Costa Rica Dentistry is More Affordable than You can Imagine

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 The Influx of Dental Tourists Has Made Costa Rica Dentistry More Affordable than You Think

Apart from the price factor, there is not much difference between dental care in Costa Rica and U.S., and the price difference is huge.

In the U.S., you may get into debt for getting your teeth done, but in Costa Rica, you can pay for treatment + vacation out of pocket. If we talk numbers, a Costa Rica All on Four procedure can be 80% cheaper than America, and this is just one of the many Costa Rica dentistry services you get in this country. Here we will outline some essential reasons that explain why dental care in Costa Rica is affordable beyond imagination, without compromising on quality.

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Influx of Tourists

Dental tourism has been on the rise since the 1980s, and Costa Rica was one of the first countries to proactively work towards attracting patients from across the western world by investing in its dental care sector.

 

Western dental care may be cutting edge, but it has become extremely pricey. Add to this the lack of comprehensive insurance coverage and extensive wait times in clinics, and you have a large group of dental patients who are ready to travel abroad for dental implants, veneers, and even cosmetic dentistry.

The influx of tourists also raises the bar for private hospitals and clinics (such as Clinica Mario Garita - The Dental Experience ) to maintain state-of-the-art facilities and a team of qualified dentists and specialists for all sorts of dental procedures.

Availability of Travel Options

Today there are more people in America with passports then there were in the 1980s when dental tourism first took off. Not to mention, Costa Rica is just three hours away from many American cities and today flights to Central America in general have become even more affordable. This further cuts down your overall dental bill.

Large Government Funding

Another great reason why Costa Rica has a low-cost yet world-class dental care system and impressive clinics like Clinica Mario Garita - The Dental Experience is because the government funds this sector heavily. Dental tourism is a major source of revenue for the country, and the government of Costa Rica understood early on the benefit of investing in its dental industry.

How Much Are You Actually Saving?

Now that we have discussed the factors have influence dental care costs in Costa Rica, let us take an estimate of how much you can expect to save. If we are talking about a Costa Rica All on Four procedure, you can easily save at least 50% and as much as a whopping 80% in comparison to U.S. prices. The difference is staggering, considering that Costa Rica dentistry is in no way inferior to Western dentistry.

In all major clinics, you are likely to find dentists who have been trained in the west, so they are as qualified as the doctors back home, only cheaper. All these factors make Costa Rica one of the best destinations for dental tourism.

Andrea Hernandez

Andrea Hernandez has a bachelor´s degree in nutrition, and two international certifications in anthropometry. She enjoys to travel the world and currently writes for Medical and Dental Departures.
To get in touch with this author, or for more info regarding this article, please contact us at author@dentaldepartures.com

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