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Immediate Load Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Considering to get immediate-load dental implants in Costa Rica? This restoration costs only a fraction of the price back in the U.S.[1]Medium Why is Dental Care in the US So Very Expensive? “In just 2 visits to the dentist in the US I have spend almost as much as 7 years of dental care” View in Article Also, those from Canada benefit flexible appointments as opposed to the long waiting times back home.[2]NCBI Health Care Policy “Waiting for care has been and continues to be a major issue for the healthcare sector in Canada.” View in Article


The immediate load implants are also known as teeth in a day. Among dental tourists, they are also famously called same-day implants. As the name suggests, they are fixed in a single trip to the dentist.

Video Courtesy: Top Doctors UK

It is a specific technique, among other implant options. Unlike traditional implants, which take over 4-6 months to get fixed, these are a quick restorative method. They allow restoration for patients looking for immediate treatment.

How Much Do Immediate Load Implants Cost in Costa Rica?

There is a huge difference in the prices between Costa Rica and the US or Canada. An immediate load implant costs approximately $750 – $1,000 in Costa Rica. This is at least 4 times less, compared to a range of $3,000 – $6,000 in the US.

Price of Same Day Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Note: Price comparison of ISI One Piece Immediate Load Implant

By getting immediate load dental implants at Costa Rica, you save more than $2,000 per implant. That is more than 70% off the price for the same treatment in the US or Canada.

What’s more, is the cost of living is lower in CR than U.S. or Canada.[3]Expatistan Cost of living in Costa Rica compared to United States “Cost of living in Costa Rica is 38% cheaper than in United States” View in Article With implant treatment costing only 1/3rd of the price back home, and lower expense of stay, one can enjoy a cost-effective dental trip.

Same-Day Implants vs. Traditional Implants

An implant procedure involves the following steps. The major difference between these two techniques concerning the patient is the major time difference. This is achieved by shifting the healing period.

Treatment Time | Immediate Load Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Pie Chart: Implant procedure time

Step 1: Consultation

  • The dentist will study your case. This will be done by studying your X-rays or dental selfies while consulting from back home.
  • The consultation at our Costa Rica dentists comes free-of-cost if you follow up with the treatment here.

Step 2: Treatment Plan

  • The multi-disciplinary team at Costa Rica dentists helps to look at your case from different angles. This will in turn provide you with the best solution for your teeth.
  • You won’t have to downgrade your treatment plan because of the budget in Costa Rica. This is because even the most complex procedures here are already cost-effective.

Step 3: Dental Trip – 1

  • Traditional Implants: The visit may last up to a week. Dental implants are fixed with temporary crown restorations.
  • Same-day Implants: Implants are fixed under 24 hours.[4]NCBI Immediate function on the day of surgery… “The implants were loaded on the same day by converting the participants’ pre-existing denture in the experimental group. The implants were placed using a one-stage surgery procedure” View in Article Permanent crowns are placed in the place of a temporary restoration.
  • Additional procedures, like sinus lift, if needed are done during 1st dental visit.  Dentists providing same-day implants have an in house dental lab that can make restorations overnight.

Step 4: Healing Period

  • Traditional Implants: The healing period lasts for 3-4 months. During this time, the bone fuses with the implant, a process called osseointegration.
  • Same-day Implants: Healing period is not effectively considered. It’s because no obligatory surgery or visit is required any further.

Note: The healing period is not considered for teeth in a day. However, this does not mean osseointegration is speeded up or eliminated. This is a biological process and takes its time, but a patient needn’t visit the dentist after this to complete his treatment.

Step 5: Dental Trip – 2

  • Traditional Implants: Temporary restorations are replaced by permanent ones. This visit again may last up to a week.
  • Same-day Implants: No need for a second trip.

Step 6: Post-op Recovery

  • For initial days your diet may be altered to fluids or soft, semi-solid food. This is to minimize the stress on the operated gum tissue.
  • In case of any discomfort, patients can connect with us for a free follow-up consultation.

Once healed completely, the patient could enjoy the benefits just as good as that of natural teeth. Also, the survival rate of both implant techniques is nearly the same. About 92% for same-day implants, and about 95% for traditional implants.[5]Journal of Oral Implantology Survival Rate of Immediately vs Delayed Loaded Implants “Data analysis showed high numbers of studies on immediate and delayed loading with high implant survival rates. Delayed 94.9% – Table 1; Immediate-loading 91.68% – Table 2” View in Article

Sucess Rate | Immediate Load Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Pie Chart: Success rate of different implant techniques

Why Get Immediate Load Implants in Costa Rica?

