Low-Cost Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

Soaring dentistry prices in the US & Canada can exhaust your life savings. But there’s a solution!

Full mouth restoration in Costa Rica can preserve your oral health without breaking the bank.

Clinic with X-Guide for Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Continue reading if you’re looking for high-quality, reasonably-priced medical care.

Let’s check out why Costa Rica is the best choice to restore your smile. 

6 Reasons to Choose Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

From offering affordable dental care at renowned clinics to a great vacation— Costa Rica ticks it all!

Potential Savings

  • Patients prefer Costa Rica because dental care there is 70% cheaper than in the US.
  • This is because of the low cost of living.[1]Expatistan
    Cost of living in Costa Rica
    “Cost of living in Costa Rica is 36% cheaper than in United States.”
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  • After covering all your travel expenses, you’ll still save thousands of dollars.

Top Dental Clinics

  • Our partner clinics have on-site dental labs to cater to your needs in the quickest time possible.
  • They also boast of state-of-the-art CAD/CAM and 3D Scan technology.

Skilled Dental Staff

  • Costa Rican dentists have 22+ years of experience. You’re in safe hands!
  • They’re trained professionals with numerous accreditations such as— ADA, APS, ICOI.

Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

Benefits of Choosing Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

No Language Barrier

  • Foreigners avail around 90% of dental services in Costa Rica.[2]Costa Rica News
    Dental Tourism in Costa Rica
    “According to research from Euromonitor, approximately 90% of cosmetic surgery and dental procedures are undertaken in Costa Rica are carried out on foreign patients. ”
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    Thus, English is widely spoken.
  • The dentists and dental staff here are bilingual. They speak both English and Spanish.

Geographical Accessibility

  • Costa Rica is just 4-5 flying hours away from the major US cities.[3]Skyscanner
    Cheap Flights to Costa Rica
    “Average direct flight time: 4 hrs 32 mins”
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  • There are direct flights to San Juan International Airport.

Tropical Paradise

  • Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity makes it a worthy destination for nature lovers.
  • The main draw for tourists is beaches. Besides, you can visit Irazú Volcano for some added adventure.

We have summed up the benefits of dental tourism in Costa Rica. Let’s move to the cost section. 

Cost of Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

Full mouth rehabilitation in Costa Rica costs between $10,900 and $22,000 (for both arches).

It’s more economical than the US, where you’d pay $22,000$80,000.

However, the exact pricing depends on the clinic and the number of teeth that needs replacement.

For instance, the cost of all-on-4 dental implants in Costa Rica is as low as $9,500 (per arch). While the price in the US is $15,000.

Have a look at the table below for a detailed cost breakdown:

Cost Comparison
Costa Rica USA
$10,900-$22,000 $22,000-$80,000

Below is the visual representation of individual treatment costs:

Cost Savings for Different Dental Procedures in Costa Rica
Procedure US Canada Costa Rica Savings
All-on-4 Implants $15,000 $15,000 $9,500 36%
Dental Veneers* $2,000 $1,500 $425 70-78%
Snap-on Dentures $6,000 $6,000 $3,000 50%
Dental Crown* $1,500 $1,500 $450 70%
Dental Bridge** $6,000 $6,000 $1,185 80%
* per tooth **3-unit
*Prices are subject to change. Fill out our online request form for the latest pricing and discounts.

Costa Rica Vs. USA: Explaining the Cost Difference

Let us look at a few reasons for this considerable price gap:

  • Costa Rica’s lower cost of living is reflected in the cheaper cost of dental work.
  • Dentists have reduced overhead expenses like payroll, taxes, and facility leasing fees.
  • American doctors pay big chunks of money for malpractice insurance to save themselves from negligence lawsuits.[4]AMA
    Continued cost burden of medical liability system
    “Physicians continue to face high costs of insuring themselves against medical liability claims. ”
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  • Costa Rica is price-competitive, and most dental clinics offer attractive package deals, including free services. 

Top Dental Clinics in Costa Rica for Full Mouth Restoration

Check out our hand-picked top clinics in Costa Rica:

New Smile Dental Group

Location: San José
Nearest airport: SJO
Distance from airport: 15 minutes

Our clinic is all-inclusive, with the latest dental labs and a 3D dental imaging room.

They also have an administrative office, call center, and logistics department.

