If you're thinking of getting treatment like dental implants in Turkey, reviews will play an important part of your research.
Knowing about other people's experiences helps you prepare for your trip and choose the right clinic for the work you need, whether that's veneers, dental implants, crowns, or something else.
However, there is a lot of information available online and not all of it is impartial. It can be hard to know where to start as you research the best dentist in Turkey for your needs.
In this article, we have compiled some reviews from Turkey dental patients to get you started. These will help you learn about:
- How to choose the right dental centre
- What to expect during and after treatment
- How long certain procedures take
- Turkey dental prices
- What people thought of their experience
You'll also find a lot more information in our main guide to getting dental care in Turkey.
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Dental implants in Turkey reviews (and other treatment)
Gary's Teeth implants in Turkey review
Gary is from London, and he went to Antalya to get his implants at a clinic that he chose after thorough research.
The clinic where he went offered a thorough consultation, and the staff and doctor who attended him all spoke English. He also enjoyed the convenience of transport from and to the clinic and his hotel.
With his new teeth, the greatest difference he notices is that they have boosted his confidence. He loves the stability, and the natural look of his smile — according to Gary, its been a lifechanging experience.
If this Turkey dental review has inspired you to go abroad for dental work, you can get help finding the right clinic for you with the Medical Tourism Corporation.
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Tae's dental implants in Turkey review
Vlogger Tae documented the highs and lows of getting crowns and dental implants in Turkey.
She was in quite some pain after getting her implants fitted and experienced bad swelling following root canal treatment, but was overall happy with how her new teeth looked.
Despite getting five root canals, 20 crowns and two dental implants, Tae's treatment took just five days from end-to-end. She'll need to return in six months to replace her temporary implant crowns with permanent ones.
As you research your dental holiday it is useful to view honest videos like this so you can be realistic about what you'll feel like doing between dental appointments.
Tae certainly wasn't in the mood for hitting the beach or shops right after her treatment, but then again she had a huge amount of work done at once. Fortunately, three weeks on she was feeling much more positive.
Roger's dental work in Turkey review
Roger spent a year living in the small Turkish town of Kas, and while he was there he took advantage of the “insanely” cheap dentistry. He needed a crown and the entire procedure cost him around $200.
In his review of getting dental work in Turkey he explains how professional and modern the clinic was, despite the fact that there were only two dentists to choose from in Kas.
He also notes that in places like Istanbul, Antalya and Bodrum, prices might be much higher because residents are able to afford more expensive treatment and there is a year-round medical tourism industry.
Here are some other things Roger notes:
- The dental assistant spoke limited English but both dentists were fluent
- If something goes wrong when you have dental work abroad, you probably won't have the same protection as in the US
- Turkey dental prices were even much cheaper than he found in Southeast Asia
- It took three days to have the crown made and fitted
- If you want to visit a dentist in Turkey you should research your options before you go or as soon as you arrive
Brooke's dental work in Turkey review
Brooke Odun is a British influencer who found that she could get her teeth fixed in Turkey for £1,500, roughly $1,800, compared to what she was quoted in the UK — a whopping £20,000, around $24,000, according to an interview she did with business insider.
The work she got down was deep cleaning, teeth whitening, gum contouring, and crowns.
In her dental implants in Turkey review she talks about her reasons for going to Turkey, the price, and the final results of her implants:
- Reason for going to Turkey: She chose Turkey for the price and the faster treatment time offered
- Cost: Tooth whitening £220 ($269); gum contouring £265 ($323); deep clean £89 ($108); crowns £1,170 ($1427)
- Pain: She says that once the anesthesia wore off, her teeth hurt from extra sensitivity, but that wore off
She is happy with her results and knows that they require maintenance every 10 to 20 years, but she's ok with that. You can watch her full review below:
Claus's dental crowns in Turkey review
Claus, who travels the world by bike and on foot, wrote about his experience visiting a dentist in Istanbul. After doing a lot of research online, he decided on a clinic which had low – but not rock-bottom – prices. He explains he felt more comfortable doing this than going with the cheapest quote he received.
First he needed four root canals, which took two days to complete and cost about $120 each. A few days later he had four zirconium crowns fitted. These are the most expensive type of crown but they still only cost about $350 each.
