Have you already decided you are going to Europe for your holidays and also for your dental implant treatment? Turkey? Great decision! Or perhaps you are considering a visit and still researching your options? Either way this article is for you.
Turkey dental treatment
Did you know that Turkey is one of the oldest known inhabited locations in what used to be known as Asia Minor? It’s the land of Troy and ancient cultures such as the Hittites. Its history is full of stories about Iconic Greeks, Persian Empire rule and Alexander the Great and Constantinople. Turkey offers the tourists a true step into history with beautiful ancient sights and landmarks. The present day Turkey is a modern country with a great reputation as a provider of superb medical care including cosmetic and plastic surgery, cardiac care, vision, orthopaedics, IVF treatment and dental implants. Turkey offers state-of-the-art dental facilities located not only in bigger cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, but also in the southern part of the state along the Mediterranean. Turkish dentists and implantologists offer high class care and expertise to foreign patients. The doctors are usually trained in Europe or the United States, and offer experience and knowledge in modern implants brands and dental procedures. Affordable tooth implants in Turkey are a reality. Find out our tips for your dental holidays in Turkey:
Find a dental clinic in Turkey
It is easy. Browse dentalimplantsfriends clinics list and choose a clinic that matches your needs. Tooth implants in Turkey are considerably cheaper than in the USA or in the UK. The tooth implant prices in Turkey start from EUR550. Dental implants quality is not compromised as Turkish dentists use leading international implant brands. If you are not sure what dental treatment you need or if your dental case is complicated, contact us and tell us about your expectations, we will help you find a clinic for you.
You don’t need to know Turkish
Most dental clinics in Turkey specialize in dental tourism so most of the dentists, dental assistants, hygienists and receptionists speak very good English.
You need a visa
Americans traveling to Turkey must have a valid passport and a visa to visit Turkey. How to get it? It is very easy. Sticker visas for visits up to 90 days can be purchased at airports for about $20, according to the Embassy of the United States at Ankara. Visits longer than that require a visa obtained from a Turkish embassy or a consular office. Visitors from countries such as Germany, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand and Norway may stay up to 3 months without a visa as long as they have a valid passport. Travellers from countries like Croatia and some Slovakian countries may stay up to 2 months, while those from South Africa, Bolivia, Kazakhstan and the Maldives can stay 1 month. Always check the entry requirement with the Turkish consulate or embassy as there may have been some changes.
You need an adapter
If you travel from outside Europe, the USA or the UK, get a plug adapter or converter before land in Turkey. The standard European plugs and electrical sockets are 220 volts there. Many quality hotels in Turkey offer North American style sockets and 120 volt, but they may be expensive to purchase there.
Have some cash with you
The Turkish currency is Turkish Lira. You will be able to withdraw money from an ATM using your MasterCard, Visa or Maestro credit cards. The ATMs will dispense up to €350 per day. However, American Express cards are usually not accepted. However, if you bring some cash in dollars with you, they will be relatively easy to exchange to liras. Do not be worried about the tooth implant price in Turkey. You can still save on dental care there – even 50%! Turkey is the perfect place for affordable dental implants.
Fly cheap to Turkey
There are many international airports in Turkey. The biggest include: the Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara and the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Choose from airlines: US Airways, Korean Air, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, KLM, Royal Jordanian or Finnair.
Teeth implants in Turkey? Enjoy your stay!
Last but not least – enjoy your stay and make the most of it! Make sure you visit Cappadocia (in the picture). Did you know that Turkey ranks as the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world? Do you know that in 2012:
- 15% of the tourists were from Germany,
- 11% from Russia, 8% from the United Kingdom, 5% from Bulgaria,
- 4% each from Georgia and the Netherlands,
- 3% from France,
- 2% from the United States, and
- 40 percent from other countries.
If you see your next door neighbours there, don’t be surprised! You might also see them in your dental clinic in the waiting room getting ready for their smile makeover. If you want to consider other country read about low cost dental implants in Bulgaria.