Is your titanium allergy stopping you from getting the smile of your dreams?

Worry not! You’ve landed on the right page.

Zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica are the ideal option for Americans & Canadians!

Moreover, you can end up saving 50% plus. Wondering how? Keep reading to know more.

Dental Implants in Costa Rica: Review 

Cost of Zirconium Implants in Costa Rica

The cost of zirconium implants in Costa Rica is $2,500.

However, the same costs about $5,500 in the US and $5,000 in Canada.

This is how you end up saving 50% plus on costs.

Cost of Zirconium Implants in Costa Rica vs the US/Canada
Procedure Costa Rica US Canada
Zirconium Teeth Implants $2,500 $5,500 $5,000
*These are estimated prices. Contact us for a free estimate now! 

Why Consider Costa Rica for Getting Zirconia Implants?

Here are some of the advantages of choosing Costa Rica for zirconia implants:

Affordable Option

  • The cost of zirconia teeth implants in Costa Rica is half of that in the US and Canada.
  • Such low prices are due to the low cost of living.[1]Living Cost
    Costa Rica vs United States – Cost of Living Comparison
    “The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($893) is 58% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). ”
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Proximal Location

  • The geographical location of Costa Rica saves you a lot of traveling time.
  • For instance, it only takes 3 hours from Miami (MIA) to San Jose (SJO).

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Efficient Service

  • Our clinics in Costa Rica are well-equipped with all the facilities to treat international patients.
  • It has negligible waiting times and uses state-of-the-art technology like:
    • CAD/CAM technology
    • 3-D CT scan imaging & panoramic X-rays
    • Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT)

Experienced Dentists

  • They are qualified and reputed with 8+ years of experience.
  • Our dentists in Costa Rica are members of ADA, AAID, and ICOI.

In addition to the above benefits, Costa Rica also offers great cuisines and beautiful beaches.

So, why not enjoy this beautiful location while saving money on your dental treatment? 

Best Dental Clinic in Costa Rica

We at MTC, hand-pick the best clinics for you!

We are partnered with an accredited clinic in Costa Rica that aims to provide quality dental care.

Premier Dental Care, Jaco

Premier Dental Care

Premier Dental Clinic

4.9 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 230 Google Reviews

The clinic has 22+ years of experience in providing dental treatments.

Its team is specialized in all the branches of modern dentistry.

Its certifications include:

  • Associated with ADA
  • Certified by the College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica

Some other facilities provided by the clinic are:

✔️ Parking Space
✔️ Near-by Hotels
✔️ Multi-lingual Staff
✔️Airport Pick & Drop
✔️ On-site pharmacy
✔️ Translational Services
✔️ Wheelchair Accessibility
✔️ Multiple payment options

Read below what our happy patients have to say about the clinic:

Awesome! I’ve been going here for 10 years. The Dental Care is great, especially as compared to the USA. The dentist, the staff and assistants work solely on you. No multiple patients and errors.

Joe Kernan (US)

Premier has been our family dentist for 8 years now. The excellent service and their professional work are the best. I truly appreciate the dentists, staff, and the family vibes.

Watusi (US)

Teeth Implants in Costa Rica 

Best Implant Dentists in Costa Rica

Dentist Accreditations
Dr. Daniel Alvarado

Dr. Daniel Alvarado
8+ Years of Experience


  • Dental implants, full mouth restorations, gum problems


  • Specialist in oral rehabilitation
  • Externship in oral implantology, NY
Dr. Alonso Casafont

Dr. Alonso Casafont
7+ Years of Experience


  • Implants, gum problems


  • Specialist in Periodontics and Oral Medicine
  • Active Member of the Colombian Society of Periodontology 

The Process of Getting Zirconia Teeth Implants in Costa Rica

Before the zirconium implant process begins, your dentist will conduct a dental exam using an X-ray or CT scan.

Let’s have a look at the next steps:

Step 1: Damaged Tooth Removal

  • The next step is the extraction of the damaged tooth/teeth by your dental surgeon.
  • Bone grafting may be done post-tooth extraction, but only if there is not enough bone to support the implant.

Step 2: Implant Insertion

  • After proper healing, your dentist will drill into the jawbone and put the zirconium implant into place.

Step 3: Abutment Placement

  • After a few months, when enough bone has grown to stabilize, the abutment is added.
  • It is the part of the implant that will hold the crown in its place.

Step 4: Crown Placement

  • In the final step, the crown is put in place, which is custom manufactured to mimic your natural tooth.

