Considering to get immediate-load dental implants in Costa Rica? This restoration costs only a fraction of the price back in the U.S.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.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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.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
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:
|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:
|Origin Destination||Flight Duration|
|Toronto (YYZ)||5h 10m|
|Montreal (YUL)||5h 50m|
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|
|Residence Inn by Marriott||Vista Canyon Inn|
|Courtyard by Marriott||Tryp San Jose|
|Portal Colonial||Park Inn Hotel|
|AC by Marriott||Costa Verde Inn|
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.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.
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.
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:
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.
The same-day Implant success rate is reported between 92-100% by various studies.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,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.
Every dentist does not offer immediate load dental implants. The reasons for this are as follows:
The clinic works with international brands such as Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, Straumann, etc.
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.
Yes. The clinic offers full sedation dentistry. Be sure to convey the requirement for the same during your first phone consultation.
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:
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.
|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.
Dental clinics in Costa Rica accept cash, debit/credit cards, and wire transfer as payment modes.