I had 3 extractions, 5 implants fitted with a 12 piece crown bridge fixed to my top jaw. I also had a 12 piece crown bridge fitted to my bottom jaw over my existing teeth. All carried out with first class care.
My ‘Implant journey’ began in 2016 where I had an appointment/assessment with a U.K. dentist & the cost of having the work done at home just wasn’t an option. I then started to look elsewhere and stumbled across the ‘whatclinic’ website. After having carried out a fair amount of research on various clinics all around Europe I decided that I felt most comfortable with the Medlife clinic in Turkey and as it turns out, it was the best decision I could have made.
I had had an initial appointment with another Turkish dental practice that had a clinic in London used for initial assessment prior to travelling to Turkey, where a panoramic x-ray of my teeth/jaws was taken.
I also contacted Medlife via the ‘whatclinic’ website and received a call and email from Onur within a very short time. Any questions I had were answered promptly and without trying to blind me with science. Onur provided invaluable in helping advise on flights, arrange accommodation, airport transfers and dental appointments (accommodation & transfers were included in the cost plan where the cost of the treatment was over a certain amount at that time). To dispel any fears I may have had at any time throughout the whole process.
I emailed the panoramic x-ray I'd had taken in London to Medlife, then I received a cost plan based on the x-ray the following afternoon at around a third of the cost it would be in the U.K.
My first appointment with the Medlife was in September where I was greeted at the airport by their driver and was taken to my hotel. The next day another lady from Medlife picked me up and together we went to see my dentists. I was welcomed by a smiling receptionist & in fact, all the staff were very welcoming. The doctors spoke great English & just as important, actually listened to my concerns & explained clearly the best option for treatment. I was quite nervous at first but was quite quickly put at ease. I had the initial preparation work done, the necessary extractions, Implants fitted & temporary bridges fixed over a period of around 4 or 5 days (can’t remember exactly). I then returned to the U.K for around 3 months to allow everything to heal.
I returned to Turkey in December for the final treatment and was there for 7 days in total. My temporary bridges were removed, an impression was taken of the top jaw with implants & the bottom teeth were prepared ready for crowns also. Bridges were fitted and doctors helped me make adjustments until I was completely happy with the finished result.
I have lived with my implants for about a month now and I’m just so pleased with them. I think it’s safe to say, my teeth have ‘never’ looked so good and I will be eternally grateful to all the Doctors, Nurses, technicians and everyone involved with the Medlife Group, Turkey.
I’m not pretending it was a pleasant experience & after the anaesthetic wore off I did experience some pain & discomfort for a couple of hours on the first visit which is to be expected I suppose as after all, it is quite an invasive procedure, but it was to prove all worth it in the end.
The doctors are clearly very skilled in their field & are very sympathetic during the treatment. I don’t hesitate to recommend the practice to anyone that asks me when they see my amazing new teeth. The total cost of the treatment was approximately £6,000 which was around a third of the cost in the U.K. at that time.
A big thank you to you all.