Since the clinic had its own laboratory it only took a few hours to make them and Claus was able to view the process.
Claus says he found the dentists very professional and he felt like he was in safe hands throughout.
They always took care to make sure he was feeling comfortable and not in any pain. He plans to return there for more dental work soon.
The dentist Claus visited is in the suburb of Maltepe in Istanbul, outside of the main tourist areas. The review on his blog also includes some helpful information for anyone interested in staying in this area.
Luis's dental veneers in Turkey review
Luis decided to get veneers because he was unhappy with how his teeth looked and whitening them only helped temporarily.
He found a dental clinic in Antalya that had a lot of celebrity endorsements, which made him skeptical at first.
But after doing his own research and asking lots of questions over email he went ahead with getting 10 upper and 10 lower veneers. He paid $6,600 in total for his treatment – a great saving on the $20,000 – $24,000 (£15,000 – £18,000) he was quoted back in London.
He was impressed with the customer service he received, particularly the friendliness of the staff. The fact that the clinic provided all transport to and from his hotel was a great stress reliever.
One problem was that at the end of his procedure, he did not like how is teeth looked — he felt they were too big and way too white. He had to argue a little bit with the dentist to get them out and replaced with more natural-looking teeth.
This research article goes into more detail about patients who weren't satisfied with the aesthetic results of their treatment in Turkey.
In the video below Luis explains exactly what the procedure involved and how he felt along the way (warning: occasional explicit language).
Luis says he was very happy with getting veneers in Turkey and he plans to save enough money to get dental implants there one day.
How to find a dental clinic in Turkey
You can search for clinics online, but make sure to thoroughly research the clinic before you decide. Do a video call with them for a consultation, to make sure that there are no communication problems.
Here are some other things to keep in mind:
- Make sure your dentist is a member of the Turkish Dental Association (TDB)
- For cosmetic dentistry, it's a plus if your dentist is registered with the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD)
- Find a dentist with a lot of proven experience in the procedure you are getting
- Choose a dentist that speaks fluent English so you can communicate clearly
- Check to see if they offer guarantees for your dental work
- Check to see about other services, like hotel transport, and follow up visits
When in doubt, the Medical Tourism Corporation can help you find a quality clinic in Turkey. Just fill your details in the form below, and they'll reach out to you promptly.
Disadvantages of getting dental work in Turkey
You may find that dentists in the US are hesitant to do follow-up work with treatment that you get abroad. So ask your dentist about this before going.
Keep in mind that your dental work may require touch-ups or renewal, depending on the lifespan of the treatment. So if you can't pay the US prices, you'll have to go back to Turkey at some point.
Before going abroad for dental work, you may want to see if you can find a dental insurance plan that will help you cover the cost of your treatment.
If you need help finding a plan, go to Dentalinsurance.com.
They make it easy to search for the best plans in your area—all you have to do is enter your zip code and date of birth.
Conclusion: Teeth implants in Turkey reviews
Turkey's health tourism economy is thriving. It seems that Turkey really is one of the best places in the world to get cheap yet high-quality dental work. If you need crowns, veneers, dental implants or any other major dental care then it's definitely worth considering visiting a dentist in Turkey.
Just be sure to do your own research and check other reviews of your chosen clinic before you book anything. Consider cities such as Istanbul or Izmir for dental care.
If you want to know about other destinations and things to consider when visiting a dentist overseas, our dental tourism guide should help.
And if you need help finding a clinic in Turkey, fill in your details below for a free quote from the Medical Tourism Corporation. They can help you find a reputable clinic abroad and plan your trip.
How much does it cost to get a tooth implant in Turkey?
The cost of implants in Turkey can be anywhere from $400 to $2,000, depending on the brand you choose and the clinic you go to. This is still much cheaper than it is in the US.
Is Turkey a good place to get dental implants?
Yes, Turkey is a good place to get dental implants if you find the right clinic. Make sure to thoroughly research clinics beforehand. A quality clinic can offer prices much lower than in the US.
Business Insider: Influencers are flocking to turkey for cheap fake teeth. Consulted 3rd February 2023.
Ijdr.in: Dental esthetic satisfaction, received and desired dental treatments for improvement of esthetics. Consulted 3rd February 2023