Source: Forbes Health[2]Forbes Health
Dental Implants
“Here are the steps you can expect to undergo for a dental implant surgery: Dental exam: Before the implant process begins, your dentist needs to conduct a thorough exam…..”
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Zirconia Implant Installation Procedure

Zirconia Implant Installation Procedure

The treatment is mostly completed in 2 trips.
First trip: Implant with a temporary crown will be placed.
Second trip: After 2-6 months of healing (depending on your case), permanent prosthetic will be placed.[3]Verywell Health
Dental Implant Procedure
“Each patient heals differently, so it can take up to six months before the replacement teeth can be placed.”
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Aftercare for Zirconium Teeth Implants

To care for your teeth implants, you need to follow some tips, such as:

  • Flossing regularly
  • Brushing twice a day
  • Avoid hot and sticky foods
  • Use anti-bacterial mouthwashes
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Advantages of Zirconium Dental Implants in Costa Rica

The mechanics of a zirconium dental implant are quite similar to those of traditional titanium implants.

The former, however, offers some advantages over traditional implants.

  • Zirconia is white, more natural looking, and appealing.
  • Zirconium dental implants are more suitable for abutments.
  • Zirconia is compatible with human tissues, while titanium may cause allergies.
  • Also, unlike titanium implants, the zirconium ones won’t show through your gums over time.

Source: PubMed[4]PubMed
Zirconia versus titanium in dentistry
“Zirconia is superior to titanium and hence, more suitable for abutments.”
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Zirconia vs. Titanium Implants
“Zirconia is compatible with human tissues. A titanium implant may fail if the patient has an allergic reaction to the metal. The material can be easily colored to match the patient’s natural tooth, the dark metal may show through, resulting in poor aesthetics.”
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Titanium vs Zirconium Dental Implants

Titanium vs Zirconium Dental Implants 

Dental Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its incredible natural wonders and rich biodiversity.

It is home to some of the world’s most beautiful rainforests, beaches, and mountains.[6]Nomads
“It is home to some of the most beautiful rainforests, beaches, and mountains in the world. ”
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Dental Tourism in Costa Rica 

How to Reach Costa Rica?

The quickest & easiest way to get to Costa Rica is via flight. 

There are frequent flights connecting the US and Canadian cities to Costa Rica.

Check out the flights from various city airports’ of the US & Canada to San Jose airport (SJC):

Estimated Flight Durations from US/Canada to Costa Rica
US City Flight Duration Canada City Flight Duration
Miami (MIA) 3 hours Toronto (YYZ) 5.5 hours
Houston (IAH) 3.5 hours Montreal (YUL) 6 hours
Dallas (DFW) 4 hours Ottawa (YOW) 6 hours
New York (JFK) 5.5 hours Vancouver (YVR) 7.5 hours 

Documents Needed To Enter Costa Rica

So, to travel to Costa Rica, you will need the following documents:


  • US citizens don’t need an entry visa to Costa Rica (for a stay of up to 90 days).
  • If you wish to stay longer than that, then you will need to apply for a visa at the Directorate General of Immigration in Costa Rica.

Valid Passport

  • For travel in 2023, Costa Rica requires that visitors hold a passport valid for one day – on the day they arrive.

Ticket for Return Flight

  • Visitors might need to present a return ticket to exit Costa Rica within 90 days. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country).

Proof of Funds

  • Each visitor is required to show they possess $US 100 (per person) for every 30 days or part of 30 days of their Visa.
  • For example, if you plan to stay in Costa Rica for 60 days, you will need to show $US 200 per person.

Proof of Vaccination

  • Carry proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination if traveling from South America or Africa.

Source: Costa Rica Embassy[7]Costa-Rica Embassy
“US nationals do not require an entry visa to Costa Rica. However, they must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica within 90 days…. ”
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[8]Costa Rica Embassy
“1) a valid passport (which must have a validity of at least 1 day left); 2) proof of economic solvency of at least US$100 per month of legal permanence in the country…”
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Travel Tips for Tourists

  • Always exert caution.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings.
  • Do not flash your jewelry/expensive items.
  • Do not physically fight any robbery attempt.

Costa Rica Travel Advisory
“Be aware of your surroundings. Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Citizens should always exercise caution when traveling abroad.”
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Embassies of the US & Canada in Costa Rica

The US

The U.S. Embassy is located in the Pavas area of San José.

U.S. Embassy San Jose Calle 98 Vía 104, Pavas San José, Costa Rica
(506) 2519-2000
(506) 2519-2305


The Embassy of Canada is located in San José.


