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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

In our Dental FAQ page, we hope to answer all the questions widely asked about dental tourism and dental treatments in Turkey. 
For further questions, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer all your personal questions.

Dental Treatments
How Much is a Dental Implant in Turkey?
In implant treatments, we use Straumann dental implants- the global leader of implantology, a Swiss company.
  • Placement of the dental implant(s), including implant abutment and crown, costs between £550 and 1200 for each tooth. 
  • Orthodontic treatments like bone augmentation or sinus lifting cost £180 and 350.
  • A complete pack of dental implants costs between £5500 and 10000
Is Turkey a Good Place for Dental Implants?
Everything needed for successful implant treatment is available in Turkey.
  • A well-trained dentist (Dental education in Turkey is above European standards, which consists of 5 years of intense training, including 2 years of internships)
  • Dentist's experience.
  • Top-quality dental materials and a state-of-the-art dental clinic. (There are many modern dental clinics in Turkey that you would find in Europe or America.)
How Long do Dental Implants Take in Turkey?
Two visits to our clinic are usually required for dental implant treatments, with a time interval of three to six months between visits. Our implant treatments usually take 5 days at your 1. Visit.
Why are Implants Cheaper in Turkey?
Operating a dental clinic with 5 dentists costs between £80,000 - £100,000 per month in UK. The monthly cost of a dental clinic with the same number of dental experts in Turkey is £25,000-£30,000, even if they use the same dental technology and materials. This is the biggest reason for the price differences. In addition, the low tax on health tourism in Turkey is another reason for the decrease in prices.
Are Turkish Dentists Good?
You can find highly-qualified dentists in Turkey. Turkey's success in dentistry is not due to dental tourism as in some countries. The success of Turkey in the dental field is due to a long deep history in this field, a quality education culture, and being a successful country not only in dentistry but also in almost all modern health fields.
How long do Turkish Implants Last?
Dental implants have various lifetimes depending on the material used. They can efficiently last 25 years on average. Also, if your implants have fractures, cracks, or stains, you can renew them by simply replacing the abutment and crown. In a scientific study on the durability of implants, their survival rates are;
  • 5  years survival rate %95
  • 10 years survival rate %90
  • 16 years survival rate %83 
Where is the Best Country to Get Teeth Implants?
If you need dental implant treatment, you should choose countries that are specialized in this field. In these countries, you can find both quality service and reasonable prices due to many dental treatments. There are two countries in Europe that we can offer in this regard. The first country is Turkey, and the second is Hungary. For America, this country is Mexico. Asian countries it is Thailand and India. 
Which is the Cheapest Country for Dental Implants?

It is more important for a country to provide a true balance of quality and affordability than to give you a low price. In this respect, Turkey offers very affordable dental treatments that you will be satisfied with.

Where is the Best Place in Europe for Dental Implants?
If you are uneasy with the high dental treatment fees and sluggish health services in Europe, Turkey will offer the best solution for you with its holiday opportunities. 
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost in Turkey?
  • Laminate Veneers cost between  £130-£230 per tooth,
  • Zirconia veneers cost between    £150-£250 per tooth,
  • Emax veneers cost between        £180-£300 per tooth
  • Full mouth veneers cost between (20 teeth Including hotel, breakfast) £5,000-£7000
Why are Veneers Less Expensive in Turkey?
Cosmetic dentistry, which requires unique skill and proficiency, is offered at quite reasonable prices in Turkey because of the low clinical expenses, the low dentist fees, and the absence of high taxes in Turkey as in Europe.
Is it Cheaper to Get Veneers in Turkey?
Yes, Turkey is a country where you can find treatment opportunities at very affordable prices. You will spend far less in Turkey than in your home country, especially for full-mouth veneer restorations, including the hotel and transfer fees and the sum of your money in Turkey.
Do Veneers Hurt in Turkey?
There is nothing to fear when it comes to dental veneer. They are performed under local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain or ache during the treatment.
How Long Do Turkey Veneers Last?
