead!

Till then, check the services you could avail free with our recommended clinics.

Turkey Teeth Package: Free Amenities

  • Airport transfers
  • Specialist consultation
  • Panoramic & periapical X-ray
  • Smile design (see your future smile before treatment)
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Temporary crowns
  • Medicines & 7/24 Assistance
  • Check-up after your treatment during the guarantee period

Check the all-inclusive dental packages in Turkey  and discounts here:

There are no hidden costs, but minor variation is a reflection of case requirements.

Turkey holds the advantage over the sky-high prices of dental treatments elsewhere.

But is the quality of dental work here just as comparable? Let’s find out!

Save ~ 80% on your iconic smile!

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Quality of Dental Work in Turkey: Yay or Nay?

Through collaborative efforts from the government and dentists, Turkey strives to offer the best care.

If you’re looking for the same quality outside of the US or UK, you should reach out to the best dentists in Turkey. They have

  • 20+ years of experience
  • 96+ patient satisfaction rate
  • Sterilization of international medical standards
  • Internationally trained or/and accredited professionals
  • Use globally known brands like Nobel Biocare, Alpha Bio, NTA-Bicon, Megagen, Osstem, Medentika, MIS Implant, Hiossen, Bredent, etc.

The Health Transformation Program (HTP) aims to challenge Turkish healthcare for improved outcomes. [2]

Higher investment of GDP’s share in healthcare and a rise in the medical workforce are some results of HTP. [3]

Is It Safe To Visit Turkey for Dental Care?

Did you know?

More Britons are traveling to Turkey for dental treatment due to long NHS waiting times. [4]

Turkey’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has set up a separate establishment for international health services, the USHAS. [5]

This body oversees both public and private-sector healthcare services across the country.

Likewise, they help MOH to upgrade accreditation criteria and service standards for ex-pats.

As for tourism, Turkey is safe as a country. [6]

While Syrian border cities show red flags, you’ll find cities like Antalya to be safe.

It boasts a good safety index for the cities where our recommended clinics are located.

Safety Index of Popular Dental Locations:

  • Antalya Safety Index: 74/100 [7]
  • Izmir Safety Index: 73/100 [8]
  • Istanbul Safety Index: 54/100 [9]
  • Ankara Safety Index: 58/100

The team at the clinic can aid in finding you the proper help in case of an emergency.

Still, it’s best to know some national helpline numbers. They are free and available 24 hours a day.

  • Medical: 112
  • Fire: 110
  • Police: 155
  • Coast Guard: 158
  • Missing Child: 183
  • Women’s helpline: 183

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

Emergency Words/Phrases in Turkish
Accident Kaza
Emergency Acil / iacil vaka
Fire Ateş
Hospital Hastane
Help me Bana yardım edin
Need a doctor Doktora ihtiyaç var
Need an ambulance Bir ambulansa ihtiyacım var

Dental Procedures in Turkey: Treating Oral Problems

It has it all, from technically advanced surgeries to simple procedures like scaling and dental braces.

Below we have mentioned some popularly requested dental care options.

Best Dental Clinics in Turkey

The Republic of Turkey is 783,562 km². That’s huge!

So, we have shortlisted some top locations in Turkey for your dental trip. The top four are Antalya, Izmir, Ankara, and Istanbul.

All these locations share their borders with both land and water.

Thus, these offer connectivity not only through road or flights but also through water transportation.

Now, it’s time to find the best clinics in Turkey, a beautiful country!

Here are some clinics based on the following parameters of selection:

  • Nationally or internationally registered
  • Previous experience with international patients
  • Location safety and proximity to the airport
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Stringent sterilization and hygiene protocols
  • Best deals and multiple payment options
  • Assistance in the ground transfers
  • Multilingual staff and translators onboard

Interested to visit Turkish clinics?

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Moving on, let’s introduce you to the reputed dentists working here.

Top Dentists in Turkey

You can go through the dentist’s profile in the cards given below:

Dental Holiday in Turkey: Reviews

I just got my 20 teeth done with veneers, and the results are absolutely fantastic! I flew from NYC after searching over multiple countries, knowing I was going to the right place at the best cost. Now I’m back in the USA, and everyone is saying how naturally beautiful my teeth look and how bad they used to look before this procedure. I’m now learning how to smile with confidence! Here is a pic of my last day in Turkey.

