Dental Treatments You Can Receive In Turkey On A Budget

Dental treatments are unavoidable in life. Even the most religious teeth brushers among us get cavities and other problems. Dental treatments, therefore, can not only fix cavities, but they can give you a better smile too.

Dental Treatments You Can Receive In Turkey On A Budget

There’s a caveat. Most cosmetic dental procedures are very expensive. Cosmetic procedures are not included in health coverage so you would naturally have to spend money out of pocket. This is unfortunately not an option for some patients in need of cosmetic dental care. There’s a wonderful alternative you can try if you can’t afford cosmetic dental procedures in your own country: dental travel Turkey. Turkey has lower dental care costs overall, without lowering the quality of care as well. Therefore, the country has become a top medical destination for hopeful cosmetic dentistry patients. Here is a list of some of the dental treatments you can receive in Turkey

Dental Implants

Dental implants mimic real teeth. If you are missing teeth or gaps in your mouth, a dental an implant can fill in the literal hole as a functioning tooth. Dental implants are highly in demand to replace either single or multiple teeth at once. The implants look sort of like a screw. A dentist affixes this screw into your gum. Now the implant can act as the root of a real tooth. A dental implant is not complete without a crown, which is the top part shaped to look like a tooth. If done correctly, it’s difficult to tell the difference between a dental implant and a natural tooth. In western countries, dental implants are incredibly expensive. Insurance coverage may not count implants as a necessary dental procedure, because it offers a cosmetic value as well. If high-quality dental implants are out of your budget, you can consider dental implants Turkey. Turkey can offer the same high-end implant brands as in the west at a lower cost. The brands are the same, but the clinical costs are less for the patient. You can receive any type of implant at a bargain in Turkey, including the All-on-4 procedure



Dental Veneers

Dental veneers Turkey is surprisingly popular. A dental veneer is a thin shell made of a composite material that a dentist pastes onto a tooth. Dental veneers improve the shape and color of teeth almost immediately.

Dental veneers are purely cosmetic procedures. These can make damaged, chipped, or crooked teeth appear like straight, undamaged teeth. Veneers can also fix severe yellowing in some teeth.

Certain veneers may protect your teeth against decay. Veneers have many uses, but they are not covered as essential dental procedures. You may have to pay for it out of your own pocket.

High-quality veneers used in countries like Germany and Britain are expensive. You can easily obtain the same branded products, but at a less pricey dental clinic, in Turkey.


Sometimes getting a beautiful smile with straight white teeth requires more than fixing the yellowish enamel. A smile makeover is a series of dental procedures aimed at improving the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. Smile makeovers may involve scaling and polishing your teeth, getting veneers, fixing misshapen gums, filling up tooth gaps, and correcting a number of other issues. Patients usually consult a cosmetic dentist about improving their smile. Then the dentist will recommend a number of procedures so that the patient can get the smile they want. The number of cosmetic dental procedures involved in smile makeovers amounts to hefty charges. Not only would you have to pay for the medical products, but you would also have to pay charges for the dental specialist and laboratory tests as well. Turkey offers a highly affordable smile makeovers for foreign clients. You can get the same procedures done for a lot less in a Turkish dental clinic.Not all dental treatments are limited to the above. Turkey is a recommended destination if you want to enjoy a holiday and get a root canal done at the same time. So if you are on a budget, visit Turkey for affordable and reliable dental care.


Dental Lumineers

Dental lumineers are like veneers, but these are much thinner. Lumineers are used to make subtle changes to a smile For example, if you want to fix a minor yellowing or misshapen tooth issue, a lumineer would be the best option. Dental lumineer treatments are widely available in Turkey.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown mimics the upper, visible part of your teeth. It’s like an enamel-shaped cap that a dentist places on a damaged tooth. Dental crowns are commonly used to treat damaged or chipped teeth. These small crown can restore the original appearance to a broken tooth. Dental crowns can be made from various materials. Metal dental crowns are rather conspicuous (think pirates with a golden tooth). Premium cosmetic dentists, though, design dental crowns out of composite material like porcelain that looks just like natural enamel. Dental crowns are also part of dental implants. This treatment option can be quite expensive, especially when taking into account the specialist and laboratory expenses. Turkey is a highly desirable option for patients who want to reduce these costs.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a structure used to close tooth gaps. Dentists recommend bridges to fix big gaps caused by multiple missing teeth in a row. A dental bridge is a permanent solution to fix a tooth gap. It is intricately designed by a cosmetic dentist to uniquely suit the shape of your mouth. Dental bridges are not as expensive as implants, but they can still be costly. Obtaining the necessary laboratory and specialist services in Turkey will help cash-strapped patients keep the costs down.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental treatment that becomes necessary when the interior of a tooth becomes infected. Cavities, teeth gaps, and trauma can cause the pulp of teeth to get infected. The disease can spread to the root of the tooth, touching the nerves there, causing severe pain. Infected root canals must be immediately cleaned and treated to prevent the infection from spreading. Usually, a dental surgeon performs this procedure. The condition is very painful, but the procedure is not as invasive as it used to be. The cost of this type of treatment can vary from country to country. In some areas, it may be covered by insurance plans or universal healthcare policies. But if it’s not in your area, you can visit Turkey for affordable root canals performed by European-qualified dental surgeons.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is essentially a procedure that reshapes the gum line. This cosmetic procedure is often used to treat “gummy smiles.” If your gums recede exposing your teeth a lot, or if the gums are covering your teeth too much damaging your smile, you can consider gum contouring to get a new smile. It’s important to understand that gum reshaping is a surgical dental procedure. For mild cases, the dental surgeon uses a laser to reshape the gums. In severe cases, the surgeon would have to lift the gums in a process known as sculpting. This highly specialized procedure is generally very expensive. In Turkey, the overall costs of dental care are low. So patients from countries where surgical dentistry is expensive can consider obtaining the services for lower fees in Turkey. The quality of care would be up to the same standard as in the EU.