Veneer treatments are usually completed within 7 days in two sessions. On the first day, consultation, tooth cleaning, and tooth preparation are made, and the patient is discharged with temporary veneers attached. At the last visit, the patient's temporary veneers are removed, and permanent veneers are placed.
Why You Should Get Your Teeth Done in Turkey?
Of course, you can have your dental treatment in Turkey safely. Turkey, the fastest growing country in dental tourism, hosts 130 000 foreign dental tourists every year. As this number grows, negative examples will increase accordingly. However, most social media publications in this regard are disinformation driven.
Because if the rights of ill-treated patients were to be protected, a formal complaint mechanism should have been implemented. If they had done so, the necessary compensation and treatment would have been provided for the victimized patient, and Turkey would have gotten rid of that kind of clinic.
Associating bad examples with the entire country would be a very wrong assessment.
Here are the honest comments of a Hungarian cosmetic dentist, Arshavi, for a youtube video;
 “…..I have treated many patients from the UK who have received substandardly and messed up low-quality treatments in the UK. We have to completely redo things…hearing from my colleagues in the UK that they have to use cheaper types of implants as people can’t afford to pay….” 

Of course, you can have the best quality dental treatment in England, but still, you may encounter low-quality dental clinics. This is also the case in all countries even the USA, Canada, and Germany.

Do Veneers Last Forever?
Veneers have an average life span of 10 to 20 years, depending on the material they are made from. Even if they are protected by good oral care, at the end of this period, they will need to be replaced due to recessions in the gums and stains on porcelain veneers.
How Many Veneers are In a Full Set?
Dental veneers are made for aesthetic purposes. Generally, 20 dental veneers are used for a complete set of veneer treatments. 10 of them are placed in the upper jaw, and 10 of them are placed in the lower jaw.
How Many Teeth Should I Get Veneers On?
You may employ veneers only for treating your problematic teeth, or you can use 4 or 6 veneers on your upper jaw. However, you should definitely evaluate your aesthetic dentist recommendations for you.
How Much Does a Hollywood Smile Cost in Turkey?
The cost of Hollywood smile designs is around €5000-7000 in Turkey. A total of 20 teeth veneers and aesthetic gum surgeries are included in the price. The fee may increase if different treatments are required.  
What is a Hollywood Smile in Turkey?
Hollywood smile design could be defined as “the two upper front teeth, in particular, are supposed to be the most prolonged teeth, while the back teeth become shorter as they approach the molars. When the mouth is released, the tips of the front teeth are slightly visible. 
Hollywood Smile
Initially, the Hollywood smile was created for old movie stars. Today, dentists achieve this smile design, especially by combining veneer applications with aesthetic operation. The application does not harm the tooth's function; however, due to the scratches on the tooth surface, reversing the teeth is practically impossible.  
How Much does a Hollywood Smile Cost?
€5.000- € 6.000 Porcelain or Zirconia veneer
UK ;
£13.000-€15.000 Porcelain or Zirconia veneer
€10.000-  $15.000 Porcelain or Zirconia veneer
The USA;
 $25.000 - $30.000 Porcelain or Zirconia veneer
How Much Does it Cost to Do Your Teeth in Turkey?
For a Hollywood smile design from an experienced dentist in a sophisticated clinic using the best quality dental materials in Turkey, the average price you will pay, including hotel and transportation costs, is around €6000. 
How Long Time Needed for Dental Implant Treatment Surgery?
Implant treatments, All-on-four, and full-mouth dental implant restorations usually take two stages, lasting up to 7 days. During the first stage, the holes are drilled, and the implants are placed; at the last step, which is made almost three to six months later, the temporary dentures are removed, and permanent dentures are placed on the implant after the rehearsals. 
How to Progress Surgery Roadmap?
The first stage of all dental treatments is consultation. At this stage, the patient should clearly explain what he expects from the treatment. After a lengthy discussion on the 3D mouth picture, the patient and the dentist decide exactly which treatment to apply. After this decision, whatever treatment you receive, the first stage is a detailed oral cleaning to eliminate the risk of infection. Then, local anesthesia is usually applied, and the treatment phase is started.
