The 9 Best Countries for Dental Implants

Emily Waddell

Emily Waddell - Health Researcher and Writer

Posted Mar 17, 2021

Man with great teeth smiling in a countryside setting

Travelling to another country for dental work is becoming more and more common. Why? Simply put, it’s cheaper and the majority of dentists working abroad offer excellent care similar to, or even better than, what you’d receive at home. 

Countries like Turkey and Hungary have amazing dental facilities and because the cost of living and paying wages is lower than in the UK, they can do it at fantastic rates. Hotels, airport transfers, and medication are typically rolled into package deals that can save you lots of money.

Dental implants are expensive. In the UK you’re looking to pay around €2,180 (£1,866) per implant. So, what’s the best country for dental implants? Who offers the best quality at a competitive price? How many trips will it take? Do the dentists speak English? 

We answer all your questions below, find out the best country for dental implants!

1. Turkey

It’s no surprise that Turkey is consistently ranked as one of the top countries for dental implants. Turkey is home to some of the best dentists in the world, Qunomedical patients enjoy top-of-the-line facilities and get to relax after their surgery in a gorgeous holiday setting. Many patients getting treatment also stay for a few weeks to recuperate and relax in beautiful cities like Istanbul.

If you’re looking to get a single dental implant, prices start at £543, around 70% cheaper than you’d be paying in the UK. Flights to Turkey are also very low with budget airlines offering multiple flights a day.

Dr. Mert Yuce is based at the stunning Dentaglobal clinic in Izmir. He has over 15 years of experience and has performed 10,000 treatments himself. 97% of his patients would recommend him.

2. Hungary 

Hungary is well known for being one of the best countries for dental implants. In fact, for the many travellers coming for dental surgery abroad, dental implants are one of the most popular treatments.

The capital of Budapest is where some of the best dentists have their clinics. Expect luxury clinics with dentists who are expertly trained at a fraction of the cost you’d be paying in your home country. Have your dental treatment and then explore the historic old city with some of the best food and cultural experiences on your doorstep.

A single dental implant can start at £914 in Hungary with hotels, airport transfers, and medication included — 50% cheaper than in the UK. 

Dr. Andrea Kertesz is one of the most experienced dentists in Budapest with 21 years of experience, specialising in dental implants. With her package, you’ll stay in the contemporary T62 hotel with a 9.2 rating from 2,729 reviews from guests.

3. Croatia

Home to world-renowned beaches by the glittering Adriatic Sea, Croatia is the perfect holiday getaway. But, it’s also recommended as one of the best, and cheapest, places for dental implants. Split is the base for most of Croatia’s top dental clinics, it’s also the jumping-off point for island hopping and is very close to the main airport of the country making it perfect for travel. 

Expect to pay around £855 for a single dental implant in Croatia with excellent packages for all-on-4 or all-on-6 treatments as well. 

Dr. Ivica Pelivan is located at the Dentelli clinic in Split, known for its cutting edge technology and facilities. Dr. Pelivan is a specialist in implant dentistry and has 17 years of experience with 10,000 treatments performed. 

Patient Story: Read about Carl’s dental journey in Croatia. 

4. Poland

Poland is only a 2-hour flight from the UK and is easily one of the best European countries for dental implants. Poland has become well known for its excellence in dentistry with people from neighbouring countries like Germany frequently travelling to get cheaper treatments. 

3G Dentist is one of Poland’s top clinics, located in the historic and beautiful city of Krakow. This clinic does it all, from cosmetic treatments to complex surgeries, their team of highly trained dentists can offer everything you need. The clinic even offers travellers a mobile phone throughout their stay. 

“The staff at 3G Dentist are very polite, helpful, friendly and fun which makes visiting the dentist extremely pleasant. I would highly recommend 3G Dentist to all my friends and family. I personally can't wait to go back there and get more work done!” — Aggy, United Kingdom.

5. Czech Republic

One of the benefits of having a dental implant in the Czech Republic is its fantastic standards of care and cheap prices. The capital city of Prague is where many of the country's most qualified dentists have built their luxury clinics. 

MediEstetik isn’t just a dental clinic, it’s a state-of-the-art aesthetic institution that offers treatments like plastic surgery, dermatology, as well as excellent dental care. At this clinic, you’ll be able to experience the very best technological advances in dental care. 

After your treatment, you can explore the historic city of Prague and even try a legendary chimney cake. 

6. Mexico

American’s have already discovered that Mexico is one of the best countries to get dental implants but Europeans are lagging. Mexico is a lot further to travel than most people are willing to go, but if you’re looking for a long holiday or somewhere to stay for a while then Mexico is an excellent option.

Cities like Cancun and Tijuana offer great dental clinics as well as nearby luxury resorts, so you can save your money on your treatment and instead spend it sipping cocktails by the beach. 

7. Germany

It’s well known that German medicine is at the forefront of excellent care. This is why Germany is known as one of the best European countries for dental implants. 

Expect experienced dentists with specialisms in implant technology as well as some of the best materials and equipment to make your surgery painless, quick, and most importantly, successful. A dental implant in Germany will likely be similar to what you pay in the UK, the difference is in the quality of treatment and the equipment used.  

Dr. Bender in Berlin is a specialist in implantology and his practice also prides itself in providing special treatment and aftercare to patients who have dental anxiety. Dr. Bender values empathy and making sure his patients feel at ease.

8. Thailand

Jetting off to Thailand is a dream holiday, so why not combine it with some dental care? The jewel of South East Asia, Thailand is one of the best countries for dental implants. Expect amazing dental clinics with highly trained dentists for a fraction of the price you’d be paying in the UK.

Bangkok International Dental Center is one of the most reputable dental clinics in Thailand and was the first to receive the Joint Commission International certificate of healthcare excellency. With over 100 dentists and a dedicated on-site dental laboratory, the centre offers only the top standard of care with affordable packages typically including hotel and airport transfer. 

9. United Kingdom

The stereotype that the British have bad teeth is actually incorrect, a recent study showed that the UK ranked 6th of our 26 European countries for dental health. So it’s no surprise that the UK has excellent dentists and dental care. 

A single dental implant in the UK will, on average, cost you £1,866. More complex treatment like an all-on-4 procedure with multiple implants can skyrocket to over £10,000. Unfortunately, the NHS does not cover dental implants at all, so while private dentists can offer fantastic care, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find a competitive price.

How Do I Choose Which Country Is Best for Dental Implants?

Dental treatment abroad is becoming more and more common with patients realising they can get great care for a much cheaper price than at home. Planning treatment and picking a destination will depend on your individual needs and what you want to gain from your treatment. This is why you should always choose a trusted provider like Qunomedical to help you find the best dentist for you. We score our dentists using our Qunoscore which rates them based on data points like experience, qualifications, and treatments performed. So you can make the right decision for you, no matter your budget. 

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