Why is Dental Care Cheaper in Turkey?

Patients can make significant savings by seeking dental care in Turkey. Prices in Turkey, in general, are not awfully cheap compared to elsewhere in Europe. However, dental treatments are much cheaper compared to clinics in Western Europe, North America, and Australia. Most patients may wonder why that is. Lower prices for dental care typically mean also a lower quality of care. That’s not the case in Turkey, a country that meets EU standards, and it’s certainly not the case with the services offered by Premium Dental Turkey. We will explain below why dental care in Turkey at one of our clinics is more affordable for patients from developed countries.

Clinic Operational Costs are Low 

The main reason dental care in Turkey is cheap is that the overall operation costs, including laboratory costs and dentist fees, are lower compared to places like the UK or the US. Some estimates suggest that dentist prices in Turkey are over 55 percent less compared to Western Europe and the United States. This number can fluctuate, obviously, but in general, the costs are far more manageable in Turkey. As a result, the cost savings trickle down directly to patients, who don’t have to pay as much as in many other countries. At Premium Dental Turkey, we make sure that our lower operational costs also result in lower fees for our patients.

Currency Exchange Advantage

The prices for most dental procedures, especially branded ones like All-on-4 Dental Implants, are expensive anywhere. But in Turkey, you can obtain the same procedure for fewer thanks to the currency exchange rate. The value of the Turkish lira is less compared to the Sterling pound or the US dollar. On average, a pound equals about 5,200 TRY, a Euro around 4,700 TRY, and a US dollar equals about 3,800 TRY. That means patients from the UK, US, or elsewhere in Europe can pay less for the same treatments because of the cost savings from currency exchange.  

When you pay using a stronger currency, you are mathematically paying less for the same type of service. We provide quotations in 3 currencies; English Sterling Pound, Euro, and the US. Dollar. You can compare the prices and how much a treatment may cost in our clinic versus a clinic in your native country. Patients from the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, and even Japan may benefit from the lower operational costs and the advantages of currency exchange.

No Inflated Third Party Fees 

In addition to our clinic operational costs, the laboratory costs and dentist fees are lower in Turkey compared to many other countries. Dentists don’t charge as much as in other countries, so even our top-notch dentists are less costly. We pay our dentists fees according to local norm, and as a result, there are significant cost savings that patients can benefit from. Dental patients are often overturned with sky-high third-party laboratory fees as well. 

At Premium Dental Turkey, we have our own clinic to sculpt common dental orthodontics like crowns and braces. Some are outsourced to a grade-A third-party lab. As the costs are in the local currency, the overall fees are low as usual. Our partners and in-clinic labs charge patients very reasonably, so you can expect only affordable rates. If you are worried about lab costs making the final bill swell, you can ease those worries at Premium Dental Turkey Clinics.

Traveling to Turkey is Cheaper 

Turkey has a thriving budget tourism sector. Traveling to Turkey is much less costly compared to, say, taking a trip to Spain, Italy, and even Hungary. Everything a tourist needs, such as food and accommodation, are comparatively low in Turkey. For example, you can stay at a 5-star hotel for about £19 per day and eat at a local restaurant for less than £10. There are many accommodation options available in the country, ranging from budget to luxury. We can help you find the best accommodation options suited for your budget. 

You can eat well for cheap in Turkey thanks to a variety of cheap restaurants and eateries everywhere. And the local transportation costs will not be a burden. We offer free transportation for appointments. There’s also local public transportation and non-Uber local taxis that are very cheap for tourists. The travel costs to Turkey will never offset the costs you save on your procedures. In fact, the travel fees will be minimal when compared to the thousands of dollars, Euros, or pounds that you will save on your procedures.

Free Services

Bringing your overall costs down further would be the free services our clinics provide. We offer free transportation to appointments and free airport transfer, which will keep your local travel costs down. In addition, the initial consultation with a dental specialist will also be free of charge. Your first diagnosis will be handled in the initial consultation. It could cost you hundreds of dollars or pounds in other countries, but at our clinic, we facilitate this service for free. 

Some diagnostic tools that could add hundreds of more dollars to your dental bill can be written off because we offer free panoramic x-rays and 3D tomography scans. These diagnostic tools are not always necessary but dentists in countries like the US charge a lot in case these technologies are needed. At our clinic, we do not charge more in case an x-ray or a 3D scan is needed.

No Extra Charges

Most of the money you pay will go towards the actual dental procedure. For example, if you come in for a dental crown, the majority of the fee you pay will be spent on sculpting the crown itself, rather than on dentist charges, lab fees or anything else. In countries like the US, extra charges quickly add up because of insurance claims, assistant presence, equipment rental, diagnostic scans, and so on. As we don’t charge for diagnostic scans or include charges that are only partially related to care, patients can benefit from impressively low prices. You can save hundreds or even thousands on a treatment. 

You can compare prices between our clinic and a clinic in your native country by asking us for a direct quote.

Premium Dental Turkey Medical Reference | Written by Dr. Dt.Furkan Altinel & Ismail Kilic on 2018-03-14 12:49:13