You will be under the care of experienced implant specialists affiliated with the ADA.

New Smile Dental Group, San Jose, Costa Rica

New Smile Dental Group

Google Ratings
4.3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (24 reviews)


  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Proximal hotels
  • Free phone calls
  • Free Wifi

Clinic Highlights

  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art dental lab
  • Diagnosis by Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT)
  • Shutz Germany-powered CAD/CAM technology for in-house dental restorations

Payment Methods
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer

Flikier Dental Institute

Location: San José
Nearest airport: SJO
Distance from airport: 15 minutes

The clinic has emerged as a leading cosmetic and restorative dental spa in Costa Rica.

Dentists at Flikier Dental Institute are internationally trained with recognized accreditations.

They have placed over 15000 implants with a 98% success rate.

Flikier Dental Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica

Flikier Dental Institute

Google Ratings
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (10 reviews)


  • Equipped with CEREC to create dental restorations in-house
  • X-Guide for accurate implant procedures
  • Hotels within a 1-mile radius

Clinic Highlights

  • Certified and internationally accredited dentists with 30 years of experience
  • Equipped with Primescan, MC XI & Speedfire Oven, and Dental Microscope
  • International implant brands like Zimmer Dental

Payment Methods
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card

Premier Dental Clinic

Location: San José
Nearest airport: SJO
Distance from airport: 1.5 hours

The clinic is on the Playa Jaco beach, a popular tourist spot.

Premier Dental Care has been providing quality dental work for 22 years. The dentists here are associated with the ADA.

Premier Dental Clinic, Jaco, Costa Rica

Premier Dental Care

Google Ratings
4.9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (239 reviews)


  • Dentists with various specializations working under the same roof
  • Hotels within walking distance of the clinic

Clinic Highlights

  • Certified by the College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica
  • Clinic is associated with the ADA

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card

Arte Dental

Location: Liberia
Nearest airport: LIR
Distance from airport: 15 minutes

Our clinic has a skilled team of Dental Specialists.

The clinic boasts of dentists approved by the Board of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica.

Arte Dental, Costa Rica

Arte Dental 

Google Ratings
4.9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (40 reviews)


  • Easy 15-minute drive from the airport
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Plenty of hotel stays within a half-mile distance

Clinic Highlights

  • Digital X-rays with large screens
  • Fully air-conditioned building
  • Refreshment bar and movies in the waiting area

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer

Best Dentists in Costa Rica

We handpicked the top dentists in Costa Rica for you.

These experienced professionals are eager to start your smile makeover:

Dr. Silvia Odio, Costa Rica

Dr. Silvia Odio

Qualifications: DDS, M.Sc.
Experience: 18 years
Expertise: Implants
Accreditations: Member of the ADA

Dr. Simon Flikier- Flikier Dental Institute, Costa Rica

Dr. Simon Flikier

Dr. Simon Flikier

Qualifications: DDS, Prosthodontist (Boston University)
Experience: 20+ years
Expertise: Implants, crowns, veneers
Accreditations: Member of the American College of Prosthodontics

Dr. Daniel Alvarado- Premier Dental Care, Costa Rica

Dr. Daniel Alvarado

Dr. Daniel Alvarado

Qualifications: DDS
Experience: 8+ years
Expertise: Implants, full mouth restoration, gum problems
Certifications: Externship in oral implantology, Stony Brook University, NY

Dr. Natalia Arguedas

Dr. Natalia Arguedas

Qualifications: DDS, M.Sc.
Experience: 12+ years
Expertise: Implants, crowns, veneers
Accreditations: Board Member of Costa Rica Academy of Specialists in Prosthodontics 

Full Mouth Restoration Costa Rica: Reviews

You might still have doubts about getting dental work outside your country.
However, we know something that might reassure you.

Watch our patients share their views on the quality of dental work in Costa Rica:

Implants & Bridges in Costa Rica
Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Many people from the US and Canada have traveled to Costa Rica for a full mouth restoration.
Here is what they have to say about the service:

Madeleine Pluhar, USA
“I feel very comfortable with this clinic. It’s been two years since the work was done, and I have no complaints!”
Raff, USA
“I was looking for a long-term solution to my problem and a professional result here in Costa Rica, and I found it!”
Greg Nicholson, USA
“Fantastic service and very clean. They got me in for an emergency filling and X-rays with no waiting. Thank you so much!”
Matt Chouinard
“It was the best dentist experience I had in my whole life. And I thought we had good dentists only here in Canada! 