What Happens Before the Full Mouth Dental Implant Surgery?
Before the dental implant treatment, the mouth must be prepared for the dental implants. First, all infections and bruises in the mouth are cleaned, and bone strengthening operations are performed if necessary. 
How Many Times do I Need to Visit Turkey for My Implant Treatment?
Implant treatments usually require two visits. In the first visit, the holes are drilled and the implant is placed. For the second visit, it is necessary to wait for the implants to fuse to the jawbone fully. This period is approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, you will be fitted with temporary implants. In your second appointment the crowns will be placed.
Can I Have a Dental Implant After a Tooth Extraction?

Yes. Dental implants are made to perform the functions of extracted or missing teeth.

What if I do Not Have Enough Bone?
Those with low bone density usually require bone augmentation with bone powder or bone derived from the patient's body (the hip bone is generally preferred). After this treatment, implants are applied to a solid jaw structure.
I Have Been Told I Need a Sinus Lift, How Does that Work?
Sinus lifting surgery process; after the recession of the jaw bone in the upper jaw, the sinus cavities fall; with the intervention made through the mouth, the sinuses are lifted, and bone powder is inserted in their place. Thus a strong jaw bone for the implant is obtained.
What About My Guarantee?
For any dental treatment, you should request the warranty terms in writing. Most dental clinics prefer to say their guarantee verbally instead of written. We provide documented warranty conditions to all our patients, and we also clearly publish all our warranty conditions on our website. To access our guarantees, click on the "About Us" tab and then go to the "Our Guarantee" page. We have a 5-year warranty for most dental treatments, while we provide a lifetime warranty on implant treatments.
Why Should I Have my Dental Implants in Turkey?
Dental education in Turkey is at European standards so that you can find highly-qualified and experienced dentists here. In addition, with the development of dental tourism, dental clinics bring the latest technological opportunities. Also, in countries with high prices, clinics sometimes prefer to use second-class or cheap dental materials. We can even see this situation on their websites. Since the labor costs in Turkey are low and high-quality materials do not have a significant effect on the overall treatment cost; we always choose materials of the highest quality.
What Happens on My Second Visit?
Thanks to the in-house laboratory and CAD-CAM technology we have in our clinic, we can conclude many dental treatments on the same day of the treatment. For more complicated treatments, your final temporary dentures are removed, rehearsals are made during your second visit, and the treatment is terminated.
Are There any Hidden Costs?
During the consultation, all possibilities you may encounter are discussed, so you will not encounter surprises. 
How can I Pay for My Dental Implants in Turkey?
Cash: We accept dollars, euros, and pounds without converting them to Turkish Lira.
Credit Card: Credit cards are also accepted, but make sure to contact your bank before you arrive to find out if you can use your credit card in Turkey if the card has a limit for foreign countries, and if a commission will apply.
Is there a Reduction in Quality?
There are world-class treatment opportunities in every field of modern medicine in Turkey. A dentist or doctor's education begins with a rigorous university program and continues throughout their professional career. In addition, clinics prefer to use the highest quality products because the general costs in Turkey are far below those in Europe and are not much affected by materials prices.
Will the Procedure Hurt?
Almost all dental treatments are performed under local anesthesia. So, you don't feel any pain during the treatment. However, gingival sensitivity may continue for a few weeks in implant treatments, and the patient may need to use painkillers. In addition, in brace treatments, pain is felt for a few days after periodic modifications.
How Long do I Need to Travel for my Dental Crowns/ Full Veneers?
We can usually complete crown and full veneer treatments within 7 days, thanks to our in-house laboratory facilities and CAD-CAD technology in our clinic. This period will be longer if the patient's oral structure is severely deformed and further orthodontic treatment is needed. 
I Have a Missing Tooth. Can I Have Crowns/ Full Veneers?
If you have lost a tooth, we can either place crowns on implants or build bridges according to your preference. We can then place a crow on top of the implant or bridge and your veneers as well.