La Sabana Executive Business Centre, Building No. 5, 3rd Floor, behind the Contraloria General de la Republica, San Jose


(011 506) 2242 4400


(011 506) 2242 4415

Places To Visit in Costa Rica

Here’s a list of some famous tourist attractions in Costa Rica. that you can visit during your dental trip.

La Paz Waterfall Park

This is an exciting attraction for the whole family.

It includes five waterfalls, rainforests, and different forms of wildlife.[10]Culture Trip
Must-Visit Attractions in Costa Rica
“There are five waterfalls, cloud forests and rainforests as well as a snake, frog, orchid..”
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La Paz offers a great experience of some of the natural wonders of Costa Rica, all in one place.

La Paz Waterfall

La Paz Waterfall

Couple hiking in La Paz

Couple hiking in La Paz

Manuel Antonio National Park

It’s known for its serene beaches, vibrant wildlife, and lush greenery.

You can enjoy surfing and hiking and have fun with your family here.

You can also take a guided tour and explore the natural bliss of the place.

Manuel Antonio Beachside

Manuel Antonio Beachside

Capuchin monkey in Manuel Antonio

Capuchin monkey in Manuel Antonio


It is the closest beachside to San Jose[11]US News
“It’s also the closest beachside retreat to San José”
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, full of shops & restaurants.

It has two beaches, Playa Herradura and Playa Blanca, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

You can also spend time in the nearby national parks and waterfalls.

Sunset View in Jaco

Sunset View in Jaco

Jaco Beachside

Jaco Beachside

Apart from these beautiful locations, you can also enjoy the delicious cuisines of Costa Rica. 

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto






Is Costa Rica safe for getting zirconium teeth implants?

Yes, Costa Rica is safe for getting zirconium teeth implants.

The dental surgeons here are very skilled, and the clinics are well-equipped with advanced technology like:

  • CBCT for diagnosis
  • 3-D CT scan imaging and panoramic X-rays

It ranked 38th in the Global Peace Index 2022 out of 163 countries and is 1st in Latin America.[12]International Living
Safety in Costa Rica
“ Costa Rica is ranked 38th in the 2022 Global Peace Index, out of 163 countries, and takes the top stop in Latin America. ”
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Is there a guarantee on zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica?

Yes, the clinic provides a 2-year guarantee for zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica.

However, it may vary according to the procedure and material used.

Are zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica painful?

Getting zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica can be mildly painful.

The surgery is performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation for your comfort.

However, post-surgery, you may experience mild pain and swelling in the gums and face.

But, you need not worry as your dentist will prescribe you certain medicines for that.

Source: AAID[13]AAID
Dental Implants: What to Expect
“Local anesthesia or IV sedation can be used to keep you comfortable, depending on the procedure. Post-implant surgery discomfort is similar to that of any other dental surgery. It may include swelling, bruising, minor bleeding and/or pain, but most patients usually manage any pain with over-the-counter medications.”
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Do zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica last?

Yes, zirconium teeth implants in Costa Rica can last many years with proper care.

They have a very high success rate of 98%.[14]ScienceDirect
Is zirconia a viable alternative to titanium for oral implant?
“Reported an overall success rate of 98%.”
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Which is better, titanium or zirconia implants in Costa Rica?

Zirconium dental implants are more suitable for abutments.

Also, zirconium implants are white in color and more natural-looking than titanium implants.

Zirconium implants won’t show through your gums with the passage of time, unlike titanium ones.


Zirconia teeth implants in Costa Rica can be your non-metal alternative for damaged teeth.

Not only are they bio-compatible, but they also add aesthetic value to your smile.

Therefore, they serve as an ideal option for your teeth replacement with lots of savings!

Ready for your smile makeover? Contact us for more information!


1. Living Cost- Costa Rica vs United States

2. Forbes Health- Dental Implants

3. Verywell Health- Dental Implant Procedure

4. PubMed- Zirconia versus titanium

5. Colgate- Zirconia vs. Titanium Implants

6. Nomads- 25 Things Costa Rica Is Known And Famous For

7. Costa Rica Embassy- Visas

8. Costa Rica Travel Advisory

9. Culture Trip- Must-Visit Attractions in Costa Rica

10. US News- Jacó

11. International Living- Safety in Costa Rica

12. AAID- Dental Implants: What to Expect

13. ScienceDirect- Is zirconia a viable alternative to titanium?