Sinus Lifting

Sinus lifting is a specialized surgical procedure often performed on patients about to receive dental implants. The procedure essentially involves lifting sinuses on the face. Doing so exposes more bone in the jawline, so patients are better prepared to receive the implants.

An oral surgeon augments sinuses this way. Surgical work in most North American and other western countries are often highly expensive. While specialized oral surgeons offer high-end services in Turkey, the fees charged are lower compared to other countries. If you plan on receiving dental implants, you can consider visiting Turkey to have your sinuses lifted early on.

Dental Facelifts

As we age, we lose the shape of our jawline along with most teeth. Tooth loss decreases the bone density on the face. This causes the muscles near the jawline to sag. A saggy jaw can negatively affect your smile and confidence in life.

You can improve the appearance of your jawline with a dental facelift. Despite the name of the procedure, it’s not done on your face. Rather, an oral surgeon would realign your teeth, increase bone density with implants, and use other techniques to prevent your jawline from receding. This complex process is as expensive as critical surgery in most countries. You can consider cutting costs by consulting with a Turkish dental surgeon who charges lower fees.


A tooth filling is a relatively standard dental procedure. It’s definitely the one most of us are familiar with. Your dentist will recommend filling a tooth if it’s too damaged by a cavity. Filling the tooth can restore its original shape and function. Unlike in the past, your tooth can be filled with substances other than metal. Modern dentists recommend using white composite material, like porcelain, for dental fillings. This type of material mimics the natural shape and feel of your enamel.

While you can get teeth filling done just about anywhere, there are distinct advantages of traveling all the way to Turkey. Mainly, you can get everything done for far less than what it would cost in your home country. If you have to choose a cheap filling material because of costs, you can go to Turkey to have the procedure done with the material you want at an affordable cost.


Tooth extractions are done almost immediately at the local dentist. The dentist would have no choice but to pull a tooth out if it’s too decayed or damaged to function. Going to Turkey for tooth extraction is worth it if you want to get your wisdom teeth removed in advance.

Wisdom teeth removal to prevent decay is a surprisingly expensive procedure in western countries. Arguably, the process can be delicate. The dentist may have to make surgical cuts to get the teeth out. As a result, the final bill goes through the roof. In Turkey, you can cut back on a lot of these costs. Plus, you can enjoy a brief vacation and not stress over losing your wisdom teeth.


Dentures are the go-to solution for age-related tooth loss. Not everyone likes it, of course. Dentures have a bad reputation for being uncomfortable and noisy. But dentists also offer a cosmetic version of dentures that look and feel better. These dentures are functionally better than their traditional counterpart. They feel comfortable in the mouth and will not clatter when speaking.

Above all, these dentures look just like real teeth. Elderly patients can restore their smiles to back before the teeth loss started happening. Cosmetic dentures can also fix the facial sagging loss of teeth can cause. Unfortunately, cosmetic dentures are out of the price range for many patients who need them. However, Turkish clinics can offer dentures at affordable prices, because the cost of care is much lower there compared to northern European neighbours.


We all dream of a perfectly white smile. Our teeth are naturally yellow, so not all of us can flash the pearly white smiles seen in toothpaste commercials. Certain lifestyle habits, like smoking, can contribute to the yellowing of teeth. It’s not uncommon for patients to try to fix yellowing teeth using store brand teeth whitening kids such as toothpaste and gels. These products don’t typically work. A dentist, on the other hand, can professionally make your teeth whiter.

Dentists are allowed to use higher concentrations of bleaching agents that make your enamel whiter. The professionals can do so safely, of course. A tooth whitening procedure at a dental clinic is simple and straightforward. But the price may not be. Turkey offers high-end teeth whitening procedures for a fraction of the price in the west. The trip will be worth it to get a bright, white smile.


Scaling and polishing teeth can make your teeth whiter like a professional tooth whitening procedure. However, the mechanisms of the procedure are notably different. A substance called plaque develops on our teeth. It’s full of bacteria, and that’s why we need to brush our teeth every day to get rid of it. However, your toothbrush cannot reach all the nooks and crannies in the mouth where plaque occurs.

This leftover plaque can harden over time and become tartar. Dentists can remove the tartar from your teeth by scaling and polishing. Doing so may put you at less risk of getting cavities. More importantly, scaling and polishing make your teeth white by removing the yellowed substance off the enamel. In Turkey, you can obtain this usually expensive procedure at a budget price.

DDS PhD Özkan Özkaynak
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DDS PhD Özkan Özkaynak