Turkey has become one of the biggest destinations around the globe for cosmetic dentistry. Thousands of people from various destinations and ethnicities flock into the country to get drastic smile makeover. But much like anywhere else in the world, scamming is a thing. Yes even in the medical field. So how can you choose the right dental clinic in Turkey?
Thankfully, there are a few criteria through which you can choose a suitable clinic. In this article, we’ll discuss four major points that will help you choose the right dental clinic in Turkey.
Facilities and technologies
The field of dentistry has gone through major leaps of development and success. In fact, many of the procedures that would typically take months to finish, you can now get in one day.
These include the famous Hollywood Smile procedure, dental implants, and many others. When choosing a dental clinic in Turkey, always opt for the most recent technologies. Not only are they convenient time wise, but the customisation is impeccable.
For instance, one-day dentistry uses computer-assisted cameras that study your mouth. The software then designs your veneers according to this information.
So everything from shape to color is designed to complement your natural lip movement. Older techniques may do the job, but cutting-edge technologies go the extra mile.
Facilities are also another factor to look into. Make sure that your clinic is fully serviced. Many online clinics claim to own their property, but they typically are just renting a few of its rooms and services. One way to figure this out is to look out for the logo. The logo should be very visible and on numerous areas on the outside and inside of the clinic.
At Dentakay, our clinic is 3-stories and hosts some of Turkey’s biggest dentists and the latest technologies in the field.
COVID safety precautions
The pandemic has shown us the importance and value of hygiene and sterilization. And while it was always important, it is especially so under current circumstances.
Make sure that the clinic you’re visiting is implementing safety measures. For instance, at our clinic we have employed HEPA filters, these are filters that can filter the air from any particles under the size of 0.3 micrometers including bacteria, mold, and airborne particles. They can also filter droplets consisting of COVID particles according to recent studies.
We also conduct periodic sterilization of the entire clinic throughout the day to make sure it is safe.
Professionalism and results
Professionalism and results refers to the aspects of patient treatment and quality of treatment. Any clinic could easily claim it is the best in terms of results, but that can easily be a lie. The best way to investigate this is through checking reviews and photos.
Patients take to Google reviews to talk about their experience. And while no dental clinic in the world will have 100% happy patients, the ratio of satisfied patients to complaints should be bigger by large. So make sure you do check them out.
It is important to note that some comments maybe fake, so it is best to try and look for more detailed ones. Comments that address the dentist, staff, as well as procedure and treatment are likely to be more honest. On the other hand comments that barely go past the regular “the best clinic” or anything along the lines are likely to be not genuine.
he second thing to do is investigate the skills and results. The ideal way to go about this is to check before and after pictures. These will help you evaluate the skills of the doctors and avoid disappointment.
Furthermore, you can visit the YouTube channel for the dental clinic you’re interested in. These usually have numerous videos of patient interviews as well as virtual tours of the dental clinic. The testimonials can be very helpful and you get to see the work process of the clinic you’re interested in.
Services offered by the dental clinic
As the biggest attraction for dental care around the globe, dental clinics in Turkey know how to cater to the needs of international patients. Nearly all the clinics will offer an array of services that reflect hospitality and warmth. These services will include airport reception, accommodation in a luxury hotel, deluxe private transport, and translation to facilitate communication.
When seeking treatment in Turkey from abroad, make sure your dental clinic is offering these services. It is not only that you do not want to settle for this, but coming to a new country can at times be worrisome. And these services are there to make sure you are comfortable and only focused on your treatment.
If the dental clinic offers a certificate of guarantee
For several reasons, a procedure may fail. It is not entirely impossible to happen and is normal in the field of dentistry in general. A crown might fall off or a veneer may chip without any mistakes on your behalf. This is not exclusive to Turkey of course, it could happen anywhere in the world. But the right thing to do for dental clinics is provide a certificate of guarantee.
These certificates will replace prosthetics that aren’t fitted right or do not stick properly. But you should note that the certificate of guarantee is only valid if you haven’t done anything to damage your prosthetics. For instance, using your teeth to open bottles.
If your prosthetic chips because of that, the certificate of guarantee will not work.
If the dental clinic is board-certified
Another quick way you can guarantee a dental clinic is safe is through checking if it is board certified. There are many international organizations such as JCI and Slow Dentistry that operate to ensure clinics registered under it are safe and qualified. Dentakay is a proud member of Slow Dentistry.
When choosing the right dental clinic in Turkey, you need to make sure that your options meet the above criterion entirely. It is important for the success of your procedure that you seek a facility that is hygienic, comprehensively equipped, operates legally, and hosts qualified dentists.
If a clinic falls short in any of the above criteria, it is safest to continue browsing for a more compatible option. And remember always that the cheapest options are not necessarily better. Likewise for the more expensive offers. It really goes down to a few small steps from reading patient reviews to evaluating before and after pictures.
Contact our dental clinic
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Turkey, please book a free online consultation with us. Our consultants will get in touch with you as soon as possible to address your concerns.