What Colors are Available?
In dental treatments, we can provide all kinds of tooth colors, whether your teeth are light white or dark gray. For heavily stained teeth, we apply veneers after teeth whitening procedures.
How Long do Crowns/ Full Veneers Last?
A dental treatment's lifespan is largely determined by its material.
The Life Span of Crowns;
  • Metal Crowns Over 30 years,
  • PFM Crowns (Porcelain Fused to Metal) 20-30 years 
  • Zirconia Crowns 20-25 years
  • Emax Crowns 20-25 years
The Life Span of Veneers;
  • Laminate Veneers :8-12 years
  • Emax veneers : 15-20 years
  • Zirconia veneers :15-20 years
What about my Guarantee?
We provide a 5-year guarantee to our patients in veneer and crown treatments and a lifetime guarantee for implants. You can find detailed information about the warranty conditions on the “Our Guarantee” page under the “About Us” tab.
Does the Clinic Charge for the Removal of Existing Crowns/ Full Veneers?
Tooth extraction costs are not included in crown or veneer treatment, so an extra fee is charged to patients. These treatments, however, are so reasonably priced in our clinic.
Will the Procedure Hurt?
Veneer treatments are uncomplicated and do not require much scraping from the tooth surface. Since local anesthesia is applied, you don't feel any pain and the sensitivity disappears after the treatment. In crown treatments, you do not feel much pain in simple surgeries. However, in complex crown treatments, post-surgery sensitivities may take a little longer. 
What will Happen on Each Dental Appointment?
The first visit to dental treatments is always the consultation stage. At this stage, the patient's mouth and teeth are examined in detail, and his expectations from the treatment are asked. Before the treatment, the mouth is cleaned from bacteria and caries to prevent the risk of infection. Then, the first phase of the treatment is usually applied, and in some cases, the treatment is concluded on the same day. Second visits are typically sufficient if additional surgeries are not required.
How Long in Advance Do I Need to Book my Treatment?
Within a few days, we can usually schedule an appointment for you. However, since we are in a tourist area, it is helpful to call us as early as possible during the summer months.
H2: Do I Need to Make Two Visits? The First for My Consultation and the Second for My Treatment. 
This is not the case for our clinic. Having an in-house laboratory and computer-aided production technology, we can complete a wide variety of uncomplicated treatments in a few hours.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Hollywood Smile?
Hollywood smile design should be done under the supervision of a skilled cosmetic dentist. Depending on the material used during the treatment, some complications may occur. Especially if metal-supported porcelain (PFM) crowns or bridges are preferred in the posterior areas, color variation may be seen in the future due to the inner metal surface. Apart from this, future problems may also occur due to gingival recession. 
Is Hollywood Smile Just Veneers?
Veneers typically characterize a Hollywood smile design since they are minimally invasive. However, if the patient's mouth structure is too challenging to be restored using veneers, then a Hollywood smile design can be made by utilizing crowns, implants, or bridges.
Why go to Turkey for Dental Services?
There are three basic elements of high-quality dental treatment, and Turkey is one of the rare countries that provide these factors at affordable prices.
1. A well-trained dentist,
2. Experience of the dentist in his field,
3. Top-quality dental materials and a state-of-the-art dental clinic.
To become a dentist in Turkey, a student must be in the top 25,000 out of 2000,000. That is, they must be the first out of every 2,000 students. Therefore, Turkish dentists are chosen among the smartest students in Turkey, and they have to finish a 5-year challenging education and 2-year clinical experience.
If you conduct thorough research, you will likely come across a highly qualified dentist in Turkey. In addition, since dental tourism has developed so much, clinics in Turkey use the leading technology and the highest quality dental materials.
Of course, one more thing, Turkey will also offer you a fantastic holiday opportunity as well as affordable price advantages. That's why Turkey is the fastest-growing country in dental tourism.
Dental Tourism
How Do You Get a Treatment Plan and Quote?