Full Mouth Rehabilitation: The Truth Behind It

Full mouth restorations aim to restore the function and aesthetic of your teeth.[5]Research Gate
Full mouth rehabilitation
“Full mouth rehabilitation entails the performance of all the procedures necessary to produce healthy, aesthetics, and well functioning, and self-maintaining masticatory mechanism.”
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Your dentist will suggest which restorative technique is best for your condition.

These may include restoring your teeth through implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and veneers.

Before the restorative surgery, he may have to perform additional procedures like a sinus lift or bone graft.

If you’re curious about these procedures, dig in:

Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Prosthesis restoration for the tooth root. Crowns are placed over the implants.

They restore both your teeth’s functionality and aesthetics.

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution.[6]Colgate
Dental Implants: A Permanent Tooth Replacement to Consider
“Dental implants offer an attractive and comfortable solution for those who have lost a tooth to decay or injury. They provide a permanent tooth replacement option that looks and feels like a real tooth! ”
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Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Dental Crowns in Costa Rica

Tooth crowns are a part of restorative dentistry for structural flaws.

These are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over teeth and cemented into place.

They restore your teeth’ shape, size, and strength and improve their appearance.[7]Colgate
Different Types Of Dental Crowns
“Also known as a cap, a dental crown is most often a tooth-colored prosthetic designed to cover a damaged tooth in a fixed position. Once inserted, a crown can strengthen the tooth, improving its overall appearance and alignment in the mouth.”
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Dental Crown in Costa Rica

Dental Crown in Costa Rica

Dental Bridges in Costa Rica

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are a series of 3 or more connecting crowns.

The end crowns are placed on your existing teeth, while the middle crowns will fill the gaps.[8]Mouth Healthy
”Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be.”
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Dental Bridge in Costa Rica

Dental Bridge in Costa Rica

Dental Veneers in Costa Rica

Veneers are man-made “shells” that cover chipped or discolored teeth. The color can be matched to your natural teeth.[9]Mouth Healthy
”Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth.”
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Lumineers are popular due to their reversibility compared to traditional veneers.

Matching Veeners With the Colour of Your Teeth

Shade Matching

Dental Veneers in Costa Rica

Dental Veneers in Costa Rica

Teeth affect your speech, chewing, and facial appearance. These full-mouth restorations greatly enhance the quality of life of a person with extensive tooth damage and gum disease. 

Planning a Dental Trip to Costa Rica

Wondering how long to stay in Costa Rica for dental treatment?
Or perhaps how to get there? Or how to get around in this foreign land?

Find a handy guide below. This will help you plan better for your Costa Rican dental vacation.

Costa Rica is ranked Number 1 in the Happy Planet Index.[10]Statista
Happy Planet Index ranking of countries…
”According to the Happy Planet Index’s ranking of the happiest and most environmentally sustainable countries in the world, Costa Rica was ranked as the happiest country in 2021…”
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Full Mouth Restoration Trip Schedule

Since a full mouth reconstruction can include a variety of dental treatments, it can be a lengthy procedure.

Typically, the treatment is done in stages and can require 2-3 visits to the dentist.

Full-Mouth Restoration Trip Schedule
Treatment Trips Required
All on 4 Dental Implants
(Healing Period: 4-6 months)
1st Visit: 1 week
2nd Visit: 7-12 days
All on 6/8 Dental Implants
(Without bone grafting & sinus lift)
1st Visit: 1 week
2nd Visit: 7-12 days
All on 6/8 Dental Implants
(With bone grafting & sinus lift)
1st Visit: 1 week
2nd Visit: 1 week
3rd Visit: 7-12 days
The healing period flanks each visit; duration varies for each patient.

Although full-mouth dental implants are a lengthy procedure, the result can be advantageous.

With the improved appearance, speech, and chewing functions, you will feel a massive change in your quality of life.

How to Get to Costa Rica?

Our clinics in San Jose, Jaco, and Liberia are easily reachable.

They are a short drive from SJO in San Juan and LIR in Liberia.

