What You Should Know Before Going To Get a Dental Trip to Istanbul

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Implants in Istanbul are not only affordable but booking an appointment at a private clinic in the city is also very convenient when you use Dental Departures. Here are a few pointers that will help you make the most of your dental vacation in Istanbul.

Plan Your Itinerary

There is so much to do in Istanbul in addition to the implant surgery. Healing will take time, while you may have follow-up appointments as well. Hence, plan your trip in advance so that you can cover most of what Istanbul has to offer in the limited time that you have.

Arriving in Istanbul

People from most countries need a visa to enter Turkey, so check the visa requirements for your country. There are two main airports in Istanbul - Atatürk International Airport, and Sabiha Gökçen Airport - and the airport costs are more or less the same for both. By booking your tickets well before the trip, you can find lower prices.

Note that the Ataturk airport is closer to the city center and also well connected to all major tourist attractions.

Finding a Clinic

There are many excellent clinics in Istanbul for dental implants, and we have partnered with some of the very best. For some recommendations, here are some of the most reputed clinics in the city:

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Find the Best Prices for Dental Implants

The local currency is the Turkish Lira, though you can pay in Euros in most places. A standard titanium implant costs around €850, whereas a standard implant crown with abutment costs around just €100. By getting quotes from various clinics, you can potentially find even lower prices for essentially the same (if not better) quality of dental work that you find in your country. This is the primary reason for the growth of dental tourism in Turkey.

Getting Around Turkey

Travelling around Istanbul is a breeze thanks to its amazing public transport system, with bus being the most affordable option available. You can pay for all transportation using a topped-up ‘Istanbulkart’ available at the airport, which saves you the hassle of carrying loose change.

Can I Claim My Dental Insurance in Turkey?

The answer depends on where you are flying in from and also your insurer. The fact of the matter is that most dental insurance companies around the world still don’t provide coverage for implants, considering this procedure as cosmetic dentistry. That is why many are flying to Turkey to get implants at the top prices.

Implants in Istanbul are of a high quality and yet cost lower than countries like the UK, France and Germany.

Booking Through Dental Departures

Book your appointment directly through our site or connect with the Dental Departures Customer Care Team for a free, no-obligation quote.

Sources:

Care for your dental implants. TePe. Website accessed: 2 May 2019.
https://www.tepe.com/uk/tips-and-advice/your-teeth/implant-care

Top 15 Things to Do in Istanbul. The Istanbul Insider. Website accessed: 29 July 2020. 
https://theistanbulinsider.com/top-15-things-to-do-in-istanbul/

Andrea Hernandez

Andrea Hernandez has a bachelor´s degree in nutrition, and two international certifications in anthropometry. She enjoys to travel the world and currently writes for Medical and Dental Departures.
To get in touch with this author, or for more info regarding this article, please contact us at author@dentaldepartures.com
This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment
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