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 a lot 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, and in Germany they can cost up to €4,000. 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 and provide you with a list of the best countries for dental implants, which we have determined based on patient satisfaction data!

1. Turkey

It’s no surprise that Turkey is consistently ranked as one of the top countries for dental implants. Due to its accommodating policies on medical tourism, Turkey is home to some of the best dentists in the world, meaning there are lots of happy patients who swear by it as the best place to get dental implants.

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 from MDental Clinic is one of the most experienced dentists in Budapest, with 22 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 an ideal destination for high-quality, low-cost dental implants, and many a satisfied patient regards Croatia as the best country for dental work in general. 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. 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.  After your treatment, you can explore the historic city and even try a legendary chimney cake. 

5. 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.

Clinics like Sani Dental and Bokanova Dental Center offer highly specialised dentistry in the most modern facilities, with plenty of experience and dedication serving international patients. What's also great about these clinics is their location in Playa del Carmen, just south of Cancun, where you'll enjoy stunning beaches and scenery, as well as savings on quality dental treatment.

6. 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 specialists in implant technology as well as some of the best materials and equipment to make your surgery painless, quick, and most importantly, successful. Although, like the UK, Germany is not the cheapest country for dental implants, the difference is in the quality of treatment and the equipment used.

7. 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.

Phuket Smile Signature Dental Clinic is a highly reputable clinic whose excellence is recognised by multiple awards and accreditations, including from the ISO. They have a large, multi-disciplinary team of dentists and a dedicated on-site dental laboratory, letting them offer top-standard care across a broad choice of procedures. Their affordable packages typically include hotel and airport transfer, and with a dedicated English-speaking customer service team, they ensure international patients enjoy a smooth experience.

8. 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.

9. 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. 

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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