Thursday, June 2, 2016

Costa Rica – Top Destination For Affordable Dental Implants

According to theWorld Health Organization, Costa Rica has one of the best health care systems in the world, including dental healthcare. Medical tourists coming to this country benefit from high-quality medical service comparable to the one in the US, UK or Canada, but at much lower prices.
When it comes to dental care, people are willing to travel to Costa Rica for the more complicated procedures such as dental implants, dentures, dental crowns or maxillofacial surgery. Dental implants are one of the solutions recommended by the dentist when the patient is missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth. Over the titanium implant, the dentist places a dental crown, so that the patient will have a tooth that acts like a natural one when chewing, talking or laughing.
Dental clinics in Costa Rica offer both single-stage and two-stage dental implants based on the dentists opinion. The single stage implants are performed in one day and their price start at $600 per implant. Placing  single-stage implant takes in fact 10 days, which means that the patient can spend 10 days in Costa Rica, both for dental care and pleasure, enjoying the sun and sandy beaches. The two-stage dental implants can take up to 6 months to be completed, depending on the bone structure, the procedures performed, the time needed for the bone to accept the implant and the placement of the crown.
Why dental implants in Costa Rica?
Dental implants packages offered by clinics in Costa Rica, include the price for the consultation, the procedure, the X-ray, the dentist’s fees and many times transportation from the airport. Still, the prices are 50-70% lower compared to the US, UK or Canada. Traveling from the US to Costa Rica does not take more than 4-6 hours and if you have a valid passport you do not need a visa to enter the country.
Why do you need a dental implant?
  • Dental Implants maintain the facial structure’s integrity and reduce the inconveniences associated with tooth loss.
  • The dental implant can prevent the onset of adverse effects occurring when the patient is missing one or more teeth.
  • Avoiding the bone resorption
  • Missing teeth increase the risk of cavities
  • Missing teeth increase the risk of developing periodontal disease
What are the prices for a dental implant in Costa Rica?
The average price for a dental implant in the US is about $4,250 -$5,000 while in Canada the average cost is$2,450. This is the price for the implant, abutment, crown and surgery.

Price for single implants
Playas del coco
Coco Dental Care
$1,500 (crown included)

Advantages of dental implants:
  • Improvement of your smile
  • Restoration of your facial structure
  • Restoration of chewing for easy digestion
  • Indulgence on preferred foods
  • Clearer and easier speech
  • Enjoyment of an active lifestyle
  • Boost of your self-confidence

If you want to learn more about the dental implant procedure in Costa Rica or if you need a free quote, please contact us!


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