Dental implants have skyrocketed in popularity since they were introduced in the 1960s. According to the European Federation of Periodontology, dental implants offer a host of benefits to patients. In addition, dental implants function like natural teeth and cause no problems with eating or cleaning teeth. Recently, Turkey has become a top destination for people looking for affordable dental implants. Below are the top seven reasons why you should consider dental implants in Turkey.
1) Access to Accomplished Dental Specialists
“Turkey is nowadays the Mecca for cosmetic dental treatment, owing to the world renowned expertise offered by the most experienced Turkish dentists, as well as state of the art of facilities, affordability and convenience they offer.”
Turkey is home to some of the most talented and accomplished dental professionals in the world. In addition to that, requirements to legally practice dentistry in Turkey are rigorous, offering peace of mind to Europeans and Americans seeking treatment from highly skilled professionals.
To become a Dental Practitioner in Turkey, aspiring dentists must study for at least five years in a Faculty of Dentistry. Further more, dentists seeking to specialize in a field such as periodontics must complete an additional five years of study. Finally, dentists must be a member of the Turkish Dental Association and the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry before practicing cosmetic dentistry. To sum it up, dental implants in Turkey are a safe option as dental clinics are strictly regulated by the government.
2) Cost Savings
Dental implants can completely transform a person’s smile by eliminating unsightly gaps and providing a bright, even smile. Unfortunately, their high prices in the United States and Europe prevent many people from being able to afford the procedure. For instance, dental implants can cost $3,000 to $4,500 per tooth in the United States and many other countries.
By traveling to Turkey for their dental implants, patients can save 50% or more on their procedures. These cost savings can add up quickly for patients seeking to have multiple teeth replaced or explore the possibility of full mouth dental implants.
3) Stellar Cultural Sites
“Another major benefit of flying to Turkey for dental implants is the chance to see some of the best cultural and historic sites in the world. Examples include the famous Blue Mosque. Haga Sophia, and the Topkapi Palace etc. The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market are also amazing attractions for shopping enthusiasts.”
– Dental Departures
Trained dentists and low prices are not the only reasons why people are booking trips to Turkey. Turkey is home to some of the most beautiful and historic sites in the world. Following their dental implant procedures, patients can enjoy sites such as the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and others.
4) Care in a Convenient Location
Located in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia, Turkey is easily accessible by car from many countries in Europe and Asia. Also, flights from European countries and America are relatively easy to secure. In addition to its easily accessible location, Turkey’s visa and passport restrictions are relatively relaxed. Residents of fifteen nearby countries are able to enter Turkey without a visa. Further, people from Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, and Bulgaria are able to enter with expired passports.
5) Superb Focus on Periodontics
“The Turkish Society of Periodontology…has been working with the Ministry of Health to develop a policy for primary prevention of periodontal diseases and other oral-health problems…The society has sought to spread the message through its own website, through its contacts at the Ministry of Health, through collaboration with other medical societies, and through a sustained effort to gain media coverage.”
– European Federation of Periodontology
Members of the Turkish Society of Periodontology are committed to providing the highest level of periodontal care. This includes a keen focus on prevention in addition to restorative surgery. The TSP collaborates regularly with the Ministry of Health to develop policies and procedures that help patients prevent disease and exercise good oral hygiene following dental implant surgery.
6) Top-Notch Dental Equipment
Turkey’s growth in Turkish-made medical devices provides easy access to state of the art equipment. From high-quality Turkish and German-made stainless steel instruments to brilliant LED lighting to the most luxurious dental procedure chairs, patients can approach surgery knowing that they will be comfortable and well cared for during and after surgery.
7) Multiple Procedures at a Single Location
“According to data from the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council (THTC), 746,000 foreign visitors landed in Turkey for medical treatment in 2015. As many as 100,000 arrived for hair implant surgeries and nearly two-thirds of them were from the UAE…Medical treatment in Turkey costs as little as half the price in countries such as Germany and the United States, the THTC says.”
– Ergin Hava, The National
Medical tourism in Turkey extends well beyond dental implants and oral surgery. People from all regions of the world are flocking to Turkey to have complete makeovers. Moreover, Turkey’s top multi-specialty medical clinics are offering patients the opportunity to have all of their elective surgeries at the same location. For example, after their dental implants, a patient may choose to have a hair transplant followed by a face lift.
The Bottom Line
Men and women from all corners of the world are travelling to Turkey for dental implant surgery. With access to top dental professionals and affordable procedures, patients are able to save money on their dental implants while enjoying Turkey’s breathtaking scenery and attractions.
To find out why so many people are traveling to Turkey for dental implant procedures, we invite you to contact us at Vera Clinic. As Turkey’s most accomplished dental implant surgery provider, we are happy to offer a complimentary consultation. We are conveniently located in Istanbul and look forward to providing you with a complimentary consultation!