A visit to the local dentist can be unaffordable for many Americans and Canadians. While routine check-ups and cleanings are somewhat reasonably priced, the cost of more elaborate procedures, such as dental implants, is out of reach for most North Americans.
As a dental tourist, you can save up to 50-70% on dental implants in Costa Rica while recovering in a beautiful set-up. Thousands of Americans and Canadians fly down to the capital city of San Jose to get their dental implants at affordable rates.
Implants are a more long-lasting solution compared to dentures. Removable partial dentures have a ‘low survival rate of 4 years’, writes Dr. Carl E Misch in his book-Dental Implants Prosthetics.
The main focus is on restorative and cosmetic dental treatments and procedures, and our in-demand specialists are experts in endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
The clinic has an on-site dental lab which gives it complete control over the design, fabrication, and quick delivery of dental restorations.
At our modern clinic and laboratory, we have the finest equipment and tools available, as well as state-of-the-art technology such as CAD/CAM, providing our patients with world-class service.
A team of two doctors is assigned to every dental case treated at the clinic and two assistants for each doctor. The dental assistants help the dentists during the performance of every dental procedure and also provide support in office and lab duties.
Find out more about our on-site dental lab here:
The dental clinic stands behind its work and offers guarantees on its workmanship. The clinic is devoted to providing patients with an environment which makes them feel confident and secure when visiting a foreign country for dental care.
We offer a lifetime guarantee on dental implants and a 7-year guarantee on crowns and veneers.
Watch our lead dental surgeon in Costa Rica talk about the guarantees and the aftercare policy followed at the dental clinic:
We have a highly-skilled team of dentists with 6 full-time and 4 on-demand specialists.
Mario Bonilla D.D.S.
Andrea Roth Earey D.D.S.
Allan Vargas González D.D.S.
Raquel Cordero D.D.S.
Debbie reviews her experience of getting implant supported dentures at our clinic:
Nellie from Houston, Texas shares her review on getting teeth implants from our team:
Dinora from Atlanta shares her experience of getting same day dental implants in Costa Rica:
Dental implants can be used in full mouth restorations or to fix a single missing tooth. Here are the types of implants:
A single dental implant replaces an individual tooth that has been lost. It functions like a natural tooth and usually has a dental crown on top.
All-on-4 Implants: This procedure uses four dental implants and is done on patients who may have less available jawbone. It is a technique where a whole arch of the teeth can be supported by only 4 implants.
Read more on All-on-Four implants in Costa Rica.
All-on-6 Implants: This procedure uses six dental implants and is used on patients who don’t have perfect jawbones but have enough bone to support multiple implants. A bridge in the form of an arch is used to support the artificial teeth.
All-on-8 Implants: This procedure uses eight dental implants and is one of the most stable options. Since it involves the highest number of dental implants, it has the strongest grip on the jaw. The patient’s jaw needs to have enough bone to sustain these eight implants.
Better Appearance: Dental implants serve as replacement teeth due to their natural look and lead to an improved appearance.
Improved Speech: Crowns, bridges, and dentures are fixed to the implant so that you can talk with full confidence without the dentures slipping out.
Improved Comfort: Implants are stable. They eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Ability to Eat Anything: Dental implants do not limit the food you can eat. You are free to eat anything once they are fully placed.
Durability: With good care and dental hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Anesthesia is given to the patient so that they do not feel the pain during the procedure. Post-surgery, antibiotics, and painkillers are given to ease the pain.
We use local anesthetics, such as Novacaine.
Yes. We offer the option of full sedation during your procedure.
We work with Zimmer Dental, Oco Biomedical, and S.I.N. Implante.
A CT scan is a must to figure out how much bone is left in your jaw and whether you are the right candidate for the implant surgery. Our dental implantologist in San Jose explains the importance of the scans in the following video:
Yes, existing implants can be used in most of the cases. However, we will have to determine their viability by evaluation of your 3D tomography. We would also need to know the brand, type, and size of the existing implants in order to make the final decision on how to proceed.
This depends on the amount of work you are having done. Here are some general time frames:
For Implant placement /surgical phase, you need to stay for four business days (plus arrival and departure).
For 1-5 units, you need to stay for five business days along with arrival and departure.
For 6 or more units, you need to stay for nine business days along with arrival and departure.
Healing may take up to 3-6 months. In general, healing time for implant depends on the quality of the patient’s bone. Take extra care in the initial few weeks post-surgery.
We accept cash, wire transfers, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), and PayPal.
Yes! We offer free ground transfers to and from the airport. We also provide complimentary pick-up for all of your appointments as long the hotel is within the clinic’s pick-up zone.