– Alex Pav

Alex Pav

Some patients believe that their journey could help others in getting an affordable smile abroad.

So, they narrate their success story. Please, don’t forget to watch these real patients’ testimonials.

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R. Martin, from Germany, is Happy to Visit Turkey for his Teeth

Dental Tourism in Turkey in 2023

Turkey is a land shared by two continents – Asia & Europe. [22]

We will discuss everything you should know before seeking dental care in Turkey tourism.

How To Reach Turkey – The 4 ways!

Turkey is connected well via all four means of travel: air, water, road, and railways. Choose the one that best fits your requirements:

Reaching Turkey Through Air

  • Antalya Airport: IATA: AYT; ICAO: LTAI (~22 min drive from clinic)
  • Istanbul Airport: IATA: IST; ICAO: LTFM (~38 min drive from clinic)
  • Izmir Airport: IATA: ADB; ICAO: LTBJ (~30 min drive from clinic)
  • Ankara Airport: IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC (~38 min drive from clinic)

Turkey ranks among the top 5 on Flight Price Index among 80 countries. [23]

Thus, making Turkey flights cheap, with an avg. cost of €6.28 per 100 km.

Turkey – Flight Prices Per 100 km
Short-haul low-cost Short-haul full-service Long-haul low-cost Long-haul full-service
€4.35 €7.03 €2.81 €10.91

Example: A flight from Moscow to Istanbul costs around €259!

Reaching Turkey Through Water

Private yachts and cruise ships bring many tourists to Turkey through the water. [24] You can choose the following destination ports located near the clinics in Turkey.

  • Port of Antalya: Akdeniz LOCODE: TR AYT (13 miles from clinic)
  • Port of Istanbul: Haidar Pasha LOCODE: TR HAY (8.9 miles from clinic)
  • Port of Izmir: İzmir Limanı LOCODE: TR IZM (3.3 miles from clinic)
  • Port of Ankara: Forces Pirlanta Eryaman Port (20.5 miles from the clinic)

Reaching Turkey Through Road

You can choose a bus service to enter the Turkish city of your choice.

However, this choice can have limited options.

While Turkish airlines connect to 121 countries in the world, bus service is less prevalent internationally. [25]

If you are from Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece, Albania, or Bosnia, you can opt for this.

Busses frequency can vary from daily to bi-weekly to weekly depending on varying routes. [26]

Reach Turkey Through Railway

Istanbul connects Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania directly through state-run sleeper trains.

Some others connect Turkey to international lands by linking trains. [27]

Turkey Travel Tips

Let’s now look at some important information about traveling to Turkey!

For Air Route ✈️

  • Passport
  • A 30-days e-visa

It will further require these to apply for an e-visa:

  • Hotel reservation
  • A confirmed return flight ticket
  • Scanned copy of the first and last page of your passport
  • Two recent color photographs with a white background
  • Valid visa or residence permit of UK/USA/Schengen country/Ireland

For Water Route ⛴️

  • 3 days or less: Do not require an e-visa
  • 3+ days (visiting location other than the port city): Apply for e-visa

For Land Route 🚌

  • Private Vehicle: Valid passport, International driving license, vehicle license, International green card, and vehicle registration details
  • Bus: Passport, Transit visas

Source: Visas Turkey, [28] Go Turkey Tourism [29]

Food 🍔

Mouth-watering cuisine in Turkey is hard to say no to.

In fact, juicy kebabs & local delights should be on your “must-try in Turkey” list!


The coastal areas bordering the Aegean Sea & the Mediterranean Sea experience hot & dry summers.

The ones bordering the Black Sea experience warm & humid summers. Winters are wet and cool in the coastal areas!

The best time to visit Turkey’s tourist destinations would be from June to September.

The weather is pleasantly warm during these months.

The weather gets very hot in July, with temperatures reaching a daily maximum of 35°C. [30]

Phone 📞 

You can use your personal mobile for up to 120 days without paying customs duty or registration.

When your home company approves international use of the network, Turkey complies.

