Why is Turkey so cheap for dental treatment?
June 18, 2022

The main reason why dental treatment in Turkey is so affordable compared to places like the United Kingdom or the United States is that the government supports and encourages medical tourism. The annual revenue of health tourism in Turkey is more than 1 billion dollars. According to the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), this amount is between $2.5 billion and $3 billion, including unregistered revenues.

Another reason is the Currency Exchange Advantage. The value of the Turkish lira is less compared to the Pound, Euro or the US dollar. On average, a pound equals about 22 TRY, a Euro around 18 TRY, and a US dollar equals about 17 TRY. Therefore, patients from the UK, USA or Europe pay less for the same treatments due to the advantage in the exchange rate.

People usually think that the low cost can be related to the bad quality. Dentists in Turkey use the same techniques and materials as their American or European colleagues to produce veneers. Operation costs, including laboratory costs and dentist fees, are affordable in Turkey compared to places like the UK or the USA.

What kind of questions should I ask a dentist if I am getting veneers in Turkey?

Information is at the forefront of what we believe in here at the Dental Excellence Turkey, and we encourage all of our patients to do their research before committing to any specialist clinic.  We have covered the most frequently asked questions about dental veneers abroad for you.

Always thoroughly research the clinic and the doctor performing the procedure before making any contact. Call your patient coordinator and ask any questions you may have without any language barriers. Your doctor’s educational and professional background is one of the issues you should research first. The doctor’s ability determines the quality of the result of veneer in Turkey.

The best dentists do not hide their dental work, so they show the results their patients experience. Therefore, you can decide which result you want by examining the doctors case archive. It is important to keeping up with new trends in dentistry and to follow the latest developments in cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, many Turkish dentists attend international conferences and improve their skills abroad to update their knowledge of modern veneer techniques.

When patients make their research, they should think carefully. Price should not be only criteria. Qualified dental clinics in Turkey do not make discount to accept new patients. People should ask the right questions; what kind of materials do they work with? Which brand of porcelain they are providing? Where the materials are coming from?
Our patients choose our clinic by evaluating all these criteria. People who have already had dental treatment in our clinic advice us to their family members and friends. 70% of the patients in our clinic are the patients who come with the reference of the patients whose treatment we have completed. This rate is proud for us. 

Dental Veneers Packages Overview

The dental veneers packages implied the cost for veneers in Turkey contains hotel settlement, regular airport transfer, and interpreter’s escort to overcome the language barrier. Every patient can find options for a comfortable stay: 5-star hotels, boutique hotels, city hotels. This approach allows patients to save 10-15% additionally. Our dental centre in Turkey offer all-inclusive packages: the price for a full set of 20 units — £3500. The package price for veneers includes:

  • Panoramic X-ray
  • Consultation with a doctor
  • Temporary crowns for the duration of your treatment
  • Numbing injections
  • Vip transfer (airport – hotel – clinic)
  • Hotel accommodation (with a free breakfast)
  • Personal Assistant/Translator

How Long Will I Have to Stay in Turkey for Veneers?

The whole process of dental veneers takes 7 days for you to go through all steps and get your new beautiful smile. Installing veneers requires 3-4 appointments with your dentist.

When the patient comes to our dental center for the first appointment, a cosmetic dentist examines the teeth and takes x-rays. If necessary, he performs dental treatments to eliminate caries and other dental problems.

Then the teeth are prepared. When preparation is over, a dentist checks the dental records of your natural teeth and models the design of the veneers. After that, temporary layers are produced within 2-3 hours and put on the places where the enamel was removed from your teeth.

Your doctor delivers the dental records to the laboratory. Prosthesis is produced in accordance with the design you like by using certified and high quality materials. Porcelain veneers or lumineers will be ready in 60 hours. During this time, you can enjoy the magnificent beaches and shopping centers in Turkey. In 2,5 days, you see a doctor again. For 2-3 visits, a specialist completely finishes a veneer procedure and you can return home with your perfect smile makeover.

How long do veneers last from Turkey?

Veneers are one of the easiest and fastest ways to have a perfect smile. Patients can use porcelain and full ceramic veneers avarage for 15 years. However, this period varies depending on personal care, attention to oral hygiene and following the doctor’s recommendations.

Do I need a visa for dental treatment in Turkey?

Depends on your country of citizen, you may not require visa to enter to Turkey. Having a Turkish visa is not complicated and a lot of country around the world can apply for an electronic visa. For citizens of the USA: electronic visa is available — $50.
A visa is not required for UK citizens. For citizens of other countries — please visit evisa.gov.tr to find more details on entry requirements to Turkey.


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