Dental Tourism Turkey

Last Modified: July 9, 2021  |   Created on: November 5, 2020

“The cost of dental procedure starts from USD 100 and may range upto USD 1500, depending on the type of procedure. The dental hospitals/clinics in Turkey promise unparalleled health treatments at low-cost packages.

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Dentistry is a specialized branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of medical conditions of the mouth and oral cavity. It comprises a range of dental treatments, both non-surgical and surgical procedures, to maintain the oral health. 

Dental travel to Turkey has been a popular trend among international patients seeking affordable and high-quality oral care. People from Europe, Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world travel to Turkey for various kinds of medical procedures. The healthcare industry of the country is globally renowned for its excellence in patient services and hospitality.  

Turkey dental packages allow international patients to have a superior standard and cost-effective treat at the top medical centres in Istanbul, Anatalya, Bursa, Konya and other places. 

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Why choose Turkey for dental treatment?

Dental tourism Turkey is a flourishing sector that caters to patients with all kinds of dental needs. It offers a wide spectrum of procedures and services in the field of dentistry. Dental packages Turkey offers many benefits to the patients travelling from abroad:

  • Internationally accredited clinics and hospitals in Istanbul and other major cities are world-class centers for medicine. Many hospitals are affiliated with research institutions that provide evidence based support to new-age medical innovations and techniques. Several dental clinics are associated with the best hospital groups of Turkey, including Medical Park, Acibadem and many more. 
  • Modern infrastructure and advanced technology available in the hospitals and clinics ensure effective treatment of the patient’s oral health condition. The clinics are outfitted with the latest devices and instruments used by the dentist.  
  • Team of experienced doctors who have completed their degree and training in dentistry from reputed institutions. The dentists in Turkey are highly knowledgeable and skilled in their field of expertise and offer a range of services to patients. They are not only proficient in dental procedure but are also known for their compassionate and patient-friendly attitude. The doctors explain and guide the patient during the consultation, and recommend the most suitable treatment after careful evaluation. 
  • The low cost of treatment is one of the major benefits of travelling for a medical procedure. Affordable dental tourism Turkey prices enables foreign patients to save a significant amount of money on the overall treatment, without having to compromise on the quality. The top dental hospitals in Istanbul and other cities offer a complete range of services that are included in the package. 
  • Turkey is a famous travel destination around the world. The country’s fame is primarily attributed to its convenient geographical location as the only country to lie in two continents, Asia and Europe, and proximity to the Middle East, along with rich cultural heritage, ethnic background and beautiful natural spots. There are many museums, mosques, churches, and several sights to behold. The variety of accommodation options range from budget-friendly guest rooms to hotels with five more stars. Turkey has a rich cultural influence on cruising with the Central Asian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Balkan dishes. However, the major cities serve multiple options suiting to a global palate. Patients can enjoy a good holiday as well as have successful treatment for their oral condition. Dental holiday packages of Turkey allow people to visit all the popular tourist attractions while waiting for or recuperating from their dental procedure. 

To know more or book Turkey teeth packages at the top hospitals or clinics, share your query or contact us at care@lyfboat.com. Lyfboat is NABH accredited platform that connects international travelers to the best hospitals and doctors in the country of the preference. We are partnered with the top medical and technical experts and strive to ensure that the patients receive the best quality and reliable treatment.

Our team guides and assists the patients as well as their family members throughout the treatment process, from making travel arrangements and visa procedure to booking appointments, getting second/ third opinion and bill payments. We also offer a range of services for international patients, including language translators, discounted packages, local travel, aid in making accommodation arrangements and more. 

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Commonly performed dental procedures in Turkey

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch who focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of the smile and teeth. It can help people with stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, or misaligned teeth or if they have gaps due to a missing tooth.  It includes smile makeover technique which improves the appearance of the smile using one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Asymmetric smile, or crooked and diseased teeth can affect a person’s self-confidence, and make them feel uncomfortable or socially exclude themselves. Modern cosmetic dentistry uses new technology and advanced tools to help create a beautiful and enduring smile. The dentists analyzes the oral condition and designs a suitable treatment plan based on the patient’s need.

Istanbul dental clinics offers a variety of cosmetic dental procedures including teeth whitening, crowns, veneers, dentures and more. Some of these are also done to fulfill the functional or medical needs. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to treat aesthetically problems of teeth using minimal, but yet effective dental procedures. 