If your home country supports the following, it will work in Turkey, too: 850 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, and 1900 Mhz frequency bands. [31]

You will find that free WiFi is available at the hotels and dental clinics.

Transport (Within City) 🚕

Road transfers dominate travel within the city. For a change, however, you can use the ferry network.

Railways, minibusses, and taxis are some other regular options.

You should know that our select clinics offer a free shuttle service.

It covers your airport-hotel-clinic route at both arrival and departure.

Staying Careful (Do’s & Don’ts)

Visiting Mosques

  • Don’t enter houses or mosques with shoes on.
  • Wear modest clothes when you plan to visit a mosque. Men and women should both avoid wearing shorts.
  • Friday is a Muslim day for worship; tourists can thus reschedule their visit to the mosque or mecca accordingly.
  • Wearing a headscarf for women is a good idea, though not mandatory.

Other Places

  • Always request a menu at restaurants, don’t order your food without it.
  • Bargaining at the grand bazaar and other local markets will work. You should try it!
  • Smoking in public areas is prohibited. You may see some people doing it, but it’s best not to join.
  • Splitting a bill is considered rude in Turkey. If you extend an invitation to a local, you should pay for the whole meal.
  • Avoid traveling to any place near the Syrian border. [32] Officials restrict many sites within a 10 km radius of this border.

Hotels in Turkey: Where to Stay?

A lot of hotels are available in the vicinity of our partnered clinics. These are affordable, safe, and offer a comfy stay.

You can consider the following recommendations given below.

Tourism Spots in Turkey

You can have a wonderful time enjoying the scenic views, beautiful coastline, temples, mosques, churches, synagogues, etc.

Exploring Turkey’s rich cultural and historical legacy is worth enriching.

Turkey has witnessed diverse civilizations over thousands of years and has been home to several religious faiths.

Antalya, situated on the Mediterranean Coast, is also known as a resort city.

It has an old harbor lined with beaches surrounded by grand hotels. You can expect to do plenty of adventurous activities and entertainment.

It is also close to a large number of archaeological sites and ruins. Also, read about dental work in Antalya, Turkey.

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

Source: Trip Advisor [34]

Istanbul is one of the must-see cities in the world.

With magnificent monuments from as late as 479 BC, you are likely to enjoy dental tourism in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Domes and minarets decorate the skyline. A walk-in Istanbul’s streets offer you a sweet aroma of kebabs, coffee, spices & scent of shisha pipes.

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

Source: Trip Advisor [34]

Izmir is Turkey’s third-largest and second-most populated city. [33]

It is just about an hour’s flight away from Istanbul. Two days in Izmir lets you enjoy the entire city.

Izmir offers gateways to the beautiful beach resorts lining the coast.

You can view ancient Greek ruins on the hilltops and enjoy a cruise to the Ephesus River.

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

Source: Trip Advisor [34]

Ankara is a modern European city with old castles and ruins from Roman & Ottoman civilizations.

It hosts major universities, military bases, and the oldest park in the city, Genclik Park.

The tourists are allured by its bustling nightlife -one of the reasons why Ankara dental tourism is booming.

Here's a list that can't be missed:

Source: Trip Advisor [34]


Yes. Turkey has lower costs of living compared to the home countries (US, Canada, UK).

The following factors add up to offer 50-70% cheaper treatments in Turkey:

  • Lower lab costs
  • Lesser dentist’s fee
  • Low cost of setting up a clinic/rent

Yes, Turkey is pretty safe for dental tourists.

When you get dental treatments from an accredited, licensed facility, the risk minimizes.

Dentavacation-recommended clinics in Turkey have seen a 99% success rate.

As a country, Turkey offers a safe trip to its guests. Although, you should avoid going near the Syrian border.

Along with it, general cautionary measures never harm.

A full mouth restoration using a dental implant in Turkey starts from €7,400.

You can expect the price to range anywhere from €7,400 to €14,000.

It varies with the number of implants used and additional procedures (if needed).

Still, on average, you can see savings of more than 80% when compared to Western countries.

Click here to see the cost table.

Dental implants procedure will generally require two trips of 4 to 7 days each.

You can also get same-day implants in Turkey.

Connect with our case managers to get a free customized quote and guidance to plan your trip to Turkey.

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