Flying time between San José and American cities (non-stop)
From To Duration
New York, USA (JFK) San José (SJO) 7h
Los Angeles, USA (LAX) San José (SJO) 7h 55m
Dallas, USA (DAL) San José (SJO) 3h 15m
Miami, USA (MIA) San José (SJO) 2h 53m

Costa Rica's Visa Policy

Americans and Canadians can travel to Costa Rica without a visa, provided their stay doesn’t exceed 90 days.[11]US Travel State Gov.
Costa Rica
”TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Not required for stays less than 90 days, but return ticket required.”
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Travel Documents Required

You must carry a passport valid for the entire length of your stay in Costa Rica.

You must also present a return ticket or proof of further travel to another country.[12]US Travel State Gov.
Costa Rica
”Requirements for Entry: 1. Passport valid for duration of stay. Immigration may deny entry if passport is damaged. 2. Return ticket or proof of onward travel to another country…”
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Things to Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a tourist’s favorite getaway, especially if you are from the US or Canada.

It receives 1.7 million tourists annually, most of which are from these two countries.[13]Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington DC
About Costa Rica
“Costa Rica receives over 1.7 million tourists per year, the majority of whom come from the United States and Canada.”
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Dental Tourism in Costa Rica

Beautiful Landscapes of Costa Rica

Costa Rica impresses dental tourists with well-conserved biodiversity and natural landscapes.

Let’s check out some of these sites:

Irazú Volcano National Park

It is the highest volcano in Costa Rica at 3,432m.[14]Costa Rica.org
Costa Rica Volcanoes
“Irazu is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica, reaching around 11, 260 ft (3, 432 m).”
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Rightly named Irazu after the indigenous word for “place that shakes,” this volcano is known for being active.

On a sunny day, you can see the Pacific and Atlantic oceans from here.[15]Costa Rica.org
Visiting Irazu Volcano National Park
“The name Irazu is derived from indigenous word meaning thunder” or “place that shakes”…On a clear day, you might see all the way to the Pacific oceans or even the Atlantic ones.”
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Irazu Volcano National Park

Irazu Volcano National Park


Hiking in Costa Rica will give you a chance to explore rare plants, wildlife, hot springs, and more.

You can really become one with nature in this country’s lush green forests.

You can also enjoy activities like biking, canyoning, and zip-lining.

Hiking in Costa Rica

The Beaches

From white sandy beaches to rugged coastlines— Costa Rica has it all when it comes to beaches.

Popular beach destinations include Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, and Jacó, known for their clear waters and great surf.

These beaches are home to various marine life and offer activities like snorkeling, diving, and sea turtle watching.

Beaches of Costa Rica

A Beach in Costa Rica 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a full mouth implant in Costa Rica?

All-on-4 implants in Costa Rica cost $9, 500.

You can expect to pay around $15,000 in the US for the same procedure.

Similarly, a full-mouth restoration will cost $10,900-$22,000 in Costa Rica.

While in the US, it would cost you around $22,000-$80,000.

So, you can save 70% on full-mouth restoration in Costa Rica.


Its proximity to the US, among other factors, makes Costa Rica the ideal choice for dental care.

Many people are looking at Costa Rica for affordable and quality dental tourism.[16]yahoo!finance
12 Countries that Produce the Best Doctors in the World
”Costa Rica is a popular destination for medical tourism, with a reputation for high-quality healthcare and affordable prices. Many people travel to Costa Rica for medical treatment because of the country’s reputation for excellence in areas such as… dentistry…”
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Do you need a healthy smile at affordable prices?

Low-cost full mouth restoration in Costa Rica is the answer to your prayers.


  1. Expatistan: Cost of Living in Costa Rica
  2. Costa Rica News: Dental Tourism in Costa Rica
  3. Skyscanner: Cheap Flights to Costa Rica
  4. AMA: Continued cost burden of medical liability system
  5. Research Gate: Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  6. Colgate: Dental Implants: A Permanent Tooth Replacement to Consider
  7. Colgate: Different Types of Dental Crowns
  8. Mouth Healthy: Bridges
  9. Mouth Healthy: Veneers
  10. Statista: Happy Planet Index Ranking of Countries
  11. US Travel State Gov: Costa Rica
  12. Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington DC: About Costa Rica
  13. Costa Rica.org: Costa Rica Volcanoes
  14. Costa Rica.org: Visiting Irazu Volcano National Park
  15. Yahoo!Finance: 12 Countries that Produce the Best Doctors in the World