Dental implants

A dental implant is a spiral shaped dental fixture that works as an artificial dental root for replacing a missing tooth. It is one of the three parts of the complete tooth replacement procedure, which includes a dental implant, an abutment and a crown.

Dental implant is a titanium-based screw and abutment is a substance that links the dental implant with the crown. Once the implant is fixed, the area heals while the implant bonds strongly with the bone. Then a crown is made – can be customized in as completely natural-looking crown in an in-house lab.

The average price for getting a dental implant in Turkey ranges from USD 800 and USD 1,000. The dentists use popular implant brands which may lie in the upper range, approx. USD 1,200, which is still three times less the cost for the same in the US.

All-on-4 dental implants in Turkey are available in several clinics in Istanbul and other big cities. It may range between USD 5500 and 10500 for a full set of All-on-4 implant cost in Turkey. 

Veneers

Dental veneers is a thin plate made of porcelain that is designed to cover the front part of the tooth. It is mainly used to improve the aesthetic appeal of the dental structure and allows correction of small imperfections such as the shape or the color of the teeth.

The problems of the front teeth can cause aesthetic issues, which can be managed by veneers. Different types of veneers are available based on the kind of materials they are made of, such as composite veneers or full porcelain veneers. The full porcelain veneers provide natural look to the teeth and they are durable, and do not exhibit any stains.

Veneers are generally recommended as a treatment in aesthetic dentistry and has many advantages such as restoration of smile and boost in self-confidence. The procedure involves only a slight loss of tissue and is mostly performed without an anesthesia.

Dental veneers cost in Turkey is almost 40% less than the price for the same in other countries such as the US, UK, Germany and Canada. Porcelain veneers cost in Turkey may vary depending on the certain factors, including the fee of the dentist performing the procedure. On an average, the cost of dental veneers in Turkey ranges between USD 230 – USD 500 per tooth.

Tooth crown

A tooth crown is a restorative option in which a dental prosthetic is placed on a damaged tooth to cover it. It not only aims to improve the smile and appearance of the tooth but also prevent it from further damage. Some common causes of getting a dental crown include treating a weakened tooth which has severely decayed or cavity, to cover a dental implant, replace a large filling, cover a damaged or cracked natural tooth or a tooth that has undergone a root canal and align the bite. 

There are many types of tooth crowns depending on the type of material used. These include gold or metal crown, porcelain crowns, zirconia crowns and Porcelain fused-to-metal (PFM) crown. Porcelain crowns are the most popular types as they appear similar to the natural teeth in colour as well as texture.

Porcelain fused-to-metal (PFM) type is also popular as the metal provides support and strength, while porcelain offer a natural look. Zirconium, a relatively new type of crown, offers the combination of the strength of metal with the porcelain crown’s aesthetic appearance. Lately, high translucent zirconia and layered zirconia crowns have become popular choices.

The cost of tooth crown in Turkey depends on the type of crown used and the number of crowns required. The price may start from USD 300 and range up based on different factors. 

Teeth whitening 

Teeth whitening is an effective treatment to improve the smile and teeth colour. It involves removal of discolourations or stains of the teeth. It is considered as a form of cosmetic dentistry which can be used to enhance the appearance of all healthy teeth without damaging the teeth structure or gingiva. Teeth whitening in Turkey can be done using mainly two different methods: the plasma-light technology, performed by a dentist at the clinic, or bleaching method, which can be done at home with home whitening kits.

Teeth Whitening with the Plasma – Light Technology involves the use of hydrogen peroxide which is spread on the teeth at dental clinic in Istanbul. The dentist uses intense light beams which activates the gel and results in whitening of the teeth. This technique given an immediate result of the teeth whitening.

Root canal treatment

The centre of the tooth has a soft area which is called dental pulp. This pulp tissue can get infected or inflamed due to several reasons, such as tooth decay that has been left untreated, a crack in the tooth, improper or leaky fillings, external trauma and more. Root canal treatment or RCT is a dental procedure to save the tooth.

The major cause of damage, despite any triggering reason, is the penetration of bacteria into the dental pulp. The root canal treatment involves removal of the damaged tissue, thorough cleaning of the canal and filling the gap with fillers. Then the tooth finally is sealed to prevent any further or repeat damage. The goal of the RCT is to save the natural tooth rather than of removing it.

