Fillings in Izmir

The Ultimate Guide to Fillings in Izmir

Last fact-checked: 19 February 2020

Looking to cut costs on everyday dental care? Be savvy and arrange to see a dentist on your next holiday to Turkey. Dental fillings in Izmir cost around a third of the price at home, ensuring your oral health remains in tip-top condition—and that you’ll have more money leftover in the long run.

With the current lack of NHS dentists, it’s becoming more of a struggle for many people in the UK to afford even the most basic of dental procedures. While some people are taking matters quite literally into their own hands (not recommended!), others are just foregoing trips to the dentist completely, which again (also not advisable. That is the grim reality of the situation today in the UK.

One of the fundamentals of good dental health is to have regular check-ups, which enables your dentist to detect any problems at an early stage, and take appropriate action to remedy them. Dental fillings are a major part of preventive dentistry; the procedure gets rid of decay and helps to preserve the health and structure of your teeth. Along with professional teeth cleaning to remove hardened plaque (tartar), maintaining a healthy mouth and keeping those nasty problems at bay isn’t complicated—but it is becoming more expensive.

Why Are Dental Fillings Beneficial to Dental Health?

Acid-producing bacteria are present in our mouths all the time, no matter how much flossing you do. They thrive on the environment that sticky, sugary drinks and food create, which enables the bacteria to reproduce. More bacteria means more acid is secreted from the bacteria into our mouths, which, in turn, forms plaque. This erodes tooth enamel and leads to tooth decay. Furthermore, the acid irritates gums, leading to gum or periodontal disease.

A regular dental hygiene routine certainly helps to make a hostile environment for the bacteria—they find it difficult to thrive if the teeth are clean, and flossing helps remove food deposits and bacteria from the hard-to-reach crevices that brushing can’t get to. But sometimes only a professional (i.e. dentist) will do—particularly when it comes to tartar, which can only be removed by the dentist’s specialist tools. These are the simple reasons as to why preventive dental care, such as fillings , is so important.

How Much do Fillings Cost in Izmir Compared to the UK and Eire?

The cost of fillings in Izmir are around a third of the price you’d pay at home:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

Dental Fillings: Price at home

133

158

170

229

225

Dental Fillings Price: Izmir

45

52

58

78

83

What Is the Procedure for a Dental Filling? How Long Will it Take?

A dental filling is a commonplace, routine dental procedure that typically takes only minutes to carry out. During your appointment at the dentist in Izmir, the dentist will first carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, as well as ask about your dental and medical history. You may have some diagnostic tests carried out, such as x-rays, so the dentist can see how far any decay in your teeth extends.

If a filling is required, your dentist will discuss the best materials that can be used to fill the cavities in your teeth to prevent further decay. These days, the silver-coloured, amalgam fillings have fallen out of favour as people tend to prefer natural-looking, tooth-coloured fillings, typically made from porcelain or composite. There is also some controversy about the mercury contained in amalgam fillings, although opinion differs on this. The dentist will explain all of your options, which may vary depending on the size, location and extent of the filling. However, the final choice will be yours.

The next step is to begin the actual filling procedure. Your mouth will be numbed with a local anaesthetic, and once the effects have taken place, after a minute or two, the dentist will begin to remove the decayed material from your tooth. Once complete, the area is cleaned to remove any bacteria and debris and the dentist begins to fill the resulting cavity with the chosen filling material. This will harden after a few minutes, after which the dentist can shape the filling to the correct size before finally polishing the filling material so it is smooth.

Can I Rely on the Quality of Dental Care in Izmir? 

There is no reason why the quality of your dental treatment in Izmir will be any lower than you’d receive at home. Dentists in Turkey, especially those listed with Dental Departures who are geared towards treating foreign patients, provide a high standard of service that meets international protocols on hygiene and safety. Turkey’s dentists have a good medical education and are able to offer general and specialist dental services catering to every type of dental problem

With all that said, it is always worth the effort of doing your own research to make sure you choose a facility that is trustworthy and reliable, which is why booking with Dental Departures can help.

All the dental providers that are listed on our site have been pre-screened by us. We carry out onsite visits, confirm professional memberships, verify dentist qualifications and collate real patient reviews. Each of our clinic listings also shows clinic photos, location maps and prices to give you all the information you need to compare dental clinics and make your own informed choice.

Some of our top-rated clinics to consider for your dental fillings in Izmir include:

Dentapoint Dental Clinics

DentaGlobal Dental Clinic

Dent KM

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Booking Your Appointment in Turkey

Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team can book your appointment for dental fillings in Izmir—and we guarantee the best prices you’ll find anywhere online. Other online booking options can be found below.

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