  • Save 70% off the U.S. prices in San Jose – Costa Rica.
  • You won’t face any hurdles scheduling your treatment on a day of your convenience. This is because waiting lists are virtually non-existent.
  • Spend minimum time and money on travel. Your destination is well-connected to the U.S. and Canada by air.[6]PROMED Convenience “The fact that Costa Rica is within a 3-5 hour flight from most places in the United States and reached via direct flight from nearly 10 major airports in North America, getting to Costa Rica is easier than it has ever been. With the number of flights coming every day, there is always a sale with a fare at a price that you can afford.” View in Article
  • The Central American country is stunningly beautiful. It would be a shame to return home without getting a taste of ‘Pura Vida’ or ‘pure life’.[7]The Dream Catchers The Meaning of Pura Vida “To understand Costa Rica you must understand “Pura Vida” the motto and national expression of the country. The term translates to “pure life”, and in essence, it signifies that things are not just good, or great, or amazing, but a higher level up, which is Pura Vida.” View in Article You can combine your dental trip with some leisurely sightseeing.

About the Costa Rica Implant Clinic

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  • Our dental clinic in San Jose, Costa Rica has state-of-the-art technology. This includes cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT), HD panoramic imaging, a CAD-CAM computer, and 3D CAT scan facility.
  • There is an in-house lab that allows for prosthesis adjustments on the go.
  • The dentists and staff speak fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
  • It offers ground services between San Jose Airport (IATA: SJO), your hotel, and the clinic.
  • They also provide a concierge service. One could avail of special discounts on hotels by booking through us.

Dental Implant Costa Rica Reviews

I had everything done, I just have a whole new smile. He charged me something 11,000$ but here [in US] it would have been over 60,000$.

– Dinora, Atlanta, U.S.

Patient Testimonial

I understood Costa Rica is a wonderful place for dental. I have been very satisfied with all of the work I have had here. Wonderful Clinic [NSDG, CR]!

– Tom, Florida, U.S.

Patient Testimonial

If there was something higher than 5 stars, I’d go 10, I’d go 20 stars! Goodness Dental, they are the best.

Christopher, Connecticut

Patient Testimonial

I feel so much better, the care we had at clinic was excellent! Everyone was very calming and reassuring.

Dawn, Wisconsin,, U.S.

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Travel Information for Costa Rica

  • Flights
  • Hotels

How to Reach San Jose, CR

The clinic is only a twenty-minute drive from San Jose airport. Flight duration from major US cities to San Jose (IATA: SJO) is as follows:

Flying to San Jose [SJO]
Origin Destination Flight Duration
Orlando (MCO) 3h 10m
Houston (IAH) 3h 35m
Atlanta (ATL) 4h 5m
Chicago (ORD) 5h 10m
Los Angeles (LAX) 5h 45m
Washington (IAD) 5h 5m
Charlotte (CLT) 4h 20m
Dallas (DFW) 4h 10m
Miami (MIA) 2h 55m
Phoenix (PHX) 5h 5m

Flight duration from major Canadian cities to San Jose is as follows:

Flying to San Jose [SJO]
Origin Destination Flight Duration
Toronto (YYZ) 5h 10m
Montreal (YUL) 5h 50m

Recommended Hotels in San Jose

The clinic is located in San Jose. We recommend the following hotels as the clinic offers free ground transfers from them (clinic-hotel-airport):

Villas del Río Posada El Quijote
Holiday Inn Sheraton
Residence Inn by Marriott Vista Canyon Inn
Courtyard by Marriott Tryp San Jose
Portal Colonial Park Inn Hotel
AC by Marriott Costa Verde Inn

Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

A good time to visit is the dry season, which falls between December and April. It is the most popular time of the year with tourists.[8]US News Best Times to Visit Costa Rica “The best time to visit Costa Rica is from mid-December to April (the dry season). This peak tourist season boasts plenty of sunshine making it an ideal time for exploring rainforests and lounging on beaches.” View in Article

You will have adequate sunshine to bask in and a lot of time in which to discover the rainforests. If visiting during this season, remember to book your appointment before time.

You may also visit between May and November to get your dental implants placed.

Immediate Load Dental Implant FAQs

  • What are same day or immediate load dental implants?
What are same day or immediate load dental implants?

A dental implant is a false tooth root. Its shape is the same as that of a screw. When the dentist places this implant into your jaw, it cements with your bone.

A dental crown is then placed on top of the implant. When the dentist carries out this entire process within a day, it is the same day dental implant procedure.

