Private dentistry in the UK, US and EU is notoriously expensive, and yet, it’s the only option for a lot of people due to a lack of availability with public dentists. With such high costs, some people make the decision to forgo getting dental treatment, resulting in more serious issues and complications, but this isn’t the only option available.
Turkey is renowned around the world as a leading destination for medical tourists seeking a wide range of treatments. From cosmetic surgeries to necessary medical treatments, you can find it all at the highest quality in Turkey, and this includes dentistry. While still falling within the bracket of private dentistry, there are several benefits that can be reaped from going to Turkey for medical treatment as opposed to staying in the UK or EU.
Below, we detail some of the key benefits that can be gained from seeking dental treatment in Turkey.
Turkey provides more affordable dental treatments
The first and most obvious advantage of going to Turkey for dental treatment is that it’s more affordable. For reference, the average cost of porcelain veneers in the UK can start at £650 per tooth (at the lower end of the scale), whereas in Turkey, the average price is around £215 per tooth. Even NHS dentistry can cost a small fortune, especially for things like dental implants. It’s easy to see how you can save thousands simply by going abroad for treatment.
Flights to Turkey are comparatively cheap and easy to access from most major UK airports. On top of this, accommodation is also relatively inexpensive, meaning that even with the added travel and accommodation costs, the price of most cosmetic treatments and orthodontic treatments is still often considerably less at private clinics in Turkey compared to the UK.
Many people question why the cost of treatment options in Turkey is so low, with some assuming that the standard of care must be sub-par, but this isn’t the case. The cost of living in Turkey is lower than in most parts of the EU and the UK, meaning treatments aren’t as expensive because they reflect the average wages of those who live in the country. You can receive the same standard of dental treatment for a greatly reduced price. This is ideal if the prices in the UK are too high for you.
High quality, UK-standard treatments
As mentioned, the standard of dental care in Turkey is on par with, if not better than, that in the UK. The majority of medical providers and dental practitioners who work in Turkey are trained in the west, with many holding degrees and accreditations from leading institutions in the UK, US, and EU. This means the standard of care remains exceptionally high, and the price isn’t a reflection of the overall quality you’ll receive.
At Medical Travel Co., a lot of the dental health practitioners at the facilities we work with either moved to Turkey after completing their training and working in the UK, or travelled to the UK specifically for training before returning to Turkey to work. This means many of the dentists working in Turkey are members of the General Dental Council – the professional regulatory body in the UK that oversees all dental schools and training.
With this in mind, you can rest assured that the treatment you’ll receive when booking through Medical Travel Co. is nothing short of outstanding.
Better availability for treatment
Another major benefit of going abroad for dental treatment is that the availability of appointments is typically far better. There are very few open spaces at dental practices in the UK which can lead to long waiting times, even for registered patients who see private dentists. Depending on the treatment you need, this can lead to prolonged pain and discomfort, not to mention confidence issues if you’re seeking cosmetic treatment for something you’re self-conscious about.
Unlike the UK, private dentists in Turkey don’t tend to see public healthcare patients, meaning waiting times are greatly reduced because you don’t need to slot in between patients receiving NHS dental treatment at a private practice. You’ll tend to find that you can book and undergo treatment in a matter of weeks, often less than a month, when you see a private dentist in Turkey, as opposed to waiting a few months or more for a slot in the UK. You’re also more likely to find a time that suits you, such as a weekend, instead of having to juggle an inconvenient appointment as it’s the only one available.
Getting dental treatment is far from ideal for a lot of people, with many people picturing a sterile, clinical space with little to no comfort or hospitality. At Medical Travel Co., the facilities we work with in Turkey take great care to ensure the patient experience is as therapeutic as possible. Many clinics offer dental patients a spa-like experience that encompasses top-of-the-industry care, paired with a luxurious clinic environment and a first-class hotel suite for recovery.
This allows you to get your dental treatments done in a calm and professional environment, but also make the most of your trip. If you arrive a few days before your treatment, you can explore the area and enjoy a luxurious break beforehand. On the other hand, once your treatment is complete, you can relax in the sun until it’s time to go home. There’s plenty of opportunity to make the most of your trip when you choose to go abroad for dental treatment, so why not make a holiday out of it? Bring a travel companion and see all that Turkey has to offer whilst receiving treatment.
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Private dentistry in Turkey with Medical Travel Co.
Are you thinking about receiving private dental care in Turkey? If so, Medical Travel Co. can help. We work with only the best and most qualified private dental practices in the country, and will take every step to ensure you receive excellent treatment not just in Turkey, but here in the UK, too, as part of your aftercare plan. The clinics we facilitate are luxurious and affordable, and waiting times are greatly reduced, meaning you can receive the treatment you need without having to wait for it.
If you would like to find out more about the process or book private dental treatment in Turkey, please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise you further.