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Immediate Load Dental Implants in Costa Rica

You can get your teeth replaced at a fraction of the US prices by going for same day or immediate load dental implants in Costa Rica. San Jose, the capital of the Central American country, abounds with the delights of Mother Nature.

Moreover, the city has established itself as one of the prime dental tourism destinations in the region.

Same Day Dental Implant

As the name suggests, the dentist takes one day to place same day dental implants and the crown that goes on top of it (see image).

On the other hand, the dentist may wait for 3-6 months before they place the crown on top of a traditional implant.

How Much Do Immediate Load Implants Cost in Costa Rica?

There is a wide range in the cost of same-day dental implants in Costa Rica, as compared to the US and Canada. An immediate load implant costs approximately $3000 in the US and just $750 in Costa Rica.

Price of Same Day Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Note: Price comparison of ISI One Piece Immediate Load Implant

Therefore, by getting immediate load dental implants at our top-rated clinic in San Jose – Costa Rica, you save more than $2000 per implant. That is more than 70% off of prices for the same treatment in the US and Canada.

Dental implants in Costa Rica attract many people from abroad. Implantologists in Costa Rica provide top-quality, low-cost treatment for missing teeth.

The dental tourism industry in Costa Rica is a long established one. It has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals from developed countries say goodbye to their dental issues.

Hence, even if it’s a single dental implant that you need, Costa Rica is the ideal destination. Before we come to that, let’s see how same day implants score over traditional dental implants.

Costa Rica is the most visited nation in Central America.

Same Day Implants vs. Traditional Implants

The same day implant system traces its history back to Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s pioneering work on dental implants.

The process of placing same day dental implants is as follows:

  • First, the dentist inserts a titanium post into the jawbone. He places a temporary tooth/crown above the post next. This process takes about 15-20 minutes.
  • The post fuses with the bone quickly. In about five days, the dentist places the permanent tooth crown.
  • If need be, the dentist can set the dental implant at an angle. This does away with the need for bone grafting.

Traditional implants are time-consuming and inconvenient. Furthermore:

  • The traditional implant surgery exposes the jawbone. It involves inserting a 4mm long titanium post. There is a waiting time of two-six months. This is until the bone grows around the post.
  • Operating involves exposing the tip of the post. A crown is then attached to the post. If a bone graft is needed, another surgery is then done to insert the titanium post.
  • This adds another 4-8 months of waiting time. That’s because the incision needs to heal properly.
  • The dentist can only insert traditional implants vertically.

Immediate Load Dental Implant FAQs

  1. 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.

  1. 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 that will have to take on 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)
  1. What are the benefits of getting immediate load dental implants?

Here is a video in which the dental head of our clinic talks about the benefits of same-day dental implants in Costa Rica.

  • As the name of the procedure suggests, the biggest benefit is the amount of time taken to get it done, i.e. a day. On the other hand, traditional implants may take a month.
  • 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.
  1. What is the success rate of the implants?

Watch this video in which the head clinician explains the success the rate of same dental implants, as well as patient volume.

A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Oral Implantology found that the cumulative survival rate of immediate load dental implants is 100%.

5. 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.

6. Which brands of implants do you work with?

The clinic works with OCO Biomedical, a renowned manufaturer of dental implants in the United States.

7. Do you provide any kind of guarantee for dental work?

The clinic provides a lifetime guarantee on the same day or immediate load dental implants.

8. Can I be sedated during the procedure?

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

9. 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.

10. Do low prices in Costa Rica mean low-quality treatment as well?

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

Furthermore, it has been providing quality dental treatment for 25 years. You will receive dental treatment at the clinic whose head clinician introduced same day dental implants in Costa Rica.

Why Get Immediate Load Implants in Costa Rica?

  • Save 80% off of U.S. prices in San Jose – Costa Rica.
  • Spend minimum time and money on travel. Your destination is well-connected to the U.S. and Canada by air.
  • 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’. You can combine your dental trip with some leisurely sightseeing.
  • You won’t face any hurdles scheduling your treatment on a day of your convenience. This is because waiting lists are virtually non-existent.

About the Costa Rica Implant Clinic


  • 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.
  • They offer flapless and non-invasive surgery.
  • There is an in-house lab that allows for prosthesis adjustment in an instant.
  • The dentists and staff speak fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
  • The staff also provides a concierge service.
  • It offers ground services between San Jose Airport (IATA: SJO), your hotel and the clinic.

Dental Implant Costa Rica Reviews

Atlanta–resident Dinora Gonzales reviews dental implants in Costa Rica. She talks at length about the level of care she got at the dental clinic we work with.  She is very happy that she availed the services of MTC to facilitate her treatment.

Texas-inhabitant Charessa Lyle reviews dental implants at the San Jose clinic.

Tom from Florida reviews dental work in Costa Rica.

Dental tourism in Costa Rica grew by 34% in 2015-16.

Travel Information on San Jose, CR

Flight duration from major US cities to San Jose (IATA: SJO) is as follows:

Flying to San Jose
From To SJO
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
From To SJO
Toronto (YYZ) 5h 10m
Montreal (YUL) 5h 50m
  • The clinic is a twenty-minute drive from the airport.
  • We will help you shop around for air tickets and also provide any travel-related assistance.

Safety in Costa Rica 

The country is safe to visit for tourists. However, it is advised for you to be aware of your surroundings just as you would in any new environment.

Here are a few tips:

  • Do not leave your personal items unguarded.
  • Avoid walking down the street after sunset.
  • Do not carry valuable items such as jewelry.

The Government of Costa Rica has deputed Tourist Police for the safety and security of tourists and tourist areas. Seek their assistance if you have any queries or concerns.

Passport and Visa Requirements

  • US and Canadian citizens require valid passports to enter the country.
  • A visa is not required for a stay less than 90 days.

Payment Options for Same Day Implants in San Jose

Cash, wire transfer, PayPal, debit or credit card.

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.

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.

Recommended Hotels in San Jose

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

Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino Apartotel Cristina
Apartotel La Sabana Hotel Barcelo Palma Real
Hotel Best Western Irazu Hotel Colaye
Hotel Costa Rica Tennis Club Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel Park Inn
Hotel Rincon del Valle Hotel Tryp San Jose
Hotel Plaza Real Las Cumbres Inn

Contact us for more information on immediate load dental implants Costa Rica packages.

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