The inflammation of dental pulp which leads to the requirement for root canal treatment can cause many symptoms, the most significant being tooth pain. As the decay or infection in the pulp progresses and reaches to nerve tissue, it leads to a severe persistent pain. The pain may become less and increase throughout the day. But when the pulp dies due to progressed stage of infection, the pain may disappear completely.

However, it is important to note that the infection has not been cured. Other symptoms such as swelling, sensitivity to hot/cold food or liquids, discolouration of the tooth may also indicate the need for a root canal treatment. The entire treatment can be completed either in one sitting or require multiple sessions, depending on the condition of the tooth as each case may have a specific conditions as well as complications. Sometime, the dentist may recommend multiple sessions to completely remove the infection from the problematic tooth.

Treatment of Periodontitis or gum diseases

Gum treatment of periodontitis using laser technology and curettage is often performed in Turkey dental clinics. Periodontitis is a disease of gum tissue that holds the tooth in place. In this, the gums and other dental organs such as ligament and alveolar bone may become inflamed due to infection or other causes. Gum diseases are usually accompanied by loss of bone which may cause a fall of the tooth.

This happens when the bacteria that are formed in the gums enter the bone that supports the tooth. As this bone becomes infected and resorbs, the tooth begins to move. Sometimes the tooth can be pulled even though there is no decay or other problem but the bone is lost and no longer supports the tooth.

Periodontitis is often linked to poor oral hygiene and care of teeth. Bacteria that are usually present in the mouth attach to the teeth and causes plaque formation which then results in calculus. Gum diseases can be caused by other conditions such as heredity or due to certain type of drugs. Inflammation of the gums has also been related to improper prosthesis or incorrect occlusion.

Process for dental tourism in Turkey

The process for dental treatment in Istanbul or other cities depends on the kind of procedure the patient needs, the condition of teeth and the technique used. A basic process involves:

  • Selecting a dental clinic or hospital in Turkey: This is an important step and will require some research. To choose the right hotel, the patient must consider the hospital’s accreditation, location and infrastructure. Lyfboat team helps international travelers in selecting a suitable hospital as per their needs. We also connect them to other patients or share testimonials as well as their reviews. 
  • Scheduling an appointment or initial consultation. This can be done digitally by sending the dentist an x­-ray image of the mouth, if needed. The dentist examines the case and suggests a particular treatment. The patient can then schedule the appointment as per their convenience and urgency of treatment. The doctor will share the details of treatment plan accordingly. 
  • Arrival in Turkey and rest at hotel.
  • Treatment day: Some patient may need one or more consultation before the treatment, depending on their oral health, condition of the teeth and prerequisites of a particular procedure. Most dental treatments, especially cosmetic dentistry, are performed as outpatient procedures with local anesthesia. For dental implants, the doctor may start preparing the vents using a specific dental bur. The implants are fitted carefully in these vents and the upper sides are sealed with stitches. Veneers and crowns can also be custom-made and then fitted into place. Some procedure may require more than one sitting. 
  • After a dental operation, there will be a little swelling which can be managed with putting ice at an interval of 5 minutes. It is advisable to quit smoking some time before the procedure and afterwards as it defers wound healing. The dentist will prescribe antibiotics and pain medicines, if required. Patients may have to eat smaller meals at frequent intervals, and drink lots of water. 
  • Some dental procedure may involve placing stitches such as with dental implant, and they are usually removed on the follow-up visit. Typically, a stay of 3 days is sufficient for a dental implant operation. The stitches can also be removed later by a local dentist in the home country. However, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene and use mouthwashes to prevent the infection of bacteria.
  • Return flight to the home country
  • Recovery depends on the type of dental treatment and technique used. For dental implant, patients may need to visit the dental clinic in Turkey again after 2 to 6 months. For the crown fitting, the doctor takes the necessary measurements and then the crown is designed to make it look like the natural tooth.

Frequently asked Questions (FAQs) about Dental Tourism in Turkey

Q. Will I need a visa?

As with most countries, foreigners require a valid passport and visa is required to enter Turkey. The specific Turkish visa requirements may vary for countries and it can be accessed through the Turkish MFA website.

Q. Will I have language problems?

The top dental clinics in Turkey have staff members that speak many languages or a team of multilingual interpreters. The most commonly used languages include English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Dutch, Greek, Romanian and others.

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