Medical Tourism in Turkey: Benefits of Dental Implants


With the increase in the dental implant market around the world, it is clear that we are slowly failing to take care of our teeth.

Fortunately, however, there are excellent options in Turkey for you to have dental implants performed by quality surgeons at great prices.

Want to know more about dental implants and if you need them? We are here to tell you what they are and the benefits they bring. Then you can decide if medical tourism is right for you.

Keep reading to see.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are structures that replace missing teeth. They fit perfectly in your mouth and act like a screw because they are placed where there is a gap. The implants consist of the following elements:

  • an interior
  • An enamel crown
  • An artificial tooth root where the tooth fits into your jawbone

These structures become an anchor for new artificial teeth. Once placed, you do not need to clean your implants or have them changed. It is a permanent solution that shapes the shape of your teeth and improves the appearance of your smile.

After the surgery, you can leave the practice with newfound happiness, confidence and comfort.

When might you need a dental implant?

There are several cases where dental implants may be needed. Here are some of the most common:

  • If you have at least one missing tooth
  • When dentures or bridges have been added unsuccessfully
  • Where you have insufficient tooth roots to hold dentures or bridges

Implants tend to work better than dental bridges or dentures. However, it is important to note that they are not suitable for children. This is because you need to have a developed jawbone and contain the right amount of bone tissue to hold the implants in place.

If your teeth are clean and healthy, you won’t need the procedure. In addition, implants are not always the right solution for all deficiencies. In such cases where there is only one space, there may not be enough room to install an implant and therefore you may need a bridge instead.

At Smile Dental Turkey, our expert dentists give your teeth a comprehensive assessment. This way we can find the treatment that is best for you.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Compared to dentures or bridges, implants offer many advantages. They offer a very successful dental treatment along with other benefits such as:

  • natural look
  • A permanent solution for missing teeth
  • Improved ability to chew and speak
  • Quieter and moves less than dentures
  • Less risk of decay of surrounding teeth
  • Easier to maintain since they do not need to be cleaned
  • Stays in place without having to remove it
  • Lower the tooth sensitivity of other teeth

Living in a world where the demand for dental care is increasing, it makes sense to find a treatment that works long term. That’s what you get with implants.

How is dental implant surgery performed?

In Turkey, dental implant surgery has several phases and requires patients to make two trips. We need 2D panoramic x-rays sent to us at Smile Dental Turkey before we do the surgery.

During the first visit, we perform a full assessment to determine if you need the treatment, the severity of the problem and the number of implants you will need.

Then the planning takes place. First, we place the dental implants. A return visit is then necessary for the crowns.

If you need to extract teeth, we advise you to do so before coming to see us. Then it’s best that you take some time to rest and allow it to heal. This is because the procedure can be more risky if you arrive too soon afterwards.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect during each phase of treatment.


Although you have the possibility to come to our office, we offer an initial online consultation. This allows you to send your 2D x-ray for your quote while helping you to:

  • Win time
  • Reduce transport costs
  • have more freedom

However, you will have to travel to have your CT Scan performed. This allows us to assess your teeth, mouth and jaw to make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.

Additionally, you will also need to attend an appointment with a periodontist for an expert oral examination of your teeth and gums.


During the preparation phase, your dentist will perform other x-rays and scans. You need it so that we can design your replacement tooth with the shape, size and structure that is right for you.

We will also ask you to provide details of your medical history. This is necessary because the current state of your health can affect whether or not you should have the procedure. It is important to be transparent about:

  • Medications you need to take
  • Sickness or disease you have
  • Family history of medical conditions

Then your dentist will draw up your plan. Each case is unique, so your plan may be different from that of another patient. Whether you need a single implant or multiple implants, this will also guide the course taken to ensure you are successfully treated.

You have been prescribed medication that you will need to take. Depending on the circumstances, this may be before or after the procedure. You are given antibiotics to make sure your risk of infection goes down.


If decayed or damaged teeth need to be extracted, this will be done first. However, for many patients this is not necessary. If you receive the treatment to replace a missing tooth, for example, this will not apply to you.

In special cases, patients need a bone graft beforehand. For this, it takes about six months to heal and therefore dental implant surgery will have to wait. But most of the time it is not mandatory.

Here are the steps followed to perform the surgery:

  • Administration of a local anesthetic to help manage pain
  • An incision on the gum around the affected area
  • The implant is correctly placed

Just beware that extreme heat can negatively impact your recovery. Therefore, it is best to avoid using the sauna, spending too much time in the sun or going to the deckchairs. It is also advisable to avoid alcohol as this can also affect your ability.

Should you go to Turkey for dental implant surgery?

Dental implant treatment is cheaper in Turkey than in any other country in the world. In fact, you can get it for as little as £400. We partner with some of the biggest global brands such as Straumann and Nobel Biocare, for which you will still only have to pay £700.

In the United States, for example, implants can cost you around $3,000 to $4,500 just for a single tooth. Since it’s so expensive, it could be the difference between you getting the dental surgery you need and not.

But maybe you are wondering: what about travel expenses? We are happy to say that traveling to Turkey is quite cheap in all areas, including:

  • Low cost flights
  • Cheap hotels
  • Affordable food and drinks

Perhaps that is why it has become one of the most visited European countries for this procedure. So don’t worry: if you come from countries such as the United States, Germany or Great Britain, you will still pay much less. That’s even when you factor in all the costs of the trip. You could visit Dental implants Turkey to check prices in Turkey.

It’s worth paying a little extra for Straumann or Nobel Biocare once you’ve been to Turkey. You will receive the highest quality of treatment and have the greatest chance of success while still being able to afford it.

Who is Smile Dental Turkey?

Operating from Antalya, Turkey, we seek to provide the best dental care. Not only that, but we put our patients first. To do this, we go beyond expectations to offer you:

  • The right level of attention to ensure we meet your needs
  • Information about the dentist who will perform your treatment
  • Relevant details about your procedure and what to expect

In addition to implants, we provide other treatments such as whitening, veneers and crowns. We can even combine different treatments to give you a complete smile makeover. Then you can walk through the clinic doors with the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Choose us and book your implants with the best

Dental procedures have been widely publicized. Now you understand the possibilities of saving on your treatment. Medical tourism offers you the opportunity to fly to Turkey so that you can be treated by the best at the lowest cost in the world.

It is important to know first if dental implants are for you. That’s why you should always seek expert advice when you have problems with your teeth. It’s the only way to make sure they stay clean, healthy and looking like new.

Join the rest of our patients and get treated by the best dentists in the world. Contact us today! We look forward to giving you the smile of your dreams.

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