  • Am I a candidate to get immediate load dental implants?
Am I a candidate to get immediate load dental implants?

You will need to have good oral health. This means that you will need to have an adequate amount of bone tissue to fit the implants.

The doctor will utilize state-of-the-art dental technology to find out whether you have a strong bone structure. You may not be able to get immediate load implants very soon in case of the following:

  • Smoking
  • Autoimmune, gum, or a chronic disease
  • Hygiene problems
  • Diabetes
  • Blood disorder
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • What are the benefits of getting immediate load dental implants in Costa Rica?
What are the benefits of getting immediate load dental implants in Costa Rica?

The biggest benefit of the treatment itself is the amount of time taken to get it done, i.e. a day. And in Costa Rica, huge savings boost patient’s benefit from the treatment.

As compared to traditional implants, same-day implants resemble natural teeth more. This is because the dentist places the crown on the implant quickly. Therefore, your gums oftentimes grow around the crown.

Watch this video in which the dental head of our clinic talks about the benefits of same-day dental implants in Costa Rica.

Video: Benefits of Dental Implants
  • What is the success rate of the same-day implants?
What is the success rate of the same-day implants?

The same-day Implant success rate is reported between 92-100% by various studies.[9]Journal of Oral Implantology Survival Rate of Immediately vs Delayed Loaded Implants “Data analysis showed high numbers of studies on immediate and delayed loading with high implant survival rates. Immediate-loading 91.68% – Table 2” View in Article,[10]PubMed Immediate Loading of Dental Implants… “The cumulative survival rate of the implants was 100%, and the success rate of the prostheses was also 100% during the observation time.” View in Article Watch this video in which the head clinician explains the success rate of the same dental implants, as well as patient volume.

Video: Sucess rate of Dental Implants
  • What are the risks linked to same day dental implants?
What are the risks linked to same day dental implants?

Every dentist does not offer immediate load dental implants. The reasons for this are as follows:

  • The same-day dental implant procedure is a very precise one. The dentist must ensure that he inserts the implant in a way that it does not move. Implant movement might cause the procedure to fail.
  • Not everyone is eligible for immediate load dental implants. The perfect candidate would have a sturdy bone structure and healthy teeth.
  • Any dental implant surgery is accompanied by risk. These may be implant failure, implant movement, infection, and pain.
  • Which brands of implants do dentists in Costa Rica work with?
Which brands of implants do dentists in Costa Rica work with?

The clinic works with international brands such as Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, Straumann, etc.

  • Do Costa Rican dentists provide any kind of guarantee for dental work?
Do Costa Rican dentists provide any kind of guarantee for dental work?

The clinic provides a lifetime guarantee on the same-day or immediate load dental implants. In fact, one of our clinics sustains the guarantee even if the patient is a smoker.

  • Can I be sedated during the dental procedure in Costa Rica?
Can I be sedated during the dental procedure in Costa Rica?

Yes. The clinic offers full sedation dentistry. Be sure to convey the requirement for the same during your first phone consultation.

  • Why are same day dental implants in Costa Rica so affordable?
Why are same day dental implants in Costa Rica so affordable?

There are many reasons why the same procedures are considerably cheaper in San Jose as compared to North American countries such as the US and Canada:

  • Overhead costs are low for Costa Rican dentists. For instance, real estate, the cost of living, taxes, insurance, and labor costs are all low.
  • Dental professionals in the country are not required to pay malpractice insurance.
  • Dentistry students are not in debt when they graduate. As a matter of fact, the best students receive scholarships.
  • Do low prices in Costa Rica mean low-quality treatment as well?
Do low prices in Costa Rica mean low-quality treatment as well?

No, the quality is not compromised to reduce costs. MTC’s clinic in San Jose, Costa Rica is accredited by and affiliated to dental organizations in the United States and Costa Rica.

Clinic Accreditation & Affiliations
American Dental Association (ADA) American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
Seal of Quality from the Costa Rican Chamber of Health (PROMED) Association of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica

One of our clinics is American-owned. In fact, we also have US retired dentists working onboard to provide top quality treatment in CR.

  • How do I pay for dental implant procedure in Costa Rica?
How do I pay for dental implant procedure in Costa Rica?

Dental clinics in Costa Rica accept cash, debit/credit cards, and wire transfer as payment modes.

Immediate Load Dental Implants in Costa Rica are affordable and high on quality. Contact us for any queries, or to claim a free quote. We will help you plan a hassle-free dental trip abroad.





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