If you want to know how long your dental treatment will take, how much it will cost and what to expect during the treatment process, just contact us. You can reach us by mail, phone or by coming to our office in London. In addition to problems with your teeth, you will be asked questions such as your age, occupation, and interests for evaluation. If you have a detailed mouth picture or an intraoral X-ray picture, this will allow us to make a more precise assessment.
What Language Do You Speak at the Clinic?
We are serving as an international clinic, and we welcome patients from all over the world who speak English, German, Russian and Arabic. We can also provide a translator for any language.
Do You Offer Payment Plans?
Our payments are made only in cash or by credit card. We do not have a payment plan other than these.
Will I Need a Passport and Visa?
For passport holders from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Republic of Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, visas will no longer be required as of 2 March 2020. In addition, Citizens of 16 countries are allowed to travel without a passport for up to 90 days within 180 days. These countries are; 
1- Germany, 2- Belgium, 3- France, 4- Georgia, 5- the Netherlands, 6- Spain, 7- Switzerland, 8- Italy, 9- TRNC (Cyprus), 10- Liechtenstein, 11- Luxembourg, 12- Malta, 13- Portugal, 14- Ukraine, 15- Greece, 16- Poland
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Is the Hygiene and Sterilization Up To World Standards?
The sterilization rules we follow are above local and world standards. In Turkey, we check these standards from the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, and we also control our sterilization standards according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) guidelines which refer to American standards.
How Will I Get to Antalya, Turkey?
A number of major cities in Europe and around the world offer direct flights to Antalya, which attracts about 10 million tourists a year. If you cannot find a direct flight during the winter months, you can reach Antalya via Istanbul. The flight takes about 2-3 hours from most European countries and 4 hours from England.
Where Will I Stay?
If our patients order or if they are within the scope of the treatment package, we take our patients from the airport and place them in a pleasant hotel near our clinic. However, patients can arrange hotel reservations according to their preferences. With Antalya's picturesque surroundings and excellent holiday opportunities, the hotels offer a great holiday experience.
Can I Arrange My Own Accommodation?
If you would instead you can arrange your accommodation. There are a number of websites that can help you find suitable hotels in Antalya.
Can I Upgrade My Hotel to an Exclusive Five-Star Hotel?
Our clinic is in Antalya, so you will find the most luxurious hotels here. Naturally, we don't have agreements with every hotel, but you can choose according to your preferences for better accommodations.
How Long Will I Have to Stay in Antalya?
In our clinic, we utilize CAD-CAM technology, which effectively reduces treatment times. This is why we can perform simple dental treatments on the same day. However, veneer or crown treatments may take about 7 days or about 2 or 3 weeks, depending on the patient's specific conditions.
In addition to these, the implant treatments, All-on-four or All-on-six treatments process consists of two periods of three to six months lasting a few days.
Are Flights Included?
Flights are not included in our treatment packages as there are cancellation risks. However, we offer treatment plans that include local transportation and accommodation.
Which Airport do I Need to Fly to?
The name of the airport in Antalya is “Antalya International Airport (AYT)”. So, you need to fly and depart from this airport.
Can I Bring My Partner or travel with my family?
Most of our guests are couples and friends who support and accompany each other during their dental treatment. If you will be traveling with a fellow, please let us know so we can book a double room. The additional cost will be added to your treatment package.
What if I Want to Stay Longer?
As long as you can re-organize your flights, you can stay longer. We can help you with your reservations, or you can arrange them yourself.
What If I Already Have a Hotel to Stay At?
It's up to you, just like many of our patients, to choose your hotel. If this is the case, the hotel and accommodation costs associated with your preferred treatment package will also be discounted. If you prefer hotels close to our clinic, it will be more straightforward for you to reach our clinic. You can also get help from our clinic in this regard. 
Is There a Warranty on Dental Implants?
We use Straumann dental implants- the global leader of implantology, a Swiss company, for implant treatments and provide a lifetime warranty. To see our warranty conditions, tap "About Us" and then scroll down to the "Our Guarantee" 
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